Dada/Michael Gurley

Gassage

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I saw these yrs back supporting Crowded House...they were bloody brilliant and Gurley was also amazing.

What ever happened to them?

THey should have made it.
 

bobmc

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Blast from the past. I had what ever CD had Dizz KNee Land on it and I slowly became obsessed with that, eventually burning myself out (no fault of the band)
 

mikebat

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I have all their recordings. I love how he uses the 2nd in his solos as a "drama" note. I totally stole that from him.
 

sixty2strat

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Saw they were touring 4 or 5 years ago in little clubs, saw the ad the day after the show in Philly ....Doh!
 

9fingers

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Their first album, Puzzle, is in my top 10 all time recordings. Gurley is so cool. His solos give you something to connect to & then take off into left field. Never boring. Great accompaniment guitar too & wonderful Strat tones. One of my favs.
I loved that album so much I collected everything else they recorded. Except for the Live one they seem over-produced to me & just don't have the life of Puzzle.
I would have loved to see them live in their prime!
 

RickC

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Saw them last year in Boston, sounding as good as ever. Michael has a really nice way with a Strat.

/rick
 

A440

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yes, big fan here! I've seen them a few times. Once when they were using a 2nd guitar (his brother I think).

They do get back together every once in a while for tours, but they are doing their own things lately. Phil the drummer actually plays with the Blue Man Group and does voice over work.

I met them once after a local show in Asbury Park. All cool guys...Mike especially cool and talked a little about gear, etc. He battles hand issues and is constantly icing his arms thru the gig. We talked about it a bit since I also battle CTS and hand issues. They are an amazing live trio.

check out dadatheband.com
 
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Droptop

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I never understood why they didn't become bigger. Great musicians, songwriters and great with audiences.
 

kinmike

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I saw them in Seattle about 6 or 7 years ago. He played through a Super Reverb and a Boogie. I remember thinking how superb his tone was all night. The Super especially just sounded like soaring musical heaven.
 

Droptop

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Butterfly Jones was Mike and Phil's band. Great album if you can find it. Very much in the vibe of Dada. Joey put out an album with a band called X Levitation Cult that was also very good.
 

Gas-man

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Was just listening to American Highway Flower.

Great album--melodies, harmonies, playing, singing...

Pretty Girls Make Graves.
 

teefus

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i saw them many years ago at a moderate sized bar in louisville. not sure which disc they were touring for but they tore it up. amazing tones and amazing playing. i think michael gurley's younger brother was their touring rhythm guitarist. michael was playing mostly strats and a boogie head/cab. maybe a dual rectifier?
 






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