Dada, A Friend of Pat Robertson

Amelia Raitt

By Amelia Raitt

on 04.22.11 in Reviews

A Friend of Pat Robertson


Perhaps best remembered for their 1992 radio staple, “Dizz Knee Land,” Dada have been keeping busy the past few years, by both touring and recording since their reformation in 2003. Much like their hit, “A Friend of Pat Robertson” obliquely takes aim at a public figure. By couching their bile (sample lyric: “A friend of Pat Robertson says I'm going to die / For talking to a junkie with his shoes untied”) in lightly strummed acoustic guitars, tasteful electric guitar coloring and their trademark harmonies, the trio once again comes through with a song that doesn't just reward closer listening—it demands it. Also featured on the EP: the hard-rock workout “7 dot 1,” the charming “72 Hours” and the countrified “If Tears Were Balloons.”