Daily Song Study

Dada – Dorina

In songs on February 1, 2012 at 1:24 pm

Anyone who’s been in a band knows how hard it is to turn a jam into an actual song. The aforementioned Dada do this with great aplomb.

The song is essentially a succession of guitar solos, punctuated here and there with creepy lyrics and dynamic shifts, similar to the approach Pink Floyd used throughout much of their career. Having a number of distinct sections and riffs to spread out along a 6-minute song trajectory is a good way to make sure you keep people’s attention throughout.

It’s a great showcase for guitarist Michael Gurley’s work, which could just as easily have been presented in a purely instrumental jam format. Here it is a component of something larger, which often is the best employment of virtuosity.

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