Coming Soon


Catalog No.: FTF-500 | 
Release date: April 17, 2010 | 
Length: 46 minutes
 | Year: 1980/1981


  LP: $15.00 $12.00                                           Add to Cart

  Chicago Package: $65.00 $50.00                   Add to Cart
  You Weren't There LP/DVD, Da LP and
  Tutu & the Pirates LP

   SIDE A                           SIDE B
1. 1:28                            8. Strangers  
   2. Dark Rooms               9. Next to Nothing
   3. Silent Snow                10. The Killer
   4. Mirrors                        11. Oh Boy!
   5. Time Will Be Kind       12. Three Shadows
   6. This Doubt                  13. The Good's Gone
   7. Fish Shit

An important and influential fixture on the early Chicago (post) Punk scene, DA had its feet planted firmly in the moment while focused on a future yet to come.   DA, while influenced by psych, punk and noise, created a body of work startling in its depth and originality. The inventive rhythms of original drummer Dawn Fisher and the muscular backbeats of her successor, Robert Furem layed a propulsive framework for the intertwined guitar work of Gaylene Goudreau and David Thomas. The angular fluidity of their interplay became the perfect backdrop for singer and bassist Lorna Donley's introspective lyricis and expressive voice.  Personal and obsessive, strange yet familiar, the music of DA is ripe for re-discovery.

Lorna Donley - Bass & Vocals & Invisible Sleigh Bells
Gaylene Goudreau - Guitar & backing Vocals & Attitude
David C. Thomas - Guitar & backing vocals & Scraping
Dawn Fisher - Drumming (Trks 1,2,4,7,11,12,13)
Robert Furem - Drumming (Trks 3,6,8,9,10,14,15)



“Like Patti Smith fronting Joy Division”
- Chicago Reader

"Eerie and suggestive. They definitely have something."

"DA explores worlds where angels fear to tread. Highly recommended to lovers of the Velvet Underground or Joy Division."

"Guitar and bass lines are angular, jolting (& thus comforting) in their nonstop muscularity. Anorexorock anxieties mixed with echoed screams from a Catholic adolescence"
- Creem

"Great lyrics, great sound. Highly recommended to people who worship Siouxsie and the Banshees"
- Sub Pop Fanzine

DA from You Weren't There: A History of Chicago Punk 1977-1984