DEUTSCH AMERIKANISCHE FREUNDSCHAFT (DAF)

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Photo / Copyright: Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft

BIOGRAPHY:
Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft (D.A.F.) is an influential German Electropunk/Neue Deutsche Welle Band from Düsseldorf, formed in 1978 featuring Gabriel "Gabi" Delgado-López (vocals), Robert Görl (drums, percussion, electronic instruments), Kurt "Pyrolator" Dahlke (electronic instruments), Michael Kemner (bass-guitar) and Wolfgang Spelmans (guitar). Kurt Dahlke was replaced by Chrislo Haas (electronic instruments, bass guitar, saxophone) in 1979. Since 1981, the band has consisted of Delgado-López and Görl.
D.A.F.'s most famous songs are "Kebab-Träume" and the grimly sarcastic "Der Mussolini" from the Album "Alles ist gut", a pulsing Dance Song. The Lyrics "Dance the Mussolini, move your behind, clap your hands, and now the Adolf Hitler, and now the Jesus Christ", caused a scandal.
In interviews they claimed to not target anything or anyone specific while creating lyrics to be taken as a parody of words and phrases floating around in the public media. "Sato-Sato" and "Der Mussolini" are both examples of songs written around Delgado-López's fascination with the sound of a particular word. A few months before the 2003 invasion of Iraq D.A.F. released "The Sheriff (An Anti-American Song)".
The album "Alles ist gut" (Everything is fine) received the German "Schallplattenpreis" Award by the "Deutsche Phono-Akademie", an association of the German recording industry.

LAST ALBUM:
DAS BESTE VON DAF (2012)
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HOMEPAGE: www.robert-goerl.de
HOMEPAGE: www.gabidelgado.com

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DISCOGRAPHY - ALBUM:

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2012 - DAS BESTE VON DAF
Label: Mute
2003 - FÜNFZEHN NEUE DAF LIEDER

Label: Superstar Recordings
1986 - 1st STEP TO HEAVEN
Label: Dean Records / Ariola
1982 - FÜR IMMER
Label: Virgin
1981 - GOLD UND LIEBE
Label: Virgin
1981 - ALLES IST GUT
Label: Virgin
1980 - DIE KLEINEN UND DIE BÖSEN
Label: Virgin
1979 - PRODUKT
Label: Warning Records


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