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Short Abstract:D.A.F. is an influential German electropunk/NDW band from Düsseldorf, formed in 1978 featuring Gabriel "Gabi" Delgado-López, Robert Görl (drums, percussion, electronic instruments), Kurt "Pyrolator" Dahlke, Michael Kemner and Wolfgang Spelmans .

Backgrounds:Group Or Band

Origin Place:Düsseldorf · Germany

Years Active:1978 - Present


Categories:German Electronic Music Groups · German Musical Groups · Musical Groups Established In 1978 · Neue Deutsche Welle Groups · New Wave Groups · People From Düsseldorf


Labels:Mute Records · Virgin Records

Genres:Electronic Body · Electropunk · Industrial · Neue Deutsche Welle

Associated Acts:DOS

Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft

D.A.F.

is an influential German electropunk/NDW band from Düsseldorf, formed in 1978 featuring Gabriel "Gabi" Delgado-López, Robert Görl (drums, percussion, electronic instruments), Kurt "Pyrolator" Dahlke, Michael Kemner and Wolfgang Spelmans Kurt Dahlke was replaced by Chrislo Haas in 1979.

The name Deutsch-Amerikanische Freundschaft – literally, German-American Friendship – is a satirical reference to the DSF, the East German Deutsch-Sowjetische Freundschaft .

D.A.F.'s most famous songs are "Kebabträume" and the grimly sarcastic "Der Mussolini" from the album "Alles ist gut", a pulsing dance song featuring the lyrics "Dance the Mussolini, move your behind, clap your hands, and now the Adolf Hitler, and now the Jesus Christ, and now the communism ...".

The song caused a scandal amongst the more humorless elements of German society.

There have been rumours that the group's name is really a tribute to the Deutsche Arbeitsfront; however, D.A.F.'s style is arguably anti-political, possibly even nihilistic, and most of their lyrics concern more physical matters.

At best, they are referenced as a punk band advancing into electronic music.

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 " criticizing American imperialism.

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.

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