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D-A-D

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(1982 – present)

D-A-D is a danish hard rock band, formed in 1982 by Jesper Binzer, Stig Pedersen and Peter Lundholm Jensen. Jespers younger brother Jacob Binzer (nickname Cobber) joined in 1984. Originally the band was named Disneyland After Dark. The first album was released in 1986 (Call of the Wild) and mainly consisted of songs that one might categorize as “cow punk”. Simple bass rhytms and drumplay with catchy guitar tunes and storytelling lyrics (blended with humor!) gives strong associations to country-music. As did their liveshows. At that time many country-fans actually saw Disneyland After Dark as the savior of the country-genre.

The members of the band however, never had these ambitions; their music was meant to be funny and ironic.
Partly because of this and partly because of more serious ambitions in the band, their second record (D.A.D. draws a circle) was more of an experiment with different genres in hard rock and (cow) punk.

In 1989 Disneyland after Dark realeased “No fuel left for the pilgrims” and the album is considered by fans to be their best. The album, no longer experimenting with “cow punk”, but more of a pure hard rock (although still storytelling) and the very popular hit single “Sleeping my day away”, gave the band worldwide attention. Warner signed with the band, now named D.A.D. (due to threats of a lawsuit from the Disney Company).
The following album was released in 1991 (Riskin’ it all) and musically not as rough as “No fuel left…”.
It was a succes in Europe, but not in the US. Warner therefore decided to cancel the contract with D.A.D. in 1992.
The following years from 1992-1995 was rather tough for D.A.D. The band had a hard time making songs, they wanted to add something new to their next album.

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