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Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft

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Wuppertal, Germany (1978 – 1986, 2003 – present)

The Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft (DAF) is an influential / band from Düsseldorf, formed in 1978 in Wuppertal, Germany featuring drummer/synth player Robert Görl, vocalist Gabi Delgado-Lopez, guitarist Wolfgang Spelmans, Kurt Dahlke “Pyrolator”, Michael Kemner, bassist and bassist/keyboardist/saxophonist Chrislo Haas. The band’s name is a term that had originally been used in West Germany, without irony, in the early years of the Cold War, at the height of German popular enthusiasm for all things American, and as humoristic counterpart to the “deutsch-sowjetische Freundschaft” (german-soviet-friendship) parole used in the German Democratic Republic. (GDR, or DDR in german)

DAF’s most famous song is 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 humourless elements of German liberal society.

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-Lopez’s fascination with the sound of a particular word.

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  • RussellChap

    homoerotic

    23 Apr 12:40pm Reply
  • TAKA_K

    6月に来日!!

    29 Mar 11:46am Reply
  • Angststurm

    Must be sad to be straight.

    20 Feb 12:22pm Reply
  • Larbzieg

    ha thanks enid

    5 Jan 1:35am Reply
  • enid_coleslaw_

    guyz why does this band with a bisexual lead singer have queer themes in their music? i am a dumb heteronormative babby - this shoutbox

    24 Dec 2013 Reply
  • TheMukeyM

    Verschwende deine Jugend!

    1 Dec 2013 Reply
  • klausvoid

    Ahora y siempre DAF!

    24 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Newtonheat

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=omqibiBCOjg "Tinte wird durch das Papier abgedeckt. Jesus heilt den Blinden. Aber das ist nur bäuerliche Blendung. Dies ist nicht der Lehre "

    19 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Gewaltraud

    "Everyone in the 80s looked gay..." Is that a bad thing?

    7 Jun 2013 Reply
  • body-yissus

    mis respetos .

    29 May 2013 Reply
  • ardsurd

    Даже Германия с Америкой подружились, куда бы нам(Russia) там подлезть хоть 3-м и что бы всё ОК. А ТАК ГРУППА ОЧЕНЬ КЛЁВАЯ!

    17 Apr 2013 Reply
  • justine_tranter

    Everyone in the 80s looked gay...[2]

    20 Mar 2013 Reply
  • Jason1087

    没张牙舞爪的姿态,但对后人影响太大了。DAF,他们跟Kraftwerk一同提出的一种音乐理念有很大的借鉴作用:电子肢体舞曲 EBM。冰冷的钢铁感觉和日耳曼军队意识,病态,压抑,似是而非的朋克,……节奏在左右你的身体,疯狂又恍惚,很有时代的阴影。

    1 Feb 2013 Reply
  • SPRmassiveZETA

    schön und jung und daf

    29 Dec 2012 Reply
  • cheza64

    I listen to their music, whether they are gay or not, does not interest me.

    7 Dec 2012 Reply
  • hookbags

    Everyone in the 80s looked gay...

    16 Nov 2012 Reply
  • heliosphah

    heterosexual, but homoerotic too

    6 Nov 2012 Reply
  • PleasureVictim1

    @ Prince_de_Rien: Gaga, Rihanna, and Madonna?! If that's what you believe, you're meeting all the wrong gay people. And i'm sure you believe we all live in that big pink house on the corner, too. :-)

    5 Nov 2012 Reply
  • Prince_de_Rien

    what the fuck about all the stupid comments saying that DAF is the gayest band ever? I mean IF ONLY they were representative of the gay scene... I am somehow afraid that gays are into Gaga, Rihanna or Madonna. whatsoever THEY ARE BACK ON THE STUDIO!! :)

    1 Nov 2012 Reply
  • bloody_octopus

    gay)))

    21 Oct 2012 Reply
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