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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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  • dareecarrey


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  • Zeitgeist1980

    forest du bist ein depp

    28 Jan 12:01pm Reply
  • Foresterregn

    Ich denke, das Nitzer Ebb ist besser als daf und hier ist warum: ich mag nicht dieses Stimmen und Klang ist sehr primitiv. tschuldigung :c

    10 Dec 2014 Reply
  • stifi_wonder_

    Du bist DAF

    13 Nov 2014 Reply
  • SpeedThrashing

    Die Krupps - безликая банальщина на фоне необычных DAF.

    3 Oct 2014 Reply
  • OG-Gurda


    7 Aug 2014 Reply
  • HaHaHaYoureDead

    ну, Die Krupps с первым альбомом все же покруче будут, но первые два альбома DAF тоже чудо как хороши

    5 Aug 2014 Reply
  • thiego23k

    Is there other cool german bands like DAF?

    25 Jul 2014 Reply
  • RussellChap


    23 Apr 2014 Reply
  • TAKA_K


    29 Mar 2014 Reply
  • Angststurm

    Must be sad to be straight.

    20 Feb 2014 Reply
  • Larbzieg

    ha thanks enid

    5 Jan 2014 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
  • klausvoid

    Ahora y siempre DAF!

    24 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Newtonheat "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
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