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German electro-punk project from Düsseldorf

Formed in 1978 with 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.

"The whole concept of Deutsch-Amerikanische Freundschaft was fulfilled", proclaimed Gabi Delgado in October 1982. "It's like when you are painting a picture. Once it's ready, why keep adding things to it?" (taken from an interview by Biba Kopf)
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608 304 Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft - Voulez Vous Coucher Avec Moi Ce Soir album art DAF* DAF* - Voulez Vous Coucher Avec Moi Ce Soir(12", Maxi) Dean Records 608 304 Europe 1986 Sell This Version
Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft - 1st Step To Heaven album art DAF* DAF* - 1st Step To Heaven (Album) Dean Records, Dean Records Japan 1986 Sell This Version

Writing & Arrangement

Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft - Die Kleinen Und Die Bösen album art Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft - Die Kleinen Und Die Bösen (Album) Mute Germany 1980 Sell This Version
Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft - 1st Step To Heaven album art DAF* DAF* - 1st Step To Heaven (Album) Dean Records, Dean Records Japan 1986 Sell This Version
608 304 Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft - Voulez Vous Coucher Avec Moi Ce Soir album art DAF* DAF* - Voulez Vous Coucher Avec Moi Ce Soir(12", Maxi) Dean Records 608 304 Europe 1986 Sell This Version
NME PRO 4 Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft - Hi-Voltage album art Various Kebab Traume (Live) (as D.A.F.) Various - Hi-Voltage(LP, Comp, Ltd, Num, Promo) New Musical Express NME PRO 4 UK 1987 Sell This Version
612 072 Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft - Verschwende Deine Jugend album art DAF* DAF* - Verschwende Deine Jugend(12") Virgin 612 072 Europe 1989 Sell This Version
Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft - Kleine Exkursion album art Nagorny Karabach Als Wär's Das... (as DAF) Nagorny Karabach - Kleine Exkursion (Album) What's So Funny About.. Germany 1991 Sell This Version
A GREY 1 Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft - The Tyranny Of The Beat - Original Soundtracks From The Grey Area album art Various Co Co Pina (as DAF) Various - The Tyranny Of The Beat - Original Soundtracks From The Grey Area(CD, Comp) The Grey Area A GREY 1 UK 1991 Sell This Version
SemioText 025 Templebeat Der Mussolini (as D.A.F.) Templebeat - Black Master Beat(Cass, Album) Semiotexterie SemioText 025 Italy 1991 Sell This Version
Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft - Nervous Systems album art Various Essen Dann Schlafen (as DAF) and 1 more… Various - Nervous Systems (Comp) Mute UK 1992 Sell This Version
Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft - Totem album art Gun Dreams Der Mussolini (as D.A.F.) Gun Dreams - Totem (Album) Globus International, Globus International Czech Republic 1993 Sell This Version
INCD 002 Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft - Der Letzte Mann album art Saccara Tanz Den Mussolini Saccara - Der Letzte Mann(CD, Album) Nowotny Music Enterprises INCD 002 Germany 1994 Sell This Version
Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft - Coroner album art Coroner Der Mussolini Coroner - Coroner (Comp) Noise International US 1995 Sell This Version
Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft - Der Mussolini album art Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft Co Co Pino Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft - Der Mussolini (Comp) The Grey Area UK 1998 Sell This Version
ENE 046 Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft - Continuum: The Fire Front album art Limbo Dear Mussolini... Nutri Il Mio Ego (as D.A.F.) Limbo - Continuum: The Fire Front(CD, Album) Energeia ENE 046 Italy 1998 Sell This Version
14 379 Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft - The Most Beautiful Melodies Of Classical Music - Evening album art Various Ave Verum (Préghiera From and 2 more… Various - The Most Beautiful Melodies Of Classical Music - Evening(CD, Comp) LaserLight Digital 14 379 US 1998 Sell This Version
VR1016 Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft - Nightmares album art Girls Under Glass Der Mussonlini (as DAF) Girls Under Glass - Nightmares(CD, Comp) Van Richter VR1016 US 1999 Sell This Version
none Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft - Schweinefleisch album art Schwitzende Schweine Der Mussolini Schwitzende Schweine - Schweinefleisch(CDr) Amoeba Records (6) none Luxembourg 1999 Sell This Version
VLE 38 Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft - Live Collection Part 2: 03.11.2001, B58, Braunschweig album art Inside Agitator Der Tortellini (Live) Inside Agitator - Live Collection Part 2: 03.11.2001, B58, Braunschweig(CDr) VLE Media VLE 38 Germany 2001 Sell This Version
PLUS 043 Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft - Public Disorder album art Fast Forward Fast Forward - Public Disorder(CD, Album) Moloko+ PLUS 043 Germany 2002 Sell This Version
Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft - Flamme album art Allerseelen Als Wärs Das Letzte Mal Allerseelen - Flamme (Album) Ahnstern Austria 2003 Sell This Version
MMP CD DG 0313 Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft - Ultima Thule album art Armia Armia - Ultima Thule(CD, Album, Enh, Dig) Metal Mind Productions MMP CD DG 0313 Poland 2005 Sell This Version
MET 430 Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft - Ruck Zuck album art KMFDM Der Mussolini KMFDM - Ruck Zuck(CD, EP, RE) Soyuz Music MET 430 Russia 2006 Sell This Version
MET 9007 Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft - Metropolis 2006 album art Various Der Mussolini Various - Metropolis 2006(CD, Comp) Metropolis MET 9007 US 2006 Sell This Version

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Numanoid

Numanoid

May 19, 2018
The genius of DAF in their heyday is/was that when they came up with riffs they would be transpose them and thus basically have a whole whole song ready.
Scrap_Iron

Scrap_Iron

July 17, 2011
Well, you seem to forget about 2003's "Fünfezehn Neue DAF Lieder", where the original Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft sound was ressurected in all its might and beyond. If they come back with a new album in this decade, I'm confident it will be as much as fine.
fabriknos

fabriknos

May 31, 2009
If it wasn't for DAF we may never have had Front 242 and Nitzer Ebb. Much should be said about this duo, and unfortunately throughout the years they have always played back up to the more successful EBM acts. DAF's style is extremely unique - they toy with basic drum machine & bassline industrial, to xylophone-heavy pop pieces, to the completely bizarre and experimental. Before anyone else was making industrial-influenced dance music, DAF was there, experimenting, rocking, and above all, having fun with their machines and their audience. Thank you VERY much DAF for making this music accessible to the rest of us... you will never be forgotten, and I hope we see a new album in the next decade!

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