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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Wanze 004 Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft - D-A-F In HH . 6-81 album art D-A-F* D-A-F In HH . 6-81(Cass, Unofficial, C60) BKA Tapes Wanze 004 Germany 1981 Sell This Version

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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.


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.


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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