D-A-D began playing together in the early 1980s in Copenhagen, Denmark, under their original band name Disneyland After Dark.

D-A-D released their first EP in 1985 and has now been together for more than thirty years, with only one change in the lineup, as Laust Sonne replaced former drummer Peter Lundholm Jensen in 1999.

When the group made their international breakthrough in 1989, they had to change the band name to D.A.D. to avoid an impending lawsuit from the Walt Disney Company. In 1995, the "spelling" changed to D:A:D, to make it more obvious that it was an abbreviation. Finally in 2000, the band story became one of advanced punctuation as the spelling was changed to the more internet-friendly D-A-D.


D-A-D Discography Tracks


Disneyland After Dark* Call Of The Wild (Album) Mega Records Scandinavia 1986 Sell This Version
D.A.D.* D.A.D. Draws A Circle (Album) Mega Records Europe 1987 Sell This Version
Disneyland After Dark* No Fuel Left For The Pilgrims (Album) Warner Bros. Records Denmark 1989 Sell This Version
PRO-C-3675 D-A-D Words & Music(Cass, Promo) Warner Bros. Records PRO-C-3675 US 1989 Sell This Version
D.A.D* Osaka After Dark (Album) Warner Bros. Records Japan 1990 Sell This Version
D-A-D Riskin' It All (Album) Medley Records Japan 1991 Sell This Version
D:A:D* Helpyourselfish (Album) Medley Records, EMI Europe 1995 Sell This Version
D:A:D* Simpatico (Album) Medley Records Denmark 1997 Sell This Version
D:A:D* Psychopatico Medley Records Denmark 1998 Sell This Version
D-A-D Everything Glows (Album) Medley Records Japan 2000 Sell This Version
EMI 5385732 D-A-D Soft Dogs(CD, Album) Medley Records EMI 5385732 Denmark 2002 Sell This Version
D-A-D Scare Yourself (Album) EMI Denmark 2005 Sell This Version
EMI 3632302 D-A-D Scare Yourself Alive(DVD + CD, Album) EMI EMI 3632302 Denmark 2006 Sell This Version
D-A-D Monster Philosophy (Album) EMI Music Denmark Germany 2008 Sell This Version
D-A-D Dic.Nii.Lan.Daft.Erd.Ark (Album) Mermaid Records (3), Mermaid Records (3) US 2011 Sell This Version
88765436930 D-A-D Live Shots(2xCD, Album, EP, Ltd) Mermaid Records (3) 88765436930 Denmark 2012 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

Disneyland After Dark* Standin' On The Never Never (EP) Mega Records Scandinavia 1985 Sell This Version
Disneyland After Dark* It's After Dark / Sad Sad X-mas (Maxi, Single) Mega Records Denmark 1986 Sell This Version
MRCS 2135 Disneyland After Dark* Call Of The Wild / Riding With Sue(7", Promo) Mega Records MRCS 2135 Denmark 1986 Sell This Version
MRCS 2204 D.A.D.* A Horse With No Name(7", Single) Mega Records MRCS 2204 Scandinavia 1987 Sell This Version
PROMO 2265 D-A-D God's Favourite(7", Promo) Mega Records PROMO 2265 Denmark 1987 Sell This Version
MRCS 2239 D.A.D.* Ride My Train(7") Mega Records MRCS 2239 1987 Sell This Version
D-A-D Sleeping My Day Away (Single) Medley Records Canada 1989 Sell This Version
D-A-D Point Of View Medley Records Spain 1989 Sell This Version
FIEND 1 Anthrax / Disneyland After Dark (D.A.D.)* Anthrax / Disneyland After Dark (D.A.D.)* - Kerrang! Flexible Fiend(Flexi, 7", S/Sided) Kerrang! Magazine FIEND 1 UK 1989 Sell This Version

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August 15, 2013
Disneyland After Dark originally started out being cow-punk, but with their “No Fuel Left For The Pilgrims” album changed into hard-rock. Their record label tried breakthru in US, but where forced to change their name into D-A-D by Walt Disney INC.
D-A-D are truly the kings of danish hard rock.


November 5, 2005
edited over 12 years ago
DAD originally started out being country-rock, but with their “risking it all” album changed into hard-rock. Their record label tried break thru in US, but with little success and since they mostly played in Scandinavian countries.
DAD is almost always on at least one big Danish festival every year, and you can trust them, I have never seen or heard about a bad DAD concert, these guys are real pro’s.

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