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Deutsch Amerikanische Freundschaft (German pronunciation: [ˈdɔʏtʃ ameʁiˈkaːnɪʃə ˈfʁɔʏntʃaft]) or D.A.F. is an influential German electropunk/NDW band from Düsseldorf, formed in 1978 featuring 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.

D.A.F.'s most famous songs[clarification needed] are "Kebab-Träume" and the grimly sarcastic "Der Mussolini" from the album "Alles ist gut", a pulsing dance song. The lyrics "Dance the Mussolini, move your behind, clap your hands, and now the Adolf Hitler, and now the Jesus Christ", caused a scandal.[citation needed]

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-López's fascination with the sound of a particular word. A few months before the 2003 invasion of Iraq D.A.F. released "The Sheriff (An Anti-American Song)".

The album "Alles ist gut" (Everything is fine) received the German "Schallplattenpreis" award by the "Deutsche Phono-Akademie", an association of the German recording industry.

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Discography

Album

Year Title Rating Releases
1979 Ein Produkt der Deutsch-Amerikanischen Freundschaft 2
1981 Alles ist gut 8
1981 Gold und Liebe 8
1982 Für immer 3 5
1986 1st Step to Heaven 1
1989 Hitz Blitz 1
1990 Die Kleinen und die Bösen 3
2003 Fünfzehn neue DAF Lieder 3

Album + Compilation

Year Title Rating Releases
1988 D.A.F. Compilation 1
2009 Das Beste von DAF Compilation 2

Single

Year Title Rating Releases
1980 Kebabträume / Gewalt 1
1981 Der Mussolini 1
1981 Der Mussolini / Der Räuber und der Prinz 2
1982 Kebab-Träume 1
1985 Absolute Body Control 1
1985 Brothers 2
1986 Voulez-vous coucher avec moi ce soir 1
1987 Der Mussolini (Remix '87) 1
1987 The Gun 1
1988 Liebe auf den ersten Blick ('88 remix) 1
1989 Verschwende Deine Jugend 1
2002 Der Sheriff (Anti-Amerikanisches Lied) 2

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