D-A-D

D-A-D
STYLE: , , ORIGIN: DenmarkFORMED: 1982LABEL: Mermaid Records, EMI, Warner Bros. Records
  • MEMBERS:
  • Jesper Binzer - lead vocals, guitar
  • Jacob Binzer - guitar
  • Stig Pedersen - bass, backing vocals
  • Laust Sonne - drums, backing vocals
BIOGRAPHY

D-A-D is a Danish rock band. It was originally named “Disneyland After Dark”, but had to be renamed after The Walt Disney Companythreatened a lawsuit. Their style of music is often categorized as melodic heavy rock. The band has also stylized its name as D.A.D., D•A•D, and D:A:D, each name representing a period in the band’s history.

In the early 1980s in Copenhagen, Denmark, D-A-D started playing together under their original name Disneyland After Dark. Stig came up with the name based on the idea that when the lights are out in Disneyland, anything can happen. He thought the name reflected their music. The first lineup of D-A-D consisted of Jesper, Stig, Peter and Stig’s girlfriend, Lene Glumer. The band’s debut concert was at the youth club Sundby Algaard. In December 1982 they forced Lene Glumer to leave the band, as she did not fit in, according to their opinion. The three of them kept playing together and on March 3. 1984 Jespers younger brother, Jacob joined the band at a concert at Musikcaféen in Copenhagen. They all liked the idea of him playing in the band and little by little he became a member of D-A-D.

The band wanted to make a record, so they began recording demo recordings in their rehearsal room. A friend of the band owned a record store, and helped them find contacts in the music business. John Rosing from the management bureau “Rock On” heard about Disneyland After Dark. He sought out the band in 1984, and became their booker. He took full management of the band until a year before he died of cancer in 1998.

The band released their first album, Call of the Wild in 1986.

The group made their international breakthrough in 1989 with the record No Fuel Left for the Pilgrims, which was released on the band’s 5th birthday. The album became the band’s greatest success, and also gave the band a million dollar contract with Warner Bros.. The band was poised for great success in the United States, but the breakthrough didn’t happen. The band achieved some airplay with the single “Sleeping My Day Away”, but in the end, the band gave up on the chance of making it big in the US, and focused on the European market.

The current lineup is Jesper Binzer, Jacob Binzer, Stig Pedersen and Laust Sonne.

The largest concert the band played as the opening act for the Böhse Onkelz on their farewell festival on 17 June 2005, about 120,000 people on the Euro Speedway Lausitz.

The band formed as a revolution against the pessimistic and arrogant attitude among punk musicians and their audience; they wanted to bring joy and life in their performances. The band’s signature sound was conceived during rehearsal, when Stig tried to play a three-note riff with a different rhythm. The others joined in, the style known as cowpunk. The lyrics were made-up stories where abundant clichés were added as an ironic twist.

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DISCOGRAPHY

A Prayer For The Loud / 2019

APrayerForTheLoud
  • Album Info
  • 2019
  • AFM Records

DIC·NII·LAN·DAFT·ERD·ARK / 2011

D-A-D - DIC·NII·LAN·DAFT·ERD·ARK
  • Album Info
  • 2011
  • Mermaid Records

1. A New Age Moving In
2. I Want What She’s Got
3. The End
4. Fast On Wheels
5. The Place Of The Heart
6. Last Time In Neverland
7. Breaking Them Heart By Heart
8. We All Fall Down
9. Wild Thing In The Woods
10. Can’t Explain What It Means
11. Drag Me To The Curb
12. Your Lips Are Sealed

 

DIC·NII·LAN·DAFT·ERD·ARK is the eleventh studio album by Danish rock band D-A-D. It was released on 14 November 2011 on Mermaid Records.

The album was nominated for the Danish Rock release of the Year at the Danish Music Awards in 2012.

Monster Philosophy / 2008

D-A-D - Monster Philosophy
  • Album Info
  • 2008
  • EMI

1. Revolution
2. Nightmares In The Daytime
3. Too Deep For Me
4. Beautiful Together
5. Monster Philosophy
6. Milk And Honey
7. You Won’t Change
8. If You Had A Head
9. I Am The River
10. Chainsaw
11. Money Always Take The Place Of Life
12. Nightstalker
13. If I Succeed

 

Monster Philosophy is the tenth album by Danish rock band D-A-D. It was released on 10 November 2008.

The album was produced by Danish producer Jon “Joshua” Schumann, who has previously produced records for bands as KashmirMew and Kent. The basic tracks for the album were recorded over a two-week period in at Shorefire Recording Studios in New Jersey. Overdubs and further post-production took place in Mannsion Studios and Sun Studios in Copenhagen.

Scare Yourself / 2005

D-A-D - Scare Yourself
  • Album Info
  • 2005
  • EMI

1. Lawrence Of Suburbia
2. A Good Day (To Give It Up)
3. Scare Yourself
4. No Hero
5. Hey Now
6. Camping In Scandinavia
7. Unexplained
8. Little Addict
9. Dirty Fairytale
10. Allright
11. Last Chance To Change

 

Scare Yourself is the ninth album by Danish rock band D-A-D. The album was released on May 23, 2005.

Soft Dogs / 2002

D-A-D - Soft Dogs
  • Album Info
  • 2002
  • EMI

1. Soft Dog
2. Whats The Matter?
3. The Truth About You
4. Golden Way
5. So What… (If It’s All For Love)
6. Between You And Me
7. Out There
8. It Changes Everything
9. Un Frappe Sur La Tête
10. Blue All Over
11. Hey Little Airplane
12. Human Kind

 

Soft Dogs is an album by Danish rock group D-A-D. The album was released on February 20, 2002.

The album gained many favorable reviews, including six out of six stars by Danish music magazine Gaffa.

Everything Glows / 2000

D-A-D - Everything Glows
  • Album Info
  • 2000
  • Medley Records

1. Everything Glows
2. Nineteenhundredandyesterday
3. The Road Below Me
4. Something Good
5. Sunstar
6. Evil Twin
7. Candybar
8. A Kiss Between The Legs
9. I’m Not The Same
10. Summer Me Soon
11. As Common As

 

Everything Glows was the seventh album released by Danish rock band D-A-D. The album was released on April 13, 2000, and was the first album with new drummer Laust Sonne. With the release of this album the band also changed the spelling of the band from D:A:D to the current D-A-D.

Simpatico / 1997

D-A-D - Simpatico
  • Album Info
  • 1997
  • Medley Records

1. Empty Heads
2. Simpatico
3. Home Alone 4
4. Cloudy Hours
5. Hate To Say I Told You So
6. No One Answers
7. Mad Days
8. Don’t Tell Me Anything
9. You Do What I’ve Just Done
10. Life Right Now
11. Now Or Forever
12. A Hand Without Strength

 

Simpatico is an album by Danish rock band D-A-D. The album was released on November 6, 1997, to mixed reviews.

Helpyourselfish / 1995

D-A-D - Helpyourselfish
  • Album Info
  • 1995
  • Medley Records

1. Reconstrucdead
2. Written In Water
3. Helpyourselfish
4. Soulbender
5. Unowned
6. Candid
7. Blood In/Out
8. Prayin’ To A God
9. Naked (But Still Stripping)
10. Are We Alive Here???
11. It’swhenit’swrongit’sright
12. Flat

 

Helpyourselfish is the 5th studio album from Danish rock band D-A-D. It was released on 1 March 1995 and is the follow-up album to the highly successful Riskin’ It All. It features a break from most D-A-D-albums, with a heavier sound.

Riskin' It All / 1991

D-A-D - Riskin' It All
  • Album Info
  • 1991
  • Medley Records

1. Bad Craziness
2. D-Law
3. Day Of Wrong Moves
4. Rock’n’Rock Radar
5. Down That Dusty 3’rd World Road
6. Makin’ Fun Of Money
7. Grow Or Pay
8. Smart Boy Can’t Tell Ya’
9. Riskin’ It All
10. Laugh ‘n’ A ½

 

Riskin’ It All is the 4th studio album from Danish rock band D-A-D. The album was released on 10 October 1991.

No Fuel Left for the Pilgrims / 1989

  • Album Info
  • 1989
  • Medley Records

1. Sleeping My Day Away
2. Jihad
3. Point Of View
4. Rim Of Hell
5. ZCMI
6. True Believer
7. Girl Nation
8. Lords Of The Atlas
9. Overmuch
10. Siamese Twin
11. Wild Talk
12. Ill Will

 

No Fuel Left For The Pilgrims is an album by Danish rock band D-A-D. The album was released on 3 March 1989.

This album was the band’s most popular release, largely due to the inclusion of the minor hits “Rim of Hell” and “Sleeping My Day Away”. Tracks from this album were recorded live for the Osaka After Dark EP, released the following year.

D.A.D. Draws a Circle / 1987

D-A-D - draws a Circle
  • Album Info
  • 1987
  • Mega Records

1. Isn’t That Wild
2. A Horse With No Name
3. Mighty Mighty High
4. I Won’t Cut My Hair
5. Black Crickets
6. There’s A Ship
7. God’s Favourite
8. 10 Knots
9. Ride My Train
10. I’d Rather Live Than Die

 

D.A.D. Draws a Circle is an album by Danish rock band D-A-D. The album was released on June 16, 1987.

The album contains D-A-D‘s first and only cover version, “A Horse with No Name” by America, at the request of producer Mark Dearnley.

Call of the Wild / 1986

D-A_D - Call of the Wild
  • Album Info
  • 1986
  • Edel Mega Records

1. Land Of Their Choice
2. Call Of The Wild
3. Riding With Sue
4. Marlboro Man
5. Counting The Cattle
6. Jackie O’
7. Trucker
8. Rock River
9. Jonnie
10. Son Of A Gun
11. It’s After Dark

 

Call of the Wild is the first album by Danish rock band D-A-D. The album was released on February 4, 1986.

The album has been received with mixed reviews. The genre of the album is more country than the hard rock of their later albums. The two tracks “Marlboro Man” and “It’s After Dark” are sometimes still played at their concerts, and can also be found on some of their live albums.

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2020-09-26T10:00:00Manning BarEast SydneyAustraliaInfoTickets
2020-09-27T09:00:00The ZooFortitude Valley QldAustraliaInfoTickets
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2020-10-31T20:00:00Royal ArenaCopenhagenDenmarkInfoTickets
2020-11-14T19:00:00The TivoliBuckleyUnited KingdomInfoTickets
2021-05-21T18:00:00SuvilahtiHelsinkiFinlandInfoTickets
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