D-A-D is a Danish Denmark rock band previously known as Disneyland After Dark, a name that had to be changed after a threatening lawsuit from The Walt Disney Company. Their style of music is often categorized as melodic heavy rock. They have also used the names D.A.D., D•A•D and D:A:D, each name represents 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 tapes 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 Call of the Wild (D-A-D album) 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 United States of America , 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 concentrated on the European market.
The current lineup is Jesper Binzer, Jacob Binzer, Stig Pedersen and Laust Sonne.The band formed as a revolution against the pessimistic and arrogant attitude among punk Punk rock 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 a***nt clichés were added as an ironic twist.
*Birth: September 4, 1965
*Position: Lead vocals, guitar, banjo, and backing vocals Backing vocalist .
Jesper is from Øsby like Laust Sonne. Jesper was one of the founders of the band, back in 1982. Jesper also plays drums for the band The Whiteouts, and has also written a song for the Danish movie Bleeder. Jesper has kept his hair long since he started school, and he says he will never cut it, which is also the theme of the song I Won’t Cut My Hair.
*Birth: October 28, 1966
*Position: Lead guitar, backing vocal, kazoo, piano, and keyboards Keyboard instrument .
Jesper Binzer's younger brother. Jacob is from Frederiksberg. He started playing piano, but when his older brother started playing in bands he switched to the guitar, as he wanted to play in bands too. Jacob has played in the band since 1984.
*Birth: May 18, 1965
*Position: Bass guitar, and backing vocals.
Stig is from Amager. Stig played, in the erly days, in a punk band called ADS. he was founder of the band, but was eventually kicked out in 82, so he found D-A-D as a "payback". Stig also plays in a band called Hellbetty. Stig's bass guitars only have two strings or three strings. He found out in the late 80. that he only used the E and A string when he played, and made it his mark, to have funny, good looking basses. Stig designs his own bass guitars based on his own ideas and imagination.
*Birth: December 11, 1974
*Position: drums Drum kit , backing vocals, vibraphone, keyboards, guitar, saxophone, xylophone, and bass guitar.
Laust is from Frederiksberg. He has played in the band since 1999. Laust also plays in the bands Dear and Bugpowder.
* Osaka After Dark (1990, Japan Only)
* Psychopatico (1998)
* Scare Yourself Alive (2006)
* D.A.D. Special (1989, Sweden, Norway, Denmark and Finland only)
* Good Clean Family Entertainment You Can Trust (1995)
* The Early Years The Early Years (D-A-D album) (2000)
* The Overmuch Box (2009)
EP. 1985, Standin' on the never never,. studio ep '85D-A-D:s lyrics are often quite humorous, and sometimes also melancholic melancholia , resulting in funny, melancholic quotes:
:I grew up in a life-size pinball machine pinball (from the song Laugh and a Half)
:Good-bye and many tanks (from the song Down that dusty third-world road)
:Can't win on a compromise, I'll rather lose on my own... (from the song Point of View)
:But you can't run away from trouble, Coz there ain't no place that far (from the song Jihad)
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