Greatest Hits 1984-2024 - D-A-D

Release: Mai 10th, 2024

D-A-D, originally known as Disneyland After Dark, is a Danish rock band that has left an indelible mark on the Scandinavian rock scene since its formation in 1982. The band's original lineup consisted of Jesper Binzer (vocals, guitar), Stig Pedersen (bass), Jacob Binzer (guitar), and Peter Lundholm Jensen (drums). The band's name was later changed to D-A-D in 1989 due to a trademark dispute with the Walt Disney Company.

D-A-D's early years were characterized by their energetic live performances and a sound that blended hard rock with a punk attitude. They gained recognition with their debut album, "Call of the Wild," released in 1986. The album featured tracks like "Land of Their Choice" and "Call of the Wild," showcasing the band's raw and dynamic sound.

The breakthrough for D-A-D came with their third album, "No Fuel Left for the Pilgrims," released in 1989. The album spawned hit singles such as "Sleeping My Day Away," a song that became a massive success and remains one of their most well-known tracks. "No Fuel Left for the Pilgrims" solidified D-A-D's status as one of Denmark's premier rock acts and gained them international recognition.

Throughout the 1990s, D-A-D continued to release successful albums, including "Riskin' It All" (1991) and "Helpyourselfish" (1995). The band's sound evolved, incorporating elements of alternative rock and grunge while maintaining their signature hard rock edge. They toured extensively, building a dedicated fan base not only in Denmark but also in other European countries.

In 1999 D-A-D's new drummer Laust Sonne entered the band and gave them a new direction in sound and vision, which is showcased on albums like "Everything Glows" among others.

In the 2000s, D-A-D continued to release albums like "Soft Dogs" (2002) and "Scare Yourself" (2005). Their live performances remained a highlight, showcasing their infectious energy and the enduring appeal of their music. The band's resilience and ability to adapt to changing musical landscapes contributed to their longevity in the industry.

In 2011, D-A-D celebrated their 30th anniversary with the release of "DIC.NII.LAN.DAFT.ERD.ARK," an album that demonstrated their continued creativity and relevance. The band's lineup remained unchanged over the years, a testament to their camaraderie and shared musical vision.

D-A-D's legacy is not only defined by their chart-topping hits but also by their influence on the Danish and Scandinavian rock scenes. They have inspired countless bands with their unique blend of hard rock, punk attitude, and charismatic stage presence.


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