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D.A.F.

Postby never/ever » 27 Sep 2019, 13:16

I was pleasantly surprised to hear that DAF's Delgado and Gorl are still around and play live here down under in November.

Brought out their albums again and still believe Die Kleinen Und Die Bosen, Ales Its Gut and Gold Und Liebe are terrific, primal electronic albums.

Can't say though I followed much of their later output, I did hear some of Robert Gorl's solo-material which lacked a bit of punch in my mind.

Underrated bunch or a bunch of chancers?
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Re: D.A.F.

Postby GoogaMooga » 27 Sep 2019, 16:08

Did they do Der Kommissar? That's all I know.
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Re: D.A.F.

Postby Darkness_Fish » 29 Sep 2019, 11:13

No, Googa. No. Very much no.

I got the DAF box set as a Christmas prezzie. Really solid band, but not one I find I love as much as many others from the era. Some good to great tracks, but I think they're missing a spark that would set 'em up for genuine greatness.
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Re: D.A.F.

Postby never/ever » 29 Sep 2019, 11:39

Darkness_Fish wrote:No, Googa. No. Very much no.

I got the DAF box set as a Christmas prezzie. Really solid band, but not one I find I love as much as many others from the era. Some good to great tracks, but I think they're missing a spark that would set 'em up for genuine greatness.


D.A.F. were quirky enough and certainly a product of their time but even if their albums missed a certain kind of depth, I didn't think they were missing a spark as such but certainly their earlier, more post-punk orientated material still has the same abrasiveness which stands up well today whereas the electronic material suffered slightly.

Still, I love stuff like this!

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Postby St Jeemo the Humourless » 29 Sep 2019, 14:49

I loved Der Mussolini but nothing else really made any impression.
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Re: D.A.F.

Postby The Prof » 29 Sep 2019, 20:40

Jeemo wrote:I loved Der Mussolini but nothing else really made any impression.

I was just going to say that!