D.A.D. (band)

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D-A-D
Disneyland After Dark 2014.jpg
D-A-D performing in 2014
Background information
Also known asDisneyland After Dark
OriginCopenhagen, Denmark
GenresHard rock,[1] glam metal[2]
Years active1982–present
LabelsMermaid Records
EMI
Warner Bros. Records (US) (1989–1992)
Associated actsMotorjesus, Ramones
WebsiteD-A-D.dk
MembersJesper Binzer
Jacob Binzer
Stig Pedersen
Laust Sonne
Past membersLene Glumer, Peter Lundholm Jensen.

D-A-D is a Danish rock band. It was originally named "Disneyland After Dark", but got renamed to avoid a lawsuit from The Walt Disney Company.

History[edit]

In the early 1980s in Copenhagen, Denmark, D-A-D started playing together under their original name Disneyland After Dark. Pedersen came up with the name based on the idea that when the lights are out in Disneyland, anything can happen. 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,[citation needed] Lene Glumer left the ban 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.[citation needed]

The band released their first album, Call of the Wild in 1986.[citation needed]

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. They achieved some airplay with the single "Sleeping My Day Away".[citation needed]

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.[citation needed]

Band members[edit]

Jesper Binzer

  • Birth: September 4, 1965
  • Position: lead vocals, guitar, banjo, and backing vocals.

Binzer is from Frederiksberg like Laust Sonne. He was one of the founders of the band, back in 1982. He also plays drums for the band The Whiteouts and has also written a song for the Danish movie Bleeder.[citation needed]

Jacob Binzer

  • Birth: October 28, 1966
  • Position: Lead guitar, backing vocals, kazoo, piano, and keyboards.
  • Nickname: Cobber

Jesper Binzer's younger brother. He is from Frederiksberg. Jacob has played in the band since 1984.[citation needed]

Stig Pedersen

  • Birth: May 18, 1965
  • Position: Bass guitar, lead vocals and backing vocals.

Stig is from Amager. and use to play in a punk band called ADS and also plays in a band called Hellbetty.[citation needed]

Laust Sonne

  • Birth: December 11, 1974
  • Position: drums, backing vocals, vibraphone, keyboards, guitar, saxophone, xylophone, and bass guitar.

Sonne is from Frederiksberg. He has played in the band since 1999. He also plays in the bands Dear and Bugpowder.[citation needed]

Line-up history

1984–1999
  • Jesper Binzer – lead vocals, electric guitar
  • Jacob Binzer – electric guitar
  • Stig Pedersen – bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Peter Lundholm Jensen – drums
1999–present
  • Jesper Binzer – lead vocals, electric guitar
  • Jacob Binzer – electric guitar
  • Stig Pedersen – bass guitar, backing vocals
  • Laust Sonne – drums, backing vocals

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Studio albums
List of studio albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
DAN
[3]
US
[4]
Call of the Wild
  • Released: February 4, 1986
  • Label: Mega
  • Formats: LP, CD
D.A.D. Draws a Circle
  • Released: June 16, 1987
  • Label: Mega
  • Formats: LP, CD
No Fuel Left for the Pilgrims 116
Riskin' It All
Helpyourselfish
  • Released: March 1, 1995
  • Label: Medley
  • Formats: CD
Simpatico
  • Released: November 6, 1997
  • Label: Medley
  • Formats: CD
Everything Glows
  • Released: April 13, 2000
  • Label: Medley
  • Formats: CD
24
Soft Dogs
  • Released: February 20, 2002
  • Label: Medley
  • Formats: CD
1
Scare Yourself
  • Released: May 23, 2005
  • Label: EMI
  • Formats: CD, LP
1
Monster Philosophy
  • Released: November 10, 2008
  • Label: EMI
  • Formats: CD, LP
1
DIC·NII·LAN·DAFT·ERD·ARK
  • Released: November 11, 2011[5]
  • Label: Mermaid
  • Formats: CD, LP
2
Live albums
List of live albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
DAN
[3]
Osaka After Dark
Psychopatico
  • Released: November 20, 1998
  • Label: Medley
  • Formats: CD
Scare Yourself Alive
  • Released: May 1, 2006
  • Label: EMI
  • Formats: CD, LP
4
Compilation albums
List of compilation albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
DAN
[3]
D.A.D. Special
  • Released: December 1, 1989
  • Label: Mega
  • Formats: CD, LP
Good Clean Family Entertainment You Can Trust
  • Released: November 9, 1995
  • Label: Medley
  • Formats: CD
The Early Years
  • Released: November 13, 2000
  • Label: Medley
  • Formats: CD
40
VA - Ungdomshuset
The Overmuch Box
  • Released: November 16, 2009
  • Label: EMI
  • Formats: CD
14
Behind the Seen
  • Released: November 16, 2009
  • Label: EMI
  • Formats: LP
Disn30land Af30r D30k
  • Released: January 2014
  • Label: Mermaid
  • Formats: CD, LP
2
Extended plays
List of extended plays
Title Album details
Standin' On the Never Never
  • Released: May 28, 1985
  • Label: Mega
  • Formats: 12"

Singles[edit]

Year Information Peak
Position
(DEN)
Album
2011 "I Want What She's Got"
36
DIC.NII.LAN.DAFT.ERD.ARK'

Tours[edit]

  • Scare Yourself Alive Tour (2005-2006)
  • D-A-D Tour 2007 (2007)
  • D-A-D Tour 2008 (2008)
  • Monster Philosophy Tour (2009)
  • D-A-D Tour 2010 (2010)
  • D-A-D Tour 2011 (2011)
  • Fast On Wheels Tour (2012)
  • D-A-D Tour 2013 (2013)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Rivadavia, Eduardo. "D:A:D – Artist Biography". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved 9 October 2016.
  2. ^ Klypchak, Brad (2016). "All Those Wasted Years: Hanoi Rocks and the Transitions of Glam". In Chapman, Ian; Johnson, Henry. Global Glam and Popular Music: Style and Spectacle from the 1970s to the 2000s. Routledge. pp. 142–155.
  3. ^ a b c "danishcharts.com - Discography D-A-D". Hitlisten. Hung Medien. Retrieved 6 September 2013.
  4. ^ "billboard.com - Discography D-A-D".
  5. ^ http://www.d-a-d.dk/music/dicniilandafterdark
  6. ^ "Various - Ungdomshuset (CD) at Discogs". Discogs. Retrieved 6 September 2013.

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