Spliff (band)

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Spliff was a Neue Deutsche Welle (New German Wave) rock band, active in the 1980s. The members were already playing together before they were 'adopted' by Nina Hagen when she came to West Germany in 1977. They recorded two albums with her as the Nina Hagen Band before continuing under the name Spliff when Hagen went solo. Their characteristic sound was a mix of electronic music, reggae and punk rock. They recorded "The Spliff Radio Show" in 1980, their only album in English. After parting ways with vocalist Alf Klimek, the remaining members carried on in German sharing vocals between all four of them. Their album 85555 however was released in a limited English edition too, which is extremely rare. They had major hits on the German singles chart with "Carbonara" and "Das Blech". Despite their influential status, the band was short-lived.

Many of the musicians subsequently formed a band called Froon.[1] The Other Ones was another offshoot band, which included Alf Klimek, who had appeared on the Spliff Radio Show as Alf Klimax.



  • The Spliff Radio Show (1980)
  • 85555 (1982)
  • Herzlichen Glückwunsch (1982)
  • Schwarz auf Weiss (1984)
  • Alles Gute (1990) ('The Best Of Spliff')
  • Spliff Remix (1990)


The Spliff Radio Show (1980) [1] Discography(1980 - 1990)

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