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Riding With Sue. It's After Dark. Isn't That Wild. I Won't Cut My Hair. Black Crickets. Sleeping My Day Away. Point of View. Girl Nation. Genres hard rock , rock. Disneyland After Dark. No Fuel Left for the Pilgrims. Riskin' It All. In , the "spelling" changed to D:A:D, to make it more obvious that it was an abbreviation. Finally in , the band story became one of advanced punctuation as the spelling was changed to the more internet-friendly D-A-D. To learn more about the band, read from the beginning of the D-A-D biography or skip to the chapter of your choice.
And stay tuned as chapters will be added You can also find out more about D-A-D's releases by checking out the Discography or you can get a taste of their music right now by listening to the player while online. Going into the studio again in the fall of , the band had older material with them that had not been used for Standin' On the Never Never as well as newly written songs.
So don't hold back - if you have a story to tell, send it in an email to the Webtender. The best contributions will be rewarded with gifts from the Webshop. Skip to main content. The Band. Stig had recently been kicked out of the punk band ADS where he had been a bass-player for a couple of years. Now he wanted to form his own band to show ADS they had made a mistake.
Stig first met Jesper through mutual friends in Jesper sang and played the guitar, and the two of them decided to form a band and began searching for a drummer. They found what they were looking for in Peter. When the group began rehearsing together, Stig's girlfriend at the time, Lene Glumer, was also a part of the group as its first lead singer. The band took the name Disneyland After Dark and gave their first concert on December 3, , at the youth club Sundby Algaard.
The guys thought that Lene Glumer did not fit in, and consequently they threw her out of the band the next day. Now a trio, the guys were tired of the pessimistic and pompous attitude that prevailed amongst punk musicians and their audience. Stig, Jesper, and Peter wanted to bring the joy back in music and live performances.
When Stig played a three-note riff with a different rhythm to it, Jesper said it sounded like country music. The others joined in, and the band made the style known in other parts of the world as cowpunk their own. Through the band, who were all at the same time students in high school, rehearsed and gave concerts, wrote songs, and developed their cowpunk image further with their eyes set on the goal: To become rock stars.
Happy birthday - March 3, When the band did live shows early on, they always brought new things to every show; a gimmick, a new song, something had to be new. As the band progressed, they also realized that their music lacked some real country sound. To suit both purposes, they got the idea to bring in Jesper's younger brother Jacob, known to everybody as Cobber, for a concert.
Cobber also played the guitar and was a much more skilled guitarist than Jesper, and a better musician than all of them. He could do all sorts of sounds that sounded like the real country thing.
He was just what they needed. Cobber spent about a day learning the songs for the show. Thus prepared, the four of them did the show in which Cobber sat on a stool the whole time to give off the impression that he was a hired studio musician. However, at first it was by no means a matter of course that Cobber should be a permanent member of the group.
His participation was considered to be "temporary" and "for the time being". But little by little, Cobber became a regular and a full-blooded band member. Slowly, the band began referring to this first concert with Stig, Jesper, Peter, and Cobber in the lineup as the band's "birthday". Disneyland After Dark was born, and it would be many years before there was any change in the group's lineup. First record deal, The band had their mind set on making a record and began recording demotapes on a tape recorder in their practice room.
A friend of theirs who owned a record store then distributed the tapes to her network of contacts in the music business. Rosing knew Stig from his ADS days and he sought out the band in early Rosing became their booker and got them several jobs. Later on, he took on full management, a job he handled until about a year before his untimely death from cancer in Meanwhile, the band kept giving concerts, including one at Paramount Club in Roskilde.
Present at that show were representatives from the Roskilde Festival, and that landed the band their first gig at the biggest Danish music festival. They opened the festival in , which by the way was the first year that the festival opened Thursday and became a four-day event. However, being booked into this early time slot did not bother the band. Later the same year, Stig's friend Torleif came along for one of their concerts. Torleif had already been taking pictures of the band, but now he wanted to hear how the band sounded.
When the band and entourage arrived at the club, it turned out there was no lights system. Torleif then agreed to make the best of a few colored light bulbs by unplugging and replugging the lights by turns during the show. In the spring of , the owners of the small independent record label Irmgardz contacted the band. The band and the Irmgardz people hung out, and first there was talk of putting out a single. Unfortunately, nothing came of all the talk, but on the other hand the band had known of Irmgardz's reputation for being unreliable and had not signed anything.
Luckily, the Irmgardz people were not the only ones interested. Frank Marstokk from the small record label Mega Records had received one of the Disneyland After Dark demotapes, and he was excited about the band's mix of country and punk.
He wanted the band to sign with Mega and give them the chance to record their music. After talks between the band, John Rosing and Mega, it was decided that their first release would be a maxisingle. In that way, the record label would not have risked too much money if the band were to flop. The group might be a successful live act in Greater Copenhagen, but the record label was not so sure recording Disneyland After Dark was a safe bet.
A record deal was drawn up, but was not signed until after the recording sessions in the spring of So now the guys had to really prove themselves. Standin' On the Never Never , Proving themselves on record came by way of a tough learning experience in the studio since the band was totally inexperienced in that regard. A state financed program to support upcoming musicians granted the money to buy studio time, a total amount of 15, DKK approximately EUR 2,Best of D-A-D 30 Years 30 Hits ~ Release by D-A-D (see all versions of this release, 1 available).