Spliff was a German New Wave ("Neue Deutsche Welle") band in the 1970s and 1980s. Formed in April 1979, Spliff was a split-off of the Nina Hagen Band after the four male musicians claimed that Nina had become too bossy.
Three members, Manfred Praeker (b), Bernhard Potschka (g) and Herwig Mitteregger (dr) had been playing together before in German political rock band Lokomotive Kreuzberg. Reinhold Heil (key) joined for the Nina Hagen Band. On their 3 german albums all of them took turns at the lead singer part.