After the Fire (or ATF) were a British rock band that transitioned from playing progressive rock to new wave over their initial 12-year career, while having only one hit in the United States (“Der Kommissar”)
“Der Kommissar” is a song first recorded by Falco in Austria in 1981, covered a year later by After the Fire. Originally written by Robert Ponger and Falco, the Falco version reached the top of the charts in many countries.
After the Fire’s version featured English lyrics by the band’s Andy Piercy. The song peaked at No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 charts.