Spliff were a German band founded in 1980. From their second album – when they started using German lyrics – they combined rock music with other styles, especially synth-pop, creating a unique sound and reflecting in a certain way the special atmosphere of the cold war era in 1980s West Berlin, where the band resided. They were quite successful in Germany, charting with a couple of albums and singles. Their greatest hit was "Carbonara", which features on many 80s compilations. In 1985, Spliff disbanded.