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Yello

One of the most famous and most successful Swiss music exports, the band plays innovative one of a kind electronic music that was and still is a great inspiration to many musicians. The band was founded in the late 70s when Carlos Perón and Boris Blank met while recording motor sounds. They decided to experiment with their recordings and different machines. In 1978, they met Dieter Meier, who later became their vocalist, and they released their first single a year later. They then decided to present their music to US record companies and travelled to America where they promptly landed a record deal. Their single “Bostich” also became popular in dance clubs.
Their style is characterized by being rhythm heavy and by Meier’s deep vocals. Yello was one of the major forces behind the establishment of sampling used in music and Blank, the composer of Yello’s music has an ever-growing collection of over 100′000 named and categorized sounds.
While they never really had major success in the mainstream music market, Yello’s music was and is still used in movies and series such as the Simpson or Miami Vice.
Yello has released 13 studio albums as well as multiple remix and compilation albums. Their last release, the 2016 album “Toy” has reached first place in the Swiss charts.

Dieter Meier also had (and still had) other music projects and has released everything from punk songs to  electronic chansons. He also released a solo album called “Out of Chaos” in 2014

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Please revel in this delicious video for Yello’s latest release, “Limbo.”

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Yello - ‘Oh Yeah’ - 1985

The Evening's Young (1985 Version)
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The Evening's Young (1985 Version)

Yello - The Evening’s Young (1985 version)

The evening’s young
The night began

Between the bottles in a mirror
I’m smiling at myself
Look in my eyes and start to count
The bottles on the shelf
Bottles on the shelf

Evening’s young
And the night began
Barman brings another beer
Could ask myself
Why am I here

Between the bottles in a mirror
I’m smiling at myself
Look in my eyes and start to count
The bottles on the shelf

I know I could at any time
Get up the chair and leave this place
I know I could at any time
Get up the chair and leave this place

I wait for me and my decision
Between the bottles
That’s my face
TV shows a football game

I leave the place but all the same
If someone asked me hey guy you
Where do you go, what do you do?
I wouldn’t know what I could say

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Happy 68th Birthday Dieter Meier (March 4th 1945)

“‘What is the most important lyric in the whole of pop music?’ I posed this question to Dieter Meier, and naturally expected the cultivated cosmopolitan to cite the metaphysical 500 Kilo bomb 'Imagine’ by John Lennon, 'Strawberry Fields Forever’, 'The Times Are A-Changin’.. or maybe even an aphoristic highlight from Dylan’s lyrical treasure chest.

It was a far cry from any of the above. He delivered his answer as if it were shot out of a gun: 'A-Be-Bop-A-Lula.’”
                                            -Bernd Gockel, from the liner notes on 'Stella’