Biography

The formation of the famous Swiss band Yello was started by Boris Blank and Carlos Peron. Boris was a generator of music ideas that he made real with the help of various domestic tools available, while Carlos was a talented musicians and sound engineer. Together, they arranged a professional studio to conduct their sound experiments and realize their nonstandard solutions. Both were into progressive approaches and avant-garde art as it was clearly reflected by the music they produced. Yello was finally completed after they were joined by another unordinary person, Dieter Meier, a wealthy man, gambler, movie director, writer and journalist. Moreover, he used to be a member of the Switzerland golf national team.

To record the debut album, Yello signed a contract with the American company Ralph. Solid Pleasure hit the stores in 1980 to make a pleasant surprise to the public with its dance flavored core. The most prominent song it featured was Bostich. The band developed their skills, which was proved by the subsequent 1982 release of Claro Que Si, preferable before its predecessor for its better considered arranging. Both studio works were united by electronic sounding with a rich variety of effects and samples becoming the trademark of the team. Yello achieved a breakthrough with their third album, You Gotta Say Yes To Another Excess (1983), a record to earn the musicians the worldwide popularity. Experts said a lot of good words about the performers who successfully tried to make up a singular atmosphere possible thank to unique music and quite peculiar lyrics abundant in unexpected images. The perfect examples of their efforts were I Love You, and Lost Again. By that moment, the band was being torn apart by the inner conflict. Peron did not like his secondary role of executor of someone’s ideas. Meier was free at developing the concept while Blank was responsible for musical realization of Meier’s ideas. This inequity led to Peron leaving Yello. The loss appeared easy to swallow as it was showcased by the release of Stella (1985) right after the lineup reduction. The record became the smashing hit. The musicians stepped back from dance patterns and preferred making an epic and sophisticated piece of music.

After that, Yello released a collection of remixes of their own songs in 1986 and went to the studio with the view to prepare another album. The next long player was issued in 1987 already. Titled One Second, it was exactly the evidence of how many faceted the music by Yellow could be, and set the direction for the musicians to follow with their new releases. The perfection of this work made the next album, Flag (1988), much anticipated. The duet demonstrated their best skills in maintaining their own style with addition of all contemporary tendencies changing fast. The sensational track The Race reserved the band’s high positions in charts of many countries. To the admiration of their supporters and envy of their competitors, Yello remained a big figure in the music world and continued a highly productive studio activity. In the nineties, the group retained the tradition of regular recording of new albums for their fans. The performance was as high as always before, but the ideas lacked freshness. In the new millennium, Yello committed themselves mostly to writing soundtracks to TV shows and movies. In 2005 they released the new editions of the first albums.

Studio Albums

Yello, Toy mp3Toy
2016
  • Electropop
  • Synth Pop
  • Futurepop
  • Futurepop
  • Futurepop
  • Futurepop
Yello, The Key To Perfection mp3The Key To Perfection
2012
  • Electropop
  • Synth Pop
Yello, Touch Yello mp3Touch Yello
2009
  • Electronic
  • Nu Jazz
Yello, Progress and Perfection mp3Progress and Perfection
2007
  • Dance-Pop
  • Electronic
  • Electropop
  • Post-Punk
  • Synth Pop
Yello, The Eye mp3The Eye
2003
  • Electronic
  • Electropop
Yello, Motion Picture mp3Motion Picture
1999
  • Electronic
  • Electropop
Yello, Zebra mp3Zebra
1994
  • Electro-Disco
  • Synth Pop
Yello, Baby mp3Baby
1991
  • Electronic
  • Electropop
  • Synth Pop
Yello, Flag mp3Flag
1988
  • Electronic
  • Electropop
  • Synth Pop
Yello, One Second mp3One Second
1987
  • Synth Pop
Yello, Stella mp3Stella
1985
  • Electronic
  • Synth Pop
Yello, You Gotta Say Yes to Another Excess mp3You Gotta Say Yes to Another Excess
1983
  • Electro
  • Electro-Disco
  • Electronic
  • Electropop
  • New Wave
  • Synth Pop
Yello, Claro Que Si mp3Claro Que Si
1981
  • Electronic
  • Synth Pop
Yello, Solid Pleasure mp3Solid Pleasure
1980
  • Electro-Disco
  • Electronic
  • New Wave

Singles

Yello, Tremendous Pain (Suite 904) mp3Tremendous Pain (Suite 904)
1995
  • Dance-Pop
  • Electronic
  • Electropop
  • Synth Pop
Yello, How How mp3How How
1994
  • Electronic

Compilation albums

Yello, Essential mp3Essential
1992
  • Electronic
  • Electropop
Yello, 1980-1985 The New Mix in One Go mp31980-1985 The New Mix in One Go
1986
  • Dance-Pop
  • Electronic
  • Electropop
  • Synth Pop

Remixes

Yello, Eccentrix Remixes mp3Eccentrix Remixes
1999
  • Dance-Pop
  • Electronic
  • Electropop
  • Synth Pop
Yello, Hands on Yello mp3Hands on Yello
1995
  • Electronic
  • Hardcore Techno
  • Techno