The videos, which still remain current, represent a congenial visual representation of the extraordinary Yello sounds - almost hypnotic image collages with thrilling cuts that shaped what today we call MTV aesthetics.
Yello released their first records with the rather obscure independent label Ralph Records, which belonged to the even more obscure Residents from San Francisco. The Residents were outsiders to the pop biz, more artists than musicians - in other words: Yello's creative soul-mates. Still, it was quite unusual and proves the exceptional quality of Yello, that a band from Switzerland could make it with the great avant-gardists from San Francisco.
Yello now joined the league of the most successful duos in pop history, like the Pet Shop Boys, Wham, Eurythmics or Sparks. The notorious characteristics of a duo are almost always true: one comes to the fore, the other stays in the background.
This division is visible with Yello: Boris Blank is more of a shy gadgeteer in the studio, while Dieter Meier shines in public appearances. The same holds true for their work. Dieter Meier once said: "Boris Blank works like a painter in his studio who starts 50 paintings at once" - and from time to time Meier stops Hands On Yello (Carl Cox) - Yello - Hands On Yello (Cassette) in this studio and does his part by tying them together.
Nevertheless, Meier and Blank appear, through their sensibility and passion for style, like identical twins. Yello is by far the most successful and seminal pop export of their country. To have such success in countries like Britain for example, remains a privilege achieved by few other bands from German speaking countries. The gimmickry of Yello's sound art, this mixture of speaker killing sound clarions and humoresque tones, widely appreciated by HiFi fetishists, is so strong that Yello tunes are still used for various Hollywood productions, from "Miami Vice" to "The Simpsons".
At the forefront, of course is the track "Oh Yeah" with that legendary deep voice of Dieter Meier, used in memorable scenes of the cult movie "Ferris Bueller's Day Off".
Yello has an extraordinary ability to merge the acoustic with the visual. Like nobody else, Hands On Yello (Carl Cox) - Yello - Hands On Yello (Cassette), they almost compose audio-visually and this is one of the reasons why Yello music is in such high demand Hands On Yello (Carl Cox) - Yello - Hands On Yello (Cassette) even in the advertising industry.
Yello music is from the get-go a soundtrack, the visual processing constitutes part of the first step. Also unforgettable is their hit "The Race", which in became the theme song for "Formel 1", the most popular German pop and video clip show from the 80s. Yello is a band from the 80s, which is when they were also the most successful, yet they remain current like few other acts from that time.
If nothing else, the remix album "Hands on Yello" that was released inproved that Yello continues to influence following generations. Many big names from the golden techno years, like Moby, Westbam, The Orb, Mark Spoon or Carl Cox technofied their favourite songs by Yello - also to make clear that Yello is a significant part of their musical heritage as DJ's. Yello had such importance for the era of techno, placing them in the elite company of groups like Kraftwerk or the Yellow Magic Orchestra from Japan, a few more of Yello's creative soul-mates.
But Yello is by no means a nostalgia band or just the avantgarde of yesterday, quite the contrary. It is stunning how well Yello has aged. Boris Blank still drives to his studio in Zurich everyday to work on his sound collages. Dieter Meier shoots films and has been represented in various international exhibitions since his contribution to the Documenta.
Yello still prove they know how to expand the boundaries of music, readjusting themselves in a system called Yello. This article is about the band. For the color, see yellow. This article needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this Hands On Yello (Carl Cox) - Yello - Hands On Yello (Cassette) by adding citations to reliable sources. Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. Synth-pop techno downtempo ambient dance new wave.
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