Friday, February 12, 2010

Yello


2-12-10 YelloSingles


Yello has always been more defined by their singles, I think. I only started on them less than 10 years ago – so it’s always a joy to find a new single that I didn’t already have. I found no less than 3 new-to-me Yello singles in Phoenix, AZ last weekend!


12" BASE FOR ALEC OUTPUT UK OPR 59

2004 1 TRK with pic sleeve, 1-sided, clear vinyl

12" BIMBO RALPH US YL-8209

1982 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

7" BIMBO / I.T. SPLASH RALPH US YL-8058-S

1980 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

12" BLAZING SADDLES MERCURY DE 874929.1

1989 4 TRKS with pic sleeve

12" BLAZING SADDLES MERCURY UK YELLO 412

1989 4 TRKS with pic sleeve

CD5 BOSTICH (Remix) MOTOR DE 851357.2

1995 3 TRK CD Single CD5 remixes; Westbam

7" BUY OR DIE! 1980 1/2 (EP) RALPH US RR-8050-E

1980 4 TRKS with pic sleeve, V.A. – Fred Frith etc.

CD5 CALL IT LOVE VERTIGO DE 888311.2

1987 3 TRK CD Single CD5

12" CALL IT LOVE VERTIGO DE 888311.1

1987 3 TRKS with pic sleeve

12" CALL IT LOVE MERCURY UK MERX 248

1987 3 TRKS with pic sleeve (888311.1)

12" CALL IT LOVE MERCURY US 888994.1

1987 5 TRK EP; with pic sleeve

7" CALL IT LOVE / L'HOTEL MERCURY UK MER 248

1987 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

12" DESIRE ELEKTRA UK EKR 17T

1985 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

12" DESIRE VERTIGO DE 880895.1

1985 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

12" DO IT MERCURY DE 858513.1

1994 2 TRKS no pic sleeve

CD5 DO IT MERCURY DE 858695.2

1994 4 TRK CD Single CD5

12" DO IT (12"x2) SMASH US 445815.1

1994 8 TRKS with pic sleeve

12" GOLDRUSH VERTIGO DE 884877.1

1986 3 TRKS with pic sleeve

12" GOLDRUSH (12" x 2) MERCURY UK MERXD 218

1986 5 TRKS with pic sleeve, 12" x 2

12" HOW HOW MERCURY DE 9711

1994 4 TRKS no pic sleeve

CD5 HOW HOW ISLAND/4TH US 440604.2

1994 7 TRK CD Single CD5

7" I LOVE YOU STIFF UK P-BUY 176

1983 1 TRK pic disc, no pic sleeve, 3D glasses

12" I LOVE YOU ELEKTRA US 67917-0

1983 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

12" I LOVE YOU STIFF UK BUYIT 176

1983 3 TRKS with pic sleeve

7" I LOVE YOU / RUBBER WEST ELEKTRA US 69824-7

1983 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

7" I LOVE YOU / RUBBER WEST VERTIGO DE 812150.7

1983 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

12" JINGLE BELLS promo ISLAND/4TH US 448018-1DJ

1995 3 TRKS no pic sleeve, promo

12" JUNGLE BILL MERCURY DE 864373.1

1992 4 TRKS with pic sleeve

12" JUNGLE BILL SMASH US 880003.1

1992 4 TRKS with pic sleeve

7" JUNGLE BILL / ON THE RUN MERCURY DE 864438.7

1992 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

12" LET ME CRY VERTIGO DE 814101.1

1982 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

12" LIVE AT THE ROXY VERTIGO DE 822262.1

1984 1 TRK with pic sleeve; 1 sided

7" LOST AGAIN VERTIGO DE 814611.7

1983 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

12" LOST AGAIN STIFF UK BUYIT 191

1983 4 TRKS with pic sleeve

12" OF COURSE I'M LYING #1 MERCURY UK YELLO 312

1989 3 TRKS with pic sleeve, #1 of 2

12" OF COURSE I'M LYING #2 MERCURY UK YELLO 322

1989 3 TRKS with pic sleeve, #2 of 2

7" OF COURSE I'M LYING / OH YEAH MERCURY UK YELLO 3

1989 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

12" OH YEAH MERCURY US 884930.1

1985 3 TRKS no pic sleeve

7" OH YEAH MERCURY US 884930.7

1987 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

12" OH YEAH MERCURY DE 888908.1

1987 3 TRKS with pic sleeve, "Yello In The Movies"

CD5 OH YEAH (Remix) MOTOR DE 577089.2

1995 4 TRK CD Single CD5 remixes; Plutone

12" OH YEAH 'OH SIX - THE REMIXES PART 1 VERTIGO DE 170150-6

2006 3 TRKS with pic sleeve

7" PINBALL CHA CHA / SMILE ON YOU DO IT UK DUN 23

1982 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

CD5 PLANET DADA MOTOR DE 981351.5

2003 7 TRK CD EP CD5

12" PUMPING VELVET promo ELEKTRA US ED 4941

1983 4 TRKS no pic sleeve, promo

12" PUMPING VELVET promo ELEKTRA US ED 4939

1983 4 TRKS with pic sleeve, promo

12" RACE, THE FONTANA DE 870330.1

1988 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

12" RACE, THE MERCURY UK YELLO 112

1988 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

CD5 RACE, THE MERCURY UK MERCD 382

1992 4 TRK CD Single CD5

12" RACE, THE - HEAT 1 promo MERCURY US PRO 744.1

1989 5 TRKS promo-only

CD5 RACE, THE promo MERCURY US CDP 113

1989 3 TRK CD Single CD5 promo

CD5 RHYTHM DIVINE, THE MERCURY DE 888746.2

1987 3 TRK CD Single CD5, Shirley Bassey

12" RHYTHM DIVINE, THE MERCURY DE 888746.1

1987 3 TRKS with pic sleeve, Shirley Bassey

12" RHYTHM DIVINE, THE MERCURY UK MERX 253

1987 3 TRKS with pic sleeve, Shirley Bassey

CD5 RUBBERBAND MAN MERCURY DE 868341.2

1991 3 TRK CD Single CD5

12" RUBBERBAND MAN MERCURY DE 868341.1

1991 3 TRKS with pic sleeve

12" SHE'S GOT A GUN DO IT UK DUNIT 18

1982 3 TRKS with pic sleeve

CD5 SQUEEZE PLEASE MERCURY DE 562639.2

2000 7 TRK CD EP CD5

12" TIED UP (Remix) MERCURY DE 872481.1

1988 4 TRKS with pic sleeve

12" TIED UP (Remix) MERCURY UK YELLR 212

1988 4 TRKS with pic sleeve

12" TIED UP (Remix) promo MERCURY US 872761.2

1989 5 TRKS with pic sleeve, promo

12" TIED UP IN RED MERCURY DE 872367.1

1988 3 TRKS with pic sleeve

12" TIED UP promo MERCURY US PRO 768.1

1988 4 TRKS no pic sleeve, promo

12" TREMENDOUS PAIN MERCURY DE 31133

1995 4 TRKS no pic sleeve

CD5 TREMENDOUS PAIN ISLAND/4TH US 440608.2

1995 5 TRK CD EP CD5

12" TREMENDOUS PAIN promo ISLAND/4TH US PR12 609.1

1995 5 TRK EP; no pic sleeve, yellow vinyl, promo

12" UNBELIEVABLE ELEKTRA US 66611-0

1990 6 TRK EP; no pic sleeve

12" UNBELIEVABLE promo ELEKTRA US ED 5467

1990 6 TRKS no pic sleeve, promo

12" VICIOUS GAMES ELEKTRA US ED 5039

1983 3 TRKS no pic sleeve, promo

12" VICIOUS GAMES VERTIGO DE 880574.1

1985 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

12" VICIOUS GAMES ELEKTRA US 66919-0

1985 3 TRKS no pic sleeve

12" VICIOUS GAMES ELEKTRA UK EKR 1T

1985 3 TRKS with pic sleeve

12" VICIOUS GAMES MERCURY UK MERX 235

1986 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

12" VICIOUS GAMES (Remixes) promo SMASH US 440812.1DJ

1991? 4 TRKS no pic sleeve, promo

12" VICIOUS GAMES (THE DANCE MIXES) COMPACT VINYL GG007R2

1998 5 TRK EP; with pic sleeve; Hardfloor

12" YOU GOTTA SAY YES TO ANOTHER EXCESS VERTIGO DE 811137.1

1983 2 TRKS with pic sleeve

CD5 YOU GOTTA SAY YES… (Remix) MOTOR DE 851811.2

1995 3 TRK CD Single CD5 remixes; Jam & Spoon


Know of many / any others? I’d love your help in determining what else I should be on the lookout for, with this band. Yes, I think I have all of their LP’s and CD’s and re-mastered CD’s. I am certainly missing some 80’s CD singles and lots of 7” singles.

2 comments:

REVO said...

I collected Yello from day 2. I heard the "Bimbo" 7" in 1980 when it was released on Ralph and immediately made room for these guys! I guess that Day 1 would have been the insanely rare Periphery Perfume 7," which even back in the day 2-3 years after its release was out of my price range! I bought everything I could find with their name on it and loved it - though the Jungle Bill remixes (from "Baby") were obviously the writing on the wall. They seemed mediocre and had the fingerprints of hack DJs all over them.

The 1st single from Zebra, "Do It," was my last straw. It was filled with of-their-time techno-house dance tracks and I really hated them. I've not purchased a single Yello recording afterward. Yello were another casualty of that that early-90s culling period where I stopped collecting a ton of groups that I formerly did as they pursued the dance music fashions of the moment that I didn't enjoy.

About this time is when I really stopped being forward looking in my record collecting, now that I think of it. The contempo music of the early-mid 90s was bottom of the barrel for the most part. Crappy, inhuman dance music (from groups I used to collect) on one hand and agonizing, macho pseudo-metal grunge (from groups that I despised) on the other. Conversely, when faced with records like the 1990 Associates best of "Popera" that offered an exploding, technicolor world instead, is it any wonder that I turned to the music of the past that I had missed the first time around as my focus of collecting?

Many years later, I happened upon a trade copy of "Pocket Universe" while swapping on LaLa during their golden age. After a single listen I put it right back in my out pile. I found all of the Yello magic I had grooved on for much of their career had drained out of the corpus of Yello. The queer strangeness of it all was gone, replaced with generic sounding music with none of the sauce I liked from them. Dieter Meier only appeared on a few cuts. It had the whiff of being a Boris Blank solo album where he was going through the motions. So I have heard "Pocket Universe" and was mot moved in the slightest. That makes "Zebra," "Motion Picture," "The Eye" and "Touch Yello" the albums I have still not heard.

Ron. Should I care?

REVO said...

Plus: Negative 500 points for having anything to do with Andrew Dice Clay!!!