Thursday, March 25, 2010

Top Tracks # 17 - Yello 'Oh Yeah'

On top of soundtracking one of my favourite films of all time, 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off', Yello's an intriguing proposition. Vocalist Dieter Meier's a millionaire industrialist, conceptual artist and professional poker player. Oh yes (or should that be 'Oh Yeah'?), he played for the Swiss national golf team too. Beat that JLS. They had a hit with an 8minute 11 second long track called 'The Race' and, amongst others, they collaborated with the divine Shirley Bassey and the even more divine (but now sadly dead) Billy McKenzie. Dieter's 65 now and seemingly owns half of Argentina (together with a company that makes watches out of recycled you do) but they're still putting out albums bless 'em. I had the good fortune of meeting him at a HMV record signing in the early 90's and yes, he really is as smooth as that in real life. Chk chk chk a chkaaaaaa.


Kurt - BME said...

Hi Baron

Hope your well.

I've certainly seen the film but can’t place the track, will Google it later, I’m sure I’m in for a treat.

It was just a quick message really to let you know we're Headlining the Rainbow tomorrow night, our 1 year Birthday Bash! We're really looking forward to it. Hope you can be there.

The Baron said...

Hi Kurt,

Can't make tomorrow but should be there for your Bluetones support slot!