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Yello — Call It Love
Album: One Second
Avg rating:
7.1

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Total ratings: 1023









Released: 1987
Length: 5:03
Plays (last 30 days): 1
For all these years
I've been rushing and running away
I have seen the cities
The bars and the beaches are full
To keep away from you
I know I'll meet you
One day, for a lifetime
I'm scared
One thousand years I could live on your smile
I'm scared
And run away forever

For all that time I've been crazy
There is no escape
Come back to the city
Come back in the hotel and wait
The city waits forever
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 lizardking wrote:

Dieter Meier in the flesh!  Looks like he's got fake books on those shelves...what's up with that? 
 
Presumably a set, perhaps at a photographer's studio.
 Ihatethissong wrote:
 
Dieter Meier in the flesh!  Looks like he's got fake books on those shelves...what's up with that? 
Can hear the bass sound they used in the song from Ferris Buehler  "Oh Yeah"  
Chika ChiKA
THIS IS THE LAST VOICE YOU WILL EVER HEAR

DON'T BE ALARMED
ah Yello, who could forget this 80s Club favorite
BOSITICH
 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJFShE1VfEc
Each time I hear Yello, I know one thing: this DEFINITELY is my radio station.
Wow! What a tune!! 10 from me.
If ever there was a band deserving of an eclectic station like RP to dig deeper into their catalog, Yello is it. There were among a handful '80s groups that inspired me by venturing deep into arty electronics, and the output varied from experimental to near pop. My short list also includes Art Of Noise and Cabaret Voltaire. Inspirational stuff for synth and sound collage fans.
This is awesome! Thank you best cut so far this afternoon!
My first exposure to Yello was in 1983 while watching REM's afternoon "happy hour" soundcheck for their very first gig at Washington D.C.'s 930 Club when it was at 930 F St. Just prior to REM starting their sound check the club was running a Yello music video on the newly installed TV screens, Yello coming in on Rock America which preceded MTV. The video was sorta capitivating. Who WERE those guys? One guy looks like Hitler, the other like a Latino heartthrob of some kind. The tune was catchy anyway and I've never forgotten that experience and I've been a Yello fan ever since.
Clarification: By REM I mean the band from Athens, Ga., not D.C.'s own REM aka Rapid Eye Movement which being a local band without a major label didn't have the legal clout against the Georgia based band of the same name. On this occasion both bands played 930 that night with a contest whereby the audience favorite got to rename the other band. Radio Free Europe won over the crowd and Mike Mills renamed the local DC band to Egoslavia that night and the rest is history. How this relates to Yello reverts back to the RockAmerica video.
yello.com    : )
dated specifically to the 80s, made by some european rich kid in his 60s with a dodgy tash and his mate, repetativerepetativerepet ... you get the idea.

anyway it gets a 9 from me.  :)
SO nice to hear Yello!!!! Rollin' since the 80s for me {#Drummer}
Yello is how my son answers his device. He never gets tired either.
Great to hear Yello any time.
Yellows is great! Could you play a New song from them?  Lalalalala would be too funny.  
{#Drummer}{#Bananajam}{#Dancingbanana_2}{#Bananasplit}
Wow, Yello twice today. 
Awesome...haven't heard this in years.
 ...Music is universal, isn't it?  

Wonderful Yelo!!!!
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mGopZjakUeA

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CaSIZaQs-5I

Enjoy it without Malibu-pineaple please ;)
Wonderful, wonderful Yello. It is surprising that they are Swiss, who could tell!
 


...for trying to change the system from within... we are coming...we are coming to reward them....
First we drink manhattans...then we drive Berlinettas

They are channelling my homie Leonard Cohen: ''They sentenced me to 20 years of boredom...''
 


2 Yello songs in one day. awesome.
 derekd wrote:
Anybody else hear "Relax...Don't do it...When you wanna go to it" here? (Frankie Goes to Hollywood circa 80s)
 
Similar tempo, production, "slappy" bass sound, and same era - different melody, different chords.  It does have that '80s feel, though.
This was better off left in the '80s
Yello Eno. 
Yeah ok I have to agree - it's a Frankie goes to Hollywwod and Pink Floyd together - hey maybe their hidden offspring ! Thank you RP
groovynana
Wonderful, wonderful Yello. It is surprising that they are Swiss, who could tell!
Actually never heard this one before-I think I like it!
Ya gotta say YES to another excess!
i got no sound :(
 NewFee wrote:
Just cranked the 'phones as loud as I dare. *Love* the slam of that bass...
 
Yeah! I remember this. Seems like ages since I've last heard it. RP does it again!
Merci, mes amis! 
Just cranked the 'phones as loud as I dare. *Love* the slam of that bass...
They are channelling my homie Leonard Cohen: ''They sentenced me to 20 years of boredom...''
Always liked this one.  Definitely worth at least an 8.  Yeah, the bass line is definitely reminiscent of Frankie Goes To Hollywood's Relax.  Or probably vice versa, no?.

Just got an 8 from me.  Great rythym and bass.
First time I've heard this.  I like that bass line!  {#Dancingbanana}
Bill, yet another great piece in a wonderful morning  of music .

thank you -
 fuh2 wrote:

Floyd meets The Dead?
  

"Another Brick in the Wall"  is what I hear.
...for whatever reason, i resisted rating yello for a very long time, but just this morning i realised that this really is most excellent music...
 dctrpunda wrote:
ok, if you say so.  I am not young enough to know everything
  Mark Twain is in the house!

 derekd wrote:
Anybody else hear "Relax...Don't do it...When you wanna go to it" here? (Frankie Goes to Hollywood circa 80s)
 
me too!
YELLO! {#Sunny}
More YELLO please!

Yello did a lot of interesting stuff. I used to listen to them quite often, in an altered frame of mind, and they were very entertaining. Funny thing is I didn't know many people who knew they did anything more than their Oh Yeah song.
 derekd wrote:
Anybody else hear "Relax...Don't do it...When you wanna go to it" here? (Frankie Goes to Hollywood circa 80s)
 
I was just thinking the 'Welcome to the Pleasuredome" song. Had to log on just to post it. The bass nails it.

OOOOOOOOOOOH YEEEAAAAAAAAAAH

Save Ferris!
Still a fun album!
it was in the 80 th - I had this record - strange then - strange still - but yeah there was better music then..
Chick.  Chicka Chicka.  Oh wait...
 mandolin wrote:
...quintessentially cool...
 
NICE! {#Music}
Yello is like Stereolab - every song is essentially the same, but still awesome!
 Pyro wrote:
Damn, I need to pull this CD out and play it again.

LOVE me some Yello.   Ohhhhhh yeah.
 
For SURE!  It's a great album — I break it out every now & then, so it stays in my collection.

dull
 Dillinquent wrote:
 dctrpunda wrote:

not really

Yes there is, you just have to listen (you know, that thing that some people do with their ears...) 
 
ok, if you say so.  I am not young enough to know everything

 dctrpunda wrote:

not really

Yes there is, you just have to listen (you know, that thing that some people do with their ears...) 


 plaice3 wrote:
New to me and ... pretty interesting.  There's a lot going on here.
 
not really

Oh yeah...
I love Yello  {#Smile}  this takes me back to my raving days, chillin on sunday mornings {#Dance}
this song is annoying.
New to me and ... pretty interesting.  There's a lot going on here.
 EssexTex wrote:
He's six feet under
 
Don't think so: they both look pretty lively in the videos for the new record:
https://www.yello.com/#/new-album 
 Mugro wrote:
What's Yello up to these days? Any new recordings?
 
last album was late 09:

https://www.yello.com/#/new-album 
 fredriley wrote:

Yep, it's the thunked bass guitar, I think. This is a very 80s 'hi-nrg' sound, right enough.

 
Absolutely....and I STILL love it....

 derekd wrote:
Anybody else hear "Relax...Don't do it...When you wanna go to it" here? (Frankie Goes to Hollywood circa 80s)
 
Yep, it's the thunked bass guitar, I think. This is a very 80s 'hi-nrg' sound, right enough.

Anybody else hear "Relax...Don't do it...When you wanna go to it" here? (Frankie Goes to Hollywood circa 80s)
Chico Hablas on guitar!
{#Bananajam} 
 stickers11 wrote:
How old is this track? It has aged quite well....can't place it, but guessing it is 20+ years old.

 

{#Whisper}  If you look at the info to the right of the cover art, you'll see it was released in 1987.
How old is this track? It has aged quite well....can't place it, but guessing it is 20+ years old.

 conglif wrote:
Dear Mr. Bond:

Thank you for your interest in SlackRap Records, and the submission of your material.

We regret to inform you that at present, we do not feel that the material you've submitted is right for our label at this time.

Please do not allow this to discourage you from pursuing your artistic aspirations, nor from submitting further material in the future.

Yours truly,

Fartblossom Buttercup
SlackRap Records, A&R Dept.
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TRANSLATION:
"Don't quit your day job!"

(Well, you said you deserved a beating...)

{#Lol}

 
Dam! Another rejection. {#Sad} I had such high hopes this time.

By the way, parts of this song reminded me of Trevor Horn....Oops, I mean Frankie Goes to Hollywood {#Wink} Not the vocals mind you, just the music. Would Mr. Horn be behind the board here?

another reason to praise RP —- this is awe{#Dancingbanana}some
So I was going to log in, rate it low and point out how it sounds like really bad Frankie Goes to Hollywood (who I actually liked, BTW). I guess other people already noticed that. 
 snakechaser wrote:
To me this sounds a lot like Frankie Goes to Hollywood. Is there a connection between Yello and Frankie?
 
 shayde wrote:
Yeah, that.  They have a very similar bassline and rhythm.
Same eras (80's)
 
Not to mention that both their music was put together by a a couple of blokes in a studio full of synthesizers and samplers.

 peter_james_bond wrote:
Hello, it's Yello! Break out the Jello, this is swello! I want to jump and bellow because I'm feeling the opposite of mellow, my fine fellow, can't you tello? ..........ohhh I deserve a beating for that {#Beat}
 

Dear Mr. Bond:

Thank you for your interest in SlackRap Records, and the submission of your material.

We regret to inform you that at present, we do not feel that the material you've submitted is right for our label at this time.

Please do not allow this to discourage you from pursuing your artistic aspirations, nor from submitting further material in the future.

Yours truly,

Fartblossom Buttercup
SlackRap Records, A&R Dept.
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TRANSLATION:
"Don't quit your day job!"

(Well, you said you deserved a beating...)

{#Lol}

Damn, I need to pull this CD out and play it again.

LOVE me some Yello.   Ohhhhhh yeah.
Your second is up.{#Hand}
Hello, it's Yello! Break out the Jello, this is swello! I want to jump and bellow because I'm feeling the opposite of mellow, my fine fellow, can't you tello? ..........ohhh I deserve a beating for that {#Beat}
....and to think that we had us some Hooker just two songs ago....any better definition for eclecticism in sight? {#Music}

 snakechaser wrote:
To me this sounds a lot like Frankie Goes to Hollywood. Is there a connection between Yello and Frankie?
 
Yeah, that.  They have a very similar bassline and rhythm.

Same eras (80's)

i was on Groove Salad and switched to RP ...had to double check my work {#Bounce}
Always a welcome listen.
{#Cool}
...quintessentially cool...
More Yello Bill...{#Bananapiano}...I've been listening to their stuff since 1982...very cool..
"He" is actually two guys. And they seem alive and well. From Allmusic:
The ambitious Swiss electronic duo Yello comprised vocalist/conceptualist Dieter Meier -- a millionaire industrialist, professional gambler, and member of Switzerland's national golf team -- and composer/arranger Boris Blank.
How can you not love this concept? :lol:
To me this sounds a lot like Frankie Goes to Hollywood. Is there a connection between Yello and Frankie?
gooood.. :dance:
EssexTex wrote:
He's six feet under
Just one second................
EssexTex wrote:
He's six feet under
Says who?
Mugro wrote:
What's Yello up to these days? Any new recordings?
He's six feet under
This has the '80s written all over it. I like that.
Oh yeah!
What's Yello up to these days? Any new recordings?
madra wrote:
...Dieter Meier...That guy goes out for drinks with Buckaroo Banzai.
:lol: You're killing me!!!!
Reminds me of driving to Florida for senior trip. Yeeeeeeears ago. Good stuff!
Call it Yello.
You have to love Yello, if for no other reason than AMG's description of member Dieter Meier as "a millionaire industrialist, professional gambler, and member of Switzerland's national golf team". That guy goes out for drinks with Buckaroo Banzai.
I haven't heard this in YEARS! I used to freak out my college roomates by playing my Yello tapes as we drove through the desolate Mexican desert on spring break- a lifetime ago.
Awesome album. Each track is a little different but as a whole spectacular. Man did I have some good times listening to this album with altered states!
Love this track. Love everything they've ever done tbh, lol. There's loads more Yello that's suitable for a station like this. 10 out of 10
I noticed a few people comparing this to Pink Floyd...just in case they were wondering what it was...it's the mmmmmmmm thing; sounds like he's about to say he needs a dirty woman. Other than that, I don't think there's much similarity, but it's not bad just being what it is.
FallOutOfWindow wrote:
Oboe solo.
So rolo Beetolo And tell Tchaikovsky the news
I thought this was Love and Rockets when it started.
fuh2 wrote:
Floyd meets The Dead? or the macarena meets miami vice?
Cool set! :cool: Yello - Call It Love Ween - The Argus Devics - Moments
jadewahoo wrote:
Yello raises my blood, pumps my verve... so I upped this from a 9 to a 10, and the rating goes up to 6.9! Come on Yello fans, lets push this baby to a 7.5 at least!
I'd like to give it more but can't do better than 10 on the RP scale unfortunately, sorry. :music: Love Yello!
bueller....bueller....bueller
I don't understand the hype - average at best :shifty:
Motorin' music... That conga loop makes me want to drive a very fast, very red vehicle in an obstacle rich environment.">
DAMN! That got my attention
Yello raises my blood, pumps my verve... so I upped this from a 9 to a 10, and the rating goes up to 6.9! Come on Yello fans, lets push this baby to a 7.5 at least!
If RP played anything on the FLAG album the 6.8 would rise dramatically!!!
6.8? C'mon people...this is better than that. Reminds me of being stationed in Germany 89/90'..and skiing Colorado 90/91....
Unmistakable. :jump: :clap: :bananajam: :bananasplit: :dance: :jump:
YELLO Underrated. Underplayed here at RP. MORE YELLO PLEASE!!
:drummer: :hearteyes: :bounce:
:bananasplit: :guitarist: :bananasplit: :guitarist: :drummer: :guitarist: :bananasplit: :guitarist: :bananasplit:
Oboe solo.
kazuma wrote:
With a funky undercarriage!
Floyd meets The Dead?
This is my first post anywhere on here. I thought I heard a sample of Jean-Michel Jarre somewhere in this near the end, sorry if ignorance on my part. Good song though.