Solid Pleasure

Performers Yello

Universal Records (Germany) | March 17, 2008 | Compact Disc

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When SOLID PLEASURE first hit the racks in the early 1980s (on the Residents' very own Ralph Records label), few were prepared. The bizarre trio, comprising electronics maven Boris Blank, guitarist/sound sampler Carlos Peron, and Swiss wacko Dieter Meier, was a breath of fresh air in the moribund synth-pop scene. Opening with the ping-pong analog funk of "Bimbo," an utterly original panoply of sounds ran throughout the record's two sides like some mysterious serpent twisting its way into the jungle underbrush. Simply put, you've never heard anything quite like it.
You might call the catchy gurgling electronic beats and wheezing sounds of "Blue Green" synth-pop, but if this is popular music then we need to re-evaluate Stockhausen's catalog. However, SOLID PLEASURE is indeed pop; there's a strange accessibility to this kaleidoscope of intangible sounds and rhythms. Oddball, obscure, obtuse--acquiring SOLID PLEASURE will convince even the most jaded '80s throwback that there was some integrity to that discombobulated time.

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: March 17, 2008

Genre: Art Rock

Style: Rock & Pop

Number of Discs: 1

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Originally Released: 1980

Label Name: Universal Records (Germany)

UPC: 602498309049

Found in: Art Rock, Art Rock

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Solid Pleasure

Performers Yello

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: March 17, 2008

Genre: Art Rock

Style: Rock & Pop

Number of Discs: 1

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Originally Released: 1980

Label Name: Universal Records (Germany)

UPC: 602498309049


Title Track Time
1.Bimbo --
2.Night Flanger --
3.Reverse Lion --
4.Downtown Samba --
5.Magneto --
6.Massage --
7.Assistant's Cry --
8.Bostich --
9.Rock Stop --
10.Coast To Polka --
11.Blue Green --
12.Eternal Legs --
13.Stanztrigger --
14.Bananas To The Beat --
15.Thrill Wave 2:01 (soundtrack "jetzt Und Alles") (bonus Track) --
16.I.t. Splash 2:48 (previously Unreleased) (bonus Track) --
17.Gluehead 2:57 (previously Unreleased) (bonus Track) --
18.Smirak's Train 4:36 (soundtrack "jetzt Und Alles") (bonus Track) --
19.Bostich (n'est-ce Pas) (bonus Track) --

Editorial Notes

When SOLID PLEASURE first hit the racks in the early 1980s (on the Residents' very own Ralph Records label), few were prepared. The bizarre trio, comprising electronics maven Boris Blank, guitarist/sound sampler Carlos Peron, and Swiss wacko Dieter Meier, was a breath of fresh air in the moribund synth-pop scene. Opening with the ping-pong analog funk of "Bimbo," an utterly original panoply of sounds ran throughout the record's two sides like some mysterious serpent twisting its way into the jungle underbrush. Simply put, you've never heard anything quite like it.
You might call the catchy gurgling electronic beats and wheezing sounds of "Blue Green" synth-pop, but if this is popular music then we need to re-evaluate Stockhausen's catalog. However, SOLID PLEASURE is indeed pop; there's a strange accessibility to this kaleidoscope of intangible sounds and rhythms. Oddball, obscure, obtuse--acquiring SOLID PLEASURE will convince even the most jaded '80s throwback that there was some integrity to that discombobulated time.
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