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Old 26.08.2008, 16:51
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Re: Swiss pop music

Celtic Frost had an international cult following within the 80s metal scene and influenced many bands. Not everyone's cup of tea of course.
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Old 29.08.2008, 16:29
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phenomden, this is what the hubby is into now...not really into it : swissgerman-sung-raggae style...hmm...but he has a new album out today...
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Old 18.11.2008, 02:45
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You know a bit about Yello. If my memory serves me well didn't one of their 80's records introduce the phrase "Uningbelievable"?

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On Saturday I was on a date in Zug and the girl I was with told me that the Argentinian Malbec I was drinking was from Dieter Meier's vinyard.
Coincidentally she told me that Globus had a special 10% discount day on Sunday.

I went to Globus on Banhofstrasse, Zurich but was turned away as I didn't have a VIP invite.

After a second attempt to enter we went round the back and got in after being asked if we were tourists.

So after a while we went to the food / drink area in the basement and lo and behold who was there? None other than Dieter who was promoting his Argentinian wines. I went up and asked him for a sample for my friends after explaining I'd tried the Malbec the night before in Zug.

What a nice interesting guy. He wasn't obsessed with himself, but interested in his customers. Oh Yeah he was a nice guy.
The only bad point was he was tasting his own Argentinian beef but wasn't offering it as a sample. He owns the Argentinian restaurant opposite the Lion's Pub at Renweg in Zurich and a new one near Paradeplatz.

In the excitement of meeting Salvidor Dali's twin, I forgot to ask him about the query I posted on this very thread about Swiss musicians! Unfu*kingbelievable.
This inspired me to look up the song I thought was Yello's and indeed it was. But not called "Unfu*kingbelievable" as the song goes, just called "Unbelievable".

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Old 18.11.2008, 06:45
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Re: Swiss pop music

seems nobody has yet mentioned grauzone (big new wave hit 'eisbaer').
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Are there any famous Swiss popular musicians?

I thought Europe (the final countdown) or Nena (99 red balloons), but they're Swedish and German. I'm after someone who has once released any hit that might be recognised outside of Switzerland. Thanks for any help!

Krokus wrote Ballroom Blitz and other hits.

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Re: Swiss pop music

Really, Krokus wrote Ballroom Blitz?!? So when did The Sweet, first sing that song?
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Really, Krokus wrote Ballroom Blitz?!? So when did The Sweet, first sing that song?

Krokus were pretty late on the scene with this classic.
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Krokus wrote Ballroom Blitz and other hits.

This forum is so full of censorship its shocking. Im surprised now that we can even talk about pop music much less rock n roll. Im not loosing sleep over it though.
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Im not sure, sorry.
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Old 18.02.2009, 16:55
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what about the Young Gods....


they were big enough in Oz to get a Triple-J "live at the Wireless" session
and recorded a live album there while on tour....

http://www.younggods.com/cms/front_content.php?idcat=50

I saw them support Kasabian last year, and for a bunch of old guys, they rocked out.

Yeah, Young Goods are good, they are actually really big outside of Switzerland, within that kind of scene. I have first heard them..jeezum..18 years ago, they still rock out. Far from pop music but original.

I think it is hard to find good, original and inspiring art and craft here. Ton of kitch and cliche. If anybody has some interesting links, please, post them.

Thanks.
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Im not sure, sorry.

Not sure about what?

Now I'm confused...
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Old 22.05.2009, 00:53
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Re: Swiss pop music

Are there really very few records released in Switzerland? Looking at the charts it would appear so. About a quarter of the songs have been in the charts for six months or more, with several over a year.

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Old 22.05.2009, 02:01
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Re: Swiss pop music

Depends on the size of the releases you consider. There are quite a few artists on mx3.ch and I think a good part of them has released a CD at some point. Most won't get airtime though...
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