Monday, 2 April 2018

BELLEVUE - Discography 2011

During the late 70's Andreas Hofer (guitars) & Jürg Grob (bass) began to meet for evening sessions of noise at former "venues" such as defunct bomb shelters and parking lots. These nights brought together a wide range of very unique and diverse characters (many many others were also very actively involved). When vocalist Peter Hefti joined in 1980, the name Bellevue was adopted. After a handful of shows Jean Bhend (drums) left and was replaced by Major Many from the Rebels. The band consisted of former art-school students, looking for a new direction and for those involved who weren't, Bellevue was a reaction to the stereotypical, chart-oriented music that was dominating the mainstream of that time. Bellevue sang in German and English, lyrically dealing with issues such as government surveillance, the army, drugs & genetic engineering. Besides a handful of shows across Germany, they predominantly played in their home city of Zurich with the odd out-of-town performance every so often. It all unfortunately came to an end in 1983 after the release of their second single "Soldatenlied".    

So here is now this beautiful piece of punkrock outta Switzerland! Absolutly beautifully packaged collection of the two 7"s of this essential SwissPunk band, some never before released studio songs from the period plus three remastered but still raw live songs. Killer-Punkrock-record with thirteen magic midtempo-punk-tracks with mostly German lyrics. Edition of 500 copies only, includes an awesome insert with band-story and images of old concert-posters.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you very much for this Swiss rarity .Have a nice week