Hello Hell / YELL-O-YELL

17 Nov

Shoot The Truth

Shoot The Truth

Filimon Vaskalis was Babis Dalidis’s schoolmate and still I am of the impression that Babis created Creep Records especially for Filimon’s (the right name is Filotas – Thank you Babis) band, Yell-O-Yell.
Or at least that was a major reason.
Formed in 1982, the line up was Vaggelis Kazilieris-drums, Haris Kirkilis-bass and Filotas “Fill Scars” Vaskalis on vocals and guitar.
By the same year, the band released their 7” single  “Shoot The Truth” and performed live with bands such as Villa 21 and Headleaders,  mainly at Sofita club in Plaka and at Pigasos Club in Exarhia.
Spyros Faros would join them later on 1986 (he played also for the bands: “Rehearsed Dreams”, “Headleaders”, “Spider’s Web”, “Raw”).
In 1983 Creep Records  released their mini LP “Funtime”.
The band was labelled as dark wave (their first release sounded a lot like Nick Caves’s Birthday Party but soon they found their own personal dark formula).



For sure I have to add here the name of their sound engineer, Chris Manolitsis, who was also responsible for the sound of many other bands of that era.
He was always coming up with some bright idea to creat new sound effect.
For example, he used to have a microphone going all around the recording room while Yello Yell were recording, in order to create the feeling of dizziness.
Chris Manolitsis was also responsible for the production and sound engineering of the releases of Film Noirs’ “Never Ending Dreans”, Metro Decays’ “Ypervasi” and the first two releases of The Flowers Of Romance.
Back to Yell-O-Yell, Creep records released in 1984 their first album, “Hello Hell” and the band supported Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds on Hima Club-Athens during November.
Their last album was released by Smash Records, a label from Thessaloniki, in 1986.  titled “ΧΙΙ-13”.
Unfortunately Filimonas Vaskalis died in the early 90s.

Yell-o-Yell live at Sofita club

Yell-o-Yell live at Sofita club

About 300 copies of the band’s vinyl releases were exported.


Posted by on November 17, 2008 in New Wave / Dark Wave



4 responses to “Hello Hell / YELL-O-YELL

  1. babis dallidis

    December 15, 2008 at 12:37 am

    aplws ithela na pw oti o Fill legotan Filwtas kai oxi Filimonas. Poly kali douleia, mpravo

  2. panole8riambos

    December 15, 2008 at 1:32 pm

    Efxaristoume poly Babi.
    Panta efprosdektes oi dior8oseis.
    Na eisai kala.

  3. cooki3

    March 8, 2009 at 5:49 pm

    p tha mporousa n vrw stixous apo t kommatia tous? euxaristw

  4. sinnaa

    March 10, 2009 at 5:34 am

    Hello cooki3 🙂

    Den kseroume … alla tha prospathisoume na mathoume.

    S’eyxomaste kalh mera, kai na’se panta kala. 🙂


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