Fresh Color

Fresh Color

Swiss group formed circa 1978 in Aarau by guitarist Gutze Gautschi. They started as a punk band featuring Dieter Meier, however, Meier left after two 7" singles, "Cry For Fame" (released as 'Dieter Meier') and "No Chance" (released as 'Fresh Color'). Meier went on to form Yello. Fresh Color released further singles in punk style.
In the early 80ies, Gutze Gautschi assembled a new band including drummer Danny Amsler and moved towards new wave. Fresh Color started to include synthesizers and developped a distinct dubby production style. The alias 'Frische Farbe' was created to release songs in German language; the band's debut longplayer "Die Stärke im Minimum" (1982) was also credited to Frische Farbe.
In 1984, Fresh Color shrunk to the duo of Gutze Gautschi and Danny Amsler. On the singles "Disco Nature" and "Get On Up", the duo merged their new wave background with disco and electro.
When songwriter and vocalist Humphrey Robertson joined the group, they had their biggest success with "Disco Future" and released their second album, "Nightdreams", in 1985.
Soon after, all of the three went into producing a large number of different projects.
At the end of the nineties, Gautschi tried to revive Fresh Color.
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Fresh Color Discography


11170 Frische Farbe* Die Stärke Im Minimum(LP, Album) Gold Records 11170 Switzerland 1982 Sell This Version
11 258 Fresh Color Nightdreams (Album) Gold Records 11 258 Switzerland 1985 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

PP. 00278, PP 00278 Fresh Color No Chance(7") Periphery Perfume, Periphery Perfume PP. 00278, PP 00278 Switzerland 1978 Sell This Version
FC 01279 Fresh Color Fresh Color(12") Sticks-Records FC 01279 Switzerland 1979 Sell This Version
FC 00179 Fresh Color Lady Shiva(7") Sticks-Records FC 00179 Switzerland 1979 Sell This Version
10049 Fresh Color Fresh Tscha Tscha / Fingertips(7") Gold Records 10049 Switzerland 1981 Sell This Version
H 6098 Fresh Color Don't Touch Me / Teaser Harmony H 6098 Italy 1982 Sell This Version
10 057 Frische Farbe* / Fresh Color Frische Farbe* / Fresh Color - Die Stärke Im Minimum / The Force In The Minimum (Maxi) Gold Records 10 057 Switzerland 1982 Sell This Version
10 106 Fresh Color Get On Up(12", Maxi) Gold Records 10 106 Switzerland 1984 Sell This Version
10 099 Fresh Color Disco Nature(12", Maxi) Gold Records 10 099 Switzerland 1984 Sell This Version
ZYX 5286 Fresh Color Sing With Me Tonight (Single, Maxi) Gold Records ZYX 5286 Germany 1985 Sell This Version
1122 Fresh Color Disco Future (Maxi, Single) Gold Records 1122 Germany 1985 Sell This Version
ZYX 5271 Fresh Color Disco Future (Remix) / Sing With Me Tonight(12") ZYX Records ZYX 5271 Germany 1985 Sell This Version
ZYX 5453 Fresh Color D.J. Track Vol. 1 Gold Records ZYX 5453 Germany 1986 Sell This Version
FM 1226 Fresh Color Doo-Dup(CD, Maxi) Fresh Music FM 1226 Switzerland 1993 Sell This Version
ZOO1354498 Fresh Color Helpless (You Took My Love)(CD, Maxi) Zoom! ZOO1354498 Switzerland 2012 Sell This Version


Z001354932 Frische Farbe* Die Stärke Im Minimum (Comp) Fresh Music Z001354932 Switzerland 2012 Sell This Version


FM 162100 Fresh Color Punkpartout(CD) Fresh Music FM 162100 Switzerland Unknown Sell This Version