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YIP YIP COYOTE BIOGRAPHY

Yip Yip Coyote were part of the early 80's "cow-punk" eruption. Explosion would be overstatement -- the movement more or less fizzled as "new wave" died and what's commonly called "alternative" these days emerged with its harder edged, less-produced sound. In the UK this minor movement itself was more an offshoot of the new "glam" and "fashion" rock style epitomized by Culture Club, Hayzi Fantayzi and Wide Boy Awake among others.

Yip Yip Coyote never had a genuine US release of their own save an appearance on the soundtrack for BACHELOR PARTY, but their first LP and singles DID appear in the UK on Illegal Records and I.R.S., pictured below.

Yip Yip LP on Illegal Records Yip Yip 12inch YIPX1 on I.R.S., UK Yip Yip 2nd 12inch YIPX2 on I.R.S., UK
UK YIP YIP COYOTE Records (L to R): Their first (and only) LP, FIFI, on Illegal Records; Their first 12" I.R.S. YIPX1 ("Dream Of The West"/"The Law") which was also a 7" (IRS YIP1) and a shaped picture disc (IRS YIPP1); and their final 12" single I.R.S. YIPX2 ("Pioneer Girl"/"Last Train").

The line-up consisted of two constants: Fifi Coyote on Vocals and Carl Evans (ex-Chefs) on Guitar. Other "regulars" were Eg White on Bass and Volker VonHoff on Drums. This line-up was fleshed out by occasional inputs by Carrie Booth (Keyboards), Harry Pitch (Harmonica) and "Luis" (Percussion)... The UK records are nicely packaged (photos and design work by Nic Cole, Miss Moss, Fifi Coyote herself and others). The cuts on the UK LP were produced by a veritable who's who of 80's music producers: Anne Dudley (Art Of Noise), Tony Mansfield, the mysterious Jesse James and David Ruffy...

It is unfortunate there was never a US release of this material, as the highly danceable rhythms and infectious melodies may have helped prolong the "cow punk" movement on this side of the Atlantic.


YIP YIP COYOTE I.R.S. DISCOGRAPHY

This discography will cover only YIP YIP COYOTE's recordings for I.R.S. Records. Recordings for other labels, other recordings, solo recordings and guest appearances, may be mentioned in the biography or discography, but details can be found by visiting some of the cool links for YIP YIP COYOTE, below...

Compilations & Soundtracks

BACHELOR PARTY (SP70047): features "Dream Of The West".
KROQ PRESENTS THE NORMAL NOISE OF IRS (IRS #?) includes "Dream Of The West"


YIP YIP COYOTE LINKS AND OTHER COOL STUFF

Unfortunately at the present time we found no links to websites pertaining to YIP YIP COYOTE, nor is there any fan club info. But if you do your own search you can find a number of vendors selling their UK releases. Below is one link connected to YIP YIP COYOTE


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