Blue China were a Swiss postpunk/new wave/indie Band.
Rudolph Dietrich played in the first Swiss punk band "Nasal Boys". http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bPzSuCmP7o
CBS was interested, the band travelled to England to record an album. They had to change their name into "Expo", CBS determined everything: name, music and record cover. Rudolph Dietrich left the band. In 1979 he released the single "No CBS", even though CBS tried avert it.
In 1979 the Band "Kraft durch Freude" was formed with Heinrich Heinricht and drummer Beat Schlatter (member of TNT, Sperma, Kleenex; now he is a famous comedian and actor in Switzerland) and released the LP "Wir bleiben Kameraden". In 1980 Schlatter was replaced by Thomas Wydler (member of Hertz) and the band released the single "I've gotta whole lotta love".
In 1980 R. Dietrich released under the name "Mutterfreuden" the LP "Don't miss the past". Band members were Iggie Wiederkehr (Sozz), Thomas Wydler, who was replaced by Phil Rust (TNT).
Mutterfreuden perform NO CBS in 1980: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s8RAvkNfEUE
R. Dietrich released a two CD compilation in 2006, if you're interested in his punk bands. You can order it here: http://www.rudolphdietrich.ch/
The artwork is absolutely great! A little book instead of a jewel case! 30 pages with collages, that's oldschool! ;)
Blue China Discography:
Visitors never come alone 7'' 1981
Cassingle 1981 (can anyone upload this one????)
Tomorrow Never Knows 12'' 1982
Single Collection 12'' Mini LP 1983
Spiritual Beauty LP 1983
These Are The Days 12'' 1984
and the compilation, which you can get here: http://rapidshare.de/files/38099309/Blue_China.rar.html
(cover follows, my camera doesn't work)