MUH! by Matterhorn Project is unique in pop history. There are cows singing and bells tingling, yodelling and alpine horns, all supported by an infectious eigthies disco-beat and a slightly spaced-out sense of humour. The track stormed the Swiss and international charts in 1985 and got known and loved for its sense of comedy and tongue-in-cheek citing of Swiss clichés.
MUH! is also known as the “moo song” in South Africa, Japan and other parts of the world and the French call it “meuh” or “meu”.
Hi, my name is PJ Wassermann and I’m one of the founding members of Matterhorn Project (Stella & PJ Wassermann in 1985, Stella sadly died in 2011).
Our first release “MUH!” was a huge hit in Switzerland and a number 5 in South Africa. It was released all over Europe and in Japan. In the same year we did an album, also called Matterhorn Project, and it made the charts in Switzerland, too. It contained another top ten hit called “Yo-Lollo-Diuh”, the first yodelling disco ever.
The infamous MUH! video clip
YouTube banned it from my own channel because of its “pornographic” content. Funny that it’s still readily available on other YouTube channels. Actually it’s pretty harmless, unless you are very prudish.
The video was created by a student of a German Film Academy as his graduate work. We only found out later about it and we didn’t have any influence on the content of the clip. So don’t blame us!