Very possibly the 'Lab's most beautiful song. Sounds vaguely barouque beneath all those layers of floating voices & technological acumen. The whole thing races by at a dirge's pace, constantly hinting that it's about to be set loose into a frenzy, but always kept reined in. Appeared as a b-side on the "Wow & Flutter" single.
from Wow & Flutter (EP), available on CD (Duophonic)
One of Puffy's Andy Sturmer productions, this track brings to mind things such as ABBA's "Fernando" with it's faux-Andalusian flavor...but those loopy sound effects and the theater organ solo just scream out Tokyo!
from Jet CD (Sony Japan) available on CD - The Best of Puffy: Amiyumi Jet Fever (Sony Japan)
This accursed short attention span of mine makes it nearly impposible for me to pay attention to lyrics. But Momus has a definite savoir-faire that just keeps me riveted. Nick Currie does his usual sardonic "thang" on this acoustic-guitar-and-sequencer ballad about just how great Howard DeSoto is. "I am/quite simply/the most important man alive." Makes me want to go to Montparnasse, too. Only available on Bungalow's "Suite: 98" compilation.
The Teutonic funky drummer? Herr Thomas and his inimitable Sound Orchester turn in this terrific theme song to some long-lost detective show from German television. Shows that Thomas was as great a tv/film composer as Schifrin, Mancini, Barry, Budd or Jones.
available on CD - Moonflowers & Mini-Skirts (Marina)
06 Dec 05 ·Swinging London: That's another WILD track recommended by 'tinks'.
This is my favorite song on what is currently my favorite P5 album. Three-and-a-half minutes of unadulterated Shibuya joy. I'd love to know what Konishi-san's secret to putting songs like this together is, but then I guess it'd spoil the magic. And check the brilliant lyrics! "Have a nice day, the same to you/What time baby? 9 o'clock/Gonna have a good time?/I miss you/How do you think about it?/I don't know!"
from The Sound of Music by Pizzicato Five, available on CD
24 Apr 01 ·king8egg: this is a great version. it can also be found on the japanese release "great white wonder". the original version of this song is by the plastics. 14 May 01 ·king8egg: oops. that should say that it can also be found on the japanese release "romantique 96". it isn't on "great white wonder".