the new stereophonic sound spectacular

posted by catherine / July 24, 2006 /

did anybody else ever listen to pizzicato five back in the late 90s or whenever it was they were around? i haven't listened to them in years, i've lost track of their cds, but for some reason i woke up this morning thinking about them. they were a japanese group, but made some of the catchiest lounge-y music i've ever heard. plus they're just fun and campy. and i also realized their song "baby love child" was featured in one of my favorite scenes out of futurama - the montage where leela is growing up, presumably an orphan, but her parents are sneaking her presents and secretly tucking her into bed at night. aww.

anyway. this was a totally random post, but here are a few links to blogs where you can get a few pizzicato five mp3s to brighten your monday.

baby love child and room service

twiggy vs. james bond

the girl from ipanema


I listened to them. The song quality is up and down but they have an awesome attitude and a pretty cool retro/j-pop vibe going on that I always found refreshing. "Happy Sad" is pretty awesome, for example.

Posted by: Jake on July 24, 2006 09:32 AM

Yeah, I have three of their CDs that a friend brought me from Japan. I can burn 'em if you want. Email me your postal address.

Posted by: Cyrus Farivar on July 24, 2006 11:19 AM

I have a couple of their songs on my iPod. Twiggy Twiggy is kind of awesome, I have to say, except there's this part in the middle where a guy speaks softly in the background, and when I have my earphones in it never ceases to freak me out because it sounds like some dude just crept up behind me.

Posted by: Heather on July 24, 2006 01:09 PM

now there's a coincidence. P5 made an appearance on the tunequest just this afternoon during the commute home. i have a majority of the group's catalog and overall it's pretty good music, even though it can be wildly uneven at time. their material from before 1994 is of questionable merit, but man, 1997's "happy end of the world" still ranks as one of my favorite albums.

Posted by: tunequester on July 25, 2006 06:22 PM

P5 were actually around from 85 'till 2001 :)
You'll find some more songs on my blog:

Posted by: earthgoesaround on August 3, 2006 05:05 PM

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