Tokyo: Readymade Records, 1999. Compact Disc. Cardstock black and white photographic sleeve. (19cm. x 13 cm.) Spiral bound cardstock liner notes. 30 pp. Color illustrated. Verso with wallet for Compact Disc. Mild edgewear to sleeve. Liner notes clean and without wear. CD Fine. Overall, Near Fine. Item #234
The most popular incarnation of the Japanese pop band, Pizzicato Five, was when vocalist Maki Nomiya joined the band of founders, Yasuharu Konishi and Keitaro Takanami in the late 1980s. The band, with its catchy, go-go instrumental style and Nomiya's upbeat and mod vocals, would come to embody the "Shibuya-kei" style of the 1990s; a music style heavily influenced by 60s culture including the Phil Spector "Wall of Sound" and French Pop. During this time period, Pizzicato Five achieved something rare for Japanese bands -- popularity in the place that influenced them, the West.