I don’t update this blog very often anymore, but in case you’ve surfed in from the link on The New Vinyl Villain today, I’ve hastily thrown together some bonus Pizzicato Five stuff that was in the running for the Imaginary Compilation Album but didn’t make it for one reason or another.
This is one of the P5 songs that’s turned up as background music for TV and film, and might therefore elicit a vague sense of recognition. I considered throwing it in for that reason, but ultimately decided to avoid anything that appeared in the same form on “Made In USA”, so it was disqualified on those grounds.
I flip-flopped for a long time over whether to use this or the standard version of “Triste” on the ICA. I think the standard version is the right choice, but you might still like to hear this one.
A bright, catchy tune but in the end a bit too similar in style to “Happy Sad”.
This “big beat”-ish instrumental mix of “Playboy Playgirl” nearly replaced “Darlin’ Of Discotheque” in the “overly long instrumental” slot, but simply wasn’t overly long enough.
And if you like “The Night Is Still Young”, there’s also a previous post here that features thirteen versions of it.