Fans of Pizzicato Five, Cosa Nostra, and the Shibuya-kei sound in general will want to check out this first volume in the Girl Girl Girl series, a compilation of tracks resulting from an on-air bet that all three DJs of a radio show create a brand new song each week. The DJs happen to be songwriting heavyweights Yasuharu Konishi (of Pizzicato Five), Tetsutaro Sakurai (of Cosa Nostra), and Harry Kubota (of Pearl Brothers and others), and the results are as varied as their record collections, bringing in their friends, in-studio guests, and other weirdos as musicians and vocalists. This introductory set includes a great techno reworking of the Who's "I Can See for Miles"; Konishi's folk-meets-George Harrison stomper "Curry Rice"; a fun Motown pop original, "Love's XYZ"; a sleek piece of Euro-jazz pop, "Ding Dong Ding Dong"; and even a cover of Todd Rundgren's "Does Anybody Love You." The genres are mixed so well and the range of instrumentation so wide that one might think this is a compilation album.
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AllMusic Review by Ted Mills