History Music / PizzicatoFive

16th May '17 11:53:19 AM Quag15
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** And in few songs like ''Nonstop to Tokyo'', there's [[GratuitousForeignLanguage Gratuitous Portuguese]] too.

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** And in a few songs like ''Nonstop to Tokyo'', Tokyo'' or ''Loudland!'', there's [[GratuitousForeignLanguage Gratuitous Portuguese]] too.
19th Feb '17 4:01:07 PM Xtifr
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A Japanese pop group active from 1986 to 2001, '''Pizzicato Five''' (known in a beginning as "Pizzicato V" and often known simply by the initials P5) was best known to audiences in the West in their later incarnation as a duo of Maki Nomiya and Yasuharu Konishi. The group, widely credited (along with Flipper's Guitar) with spearheading the Shibuya-kei movement of Tokyo in the 1990s, was influenced by genres as distinct as Bossa Nova, Soul, Yé-Yé, Chanson, Funk and 60's English pop music.

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A Japanese pop group active from 1986 to 2001, '''Pizzicato Five''' Pizzicato Five (known in a beginning as "Pizzicato V" and often known simply by the initials P5) was best known to audiences in the West in their later incarnation as a duo of Maki Nomiya and Yasuharu Konishi. The group, widely credited (along with Flipper's Guitar) with spearheading the Shibuya-kei movement of Tokyo in the 1990s, was influenced by genres as distinct as Bossa Nova, Soul, Yé-Yé, Chanson, Funk and 60's English pop music.
28th Dec '16 3:04:46 PM Quag15
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* HiddenTrack: They have various in their albums. PlayedForLaughs in ''Playboy & Playgirl'' when the narrator says like "and now here's the bonus track as all our albums'', which is only the first theme singed with just "nanananana".
* IAmTheBand: Yasuharu Konishi, who was one of the initial members and the last one remained. Even he made a disc after being splitted with Nomiya with the name of Pizzicato Five making [[CoverAlbum own versions of]] [[Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon Disney's]] [[Disney/WinnieThePooh movie]] [[Film/MaryPoppins songs]].
* IconicSongRequest: ''Twiggy Twiggy'' and ''Sweet Sour Revue''.

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* HiddenTrack: They have various ones in their albums. PlayedForLaughs in ''Playboy & Playgirl'' when the narrator says like "and now here's the bonus track as all our albums'', which is only the first theme singed with just "nanananana".
* IAmTheBand: Yasuharu Konishi, who was one of the initial members and the last one remained. Even he made a disc after being splitted splitting with Nomiya with the name of Pizzicato Five making [[CoverAlbum own versions of]] [[Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon Disney's]] [[Disney/WinnieThePooh movie]] [[Film/MaryPoppins songs]].
* IconicSongRequest: ''Twiggy Twiggy'' and ''Sweet Sour Soul Revue''.
14th Oct '16 7:20:21 AM Basara-kun
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* MaleBandFemaleSinger: Most of the formations in the history of the group have a sole female as the singer, not just Maki Nomiya, also Mamiko Sasaki in the first formation in TheEighties.
11th Oct '16 8:17:51 AM Basara-kun
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** And in few songs like ''Nonstop to Tokyo'', there's [[GratuitousForeignLanguage Gratuitous Portuguese]] too.


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* TheSmurfettePrinciple: The first formation with female lead singers like Mamiko Sasaki (first formation) and Maki Nomiya, in which they were the only female in the group.
** ChromosomeCasting: In the formation with Takao Tajima as the only male singer in the history of the group, the only time all the group was male only.
6th Oct '16 10:16:57 PM Basara-kun
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!A new stereophonic Pizzicato Five tropes spectacular:

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!A ![[CatchPhrase A new stereophonic Pizzicato Five tropes spectacular:
spectacular]]:



* AuthorCatchphrase: "A New Stereophonic Sound Spectacular!"

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* AuthorCatchphrase: "A New Stereophonic Sound Spectacular!" new stereophonic sound spectacular"



* BreakupBreakout: Both Nomiya and Konishi made solo careers as well other projects away from music
* DanceSensation : Various of their songs, especially ''Tout va bien'' (which come the image of the page).
* EpicInstrumentalOpener: The original 11 and a half minute version of "Darlin' of Discotheque" is instrumental for the first seven and a half minutes. The radio edit reduces this to about 30 seconds.
* GratuitousEnglish[=/=]GratuitousFrench: Not uncommon. Some of their early videos even credit them as "Les Pizzicato V".

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* BreakupBreakout: Both Nomiya and Konishi made solo careers as well other projects away from music
music.
* DanceSensation : CoverVersion: Being one of the styles they managed, Pizzicato Five made a cover of the famous Bossa Nova song "The Girl from Ipanema" (the english version.)
* DanceSensation:
Various of their songs, especially ''Tout va bien'' (which come comes the image of the page).
* EpicInstrumentalOpener: The original 11 and a half minute version of "Darlin' ''Darlin' of Discotheque" Discotheque'' is instrumental for the first seven and a half minutes. The radio edit reduces this to about 30 seconds.
* GratuitousEnglish[=/=]GratuitousFrench: Not uncommon. Some of their early videos even credit them as "Les Pizzicato V". V".
** Also, they have GratuitousSpanish too, included the name of their US record label "[[TorosYFlamenco Matador]] Records".
* GratuitousDiscoSequence: ''Tout va bien'' videoclip.



* IAmTheBand: Yasuharu Konishi, who was one of the initial members and the last one remains. Even he made a disc after being splitted with Nomiya with the name of Pizzicato Five making [[CoverAlbum own versions of Disney's movie songs]].

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* IAmTheBand: Yasuharu Konishi, who was one of the initial members and the last one remains. remained. Even he made a disc after being splitted with Nomiya with the name of Pizzicato Five making [[CoverAlbum own versions of Disney's movie of]] [[Franchise/DisneyAnimatedCanon Disney's]] [[Disney/WinnieThePooh movie]] [[Film/MaryPoppins songs]].



* {{Leitmotif}}: All what Pizzicato Five represents can be seen and listened in [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=paFZTJq8JoI these 6 minutes.]]
* LocationSong: A lot, especially from... [[TokyoIsTheCenterOfTheUniverse you know]], like ''Mon Amour Tokyo'', ''Á Tokyo'', ''Nonstop to Tokyo'', ''Tokyo's Coolest Sound'' and ''Tokyo, Mon Amour''.
** Also, songs from some other places like ''London-Paris'', ''Statue of Liberty'' and ''Roma''.
* MeaningfulName: "Pizzicato" is referred to a playing technique that involves plucking the strings of a string instrument, used in various music genres, like {{jazz}}. And "Five" is because the amount of members initially were in the band (being Konishi the last of them that remained until the end of the group.)
* RearrangeTheSong: Mostly seen in concerts, in which Nomiya sung songs from old formations before her, like ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2HEow7eGVy4 The Audrey Hepburn Complex]]'', all rearranged by Konishi, of course.



* RepurposedPopSong: Various of Pizzicato Five songs are most known for being used in TV advertising (not just in Japan) and even in various TV shows, being live programs as well series (again, not just in Japan.) As example, Series/{{Futurama}}'s ''[[Recap/FuturamaS4E2LeelasHomeworld Leela's Homeworld]]'' episode used P5's ''Baby Love Child''.



* TokyoIsTheCenterOfTheUniverse: Naturally, since they happen to be ''from'' Tokyo.

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* SpokenWordInMusic: Used in various songs by Maki Nomiya, usually non-singles like ''[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ohKU9tvmCNk This Year's Girl #2]].''
* TokyoIsTheCenterOfTheUniverse: Naturally, since they happen to be ''from'' Tokyo. Tokyo.
* TwoGuysAndAGirl: One of the formations have Yasuharu Konichi, Keitaro Takanami (other of founders of the group with Konishi) and Maki Nomiya.
* WidgetSeries
* AWildRapperAppears: In ''Á Tokyo'', there's the Japanese rapper YOU THE ROCK★
1st Oct '16 8:38:10 AM Basara-kun
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A Japanese pop group active from 1986 to 2001, '''Pizzicato Five''' (often known simply by the initials P5) was best known to audiences in the West in their later incarnation as a duo of Maki Nomiya and Yasuharu Konishi. The group, widely credited (along with Flipper's Guitar) with spearheading the Shibuya-kei movement of Tokyo in the 1990s, was influenced by genres as distinct as Bossa Nova, Soul, Yé-Yé, Chanson, Funk and 60's English pop music.

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A Japanese pop group active from 1986 to 2001, '''Pizzicato Five''' (often (known in a beginning as "Pizzicato V" and often known simply by the initials P5) was best known to audiences in the West in their later incarnation as a duo of Maki Nomiya and Yasuharu Konishi. The group, widely credited (along with Flipper's Guitar) with spearheading the Shibuya-kei movement of Tokyo in the 1990s, was influenced by genres as distinct as Bossa Nova, Soul, Yé-Yé, Chanson, Funk and 60's English pop music.



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!The tropes of Pizzicato Five:

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!The tropes of !A new stereophonic Pizzicato Five:
Five tropes spectacular:

* AnythingCanBeMusic: Pizzicato Five can make songs based on ''anything'' they can conceive as a good song, no matter the genre.



* CompletelyDifferentTitle: The song whose Japanese title should translate as "7 O'Clock in Tokyo", was instead named "The Night Is Still Young".

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* CompletelyDifferentTitle: The song whose Japanese title should translate BreakupBreakout: Both Nomiya and Konishi made solo careers as "7 O'Clock in Tokyo", was instead named "The Night Is Still Young". well other projects away from music
* DanceSensation : Various of their songs, especially ''Tout va bien'' (which come the image of the page).



* GratuitousEnglish / GratuitousFrench: Not uncommon. Some of their videos even credit them as "Les Pizzicato V".

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* GratuitousEnglish / GratuitousFrench: GratuitousEnglish[=/=]GratuitousFrench: Not uncommon. Some of their early videos even credit them as "Les Pizzicato V". V".
* HiddenTrack: They have various in their albums. PlayedForLaughs in ''Playboy & Playgirl'' when the narrator says like "and now here's the bonus track as all our albums'', which is only the first theme singed with just "nanananana".
* IAmTheBand: Yasuharu Konishi, who was one of the initial members and the last one remains. Even he made a disc after being splitted with Nomiya with the name of Pizzicato Five making [[CoverAlbum own versions of Disney's movie songs]].
* IconicSongRequest: ''Twiggy Twiggy'' and ''Sweet Sour Revue''.
12th Apr '15 3:53:47 PM Q4
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* TokyoIsTheCenterOfTheUniverse: Naturally, since they Since they happen to be ''from'' Tokyo.

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* TokyoIsTheCenterOfTheUniverse: Naturally, since they Since they happen to be ''from'' Tokyo.
12th Apr '15 3:53:01 PM Q4
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* EpicInstrumentalOpener: The original 11 and a half minute version of "Darlin' of Discotheque" is instrumental for the first seven and a half minutes. The radio edit reduces this to about 30 seconds.
* GratuitousEnglish / GratuitousFrench: Not uncommon. Some of their videos even credit them as "Les Pizzicato V".



* TokyoIsTheCenterOfTheUniverse: Since they happen to be ''from'' Tokyo, [[JustifiedTrope this trope is justifed]].

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* TokyoIsTheCenterOfTheUniverse: Naturally, since they Since they happen to be ''from'' Tokyo, [[JustifiedTrope this trope is justifed]].Tokyo.
10th Jan '15 12:09:21 PM notahandle
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''Partial Discography:''

''Albums:''

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''Partial Discography:''

''Albums:''
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''[=EPs=]'':

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''Singles'':

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''Matador exclusive releases'':

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