Profoundly headscratching as only the Japanese can be, this early 80's masterpiece of pop fragmentation, like all the best examples of the type, consistently wriggles free of any contextual envelope you'd care to attempt to file this away in. Childrens TV show-worthy instrumentals suddenly dismantle themselves into a round robin of freaks making quacking sounds, egregious hard rock cheese moves alternate with female choruses chirping lines seemingly lifted from French 80's Zeuhl-ies Super Freego. Cod doo-wop, antic P-Model-like new wave herky jerk and even sitars manage to play into Virgin Vs.' profligate constructs. Obvious parallels exist with the contemporaneous work of Wha Ha Ha, but Virgin Vs. circumvent both the R.I.O. dimension and intensive studio trickery of Wha Ha Ha in favor of privileging zany real-time thematic incongruities, evidently accompanied by a Peter Ivers' like musical revue format that looks like new wave Sha Na Na. Effortlessly integrating the awe inspiring and sphincter clenching, Virgin Vs.' sickness is just waiting for curious
hosts to infect.
Note: Though it appears that the download is missing track 9, this was due to a snafu on my part. All the tracks are there. Track 9 was a blank track, as this album was encoded on a friend's recorder and I accidentally left the numberings wrong.
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