Released in December 2011, “Kudokinagara Azabu Juuban” was one of the farewell songs to SDN48. I remember seeing it live on Music Japan and feeling very intrigued by how this aidoru group, devoted mostly to edgy dance-pop songs, ended collaborating with high-spirited Mino-san in this Showa-styled Mood Kayo number.
About the song itself, it’s probably a cheap and funny joke to a real Mood Kayo fan, but I like it a lot. Sometimes I play the live performance where Mino and the girls are lip-synching to the song and, somehow, it just feels right to me. For me, the arrangement is where the songs shine, especially when I hear the dramatic and distorted guitars that are part of the song’s overall cabaret feeling.