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Prompted by a Volkswagen ad reviving the German new wave-era minimalists’ classic “Da Da Da I Don’t Love You You Don’t Love Me Aha Aha Aha,” Mercury has compiled Trio’s impeccably titled 1983 Trio and Error with tracks from the previous year’s self-named EP and a new-to-the-U.S. “Girl Girl Girl.” Even without the slightly fuller CD sound accorded the outfit’s Casio, drum machine, guitar, and monotone vocals, Da Da Da would be a fine place for ’80s nostalgics and neophytes to reflect on the humor and flexibility of these tongue-in-cheek avant-popsters. The title cut, as those already familiar with Trio can attest, is hardly the only classic the group committed to vinyl. “AnnaLetMeInLetMeOut” evinces a mixture of angst and playfulness similar to that of “Da Da Da” (the four girls it cites, in order, have names beginning with the letters A, B, C, and D); “Sunday You Need Love Monday Be Alone” is a cruel, clever dissection of modern mating rituals. The group’s love of simple forms is also reflected in its borrowing from the likes of “La Bamba” and “Love Is Strange” for “Da Da Da,” not to mention a straight-faced “Tutti Frutti” that reveals a sly geopolitical comment at the heart of Little Richard’s “east…west…best” word games. Likewise, “Boom Boom” probes a nuclear fear not unlike that in Nena’s concurrent “99 Luftballons.” At the other extreme is the pure joy of “Ich Lieb Den Rock ‘n’ Roll” and the purely puzzling “Drei Mann im Doppelbett,” which also dovetails with a natural curiosity: Where are these guys today?Rickey Wright