Shonen Knife (Japanese Pop-Punk girl trio)

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Shonen Knife (Japanese: 少年ナイフ, Hepburn: Shōnen Naifu, literally "Boy Knife") is an all-female Japanese pop punk band formed in Osaka, in 1981. Heavily influenced by 1960s girl groups, pop bands, The Beach Boys, and early punk rock bands, such as the Ramones, the trio crafts stripped-down songs with simplistic lyrics sung both in Japanese and English.

Despite their pop-oriented nature, the trio maintains a distinctly underground garage rock sound rooted in edgy instrumentation and D.I.Y. aesthetics, which over the course of their long career has earned them a solid, worldwide cult following and made avid fans out of seminal '90s alternative rock bands such as Sonic Youth, Nirvana, and Redd Kross. The band has been credited with making "the international pop underground more international" by "opening it up to bands from Japan". They have also performed as a Ramones tribute band under the name The Osaka Ramones.

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Discography

Album

Year Title RatingReleases
1982 みんな楽しく少年ナイフ 1
1983 Burning Farm 3 3
1984 山のアッちゃん 2
1986 Pretty Little Baka Guy 3
1990 Pretty Little Baka Guy + Live in Japan 1
1991 712 4 3
1992 Let’s Knife 4 5
1993 Rock Animals 5 4
1996 Brand New Knife 2
1998 Happy Hour 4
2000 Strawberry Sound 4 2
2002 Heavy Songs 3
2003 Candy Rock 2
2005 Genki Shock! 3 2
2007 Fun! Fun! Fun! 1
2008 Super Group 4 3
2010 Free Time 5 3
2011 Osaka Ramones: A Tribute to The Ramones 5 4
2012 Pop Tune 4 3
2014 Overdrive 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title RatingReleases
1990 Shonen Knife 1
1995 Greatest History 1
1996 The Birds & The B-Sides 3 1
2001 Millennium Edition 1

Album + Live

Year Title RatingReleases
2006 Live in Osaka 4 1

Album + Remix

Year Title RatingReleases
1997 Super Mix 1
1997 Ultra Mix 1

Single

Year Title RatingReleases
1991 Space Christmas 2
1992 Do the Knife 1
1992 Riding on the Rocket 5 1
1993 Get the Wow 4
1993 Brown Mushrooms and Other Delights 1
1994 Tomato Head 1
1996 Wonder Wine 3 1
1996 E.S.P. 5 1
1997 It's a New Find 4 1
1999 All I Want for Christmas 1
2001 オレンジの太陽 1
2011 Perfect Freedom / P.Y.O. 1
2011 Sweet Christmas 4 1
Banana Chips 5 1

EP

Year Title RatingReleases
1994 Favorites 1
1994 Knife Collectors 3
1997 Explosion! 4 1

Live

Year Title RatingReleases
1993 We Are Very Happy You Came 1

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