Shonen Knife
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1981
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Shonen Knife Biography (Wikipedia)

Shonen Knife (Japanese: 少年ナイフ Hepburn: Shōnen Naifu?, literally "Boy Knife") is a 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 1990s 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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Blitzkrieg Bop
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Blitzkrieg Bop
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Space Christmas
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Space Christmas
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Antonio Baka Guy (John Peel session 8th Dec 1991)
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Antonio Baka Guy (John Peel session 8th Dec 1991)
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Boys (John Peel session 8th Dec 1991)
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Boys (John Peel session 8th Dec 1991)
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Watchin Girl (John Peel session 8th Dec 1991)
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Watchin Girl (John Peel session 8th Dec 1991)
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Flying Jelly Attack (John Peel session 8th Dec 1991)
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Flying Jelly Attack (John Peel session 8th Dec 1991)
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Black Bass
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Black Bass
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Jump into the New World
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Jump into the New World
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Ah, Singapore
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Ah, Singapore
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Get The Wow (Radio 1 John Peel Session, 1 Sep 1992)
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Get The Wow (Radio 1 John Peel Session, 1 Sep 1992)
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Rock'n'roll T-Shirt
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Rock'n'roll T-Shirt
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Buttercup (I'm A Supergirl) (6Music Session 140416)
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Buttercup (I'm A Supergirl) (6Music Session 140416)
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Wasabi (Live Session
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Wasabi (Live Session
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Green Tangerine (Live Session)
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Green Tangerine (Live Session)
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Jump Into the New World (Live Session)
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Jump Into the New World (Live Session)
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Wasabi
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Wasabi
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I Want To Be Sedated - South By South West 2005
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I Want To Be Sedated - South By South West 2005
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I Am A Cat - BBC Session 01/09/1992
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I Am A Cat - BBC Session 01/09/1992
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Elmer Elevator (Radio 1 John Peel Session, 1 Sep 1992)
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Elmer Elevator (Radio 1 John Peel Session, 1 Sep 1992)
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Animal Song - BBC Session 01/09/1992
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Animal Song - BBC Session 01/09/1992
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Get The Wow - BBC Session 01/09/1992
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Get The Wow - BBC Session 01/09/1992
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Ice Cream City - BBC Session 01/09/1992
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Ice Cream City - BBC Session 01/09/1992
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Elmer Elevator - BBC Session 01/09/1992
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Elmer Elevator - BBC Session 01/09/1992
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Cycling Is Fun
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Cycling Is Fun
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Capybara
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Capybara
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Banana Chips
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Banana Chips
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Bad Luck Song
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Bad Luck Song
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