||Bad Luck Song||SHONEN KNIFE||4:12||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Black Crow||SHONEN KNIFE||4:43||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Dance to the Rock||SHONEN KNIFE||3:55||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Ramen Rock||SHONEN KNIFE||4:25||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Shopping||SHONEN KNIFE||3:29||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Fortune Cookie||SHONEN KNIFE||3:10||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Like a Cat||SHONEN KNIFE||3:32||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Green Tea||SHONEN KNIFE||2:59||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Robots from Hell||SHONEN KNIFE||4:52||$0.99||View in iTunes|
||Jet Shot||SHONEN KNIFE||3:50||$0.99||View in iTunes|
For 2014’s Overdrive, Shonen Knife do as many punk-pop bands before them eventually did. They slow the tempos, reveal a few more chops, and sound a bit more like a conventional rock band. Of course, leader Naoko Yamano does so while singing of the thrills of “Shopping,” eating ramen (“Ramen Rock”), and enjoying her “Green Tea” ice cream, so her own homage to The Ramones remains intact, even if here she’s sounding more like their Halfway to Sanity album than Rocket to Russia. This shouldn’t be a problem for anyone who’s been following the band for decades. It’s a welcome change, actually. There’s still a spunky joy to the girl group ballad “Fortune Cookie.” And to hear a few guitar lines sprinkled through “Dance to the Rock,” “Bad Luck Song," and the nearly five-minute “Robots from Hell” is just as rewarding as the harmonies featured on the sublime “Like a Cat.” Stylistic growth? Yep, it comes to us all.
I was waiting for this cd since I heard it was coming out.
please make music forever, Shonen Knife!!!!!!!!!!
Still the Greatest Band
These girls still Rock!
Formed: 1981 in Osaka, Japan
Years Active: '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s