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Shonen Knife: Osaka Ramones

Steve LaBate, Paste, 10 January 2012

WHEN THEIR FIRST HOMEMADE CASSETTE came out in Japan in 1982, who woulda thought that Shonen Knife would still be around, making records and touring the world, 30 years later? Back then, the all-girl Japanese pop punkers could barely play a note, but their enthusiasm — as infectious as their English was hilariously, endearingly garbled — carried them through until their musicianship (and pronunciation) finally caught up.

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