Shonen Knife "Pretty Little Baka Guy" LP
Side A: Making Plans For Bison / Bear Up Bison, Summertime Boogie, I Wanna Eat Chocobars, Public Bath, Devil House
Side B: Antonio Baka Guy, Ice Cream City, Ah Singapore, Riding On The Rocket, Kappa Ex.
Limited vinyl LP repressing. 1986 album from the female Japanese punk/pop trio. Heavily influenced by 1960s girl groups, pop bands, The Beach Boys, and early punk rock bands, such as the Ramones, Shonen Knife 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.