Shonen Knife

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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Releases

Sleeve Title Year Format
少年ナイフ* = Shonen Knife - 712 1992 CD
少年ナイフ* = Shonen Knife - Burning Farm 2015 CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered
少年ナイフ* = Shonen Knife - 712 1992 Vinyl, LP, Album
Shonen Knife = 少年ナイフ* - "We Are Very Happy You Came" (Shonen Knife Live) 1993 CD, Mini-Album, Limited Edition
少年ナイフ* = Shonen Knife - 712 1991 Vinyl, 7", EP
少年ナイフ* = Shonen Knife - 山のアッちゃん。 = Yama No Attchan 1995 CD, Album, Promo, Reissue, Remastered
少年ナイフ* = Shonen Knife - Burning Farm 1995 CD, Album, Promo, Reissue
少年ナイフ* = Shonen Knife - Burning Farm 1985 Cassette, Album
Shonen Knife = 少年ナイフ* - Secret No. 712 1991 Vinyl, 45 RPM, Single, 7"
少年ナイフ* = Shonen Knife - 712 1992 Vinyl, LP, Album
Shonen Knife = 少年ナイフ* - Yamucharou Hamigaki = 飲茶楼で、めちゃうまかろう 1999 CD, Single, Mini
少年ナイフ* = Shonen Knife - 712 CD
少年ナイフ* = Shonen Knife - 712 2005 CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered
少年ナイフ* = Shonen Knife - Burning Farm 2005 CD, Album
少年ナイフ* = Shonen Knife - 山のアッちゃん。 = Yama-no Attchan 2005 CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered
少年ナイフ* = Shonen Knife - 712 1995 CD, Album, Reissue
少年ナイフ* = Shonen Knife - Burning Farm 1995 CD, Album, Reissue
少年ナイフ* = Shonen Knife - Burning Farm 2016 Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered
少年ナイフ* = Shonen Knife - 712 1991 Vinyl, 7", EP
Shonen Knife = 少年ナイフ* - "We Are Very Happy You Came" (Shonen Knife Live) 1993 CD, Mini-Album, Limited Edition
Shonen Knife = 少年ナイフ* - Pretty Little Baka Guy 1986 Vinyl, LP, Album
少年ナイフ* = Shonen Knife - 712 1991 Vinyl, 7", EP
少年ナイフ* = Shonen Knife - 712 2016 Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered
少年ナイフ* = Shonen Knife - 712 1992 CD
少年ナイフ* = Shonen Knife - 712 2015 CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered
Shonen Knife = 少年ナイフ* - We Are Very Happy You Came 1993 Vinyl, LP, Mini-Album, Limited Edition
少年ナイフ* = Shonen Knife - 712 1991 CD, Album
少年ナイフ* = Shonen Knife - 712 1991 Cassette
Shonen Knife - Space Shower Archive Live 9105 2007 DVD, DVD-Video, NTSC
Shonen Knife - Alive! In Osaka 2018 CD, Album
Shonen Knife - Pretty Little Baka Guy + Live In Japan! 1990 Vinyl, LP, Test Pressing
Shonen Knife - Osaka Ramones (A Tribute To The Ramones) 2011 CD, Album
Shonen Knife - Overdrive 2014 CD, Album
Shonen Knife - Banana Chips = バナナチップス 1998 CD, Mini, Single, Stereo
Shonen Knife - Jump Into The New World 2016 CDr, Single, Promo
Shonen Knife - Sweet Candy Power 2019 File, MP3, Album, Stereo
Shonen Knife - Fun! Fun! Fun! 2007 CD, Album
Shonen Knife - Genki Shock! 2005 CD, Album
Shonen Knife - Get The Wow 1993 Vinyl, 12", 45 RPM
Shonen Knife - Free Time 2010 CD, Album
Shonen Knife - Alive! In Osaka 2018 CD, Album
Shonen Knife - Strawberry Sound 2000 CD, Album
少年ナイフ* - みんなたのしく少年ナイフ 1982 Cassette, Album
Shonen Knife - Neon Zebra b/w Bear Up Bison (Live) 1991 Vinyl, 7", 45 RPM, Single, Limited Edition
Shonen Knife - Rock Animals 1993 CD, Album
Shonen Knife - Happy Hour 1998 CD, Album
Shonen Knife - Adventure 2016 CD, Album
Shonen Knife - Genki Shock! 2005 CD, Album
Shonen Knife - Tomato Head 1993 CD, Single, Promo
Shonen Knife - Overdrive 2014 CD, Album

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