Shonen Knife Super Group

Shonen Knife Super Group
We might as well have the '90s brought back to us right before the end of the decade, and who better than the ladies in Japan's 28-year-old, yet newly reformed, Shonen Knife? They've got the formula down, from the individual instrumentation (great for Rock Band) to the lyrics, as in "Deer Biscuits," where new vocalist Naoko sings that they smell like soy bean flour, or "BBQ Party," which encourages a healthy dose of junk food. You can see the kids bopping around in their Hawaiian T-shirts and razor caps covering up iced tips. However, there's an undertone of grunge, with Naoko grating her voice in "Pyramid Party," and her electric guitar. But there's also the friendly driving force of Ritsuko's bass and Etsuko's drumming right from the get-go in first song "Super Group." Finally, it's worth mentioning that they have a fun, beach-flavoured cover of a Paul McCartney and the Wings song, "Jet." (Good Charamel)