Album: Shonen Knife, Osaka Ramones (Damnably)

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The Independent Culture

If there's anyone who can get away with wearing Ramones T-shirts without being suspected of Topshop cluelessness, it's Shonen Knife.

The legendary Japanese girl-punk trio, loved by Kurt Cobain, have in their time performed as a tribute band, the Osaka Ramones. This covers album, featuring gleeful renditions of "Blitzkrieg Bop", "Rockaway Beach", "Pinhead" and so on, may be a joyous blast of buzzsaw pop, but you just know that the live shows will be even better.