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Happy Hour
Shonen Knife
Happy Hour
Genres: Alternative Rock, World Music, Pop, Rock
 
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Back with more of the quirk pop familiar to their fans, Shonen Knife's new album is a familiar blend of regurgitated Ramones riffs, assorted sunny jangles and three-part voices saying silly things in squeaky Japanese accen...  more »

      
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All Artists: Shonen Knife
Title: Happy Hour
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Big Deal Records
Original Release Date: 6/23/1998
Release Date: 6/23/1998
Genres: Alternative Rock, World Music, Pop, Rock
Styles: Hardcore & Punk, Indie & Lo-Fi, Far East & Asia
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 643609905521, 602438051526

Synopsis

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Back with more of the quirk pop familiar to their fans, Shonen Knife's new album is a familiar blend of regurgitated Ramones riffs, assorted sunny jangles and three-part voices saying silly things in squeaky Japanese accents. There are wrinkles here that the band has been adding over their last several albums, like the early '80s' new wave that opens the album ("Shonen Knife Planet"), and the rare appearance of a song that actually goes past four minutes ("His Pet"). The loopiness remains intact for these intrepid ladies from the Far East, and only you can decide if you're up to the challenge of joining in. --Matthew Cooke

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CD Reviews

Banana Chip for ME! Banana Chip for YOU!
Sean | Edmonton, Alberta Canada | 06/14/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Shonen Knife's best album by far in my opinion. Their songs about different foods like Cookie Day, Hot Chocolate, Sushi Bar, Fish Eyes, and Banana Chips are all songs that can easily be stuck in your head for days. The music itself is simple, but Shonen Knife can give it that unique, come back to sound. Shonen Knife also does a cover of "Daydream Believer" that is perfectly done. Compared to other Knife CD's like 712, this sounds more professionally done, better sound quality... even the writing of the songs seems to be fulfilled much better, the growth of an artist perhaps. If there is anyone who can resist "banana chips for you, banana chips for me, in the afternoon banana chips and tea..." step up to the plate and tell me. Its a catchy J-Pop album worth every penny."
"My God, I've got Fish Eyes!"
happydogpotatohead | New Orleans, LA USA | 12/02/1999
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Naoko, Michie and Atsuko once again grace our dismal planet with another communique from Shonen Knife Planet. If you can listen to this CD and not develop a goofy smile on your face, you are certainly completely humorless. Musically there's a little more Cheap Trick influence, and the power-pop moves definitely work for them. This is also the last CD to feature bassist Michie Nakatani, who has decided to retire from the Knife, and she acquits herself admirably with the songs she contributes here. For the uninitiated this is a good place to start, and the Shonen Knife fan will already have this. Pure power-punk-pop that outdistances even such practitioners as Green Day and the Groovie Goolies, and you can't argue with lyrics about sending postcards and drinking hot chocolate. Not to mention the song about waking up with fish eyes and having everyone ask you about your "new views." Totally zany and fun. Bang your head to "Konnichiwa" and you will know the true meaning of "rock out.""
Makes me hungry..lol
tasuki-chan | universe of the four gods | 01/21/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"very silly, mostly about food, such as sushi bar or hot chocolate. i luv dis cd, its funny, so u'll find out why it was called happy hour..very great!"