13 July 2021

13 July 2021 - Shonen Knife - Like A Cat

Yesterday, I talked about BABYMETAL.  There would be no BABYMETAL without Shonen Knife, the three Japanese housewives who decided to form a Beach Boys/Ramones influenced band in the early 1980's.  Their songs tended to address pretty mundane subjects, like how much fun cycling is and riding on rockets.  

They still rock today.  From their 2014 album Overdrive, this song does a pretty good job of explaining itself.  For a song about spending your days like a cat, it has a Ramones-esque feel.

Yes, a Japanese version of this musical cat video exists. They are, after all, Japanese.  It also does an excellent job of explaining itself. 

Here is the band performing the song live in 2014.  I can tell you they are still going strong.

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