Oglio Records is pleased to reissue the first four full-length albums - from groundbreaking all-female Japanese pop-punk trio Shonen Knife - on vinyl in September 2016 including Burning Farm (1983), Yama-no Attchan (1984), Pretty Little Baka Guy (1986) and 712 (1991).
Formed in Osaka in 1981 after hearing late ‘70's punk-pop particularly The Ramones, the band went on to craft their own idiosyncratic songs, fashion signature brightly colored outfits and record a number of DIY albums which made fans of alt-rock's elite like Sonic Youth, Nirvana, and Redd Kross. They're credited with making the international pop underground more international by opening it up to bands from Japan.
Third full-length effort Pretty Little Baka Guy finds the band continuing to improve upon their contagious blueprint and catchy pop melodies with more quirky songs that are impossible not to love like "Making Plans for Bison," "I Wanna Eat Chocobars" and "Ice Cream City."
"When I finally got to see them live, I was transformed into a hysterical nine-year-old girl at a Beatles concert." - Kurt Cobain