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Happy Hour [Import]

Shonen Knife, 少年KNIFE Audio CD

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1. Shonen Knife Planet
2. Konnichiwa
3. Cookie Day
4. Hot Chocolate
5. Sushi Bar
6. Fish Eyes
7. Banana Chips
8. Dolly
9. Jackalope
10. Gyoza
11. Catch Your Bus
12. People Traps
13. His Pet
14. Daydream Believer

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Amazon.com: 3.8 out of 5 stars  13 reviews
12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars "My God, I've got Fish Eyes!" 2 Dec 1999
By happydogpotatohead - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
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."
10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Banana Chip for ME! Banana Chip for YOU! 14 Jun 2000
By Sean - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
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.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars makes me hungry..lol 21 Jan 2002
By tasuki-chan - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
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!
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars ANOTHER STAB AT THE TOP!! 28 Feb 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
SHONEN KNIFE ARE BACK!! With new hair-styles and new sounds to thrill all of their fans,and hopefully add more fans to their cult of followers! Shonen Knife throw together their brilliant blend of pop,kitche,cute and rock and make it work! For the die hard fan,Shonen Knife are at the Top of their form here! For the new fan,its a delight of excellant sounds and quirkey subject matter! "Konnichiwa" should be your wake-up call!! HELLO WE ARE SHONEN KNIFE AND WE WILL ROCK YOUR WORLD! These three ladies can make some sound!!(aided by The Presidents of the United States of America). Check out such cool songs as "Fish Eyes" and "Jackalope"!! Shonen Knife are just what you need in your collection! (In any language!) Don't be the last one to "Catch your Bus"...join the "Knife Planet",before it is too late!!!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Fun Rock and Roll 24 Oct 2004
By Paul - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Anyone who is doubtful that three Japanese women could rock as hard as ZZ Top, the Police, the Jam or [name another male rock trio] might have one fear - that they might get really, really good. This collection dispels both doubt and fear with 14 incredible diverse and melodic tunes, both hard rockers & slower tunes. From the opening anthem "Konnichiwa" to the psychedelic "Jackalope" to the great, grungy cover of "Daydream Believer" this CD is both my favorite SK CD & one of my fave all time. Other favorites:

- "Fish Eyes" - The words are absolutely hilarious, about waking up and finding out she has "fish eyes" for no apparent reason. The harmonies on the "what do I see" part just melt in your mouth. Proof of what a tight, polished act they've become.

- "Banana Chips" - One of the many "food songs" on the album. Great melody! I crack up at the line "and just a little bit sweet" every time.

- "Cookie Day" - Here's the song that hooked me. I can just imagine a chick sitting in her flat watching TV and then deciding to go eat cookies. Then her musing about sending the post card with a buffalo on it and the way she pronounces "North Dakota" - that just put me over the top laughing. Great crunchy guitar, too.

If you've ever listened to there old stuff like "712" you'll hear how far they've come. (I can barely listen to some of that old stuff; although they always had the creativity I think they didn't have the cohesiveness back then.) The only song I'm not crazy about it "His Pet". But then it's probably as good as "Godzilla" by Blue Oyster Cult or Sabbath's "Iron Man" and at least as funny. Buy this CD!
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