Friday, October 9, 2009

Banana Chips

Came across a CD cover of a Japanese all girl band Shonen Knife that had an striking Yoshimoto Nara illustration. It belonged to a friend who met the 3 ladies Naoko, Michie and Atsuko way back in 1998 and even had them personally autographed.

The band is still playing today and they described their music as "super-eccentric-pop-punk-cult-band-shonen-knife!" . Their upbeat melodies and frivolous, carefree lyrics often touched on sweet and animals. They do sing in English occasionally and their most famous international hit was banana chips.
" Banana chips for you, banana chips for me, banana chips ". Most infectious once you hear it.

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