Shonen Knife can best be described as an all-girl Japanesse trio version of the Ramones so it is extremely fitting that they put together a tribute album to the NYC legends. It's almost hard to believe but Shonen Knife have been rocking out for 30 years. I first heard the band when they got press for being one of the opening bands for Nirvana's In Utero tour (along with The Breeders) and I saw the video for their song "Twist Barbie." Needless to say I loved the song and ran out and got the album Let's Knife. Over the years I lost track of the band (though my wife did track down a lot of their records a few years ago) but when I heard that they were putting together a Ramones tribute, I had to check it out.
Osaka Ramones sounds pretty much exactly like I thought it would--like three Japanesse girls rocking out to the Ramones. This is a must if you are a Shonen Knife fan and something that fans of the Ramones should also check out.