Sunday, August 10, 2008

V/A - "Every Band Has A Shonen Knife Who Loves Them" (1989)

This Shonen Knife tribute album on Gasatanka came out in three different editions: a 23-track CD, a 14-track single vinyl LP and this, a 33-track double vinyl LP. I remember when this came out but didn't get it til I found it cheap at Amoeba on a trip to L.A. last year. I remember thinking I was hopelessly unhip that there was a band from Japan deserving of such a massive tribute and with such mega alterna-stars and that I had never heard of them. Eventually I sought out the Knife's own releases and was smitten along with everyone else. But I had forgotten about this.
It's pretty good; it's got Sonic Youth and Redd Kross, one of my all-time faves. And White Flag and other bands I knew mainly about as an EastCoaster reading Flipside. Horrible cover, though, yikes!
My double vinyl is one each pink and white.
It's broken up as one "disc" per LP, @320, Disc 1 HERE, Disc 2 HERE.

Disc 1:
01. Kappa Ex. (Redd Kross)
02. Summertime Boogie (The Freaks)
03. Insect Collector (The Three O'Clock)
04. Public Baths (Frightwig)
05. Dali's Sunflower (Government Issue)
06. Baggs (L7)
07. Froot Loop Dreams (White Flag)
08. Twist Barbie (The Pussywillows)
09. Making Plans For Bison (Big Dipper)
10. Ice Cream City (Christmas)
11. Lazy Bones (Pat Ruthensmear)
12. Elmer Elevator (Krave)
13. Devil House (Chemical People)
14. Burning Farm (Sonic Youth)

Disc 2:
01. Antonio Baka Guy (Lunachicks)
02. Flying Jelly Attack (The Mr. T Experience)
03. Miracle Woman (Project Jenny)
04. Parrot Polynesia (Ultra Violet Eye)
05. Angel Has Come (Angels Of Epistemology)
06. Parallel Woman (Masters Of The Obvious)
07. Blue Oyster Cult (Ella Without The Blacks)
08. Tortise Brand Pot Scrubbing Cleaner's Theme-Bye Bye (Disco Dave Landry)
09. Elephant Pao Pao (Reverb Motherfuckers)
10. Redd Kross (Death Of Samantha)
11. Watching Girl (Babes In Toyland)
12. Riding On The Rocket (Das Damen)
13. I Like Choco Bars (Dem Choclodytes)
14. Animal Song (The Maynards)
15. Ah Singapore (Wendy Horowitz)
16. One Day At The Factory Preface (Phil Blumel)
17. One Day At The Factory (Pippi Eats Cherries)
18. Cannibal Papaya (Smokin' Gas Truck)
19. Cycling Is Fun (The Pandoras)


Sociologian said...

I only ever heard the 14 track LP... this is gold! Thank you!

omar said...

nice! Amoeba price tag. lol

Anonymous said...

Can't believe I came across this! Great post, many thanx! ps Track 19 (Pandoras - Cycling Is Fun) seems to be missing... Thanx again, Graham

Anonymous said...

Thanks for sharing :)

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