Happy Hour (Bonus Tracks) (Jpn)

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Review Text This 1998 release is one of the finest by Shonen Knife. This Japanese trio of sisters Naoko and Atsuko Yomano and their friend Michie Nakatani has been together since the mid-'80s. After nearly 15 years, their poppy exuberance and colorful sensibilities remain beautifully undiminished. This set offers classic new odes to sweets ("Cookie Day," "Hot Chocolate," "Banana Chips") and some savory foods of their homeland ("Sushi Bar Song," "Gyoza"). There are also songs about popular culture ("Dolly," "Jackalope"), as well as bits of friendly advice ("Catch Your Bus," "People Traps"). The album closes with the band's rendition of "Daydream Believer." Throughout, the arrangements are inventive and muscular, and the hooks are plentiful--who else could have turned "fish eyes" into such a joyous chorus? HAPPY HOUR is a delight, full of this band's long-standing delights, and a perfect place to start for anyone unfamiliar with Shonen Knife's charms.

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  1. 1. Shonen Knife Planet
  2. 2. Konnichiwa
  3. 3. Cookie Dry
  4. 4. Hot Chocolate
  5. 5. Sushi Bar Song
  6. 6. Fish Eyes
  7. 7. Banana Chips
  8. 8. Dolly
  9. 9. Jackalope
  10. 10. Gyoza
  11. 11. Catch Your Buss
  12. 12. People Traps
  13. 13. His Pet
  14. 14. Cookie Dry
  15. 15. Sushi Bar Song
  16. 16. Banana Chips
  17. 17. Dolly(english)
  18. 18. People Traps

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6/24/98 

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