Apr 1, 2021 • 1HR 12M

Book Musik 043 - SHONEN KNIFE'S HAPPY HOUR (33 1/3) discussion with author Brooke McCorkle Okazaki

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Tosh and Kimley are joined by author Brooke McCorkle Okazaki to discuss her new book SHONEN KNIFE'S HAPPY HOUR: FOOD, GENDER, ROCK AND ROLL (33 1/3 Japan). Shonen Knife, a trio of women from Osaka, Japan have been sharing their own special brand of rock and roll since 1981 and are still going strong. Often referred to as a Japanese version of the Ramones, they have expanded far beyond that early comparison. Recording in both Japanese and English, they’ve built a worldwide fanbase. Singing about food is a dominant theme and they’ve found a way to unexpectedly mix cute with cool. Brooke makes it clear that there is no pigeonholing this hugely influential and eclectic band. Theme music: "Behind Our Efforts, Let There Be Found Our Efforts" by LG17