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Osaka Ramones: Tribute To The Ramones

Shonen KnifeAudio CD
4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (January 31, 2012)
  • Original Release Date: 2011
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • ASIN: B005IGZVK0
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #584,987 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Editorial Reviews

Shonen Knife, Japan's most notable indie musical import, celebrates their 30 anniversary w/ a tribute to The Ramones. ""Osaka Ramones"" is not only the name of this Ramones tribute album, but is also the name of the side project which has made its way in and out of Shonen Knife's performing history for decades. Osaka Ramones was recorded and mixed between Osaka, JP and New York. Enjoy this awesome collection of songs and celebrate the music of the world's greatest punk rock band while we celebrate the 4th decade of Japan's indie rock icons, the mighty Shonen Knife...

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16 of 16 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Take It, Ri Ri: 1-2-3-4! August 12, 2011
Format:Audio CD
Naoko Yamano of Shonen Knife has worn her Ramones fandom on her sleeve, so it's a bit surprising that a Shonen Knife Ramones tribute album has taken this long to materialize. OSAKA RAMONES should please Ramones fans and Shonen Knife fans alike. SK is not fooling around with their choice of songs for this release: they are all rockers! I like the way Ramones songs have been turned into Shonen Knife songs with their signature pop/punk sound. And: I must say that after all these years of "family-friendly" SK material, it's highly amusing to hear Naoko singing the lyrics to such drug-soaked titles as PSYCHO THERAPY and CHINESE ROCK. The disc wraps up with the Ramones classic PINHEAD, which includes original background voices from the Ramones version...a nice touch. My only real complaint here is that OSAKA RAMONES is too short at barely over a half hour. But, as we know, a half hour is enough for quite a few Ramones songs. SK's versions are well performed, and this release marks the CD debut of Shonen Knife's newest member, drummer Emi Morimoto. Emi fits in well, and hopefully the band will now remain stable for a while. Kudos to Naoko, Ritsuko and Emi for another diverting Shonen Knife album!
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars A gem in an ocean of bad Ramones tributes! February 3, 2013
Format:MP3 Music
No one, I repeat, no one can do the Ramones as good as the RAMONES. And every Ramones tribute I have heard for the most part really sucks and are just awful. Except The Queers, Screeching Weasel and now this - Shonen Knife's excellent homage. They pay the Ramones a great deal of respect by doing the songs justice and it'll have you singing along and worth the buy - Shonen Knife is just a fun band in general, if you dig female Japanese rock!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars JPunk meets the Ramones August 22, 2011
Format:MP3 Music|Verified Purchase
I've liked Shonen Knife for a while so I was pleasantly surprised when I saw they put out a Ramones cover album.
The song selection is pretty much everything you would see on a standard Ramones greatest hits album and they perform the songs well.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Osaka Awesome March 4, 2013
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fun take on the Ramones by probably thier biggest fans. now im told i have to write ten more words. done
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect sound February 2, 2013
By D. Nave
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
It was great that SK really took the time to get that same studio feel the original songs had, including all the background noise for "We're a Happy Family." I think I like the End of the Century songs more than the Phil Spectrum versions. Too bad "I Wanna Be Sedated" was not here, but since they had already done that as a single we got to have another new one.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Very pleased! April 3, 2012
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I've always wanted to have my very own Shonen Knife album. I'm planning on getting more of them soon. This one is a fabulous tribute to Ramones, and features very well made covers of same said band. If you happen to like Shonen Knife & Ramones as well this is an incredible find.
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