This week Naoko Yamano of the legendary Japanese punk rock band Shonen Knife joins us.  Naoko talks about her thirty-plus years fronting Shonen Knife. We talk about how the band started in Osaka in 1981 and discuss the music scene of Osaka vs. Toyko. We dig into songwriting, guitars, touring and much more! We hope you enjoy, and be sure to check out Shonen Knife on their U.S. tour this June.

Songs in this Episode:

Intro - Bad Luck Song16:14 - Pop Tune23:45 - Blitzkrieg Bop (Ramones cover)30:36 - Osaka Rock CityOutro - Super Group
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