Song 47: “Twist Barbie,” Shonen Knife.
There was a minute there in the early 90′s when Shonen Knife was on every college playlist in the country. Their happy, naive, power poppiness just grabbed the gloom of grunge and stuffed it full of rainbows and teddy bears and, of course, Barbies. Saw them in SF – how I got home without 13 DUI’s is a miracle on par with the Virgin Mary crying blood tears.
Far as I know, “Shonen Knife” means “cute boy knife.” That right? Or is that a colloquialism that means something else?