Shonen Knife's Happy Hour - Food, Gender, Rock and Roll 33 1/3

Author(s): Brooke McCorkle Okazaki; Noriko Manabe (Series edited by)

the 33 1/3 series | grrrls | punk & punk rock

Shonen Knife-an all-female punk trio from Osaka, Japan-cultivated a global fan base that has included the likes of Nirvana's Kurt Cobain and Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore. Their 1998 album Happy Hour, filled with tunes about delicacies ranging from sushi to banana chips, encapsulates the band's charming fusion of cuteness with punk rock cool. Tracing histories of food and josei rock in Japan, McCorkle Okazaki outlines the ways Shonen Knife has, over the last forty years, consistently used seemingly straightforward songs about food to comment on gender stereotypes in popular culture.


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General Fields

  • : 9781501347948
  • : Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • : Bloomsbury Academic
  • : February 2021
  • : April 2021
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Brooke McCorkle Okazaki; Noriko Manabe (Series edited by)
  • : Paperback
  • : 176