Osaka Ramones

Japanese pop punkers Shonen Knife are celebrating their 30th Anniversary this year with Osaka Ramones: A Tribute to the Ramones. The album features covers of 13 Ramones classics including "Pinhead," "Beat on the Brat," "Psychotherapy," and others, and will be released on July 19 in the US via Good Charamel Records. Pre-order the album and listen to 30-second clips of each song on Good Charamel's website. According to Shonen Knife's Naoko Yamano:

Ramones were my all-time idols since I first heard their music from a radio and rushed to a record shop. This year is the 30th anniversary of Shonen Knife. For celebration, we decided to record a cover album of our favorite band the Ramones. The title is "Osaka Ramones" with our respect. I'm very happy to release an Osaka Ramones project and to recognize their contribution to the evolution of Shonen Knife.

In honor of the album and the band's 30th Anniversary, they will go on a North American tour this fall with support on some of the dates from Shannon & the Clams. The tour hits NYC twice. They play on October 22 at Public Assembly during CMJ towards the beginning of the tour. The band will then cross the country and return to Brooklyn on November 18 at The Bell House. Shannon & the Clams aren't on either of the NYC bills, and at the moment, neither is anyone else. Tickets are on sale now for the Bell House show. No ticket info for Public Assembly has been announced yet.

All tour dates, album preview, tracklist and a live video of "Ramones Forever" into "I Wanna Be Sedated" below...

Shonen Knife - Osaka Ramones

Shonen Knife - "Ramones Forever" and "I Wanna Be Sedated" Live

01 Blitzkrieg bop
02 Rock and roll high school
03 We want the airwaves
04 She's the one
05 Rockaway beach
06 Sheenah is a punk rocker
07 Scattergun
08 Psychotherapy
09 The kkk took my baby away
10 We're a happy family
11 Chinese rock
12 Beat on the brat
13 Pinhead

Shonen Knife -- 2011 Tour Dates
10.20.11 Thu Toronto, Ontario Horseshoe Tavern
10.21.11 Fri Montreal, Quebec IL Motore
10.22.11 Sat Brooklyn, New York Public Assembly (CMJ)
10.24.11 Mon Baltimore, Maryland Otto Bar
10.25.11 Tue Durham , North Carolina Pinhook
10.26.11 Wed Atlanta, Georgia Masquerade *
10.27.11 Thu Mobile, Alabama Alabama Music Box *
10.28.11 Fri Houston, Texas Underground Live *
10.29.11 Sat Austin, Texas Red 7 *
11.02.11 Wed San Diego, California Casbah (San Diego) *
11.03.11 Thu Long Beach, California Alex's Bar *
11.04.11 Fri San Francisco, California Bottom of The Hill *
11.05.11 Sat Portland, Oregon Dante's *
11.07.11 Mon Vancouver, British Columbia Biltmore Cabaret *
11.08.11 Tue Seattle, Washington Tractor Tavern *
11.11.11 Fri Minneapolis , Minnesota First Avenue
11.12.11 Sat Chicago, Illinois Empty Bottle
11.13.11 Sun Kalamazoo, Michigan The Strutt
11.14.11 Mon Indianapolis , Indiana Radio Radio
11.17.11 Thu Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 31st St Pub
11.18.11 Fri Brooklyn, New York The Bell House
11.19.11 Sat Buffalo, New York Mohawk Place
* w/ Shannon & the Clams

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