“When I finally got to see them live, I was transformed into a hysterical nine-year-old girl at a Beatles concert.”Kurt Cobain
Naoko is the guitarist and the founder of a Japanese rock band Shonen Knife.
Her song writing and lyrics are unique and well talented. Formed in 1981,
with their punk-pop oriented nature, the trio maintains a distinctly
underground rock sound rooted in edgy instrumentation and D. I. Y.
aesthetics, which over the course of their long career has earned them a
solid, worldwide cult following and made avid fans out of seminal ’90s
alternative rock bands such as Nirvana, Sonic Youth and Redd Kross. The band
has been credited with making “the international pop underground more
international” by “opening it up to bands from Japan”. They are touring all
over the world constantly and release albums. They have also performed as a
Ramones tribute band under the name Osaka Ramones.