Shonen Knife Neon Zebra

Shonen Knife Neon Zebra

Out of print

Release Date April 1, 1991

Catalog No SP108

Formats 7 inch

When Kurt Cobain saw Shonen Knife live for the first time, he said, “I was transformed into a hysterical nine-year-old girl at a Beatles concert.” Shambolic in the most charming way and possessing a gifted knack for earworm melody, it’s a cinch to hear what Cobain liked about them so much. For their contribution to Sub Pop’s Singles Club, the Osaka pop-punk legends deliver an undeniably catchy tune about a zebra being abducted by aliens and given a rainbow’s array of colored stripes, eventually becoming famous, sounding like a children’s tune mutated by a carnival mirror.

-Martin Douglas, courtesy of KEXP


  1. Neon Zebra
  2. Bear Up Bison (live)