Shonen Knife Neon Zebra

Shonen Knife Neon Zebra

Out of print

Release Date April 1, 1991

Catalog No SP108

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)