Osaka Ramones

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  1. Jun 27, 2012
    8
    Shonen Knife is the group that was meant to do a Ramones cover album, and the final product proves it. The band does great fresh takes on songs you've heard often enough to know by heart. And yes, Shonen Knife's live performances of these songs are even better (YouTube them)! My only disappointment is that their cover of "I Wanna Be Sedated", which is my favorite Ramones cover ever, wasn'tShonen Knife is the group that was meant to do a Ramones cover album, and the final product proves it. The band does great fresh takes on songs you've heard often enough to know by heart. And yes, Shonen Knife's live performances of these songs are even better (YouTube them)! My only disappointment is that their cover of "I Wanna Be Sedated", which is my favorite Ramones cover ever, wasn't included on this album. Expand
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Generally favorable reviews - based on 7 Critics

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  1. Positive: 4 out of 7
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  1. Jan 10, 2012
    79
    If you're seeking cool, ironic detachment, best look elsewhere. But if you want to hear fresh blood pumping exuberantly through the veins of these classics, give Osaka Ramones a spin.
  2. 60
    [Shonen Knife's] 13 Ramones covers sound exactly like you'd expect.
  3. Nov 14, 2011
    40
    As it stands, Osaka Ramones is a misguided affair almost from start to finish, and, as a whole, should be given as wide a berth as possible except by completists who have to have absolutely everything by Shonen Knife.