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Band Name Origins:

  • Since they did heavy metal they called half of the name Knife.Because they were girls, they picked shonen when they put the both together, the name was shonen knife Submitted by: Daniel
  • I have a fanzine where Shonen Knife were interviewed. The girls were in school and decided to form a band. The thing of it is, none of them could play an instrument. Anyway, they got instruments and then went about the task of naming themselves. One if the girls turned around in class and saw a boy with a pocket knife and asked him what kind of knife it was. He replied, "it is a 'Shonen' knife." She then thought it (shonen knife) would be a good name for the band. The other girls loved it as well, and the rest is history. Submitted by: Brian

Music Performer Nicknames:

Known informally as: Little Evas of the East. Submitted by: I Saw Shonen Knife 5 Times

Song Titles Not Used as Lyrics:

Song Name
Comments & Submitter Name
"Flying Jelly Attack"I'm gonna eat jelly, jelly, jelly, jelly, jelly, jelly, jelly, jelly beans. - Sheila Oh

New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"Flying Smelly Attack""Flying Jelly Attack"Renee Keener
"Wraith Healer""Faith Healer"Richard Wetfuss

Literally Impossible Song Titles:

Submitter Name
"Flying Jelly Attack,"Jelly does not fly nor attack.Sheila Oh
"I Am A Cat,"People aren't cats.Yvette Bristle
"Queen of Darkness,"Darkness is not a monarchy.Tommy
"Riding On The Rocket,"You ride IN a rocket, not on it.Pete Worst

Use a Song Title to Answer a Different Song:

Song & Band Name
Song & Band Name
"I Am A Cat," Shonen Knife"She Knows," Thin Lizzy
"I Am A Cat," Shonen Knife"Draggin' My Tail," Eric Clapton
"I Am A Cat," Shonen Knife"Paper Tiger," Sue Thompson
"I Am A Cat," Shonen Knife"Eye Of The Tiger," Survivor
There are additional songs titles that answer other songs available.

Remove a Letter From a Song Title:

"Fling Jelly Attack" originally "Flying Jelly Attack"
Francesca Burleson
"Devil Hose" originally "Devil House"
Must spray fire.
"Evil House" originally "Devil House"
Carla Jorgensen

Add a Letter to a Song Title:

"Inspect Collector" originally "Insect Collector"
Now "collector" is direct object of a verb.
Hilary Nevis
"I Arm A Cat" originally "I Am A Cat"
Watch out for sharpshooting pussy!
Duncan Moore
"I Am A Coat" originally "I Am A Cat"
Duncan Moore
"I Am A Cart" originally "I Am A Cat"
Duncan Moore
"Raiding On The Rocket" originally "Riding On The Rocket"
Smelma Pitz

Change a Letter:

"Hiding On The Rocket" originally "Riding On The Rocket"
Carla Jorgensen
"Riding On The Pocket" originally "Riding On The Rocket"
Carla Jorgensen
"Faith Heaper" originally "Faith Healer"
Carla Jorgensen
"Faith Dealer" originally "Faith Healer"
Carla Jorgensen

Song Parody Lyrics:

Original Song Name
Parody Song Name
Parody Author
"Insect Collector""Underwear Collector"Stinger
"Buttercup: I'm a Super Girl""Mr President - the Super Man"Composer-Conductor

Songs for Commercials, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

Song Name
Riding On The RocketNASA/Space Campnewave

Songs for Duets, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
Attack Of The Killer Tomatoes
   John DeBello
Tomato Head
   Shonen Knife
Attack Of The Killer Tomato Heads
Britney Spears into pruning hooks
Riding On The Rocket
   Shonen Knife
Rocket Man
   Elton John
Riding On The Rocket Man
The truth is out!!! Elton really does love women, as long as they're Japanese.

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

Jagged Shonen Knife Edge
Jagged Edge combined with Shonen Knife
Submitted By: Alanis More Upset
Steely Dan Knife
Steely Dan combined with Shonen Knife
Submitted By: Raphael
Bowie Knife
David Bowie combined with Shonen Knife
Submitted By: Roc
Shonen Knife Stabbing Westward
Shonen Knife combined with Stabbing Westward
Submitted By: Ava Murphy

Misheard Lyrics:

"Tomato Head"
Misheard Lyrics:
I bought a synthesizer in my head
Original Lyrics:
I photosynthesized in my bed
"Tomato Head"
Misheard Lyrics:
I do two magic tricks every night
Original Lyrics:
I drink tomato juice every night
"Buttercup (I'm a Super Girl)"
Misheard Lyrics:
over The Muppets
Original Lyrics:
over the mountains
"Buttercup (I'm a Super Girl)"
Misheard Lyrics:
fighting a gazebo
Original Lyrics:
fighting against evil
There are additional misheard lyrics available.

Dated Song Lyrics:

"Riding On The Rocket"
The Dated Lyrics:
Mercury, Venus, Jupiter, Saturn, Mars
Uranus, Neptune, Pluto and planet Earth.
Why They're Dated:
This was released way before Pluto was deplanetized.
Submitted by: shepop

Song Title Space Change:

"Devil Ho Use" originally "Devil House"
Submitted by: Hannah Bullecter
"De Vil House" originally "Devil House"
Keep Dalmatians away from there!
Submitted by: Doug Wells

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