Burning Farm

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Burning Farm
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Studio album by
ReleasedJuly 21, 1983
RecordedMarch 20 - June 6, 1983
GenrePop punk, post punk, indie rock
ProducerShonen Knife and Shin Hirakawa
Shonen Knife chronology
Minna Tanoshiku
(1982)
Burning Farm
(1983)
Yama-no Attchan
(1984)
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Burning Farm is the first album by Shonen Knife. It is almost entirely in Japanese, with only "Twist Barbie" on the original release in English. The Japanese 8" vinyl (Zero Records 0-0783) had eight songs. The CD re-issue bonus tracks "Parrot Polynesia", "Watchin' Girl" and "Banana Fish" first appeared on the Zero Records compilation LP Aura Music in November 1983.

The other CD bonus songs are either "Watchin' Girl" and "Twist Barbie" live (Oglio Records, USA), or "Ukkari Hachibei" and a cover of The Ramones' "I Wanna Be Sedated" (MCA Victor, Japan).

The album's cover was painted by bass guitarist Michie Nakatani.

There are at least two pressings of the 8 inch record, with different labels and back covers. One back is black with a live photo, the other is yellow with a posed group photo. Both pressings misspell the third track as "Twist Barbie".

K Records released, in small quantities, Burning Farm on audiocassette in the USA with a different cover and track listing, described below. Kurt Cobain listed it in his top fifty albums of all time.[1][2]

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Naoko Yamano, except where noted.

  1. "Miracles" (Michie Nakatani) - 2:16
  2. "Parallel Woman" - 2:58
  3. "Twist Barbie" - 2:34
  4. "Elephant Pao Pao" - 2:15
  5. "Tortoise Brand Pot Cleaner" - 0:52
  6. "Animal Song" (Nakatani) - 2:09
  7. "A Day At The Factory" - 3:41
  8. "Burning Farm" - 4:30

K Records cassette version:

  1. "Watchin' Girl" (Nakatani) - 1:58
  2. "Miracles" - 2:16
  3. "Parallel Woman" - 2:58
  4. "Twist Birbie" (sic) - 2:34
  5. "A Day At The Factory" - 3:41
  6. "Tortoise Brand Pot Cleaner's Theme" - 0:52
  7. "Animal Song" - 2:09
  8. "Banana Fish" (Nakatani) - 2:04
  9. "Elephant Pao Pao" - 2:15
  10. "Parrot Polynesia" - 3:07
  11. "Burning Farm" - 4:30

Credits[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Top 50 by Nirvana [MIXTAPE]". Archived from the original on 18 October 2014. Retrieved 8 May 2013.
  2. ^ Cross; Gaar; Gendron; Martens; Yarm (2013). Nirvana: The Complete Illustrated History. p. 89. ISBN 978-0-7603-4521-4.