I would hazard to say that few bands are as influential and/or as seminal as the explosive trio known as Shonen Knife. Forming in Osaka in 1981, these powerful women are not only revered by fellow musicians, but have had their music featured in such interesting, creature-tastic films as Blade and Blood: The Last Vampire.
Of course, Twist Barbie, one of their most recognizable numbers, not only celebrates the virtues of the princess of the American toy, but also puts one in the mind of how multiple incarnations of this iconic creature have been treated by her impressionable owners. Twist Barbie (and/or hack off her hair with scissors and/or zombie-ize her features with crayons), indeed!
Until the next time, SWEET love and pink GRUE, Big Gay Horror Fan!