According to band leader Naoko Yamano , because their album Free Time was heavily influenced by punk rock, and Pop Tune had explored a more pop -oriented sound, Overdrive was a chance for the band to explore a more hard rock sound. The album's lyrics cover a wide array of topics, from green tea , fortune cookies , and cats. The CD album artwork was created by Masahiko Ohno ; three different color variations were released, with each corresponding to either Japan, North America, or Europe.
Because of the band's exploration, the album's name references the overdrive pedal, which, in Yamano's mind, conjured up images of s rock music.
In an interview with PercentRock. Then I send my demo to our members and we rehearse. At the recording studio, we start to record from basic tracks then overdub.
The first song was inspired by Yamano fondness for eating a fortune cookie after a meal of Chinese food in America; after learning that the cookies were a Japanese invention, Yamano decided to pen the song. Naoko Yamano, not Yomano. Other than that, i agree with everything you wrote. Marc April 21, Leave a Comment Cancel reply Name. Go To Artist Page. More Artists From. Other Genres You Will Love. There are no items in your wishlist. Osaka's Shonen Knife are back with a 70s Rock inspired collection of songs continuing their legacy as Japan's most recognizable name in indie rock!
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