Shonen Knife has been a cult favorite since the mid-’80s, but the Japanese trio made some moves into the mainstream in the early ’90s the way a few bands did—by finding a champion in Kurt Cobain. Shonen Knife and Nirvana toured together a couple of times, and brought Cobain to tears nearly every night with their joyous energy. Here, they kick off the three-song Holiday Undercover series for 2016 with a rendition of the traditional “We Wish You A Merry Christmas,” complete with references to figgy pudding. Shonen Knife’s latest album is Adventure.
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