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Naoko Yamano
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Vocalist
    Member of Shonen Knife along with Michie Nakatani, Atsuko Yamano, and Mana Nishiura
    Recorded 'Everybody Happy?,' 'Burning Farm,' 'Yama No Attchan,' 'Pretty Little Baka Guy,' '712,' 'Let's Knife,' 'Rock Animals,' 'Brand New Knife,' 'Happy Hour,' 'Strawberry Sound' and 'All I Want For Christmas'
    On writing 'Wonder Wine,' she said: 'When I drink wine, I feel dizzy, so I wrote a song.'
    She loves sweets but tries to avoid them.
    She can't drive.
    She said it is hard for her to write lyrics to a ready made melody.
    She thinks some of her songs make great cheers for a cheerleader.
    She changed the song title of 'Happy Song' to 'Whatever.'
    She bought a pair of maracas which she placed in a plastic box. Months later, she opened the box and found many dead insects that lived in the maracas. She wrote the song 'Elephant Insect' about it.
    She is weight conscious.
    She said: 'If you get famous or put out records on a major label, you have to sell that product or else, so you end up moving the music toward the middle, to broaden your appeal and sell more.'
    When asked what type of music she likes, she said: 'I've been listening to a lot of black music -- James Brown, Bootsy Collins, funk, go-go, that kind of thing.'
    She wrote a song called 'Redd Kross' to honor Redd Kross who wrote a song called 'Shonen Knife.'
    She said 'I hope the album 'Heavy Songs' can make you happy and cheerful.'
    Before recording a song, she makes her own personal demos to hear how it would sound.
    She works with her sister, Atsuko.
    She said: 'I think English fits rock music better. Most of our Japanese fans would still rather have Japanese lyrics.'
    She likes chocolate and jelly beans.
    She worked in a store that sold imported chocolate Snickers, Milky Way, Toblerone. She said: 'I ended up taking a couple home with me every day, but I didn't gain much weight from it. This year I gained some weight. Drinking too much beer.'
    For 2021, as of last week, Out of 9 Votes: 0% Annoying
    In 2020, Out of 9 Votes: 33.33% Annoying
    In 2019, Out of 2 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2018, Out of 18 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2017, Out of 12 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2016, Out of 5 Votes: 60.0% Annoying
    In 2015, Out of 2 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2014, Out of 12 Votes: 58.33% Annoying
    In 2013, Out of 16 Votes: 56.25% Annoying
    In 2012, Out of 12 Votes: 83.33% Annoying
    In 2011, Out of 12 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
    In 2010, Out of 18 Votes: 61.11% Annoying
    In 2009, Out of 28 Votes: 64.29% Annoying
    In 2008, Out of 46 Votes: 71.74% Annoying
    In 2007, Out of 87 Votes: 74.71% Annoying
    In 2006, Out of 96 Votes: 65.62% Annoying
    In 2005, Out of 194 Votes: 60.31% Annoying
    In 2004, Out of 672 Votes: 63.99% Annoying
    In 2003, Out of 552 Votes: 68.12% Annoying
 
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