Osaka J-pop mainstay Shonen Knife turns 30 this year, and the all-female trio has decided to celebrate that milestone by recording a tribute album to one of the band’s biggest musical influences: the Ramones. The album, Osaka Ramones, features 13 cover tracks that the group has performed live as a side project for decades, but this is the first time those covers have been committed to tape. Highlights include opener “Blitzkreig Bop,” “Sheenah Is A Punk Rocker,” and “The KKK Took My Baby Away.”

Shonen Knife was formed in 1981, and over the course of its still-vibrant career, the band has shared the stage with the likes of Nirvana, Fugazi, and Thurston Moore. Having played a big part in opening up the Japanese underground music scene to an international audience, the band gets our tip of the hat as it enters its fourth decade. Osaka Ramones will be released on Good Charamel on August 23, but you can stream samples of the album now at the label’s website.

For the hey-that’s-cool factor, here’s an old clip of the band hanging out with the Nirvana guys:

Tracklist For Osaka Ramones:
01. Blitzkrieg Bop
02. Rock and Roll High School
03. We Want The Airwaves
04. She’s The One
05. Rockaway Beach
06. Sheenah Is A Punk Rocker
07. Scattergun
08. Psychotherapy
09. The KKK Took My Baby Away
10. We’re A Happy Family
11. Chinese Rock
12. Beat on the Brat
13. Pinhead