Erika Meyer wrote: > Even the more mainstream Cibo Matto, I love the sound and images in > their lyrics... & sometimes you know they're just putting in words > because of the way the words sound... yep. there's a style of dada poetry with the same aesthetic. I think the best example of that in a rock group is Cocteau Twins. Also the Talking Heads I Zimbra - which is more nonsense and actual nonsense words. A correlate phenomenon (hey! I sound like a Master's Thesis!) is the misunderstanding of lyrics - where people hear something different from what's there. S'cuse me, while I kiss this guy. - Joe <http://artlung.com/> p.s. : I saw Shonen Knife at Lollapalooza some years ago - fun - but a short set. I have "let's knife" but I can't claim expertise. They're fun though. p.p.s.: about Cibo Matto: their cover of "The Candyman" rocks my world. p.p.p.s. : I have a compilation of beatles covers from Japanese groups on tape - something a buddy made for me - awesome to hear phonetic singing.