[Drama] Rock Rock Rock

Starting from December 11 , a mini drama (4 episodes – 2 episodes will be aired at once) based on Boohwal’s leader Kim Tae-Won’s life story will start broadcasting on KBS 2 at 10.15  pm. The title? “Rock Rock Rock” (락 rock 樂).

Details here: [Behind-the-production]-Rock-Rock-Rock (click)

What’s interesting about the drama:

1. Do you call that a question? It tells the story of Kim Tae-Won. What more reason do you need? 🙂

2. No Min-Woo is playing Kim Tae-Won’s role. Actually, I did’t understand how that works~^^; No Min-Woo is a really really pretty actor, and Kim Tae-Won’s image is quite the opposite. Except for the long hair and the skinny posture they pretty much have nothing in common. That’s before I know that No Min-Woo actually has music-background. He used to play the drum for the group “Trax” before he left to pave way as an actor. The guy can play guitar well (so I read) and I know that he can sing (Kim Tae-Won used to sing when Boohwal first debut, not so much now but he has husky voice -unlike No), which are I think the main points why he was casted for the part.

3. I know that some Boohwal members will appear in some or certain episodes in the drama as cameo

4. Boohwal, or actually pre-Boohwal member (band “The End”), rock vocalist Kim Jong-Seo will also appear in the drama, not as himself, but playing the part of Kim Tae-Won’s uncle. It should be interesting, coz Kim Jong-Seo was the reason I got to know about Boohwal. And of course, it’s funny that he’s playing the uncle of Kim Tae-Won, who’s actually his friend – and also with the fact that he was the band’s first vocalist. ^^

Okay, that’s what I at least I could gather before the drama actually starts playing.

The drama will play in 2 weeks only, two episodes run continuously each Saturday on Dec 11 and Dec 18. The timing couldn’t be better, since the drama will air just right before Boohwal’s Christmas Concert in Seoul on Dec 24 and 25~ ^^

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The picture was taken from No Min-Woo’s twitter.

 


[Boohwal Best] 이솝의 붓

[이솝의 붓], Aesop’s brush. The only “Best” album Boohwal ever produced. Released in 1996, just before the production of the 5th album started. Boohwal’s lead singer at the moment was Park Wan-Gyu. The best album, though, compiled the voices of Boohwal’s previous 3 vocalist, and Park Wan-Gyu.

 

The album contains 10 songs as follow:

1. 사랑할수록 (The More I Love), remake version from Boohwal’s 3rd album “Loss of Memory” (기억상실).
The original version as inserted in the 3rd album was sung by Kim Jegi, and the remake in this album was sung by his brother Kim Jae-Hee.

2. 기억이 부르는 날에 (On a day that calls my memory back), the same version as inserted in Boohwal’s 4th Album “About Worldly Thoughts” (잡념에 관하여)
Personally, this is  one of the best Boohwal’s songs I’ve ever heard. The voice, the music, everything feels like cutting into me..  Well, I admit I’m not the best in expression ^^;;

3. 비와 당신의 이야기 (The Story of You and the Rain), as inserted in Boohwal’s 1st Album “Rock Will Never Die”

4. 슬픈사슴 (Sad Deer), as inserted in Boohwal’s 2nd album “Remember”
(a remake version of this song could also be found in Boohwal’s 12th album)

5. 회상 I (Reminiscence I),  as inserted in Boohwal’s 2nd album “Remember”

6. 회상 III (Reminiscence III), as inserted in Boohwal’s 2nd album “Remember”

7. 소나기 (Rain Shower), a remake version from Boohwal’s 3rd album “Loss of Memory” (기억상실).
The original version as inserted in the 3rd album was sung by Kim Jegi, and the remake in this album was sung by his incumbent vocalist Park Wan-Gyu.

8. 시쓰는 시인의 시 (A Poem by a Poet), as inserted in Boohwal’s 4th Album “About Worldly Thoughts” (잡념에 관하여)

9. 드나드는 그리움 (Longing), as inserted in Boohwal’s 4th album.
The note in the album emphasize on the bass and drum beautiful sound in the latter part of the song.

10. 희야 (Heeya), as inserted in Boohwal’s 1st album “Rock Will Never Die”
The only song in this album that is not written and composed by Kim Tae-Won.

Guitar Project Band: Dead or Alive

Sin Dae-Chul (신대철), Kim Do-Gyun (김도균), and Kim Tae-Won (김태원), three guitarists at one point considered to be the best three in Korea got together to work on this album as a guitar project band called “Dead or Alive”.

The production of this album was started in 2002, and the album itself was finally released in 2003. Incumbent Boohwal members at the moment also joined in the production of several songs inserted here. The  album contains 10 songs as follow:

1. 어둠속에서 (Inside the Darkness)

(as inserted in Baekdusan’s 1st album)

Written and composed by Yoo Hyun-Sang, Arranged by Sin Dae-Chul
Guitar:Sin Dae-Chul Guitar Solo: Kim Do-Gyun, Kim Tae-Won, Sin Dae-Chul
Vocal:Jo Sung-Bin(ex Black Syndrom)
Bass:Lee Kyung-Han(ex DMZCOREA)
Drum:Lee Dong-Yeop(ex Black Syndrom)

2. January

(as inserted in Sinawe’s 1st album)

Written, composed, and arranged by Sin Dae-Chul
Guitar:Sin Dae-Chul
Vocal:Kim Tae-Hoon
Bass:Park Yeong-Sin(Kim Jong-Seo Band)
Keyboard:Jang Ji-Won (Moby Dick)
Drum:Kim Min-Gi(Kim Jong-Seo Band)

3. 뛰는 개가 행복하다 (A Jumping Dog is a Happy Dog)

(as inserted in Sinawe’s 9th album)

Written by Kim Jong-Soo, composed by Sin Dae-Chul, arranged by Kim Tae-Won
Guitar:Kim Tae-Won Guitar Solo:Kim Tae-Won, Kim Do-Gyun, Sin Dae-Chul
Vocal:Kim Joo-Il
Bass: Seo Jae-Hyuck (BOOHWAL)
Keyboard: Eom Soo-Han (BOOHWAL)
Drum:Chae Jemin (BOOHWAL

4. 그대앞에 난 촛불이어라 (I’m a Candle-light In Front of You)

(as inserted in Sinawe’s 1st album)

Written by Kim Jong-Soo, composed by Sin Dae-Chul, arranged by Kim Tae-Won
Guitar:Kim Tae-Won Guitar Solo:Kim Tae-Won, Kim Do-Gyun, Sin Dae-Chul
Vocal:Kim Joo-Il
Bass: Seo Jae-Hyuck (BOOHWAL)
Keyboard: Eom Soo-Han (BOOHWAL)
Drum:Chae Jemin (BOOHWAL)

5. Yesterday

Composed, written, and arranged by Kim Tae-Won
Guitar:Kim Tae-Won
Vocal:Kim Joo-Il
Bass: Seo Jae-Hyuck (BOOHWAL)
Keyboard: Eom Soo-Han (BOOHWAL)
Drum:Chae Jemin (BOOHWAL

6. 겨울오후 (Afternoon at Winter)

(part of “A Moment to Remember” movie OST)

Composed and arranged by Kim Tae-Won
Guitar:Kim Tae-Won Guitar Solo: Kim Do-Gyun, Kim Tae-Won, Sin Dae-Chul
Bass: Seo Jae-Hyuck (BOOHWAL)
Keyboard: Eom Soo-Han (BOOHWAL)
Drum:Chae Jemin (BOOHWAL)
Vocal:Lee Seung-Chul (BOOHWAL)

7. 희야 (Heeya)

(as inserted in Boohwal’s 1st album)

Written and composed by Yang Hong-Seob, arranged by Kim Do-Gyun
Guitar:Kim Do-Gyun Guitar Solo:Kim Tae-Won, Sin Dae-Chul, Kim Do-Gyun
Vocal:Heo Gyu(ex Pinokio)
Bass:Lee Kyung-Han(ex DMZCOREA)
Keyboard:Jang Ji-Won(Moby Dick)
Drum:Lee Dong-Yeop (ex Black Syndrom)
Chorus:Park Yeong-Chul(Black Syndrom)

8. Rock In Korea

(originally written for “Rock in Korea” project, inserted in the album with the same title)

Written by Lorren Scott, composed and arranged by Kim Do-Gyun
Guitar:Tomy Kim(ex Kim Jong-Seo Band), Guitar Solo:Sin Dae-Chul, Kim Tae-Won, Kim Do-Gyun
Vocal:Park Yeong-Chul(Black Syndrom)
Bass:Bae Chan-Woo
Drum:Lee Dong-Yeop(ex Black Syndrom)
Chorus:Park Yeong-Chul(Black Syndrom)

9. Lonely Avenue

Composed and arranged by Kim Do-Gyun
Guitar:Kim Do-Gyun
Bass:Lee Kyung-Han(ex DMZCOREA)
Keyboard:Jang Ji-Won(Moby Dick)
Drum:Lee Dong-Yeop(ex Black Syndrom)

10. Dead or Alive

Composed and arranged by Sin Dae-Chul, Kim Do-Gyun, and Kim Tae-Won.
Guitar:Sin Dae-Chul, Kim Tae-Won, Kim Do-Gyun
Bass:Lee Kyung-Han(ex DMZCOREA)
Drum:Lee Dong-Yeop(ex Black Syndrom)

Source in Korean could be found through this link (click).

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Brief about the two other “gods” (you can find Kim Tae-Won’s profile on “About Boohwal” or under “Kim Tae-Won” category on the left hand side.
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Kim Do-Gyun (김두균) is the main guitarist of the rock band “Baekdusan” (백두산). In the 80’s, together with Boohwal (부활) and Sinawe (시나위), they are the biggest and the most hard core rock band in Korea. This is also the reason the three gutarists from the three bands were also called the best guitarists in Korea.

From 1985 to 1987 he remained in the band “Baekdusan” before he left for UK. The band got together again for a while in 1992 to release a best album, before they went back their separate ways.

The band got together again last year in 2009, when they released their 4th album titled “Return of the King.”

The band consist of Kim Do-Gyun himself on guitar, Yoo Hyun-Sang as vocalist, Park Chan playing the drum, and Kyung Ho-Jin playing bass.

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Next, the youngest smong the three “Gods”, Sin Dae-Chul (산대철). The front-man in heavy metal band “Sinawe” (시나위). They debuted earlier than Boohwal in 1985, in fact, they scouted Boohwal’s former vocalist Kim Jong-Seo into the band.

The story of Sinawe is not much different than Boohwal, having changed their vocalist almost as often. Aside from Kim Jong-Seo, Lim Jae-Bom andKim Bada were  also former vocalists of Sinawe.

The current vocalist is Kang Han, with Lee Kyung-Han playing bass and Lee Dong-Yeop playing the drum.

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