Boohwal WordPress – MAIN PAGE

Boohwal is a legendary rock band originating from South Korea. Since 1986, they’ve been through tremendous changes in members, in style; they’ve passed through so many challenges that only keep them going and become stronger and better every each day. Click here to check out [ALL MUSIC VIDEOS] of Boohwal over the years.

A lot of foreign fans don’t know how to get Boohwal’s CDs abroad, so please go to the red button on the right side to check out the sites where you can get their CDs abroad – please note that I DO NOT provide links for free downloads.

The “Rock Rock Rock” miniseries that was aired recently, taking the theme of Kim Tae-Won’s life story have drawn a lot of attention to Boohwal both from within Korea and internationally. Click on the correlating [Rock Rock Rock] button on the left to find the details about this drama.

You can find the list of most recent posts in this site on the left-hand side and categories organized below.
Top posts and comments could be found on your right-hand side, as well as monthly archive from March 2010-2011.

Boohwal Albums Boohwal Best 이솝이 붓(1)
Live & Unplugged (1)
Long-term Album (12) SONGS & LYRICS (below)
Digital Single (4)
  1. 이별에서 영원으로 (From Separation to Eternity)
  2. [OST] The Road
  3. 가슴에 그린 성 (Castle in the Heart)
  4. 누구나 사랑을 한다 (Everybody Loves)
  5. 그때가 지금이라면 (If it were Now)
  6. 비밀 (Secret)
  7. 사랑해서 사랑해서 (Because I Love You)
Previous Members

Recorded Sessions

Boohwal’s Live appearances and performances on concerts I attended from March 2010 – February 2011

Boohwal-related news (translated into English)


Boohwal Songs & Lyrics


Boohwal Music Scores

[1st Album]
[3rd Album]
[8th Album]
[10th Album]
비와 당신의 이야기
Never Ending Story

작년 이날에 저의 첫 부활 공연에 가려고 준비하고 있었는데… 벌써 일년까지 부활과 함께 갈 수 있다는 걸 상상도 못 했네요.
부활을 사랑하는 마음을 담아서 이렇게 일년간 https://boohwal.wordpress.com을 완성하였씁니다.
가장 힘든 시기에 힘이 되어준 부활 오빠들, 마음속에서 늘 감사하고 존경하고 사랑합니다.
이제 저도 제 길로 걸어가야 할때가 왔네요.. 부활음악은 늘 제 배경으로 남아 있을거고 힘이 들때 기쁠 때 그리워하게 될거예요.
지금부터 예전처럼 많이 달리지 못 할 것 같지만, 사랑으로 늘 응원하는 펜이 될게요…

이 블로그를 통해서 부활이 더 세계적으로 알려질 수 있으면 좋겠고요… 언젠가 새글을 다시 올릴지도 모르지만, 지금 저는 물러나오겠습니다~ ^^
그리워하면, 언젠가 만나게 되는 ~~~ 그 날을 기대하겠습니다.
사랑합니다 ♡

(겁많은사자) 위윅 배상



[김태원] [남자의 자격] Kim Tae Won in Men’s Qualification

[김태원] Guitar Project Band: Dead or Alive

Mnet Asia Music Awards (MAMA) 2010

[김태원] [당신에게] To You (Father)

[정동하] [Won Jun-Hee & Jeong Dong-Ha] Larva

[김태원] “Because I Love You” Digital Single

[정동히] Hybrid MMORG “Argo”

[서재혁] [Project Band] Not 2B

[서재혁] Guitar Zeus Korea

[채제민 & 서재혁] Little Wing (project band)

[채제민] Noise 11 (project band)

[김태원] 무정블루스

[채제민] 채제민 in 티삼스 (Chae Jemin in TAS)

[정동하] 김현식-비처럼음악처럼

[채제민 & 서재혁] [Musical] Hedwig and the Angry Inch

[서재혁] [Movie] 71 Into the Fire

[서재혁] [Movie] Sayonara Itsuka

*On-record, this is post number 178 on and right to this point of one-year anniversary, the blog has been visited over 46,200 times. Thank you for all of your never ending interest in Boohwal.* -겁많은사자, 18 March 2011-

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[남자의 자격] Kim Tae Won in Men’s Qualification

남자의 자격, literally translated “Men’s Qualification”,is an entertainment program on KBS 2 TV in Korea started on air since March 2009. It’s more than extremely late of me to only write an article on this program now when it’s reaching a two-years anniversary. At first, as much as I was and still am an avid viewer, I didn’t find it as relevant for it only includes Kim Tae-Won (among other Boohwal members) in it, as well as it has practically nothing to do with music – let alone Boohwal’s music. But really, what is Boohwal without Kim Tae-Won? And the rebirth of Boohwal in the latter 2009 was partly (if not mostly) thanks to Kim Tae-Won’s apperance in this entertainment program. Kim Tae-Won said and I recall, that having done music for 23 years.. nobody ever recognized him. Having started in this program, suddenly people started taking interest in him, as well as his music, that is to say, Boohwal. Having helped Boohwal to rebirth, the program once again presented another miracle, helping Kim Tae Won to rebirth himself.

Better late than never, thus I’m posting this article as a token of my appreciation to “Men’s Qualification”.

The program started off with 7 members, but Kim Sung-Min (김성민) had to drop out from the program on December 2010, leaving only 6 men in the team: 이경규 (Lee Kyung-Kyu), 김국진 (Kim Kuk-Jin), 김태원 (Kim Tae-Won), 이윤석 (Lee Yun-Seok), 이정진 (Lee Jung-Jin), and 유형빈 (Yoo Hyung-Bin).

Among the first episodes of Men’s Qualification that I watched was [남자, 그리고 두번 결혼하기] “Men, and second wedding.” No, it’s not suggesting men to have more than one wife, but to re-plant the seeds of romance into marriage by having another wedding with the same couple. Out of the original 7 members of the program, 3 were married and 1 divorced, among them Kim Tae-Won and Lee Kyung-Gyu were married the longest. In the end, Kim Tae Won ended up to be the one to make a second proposal to his wife.

It was really romantic. He called her, asking if she were reborn, would she marry him once again (in another life), and she said of course she would, without pause. It was just lovely. He then invited her to come to the shooting area which was the area of residence of Korea’s renown novelist Lee Wae-Soo (이외수). He proposed to her for a second wedding in the way that guy in (the movie) “Love Actually” proposed to his bestfriend’s wife (phew.. that’s not the best way of putting it, but it was romantic more despite morally wrong). Niweis, the proposal was received well, and they held the second wedding that very same day. The picture below was taken after the wedding. Lee Wae-Soo acted as the officiator of the wedding~ ^^

(Left to Right) 유형빈, 김국진, 김태원, 이외수, 이현주, 이정진, 이경규, 이윤석
**It has passed 24 years since Kim Tae-Won and Lee Hyun-Joo first met, and they were married after 9 years of dating. They have a daughter and a son together.

One thing that I got from this episode is that, if I were to get married, I want to have a marriage filled with love as the marriage of these two. It’s obvious she loves him endlessly and he loves her equally as much. They have a lot of respect and love for each other, and it’s not only seen from the words they’re saying to each other, one can see it from as small a thing as their body gestures~ it simply is just lovely.

Among other first episodes of Men’s Qualification was [남자, 그리고 친구 집 알기] “Men, and Knowing my Friend’s House.” They had this project when the TV show had only started for a while, when most people in Korea had practically no idea who Kim Tae-Won was – that’s how un-famous Boohwal was, despite its history. So they visited Kim Tae-Won’s house, and then his parents’ house, and Boohwal’s rehearsal studio.

Before this episode of Men’s Qualification, a lot of Korean TV viewers thought he was a comedian – you can’t deny he’s a funny guy can you ^^ The picture on the top-left says “Do you know Kim Tae-Won”? The picture on top-right shows a picture of young Kim Tae-Won (far-right) on his mother’s lap. The picture was taken before his two younger sisters were born, I assume – judging he was probably only 1 or 2 years-old at most at the time. The pictures below were taken in Boohwal’s rehearsal studio, introducing the Guitarist Kim Tae-Won, Boohwal leader Kim Tae-Won.

The next episode that caught a lot of public attention was the lecture they held in Kyunghee University, Seoul. Each member of the team presented a lecture to university students on how they should spend their youth. On this session the lecture Kim Kuk Jin was especially remarkable to a lot of viewers.

On my account, [남자, 그리고 아마추어 밴드] “Men, and Amateur Band” episode was special. In this episode, Men’s Qualification team worked together to make an amateur band. Kim Tae-Won acted as their trainer, since he’s a pro. Instead, he wrote a song just for this amateur band, titled “사랑해서 사랑해서” (Because I Love You). It went kind of rough in the beginning, I myself was in their first public performance – 21 March 2010, the final day of Boohwal’s Wonderful Days Vol.1 Concert – and (I’m sorry, but) they were not pleasant to hear.. But they worked on it, and they got better. They entered an amateur band competition and won the Bronze Prize, and then they went into recording and the song hit the first place in all Korea’s music chart. Boohwal then follow making Boohwal’s version of the song, which was also the first digital single Boohwal had ever released.

This is just to show view example how much this program has touched and somewhat changed Kim Tae-Won’s life.

Following the success of this amateur band, the program continued with its biggest success yet, [남자,그리고 하모니] “Men, and Harmony”. The idea was to get a group of 7 men (who could barely carry a tune) take part in a choir competition. To make a choir, they had to have at least 30 members, so they held an audition (after the 7 members themselves was auditioned by Music Producer Colleen Park-박칼린) to pick the rest 23. In this audition episode, you can find the rest of Boohwal’s 3 members participating. Seo Jae-Hyuck (서재혁) ended up to be the only one who passed into the choir, taking bass part. Below is the video of the choir taking part in the fore-mentioned competition. You can find Kim Tae Won in the middle of the formation, right at the center, wearing sunglasses as usual~

A wrap to close the year 2010, Men’s Qualification held a  [2010 송년회] Year-End Party, inviting the people whose took part in the program during the whole year, including Boohwal members and  members of the choir, among other. They had some small singing competition in the end, in which Boohwal’s vocalist Jeong Dong Ha (정동하) participated. He sung “생각이나” (Thought) which gained huge popularity in 2009 – among other thanks to Men’s Qualification itself for inserting the song as background to many scenes. The song, sung by its original singer, drew quiet a few men into tears, including the song’s composer himself.

In the year 2011, Men’s Qualification has a view agendas to accomplish. Among other, learning tap dance and going backpacking. The backpacking trip was planned to be held in May this year, but let’s see if they’re gonna keep the schedule given the recent development.

A big surprise, yet another turning point in Kim Tae-Won’s life, came up yet again thanks to this program. As part of public education (I suppose), they  held a series of episodes about cancer. They had all the remaining 6 members of the team went through cancer check and all, including lung cancer, stomach cancer, and others. And as it turned out, a small lump of tumor was found in Kim Tae-Won’s stomach. It was latter identified to be the earliest stage of stomach cancer. Men’s Qualification showed the whole process from when the verdict was told to Kim Tae-Won, the surgery, and after. And what can I say, I gain even more respect to this man. He’s fearless, he was calm, he was even reassuring the people around him that he’s fine. He’s a strong man and not one thing can change that.

The Men’s Qualification team played the song [For My Father] 희망에게 “To Hope” in the background when Kim Tae-Won heard the news, just as I expected, coz this song also immediately came to mind when I heard about it myself.

Thanks to Men’s Qualification, Kim Tae Won took the cancer check which he might have never done voluntarily, and thanks to it, they found the cancer cells before it could grow nor spread. Thanks to it, he’s had his second.. no, fourth chance to be reborn once again.. 부활..

Just as an end note, here’s among Boohwal songs that’s been inserted during Men’s Qualification (in random order):

I’ll add the list if anything comes to mind~ stay tune!!! ^-^

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).

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.

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.


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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