[How to Live Smart Lesson] Spirit of Band

The three guitar Gods of Korea got together once again, following Dead or Alive, this time for an ad 🙂

Advertisements

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.

%d bloggers like this: