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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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Star’s Diary: Chae Jemin (5)

[스타일기]부활 채제민⑤ 밴드에서 배운 교훈

“Lessons Learned From A Band”

Released 3 June 2010, 09.06 am

=Finally, the final part of Chae Jemin’s Star’s Diary. I specially post this one today coz it happens to be Jemin Oppa’s birthday~ Happy Birthday, Jemin Oppa! 제민오빠 생일 축하드려요~^^~~ Check out the complete version here.
One more note, this article was published before Boohwal Music Academy which is run by Jemin Oppa was built, so that’s why you don’t find a hint of it~ check out the related news by clicking the name above~ ^^=


채제민에게 드럼 연주는 손과 발을 모두 움직이는 놀이이자 끝없는 공부다.

=For Chae Jemin, playing the drum is a game where he has to move his arms and legs, and a never-ending lesson=

채제민은 정이 많다. 대상은 다양하다. 가족, 친구들, 부활. 그리고 25년을 함께한 드럼스틱. 음악의 길을 후회한 적은 없다. 오히려 시간이 흐를수록 애착은 더 짙어졌다. 인생을 모두 쏟은 만큼 자부심도 생겼다.

Chae Jemin is very affectionate. His affection goes to many people. Family, friends, Boohwal. The drumsticks that’s been with him for 25 years. Never once he regretted his choice to do music. On contrary, he feels more attachment to music as time goes by. His pride grows as much as he’s poured (hard work) in his life.

“밴드에서 드럼은 기둥과 같다. 중심을 잡고 묵묵히 서야 밴드가 바로 설 수 있다.”

“In a band, the drum is like a pillar. The band could only stand up with the drum being a strong center.”

사실 드럼은 화려하지 않다. 늘 무대 뒤를 맡는다. 주목하는 눈도 적다. 밴드 녹음에서는 간혹 다른 연주가로 대체되기까지 한다. 티삼스 앨범 때가 그랬다. 소속사는 실력 부족을 이유로 따로 연주가를 섭외했다. 주인공은 문영배. 사랑과 평화, 신중현 등과 함께 일한 베테랑이었다. 채제민은 자존심이 상했다. 가짜 녹음을 받아들일 수 없었다. 시작부터 흔들린 기둥. 결과는 불 보듯 뻔했다.

In reality, the drum is not glamorous. It’s always on the back of the stage. Only so many people give attention to it. Worse, in band recording, drummer position could be replaced. That’s how it was when he recorded Tisams Album. Their production company said that his skills weren’t good enough so they invited other drummer.  The drummer was Moon Young-Bae. A veteran whose worked with “Love and Peace,” “Sin Jung-Hyeon,” and other great musicians. Chae Jemin’s self-esteem was hurt. He couldn’t take the fake recording. A shaking pillar, from the beginning. The result was as clear as the daylight.

티삼스 해체 뒤 채제민은 눈앞이 캄캄했다. 막막함은 이내 방황으로 이어졌다. 올바른 연주가의 삶을 알려줄 길잡이가 필요했다. 한참을 해매이다 그는 문영배의 연습실을 찾아갔다. 진정한 연주가로 거듭나고 싶은 마음에 무턱대고 제자를 자청했다. 허드렛일도 마다하지 않은 수하생활의 시작. 그렇게 시간은 4년이 흘러갔다.

After Tisams broke up, Chae Jemin saw only darkness in his future. The frustration led him to wander. He needed to find out how he could live a life of a musician. After wandering around for quite a while, he looked for Moon Young-Bae in his studio. He wants to become a real musician, thus he asked for Moon to take him as his student. He started a life being  a chore boy who’d do all odd jobs. 4 years went by that way.

“드럼 기교와 음악인의 도리에 대해 많이 배웠다. 그때 선생님의 조언 덕에 지금의 내가 있을 수 있었다.”

“I learned a lot about drum skills and the way to being a musician. I am only here today thanks to my teacher’s advice.”

채제민은 가르침을 다음 세대에 전달한다. 소통 수단은 다양하다. 개인 레슨, 학원 강의, 공연. 가장 강한 애착은 인터넷 강의다. 인터넷사이트 ‘스쿨뮤직’을 통해 국내 최초로 동영상 드럼 교육을 선보였다. 시작 당시 환경은 열악했다. 친분을 통해 겨우 서버를 확보했다. 영상 제작도 모두 혼자 해결해야 했다.

Chae Jemin transfers the teaching to the next generations through various means. Private lesson, music school, concerts. He enjoys teaching online music school. He was the first person to teach drum by video-lesson in Korea through  an internet site “School Music”. The situation was really poor when he started. He could finally secure the server thanks to a close person’s assistance. He also produced all of the videos by himself.

“카메라맨을 구할 돈이 없어 셀프카메라 방식으로 연주를 촬영했다. 수익이 전무했지만, 강의를 올릴 때마다 보람을 상당했다.”

“I recorded the drum lesson using self-camera coz I couldn’t afford to pay a cameraman. I made no profit, but it was incredibly worth while.”

교육활동은 지금도 계속된다. 대학 강단에서 실용음악을 가르친다. 학교의 기대치는 현장 학습 등의 실습 수준. 그러나 채제민은 틈틈이 이론을 정리하며 공부에 매진한다. 그래야만 올바른 교육을 할 수 있다는 신념 때문이다.

He keeps this teaching activity even until now. He teaches applicable music in university lectures. He gives concert training that wasn’t applied in campuses before. But Chae Je Min always devote his spare time to gather all theories for his teaching material. Because he believes that it’s the right way to educate.

교육에서 가장 중요하게 여기는 건 즐거움. 학생들이 스스로 선택한 음악에서 흥미를 찾도록 도와준다. 사실 음악계 사정은 좋지 않다. 졸업생 가운데 10%정도만이 음악을 이어나간다. 현장에서 뛰는 음악가로 그는 책임을 통감한다. 제자들에게 미안함을 느낀다. 교편을 잡았지만 그는 잘 알고 있다. 대한민국에서 연주가의 길이 얼마나 험난한 지를.

To him, in education, the most important thing is “joy.” He helps his students find what they like from the music they choose. In reality, the condition of the music industry is not good. Among his graduated students, approximately only 10% continues doing music. He feels strongly responsible as a person who is doing music right on stage. He feels sorry to his students. Although he teaches, he knows fairly well. How rough the path to be a musician is in the Republic of Korea.

“마지막 수업에서 ‘최고가 돼라’고 당부하는 내 모습에 슬픔을 느낀 적이 많다.”

“In last lectures, asking my students to “Be the Best”, a lot of times I feel sad.”

25년의 때가 묻은 드럼스틱. 그에게도 힘든 시간은 숱하게 있었다. 지금껏 견뎌낸 건 모두 밴드 덕이었다. 조직이 주는 유대감과 책임감이 음악을 계속 할 수 있는 원동력으로 작용했다.

The drumsticks that’s been with him for 25 years. It also went through so many difficult times. It’s all thanks to the band that he could make it up to now. The feeling of fellowship and responsibility given by an organization, comes to be a driving force that keep him doing music.

“함께 해야 모든 쉽게 이겨낼 수 있다. 제자들에게 밴드를 권하는 것도 모두 이 때문이다.”

“We can do anything easily when we’re together. That’s why I always advise my students to be in a band.”

채제민 역시 영원한 부활멤버를 꿈꾼다. 부활은 어느덧 가족 같은 존재가 됐다. 항상 화목하진 않았지만 편안하고 정이 넘친다. 앞으로 가야 할 길이 두렵지 않을 만큼 든든하기까지 하다. 그는 믿는다. 인생 마지막까지 부활과 함께 할 것이라고. 그래서 묵묵히 집은 드럼스틱은 오늘도 가볍게만 느껴진다.

Chae Je Min, he dreams to eternally be Boohwal member. Somewhere along the way, Boohwal becomes a family. It’s not always harmonious, but it’s comfortable and he has overflowing attachment to it. He does not fear to walk the path before him, he’s reassured. He has faith. That he will always be with Boohwal until the end. That’s why the silent drumstick feels so light.


채제민(왼쪽)이 함께 공연한 김장훈과 포즈를 취하고 있다.

=Che Jemin (left) with Kim Jang-Hoon=

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[Wonderful Days Vol.3] February Concert Schedule

Following the first line of Wonderful Days Vol.3 this year in Daegu, Boohwal is having a concert in Jeonju this February.

Date / Time: 19 February 2011 (Saturday) / 4 pm, 8 pm
Venue: Jeonbuk University, Samsung Cultural Hall

*일시 : 2011. 2. 19(토) pm 4 / 8
*장소 : 전북대 삼성문화회관

Reservation:  Interpark
Inquiries: (+82-2) 1544-0674 / (+82-63)255-6060

비와당신의 이야기 (The Story of You and the Rain)

This was the very first song ever written by Kim Tae-Won when he was sitting in the second grade of high school. This is the story of a teenage boy losing his first love.

This song was released in Boohwal’s 1st album, “Rock Will Never Die,” released in 1986. Naturally, the original singer was Lee Seung-Chul. This song was the second track in the album.

This song is still very, very much, brought by the band in their live stage, usually as the closing song. Sometimes as anchor song. Anyways, it has to be at the end of the live concert ^^

Honestly, I never paid attention to the lyrics. I only like the part where Tae-Won Oppa sings. It just feels so powerful. Maybe because this is his story, that he gets to deliver that feeling in the accuracy and the exactness of the emotion.

Now, the following video is a recent version of this song. And as footnote, I could be found in the video if one looks carefully~and if one knows how I look like, of course (lol). It was shot on April 6th, 2010, and aired on EBS Space TV on May 7th, 2010.

비와 당신의 이야기
(The Story of You and the Rain)

아이가 눈이 오길 바라듯이 (as a child hoping for the snow to come)
비는 너를 그리워 하네~  (the rain says it misses you)
비의 낭만보다는~ 비의 따스함 보다~ (compared to the romanticism of the rain ~ compared to the warmth of the rain)
그날의 애절한 너를 잊지 못함 이기에~ (because I can’t forget the mournful you on that day)
당신은 나를 기억 해야 하네~ (you have to remember me)
항상 나를 슬프게 했지~  (you always made me sad)
나의 사랑스럽던 너의 눈가의 비들  (my cherished … rain at the corner of your eyes…)
그날의 애절한 너를 차마 볼수 없었던거야  (I can’t stand seeing the mournful you on that day)
*무척이나 울었네~  (I cried a lot)
비에 비 맞으며~  눈에 비 맞으며~  (when the rain falls on the rain~ when when the rain falls on the snow)
비속의 너를~ 희미하게 그리며  (you inside of the rain~ missing you feebly)
우리의 마지막 말을~ 너의 마지막 말을 기억 하네~  (our last words~ I remember your last words)
사랑해 사랑해 사랑해 (I love you, I love you, I love you)
사랑해 사랑해 사랑해 (I love you, I love you, I love you)
P.S. I forgot to mention that this song was also reproduced in Boohwal’s 8th album, released in 2002 – that’s when Lee Seung-Cheul returned to Boohwal just for this album. There’s no Boohwal’s album with Jeong Dong-Ha ‘s version of this song.

Star’s Diary: Seo Jae-Hyuck (2)

[스타일기]부활 서재혁② 베이스 고수로 거듭나다

Assisting as a Bass Expert

Released 8 June 2010 (09.31 am)

1993년 2월 11일 서재혁(오른쪽)이 동산고등학교 졸업식에서 친구들과 기념사진 포즈를 취하고 있다.

11 February 1993, Seo Jae-Hyuck (right) posing with his friends in the graduation ceremony of Dongsan High School.

1990년 봄. 서재혁이 다니던 교회는 떠들썩했다. 놀라운 소식이 전해졌다. 밴드 ‘검은 장미’의 베이스 진영성이 성가대 지휘자로 발령받았다. ‘검은 장미’는 서재혁의 우상이었다. ‘무궁화’, ‘호랑나비’와 함께 서울의 3대 밴드로 손꼽혔다. 독학으로 베이스를 배운 서재혁은 더 이상 배울 것이 없다고 자부했다. 그래서 설레었다. 고수에게 솜씨를 인정받을 것 같았다.

Spring 1990. There was a loud cheer in the Seo Jae-Hyuck’s church. They heard a surprising news. Jin Yeong-Seong, the bassist of the band “Black Rose” was appointed the church choir conductor. Seo Jae-Hyuck’s idolized “Black Rose.” With “Mugunghwa” and “Horang Nabi,” they were Seoul’s top three bands. Seo Jae-Hyuck, who learned bass autodidactly, was confident that he had nothing more to learn. Thus he was fluttering. It was like he was gonna be acknowledged by a maestro.

괜한 자신감은 아니었다. 그는 어렸을 때부터 다양한 음악 장비를 다뤘다. 어쿠스틱, 일렉, 피아노, 드럼…. 연주는 모두 능수능란했다. 베이스로 눈길을 돌린 건 중학교 2학년 때였다. 절반 값에 친구의 베이스를 넘겨받고 매일 연습에 몰두했다.

It wasn’t a mere confidence. He has been playing various musical instruments since he was little. Acoustic, electric guitar, piano, drum… he plays them all like an expert. He first had his eyes on bass in the second year of junior high school. He bought his friend’s bass half price, and practiced everyday with it.

모든 학습은 독학이었다. TV 음악 프로그램이 그나마 있는 교본이었다. 이문세, 이태윤, 송골매가 출연하는 영상을 녹화해 몇 번씩 돌려보며 따라했다. 그렇게 익힌 슬랩 주법 등은 자랑거리가 됐다. 늘 친구들의 탄성을 자아냈다. 쏟아지는 부러운 시선. 서재혁은 조금씩 기고만장해졌다.

He learned them all by self-learning. Music program on TV was his manual. He recorded the TV programs where Lee Mun-Se, Lee Tae-Yoon, Songgolme and watched them over and over to follow. That’s how he got used to the slap styles and others, and he was proud of it. He always aroused exclamations from his friends. Envious look around him. Seo Jae0Hyuck was getting sky-high little by little.

친구 4명과 함께 찾은 진영성의 집. 대가 앞에서 이들은 베이스를 연주했다. 서재혁은 마지막 주자. 무난한 친구들의 실력을 비웃듯 온갖 기교를 선보였다. 그러나 돌아오는 평가는 실망스러웠다. 직접 베이스를 만져가며 문제점을 지적했다.

With four friends he visited the house of Jin Yeong-Seong. They played the bass in front of his house. Seo Jae-Hyuck was the last performer. As if ridiculing his friends’ performances, he showed all of his techniques. However, the feedback was disappointing. 직접 베이스를 만져가며 문제점을 지적했다.

진영성은 서재혁을 눈여겨보지 않았다. 자질이 부족하다 여겼다. 이유는 길고 굵지 않은 손가락. 서양악기를 다루는데 불리한 신체조건이었다. 계속되는 무관심. 그는 오기가 발동했다. 자신감을 회복하고 싶었다. 독한 마음을 품고 다시 연습에 몰두했다. 여름방학에 참가한 수련회는 그 출발선이었다. 새벽 5시부터 해 질 무렵까지 베이스를 연주했다.

Jin Yeong-Seong didn’t have his eyes on Seo Jae-Hyuck. He’s not talented enough. The reason was his long and thin fingers. In dealing with Western musical instruments, it’s a disadvantageous physical requirement. He never put interest on Seo Jae-Hyuck. 그는 오기가 발동했다. He wanted to get his confidence back. Firmly determined, he was absorbed into practicing once again. The retreat he joined during the summer vacation was his starting line. He played the bass from 5 o’clock in the morning until the sun sets.

“하루 평균 18시간 동안 베이스와 함께했다. 아마 찬송가는 거의 다 연주했을 거다.”

“I spent an average of 18 hours a day with bass. I might have played all of the hymn songs.”

실력은 프로와 견주어도 뒤지지 않을 정도로 성장했다. 어느덧 인근 밴드 영입 1순위로 떠올랐다. 그는 무대 공연을 즐겼다. 그래서 무려 5개의 밴드에 이름을 올렸다. 연주는 베이스로 제한되지 않았다. 드럼, 기타, 키보드 등으로 다양했다. 중창단에서는 바리톤을 맡기도 했다.

His skills develop so much he wasn’t lagging even when compared to a professional musician. At one point he was most favorited to be recruited in a band in his vicinity. He enjoyed the stage performance. Thus his name was in as many as 5 different bands. His instrument of choice was not limited to bass. Drum, guitar, keyboard, and many others. He also sings bariton in a choir (could be duet, trio, or quartet).

음악에서의 승승장구. 대신 학교성적은 곤두박질쳤다. 학급 내 5등을 유지하던 등수는 40등 이하로떨어졌다. 서재혁은 아랑곳하지 않았다. 고등학교 1학년 때부터 서울예전에 진학해 음악인이 되겠다고 마음먹었다.

A smooth highway in music. But his school grades were falling head over heels. From the top 5 ranking that he used to frequent, he dropped to below 40. He was not the least concern about it. Since the first year of high school, he’s made up his mind that he wanted to enter Seoul Institute of Arts and become a musician.

문제는 집안의 반대였다. 어머니는 장남이 대학교에 입학해 평범한 회사원으로 성장하길 바랐다. 공부에 전념시키려고 더 좋은 환경으로 이사를 강행할 정도였다. 그러나 아들의 의지는 완강했다. 그래서 조건을 달았다. 4년제 대학교을 진학하면 음악장비를 사주겠다고 했다. 구미가 당긴 서재혁은 서울예전을 포기했다. 대신 수원대학교 물리학과에 입학했다.

The problem was his family was against his will. His mother wished that his eldest son could enter university and live a normal life of a salaryman. She wanted him to concentrate on his studies so much that she’d even suggested the family to move to a place with a better environment. However, his son was stubborn (firm) with his intentions. So she put on some requirements. If he’d enter the university for 4 years, she’d buy him musical instrument. Seeing something of his appeal. Seo Jae-Hyuck gave up Seoul Institute of Arts. He entered the physics department in Suwon University instead.

약속대로 손안에 들어온 기타와 컴퓨터. 물리학 책이 든 가방은 눈에서 멀어졌다. 처음부터 잘못된 협상이었다. 이전의 꿈은 다시 몰래 자라나고 있었다.

He’s got the guitar and computer as promised. The bag full of physics books grew further from his sight. His previous dream was secretly growing again.

1981년 3월 4일 서재혁이 석남초등학교 입학식에서 꽃을 들고 포즈를 취하고 있다.

4 March 1981, Seo Jae-Hyuck carrying flowers on Seoknam Elementary School Entrance Ceremony.

Translated by

Reporter: 이종길 기자  (Lee Jong-Gil)

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