VARIOUS ARTISTS Here We Stand!! Korean Punk/HC Compilation 3 INCH CD (Japan) Profane Existence Far East EASTEXIST 10 Track list: Mad Cousins´ Desire – Fight The System/Mad Cousins´ Desire – Where Are They Now/Weeper – Am I Wrong/No Brain – **** The Cops/No Brain – Very Pleasant/Bench – Dum Dum Dum/Bench – Ugly Hawaiian Shirts/Crying Nut – Whatever **** I Want/Crying Nut – Let´s Ride Horse (1997 – release by then emerging SK punk bands. 1. is pretty cool … rumbling British 77 era style reminds me of UK Subs, 2. is a C*** Sparrer cover, 3 is US hardcore sound, 4. is fast paced UK 77 era sound a bit like SLF, 5. is US hardcore sound, 6. is Descendents style, 7. Kind of an early NOFX sound, 8. also an early NOFX sound with cool sounding Korean language vocals, 9. pretty interesting sounding melodic track with strong Korean vocals. Over-all good tracks. All bands on the disc have their own unique sound – I just referenced some well known non-Korean bands as general reference points.
A thanks to Verv who has introduced me to Korean punk (and other) music and provided info on it over the years.
Video below is NO BRAIN which is a lot more of a mainstream track than the ones on this CD, but I like it regardless.
No Brain – 넌 내게 반했어 (live) Circ. 2007
Mic’s collection status: I have this CD.
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