Here We Stand!! Korean Punk/HC Compilation Japanese 3 INCH CD 1997

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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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MORANBONG Musique de Coree late 1950s FRENCH 7 inch EP North Korea

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MORANBONG Musique de Coree  [in French: RECUEILLE ET ENREGISTREE PAR LA RADIODIFFUSION NATIONALE DE PYONG-YANG] (Tracks: Solo de Kayakoum/Sai-Tariong/Solo de danso/Riong-Kang Kinari/Poungou Tariong/Nongak Karak/Santchonga/Solo de Komoungo) 7 INCH VINYL 45 (France) BAM LD 374 (late 1950s  – 8 track 33rpm EP, the first of a series [the first being LD 379 – LISTED BELOW]. Recorded in North Korea by Janine Bonnardot.)
Most information I can find on this is in French, so any further details via posted comments would be appreciated. Recorded in North Korea.

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Mic’s collection status: I have this EP.
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YOUN SUN NAH 5 So am I CD France 2004

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YOUN SUN NAH 5 So am I CD France ICC 0204-1  (2004 French release by Korean jazz vocalist and backing group) Comes in fold-out digi-pak cover.)

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PSY (싸이) Gangnam Style 12 inch PICTURE DISC vinyl 2nd version

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PSY (싸이) Gangnam Style 12 inch PICTURE DISC vinyl 45  Tracks: Gangnam Style (Original Version)/ Gangnam Style (Afrojack Remix)/Gangnam Style (Boyinaband Dubstep Remix)/Gangnam Style (KATFYR, Blue Satellite, Epitone Remix)/Gangnam Style (Ben Moon Dubstep Remix)/Gangnam Style (Fatman Scoop & DJ Kazzanova Remix)/(vs LMFAO) Gangnam Style vs Sexy And I Know It (DJ Froto Live Remix)(Germany) No Label GANGNAMPIC002 (2013/14 European bootleg release.)
Collectors notes: Unsure of exact number of copies pressed but I think this was limited to 750 only. This one was on pre-order for what seemed like ages and took a very long time to be actually pressed. 
Mic’s collection status: I have a copy of this record.


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PATTI KIM (패티김) Ariran (Arirang)/Toraji 7 INCH 45 (Japan) Columbia SA-643 1961

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PATTI KIM (패티김) Ariran (Arirang)/Toraji (Japan) Columbia SA-643 with PS  (June 1961 – I’m pretty confident that this date is correct (as indicated on back of sleeve) and it’s very very early for a PATTI KIM release. The label style and cat. # have it as around the same period but predating Kenji Kitahara’s ‘Wakai Futari’ which was mid 1962. This Columbia SA series for Japanese based artists ran from circ. 1958 to 63/64, and by cat # this single is from somewhere between late 1960 and late 1961, so mid 61 seems just about right. Interesting Japanese sounding version of Arirang with both Japanese and Korean vocals. Nice pic on sleeve.)
Collectors notes: Rare. There was also another early Japanese PATTI KIM single from a bit later on the Union label (US-550-J)
Mic’s collection status: I have this record, my copy is genuinely near mint under strong light. Sleeve is clean and EX or better but has very mild age marks on back.
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Sanullim San Ul Lim 산울림 The First (다시 부르기 1 ) 12 INCH VINYL LP EEC re-issue 2014

 San Ul Lim The first vinyl LP reissue

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Sanullim San Ul Lim 산울림 The First (다시 부르기 1 ) 12 INCH VINYL LP Tracks: 아니 벌써 (Already)/아마 늦은 여름이었을 거야 (Perhaps, It Was A Late Summer)/골목길 An Alley)/안타까운 마음 (Frustrated)/그 얼굴 그 모습 (That Face, That Look)/불꽃놀이/(Fireworks) /문 좀 열어줘 (Please Open The Door)/소녀 (A Girl)/청자(아리랑 (Blue Porcelain) (EEC) Granadilla Music GM 206CC4 (2014 European release of their classic 1977 first album. No need to say much about this band as their place in Korean music is outlined in detail (in English) on many sites on the web. This  (along with Kim Jung-mi’s ‘Now’) is one of my favourite albums of Korean music and it’s not even really in a music genre that I’m particularly into. This first album is genuine progressive-psych with amazing use of heavy fuzz guitar and organ. Check out the sample track below …)
Link to San Ul Lim info on cool site:  http://progressive.homestead.com/sanulrim.html

San Ul Lim산울림 – 아마 늦은 여름이었을거야 (It Might be Late Summer)

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Sanullim San Ul Lim 산울림 다시 부르기 1 12 INCH VINYL LP (South Korea) SRB Records SR 0090 (1977 original)

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SAN UL LIM The first CD (EEC) Granadilla Music GM 2006C3 (2014 CD European release)
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Mic’s collection status: Have a copy of the reissue coming from Germany, also have a copy of the original pressing (pic above). [Edit: now have my copy + also CD version]
 Click this link for video-audios of my favourite Korean songs which includes San Ul Lim tracks: https://koreanvinyl.wordpress.com/video/
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KIM KWANG-SEOK 김광석 4집 재발매반 12 INCH VINYL LP SK/German CJ E&M Records 2014

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KIM KWANG-SEOK 김광석 4집 재발매반 12 INCH VINYL LP Tracks: 일어나/바람이 불어오는 곳/너무 깊이 생각 하지마/ 회귀/너무 아픈 사랑은 사랑이 아니었음을/서른즈음에/혼자 남은 밤/끊어진 길/맑고 향기롭게/자유롭게 (South Korea/German)  CJ E&M Records CMAD-10410  (2014 – release by  iconic artist active from 88-96. One of my wife’s favourite musicians (who she has seen live). Kim died in 1996 aged 31. Folk-rock singer previously also in  Dongmulwon 동물원. This vinyl LP released by one of the major players in the Korean music scene CJ E&M Records (in Mapo). 180 gram heavy vinyl pressed in Germany, with Korean printed cover (similar to the KWC and SJH LPs below). Interesting that a major KPOP company is delving into vinyl releases. Hopefully a sign of more to come.)
Collectors notes: Limited to 3000 copies only which seemed to sell out in a very short time on pre-order.
Mic’s collection status: Have a copy coming from a contact in Mapo, will add full pictures when it arrives. [Edit] Now have my copy.

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 Also, see this link for video-audios of my favourite Korean songs which includes Kim Kwang-seok track: https://koreanvinyl.wordpress.com/video/
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