Shin Joong Hyun & Yup Juns - Shin Joong Hyun & Yup Juns (CD)
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Spring of 1974 witnessed the birth of psychedelic power trio Shin Joong Hyun & Yup Juns. In Korean, yupjun literally means a brass coin, Shin explains. However, during that time it was used as slang to describe a sense of unpleasantness and dislike. Since I was so unpleasant and dissatisfied [in my career], I told myself, `Ok, fine, I am just a yupjun,' and named my band with a rebellious attitude. He began by renting a room at Seoul's Tower Hotel to serve as a creative base for the group. After six months of preparation, the group cut ten powerful songs filled with monster grooves, fuzz guitar, emotive singing, and top-notch songwriting. The album was pressed up as a broadcast-only promotional vinyl to test radio response; the response wasn't what anyone expected, and the record label refused to release the album. The band re-recorded the album, but it is this, the original ten track version, that has become legendary-with good reason. An astounding record, and one that we are privileged to bring to the rest of the world for the first time.
CD Reissue 2012 Lion Productions