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1-2 Weeks
ARTIST
TITLE
Shin Joong Hyun & Yup Juns
FORMAT
CD

LABEL
CATALOG #
LION 664CD LION 664CD
GENRE
RELEASE DATE
11/6/2012

"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. Deluxe mini-LP sleeve CD version has a 20-page booklet with rare photos, and great stories about Shin Joong Hyun and his continuing place of prominence in the Korean music scene."