The Korean Underground

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Is dead?
[edit 12/2010] Dunno what happened to the K-underground forum... it might not have been that active, but it still seemed like a useful and accessible resource. Instead you guys wanna sticky this list from 2005 in the main forum with all outdated links and messed up quoting? So it seems to me like you're basically removing all the context and focus which existed in the old forum and just kinda throwing up random and chaotic info. Guess whoever made that decision has different ideas about how to organize information. Anyway, the links to dead sites in the original post were bugging me so I cleaned them up. Here's the list, minus the links. In case you want to know what we were listening to in 2005 and earlier (actually the original post here was a save/repost of a sticky from the pre-2005-crash forum: 3rd Line Butterfly (3호선 버터플라이 ) Asoto Union (아소토 유니온) Blue Dawn (푸른새벽) Byul (별) Chococream Rolls (쵸코크림 롤스) Clazziquai Cocore (코코어) Crash (크래쉬) Crying Nut (크라잉넛) Delispice (델리스파이스) Dorothy in Wonderland (도로시) Eve (이브) Every single day () Fortune Cookie (포츈 쿠키) Ftone Sound (에프톤 사운드) Jeju Sonyun (재주소년) JunJa Yang/Dencihinji' (전자양) Holymarsh (홀리마쉬) Huckblerry Finn 허클베리 핀 Humming Urban Stereo Hwang Bo Ryeong (황보령) Lee Dao (이다오) Lee Yoon Jung (이윤정) Linus' Blanket (라이너스의 담요) Lucid Fall (루시드 폴) Merry Go Round (메리 고 라운드) Modern Juice (모던쥬스) Mot (못) My Aunt Mary Nastyona (네스티요나) Nenoon (네눈박이 나무밑 쑤시기) No Brain (노브레인) Peter Pan Complex (피터팬 컴플랙스) Pia (피아) Plastic People (플라스틱 피플) Rainy Sun (레이니 선) Schizo (스키조) Seoul Electric Band (서울전자음악단) Sister's Barber Shop (언니네이발관) Sixteen Slow 6 (슬로우 쥰) Small Acacia Band (소규모 아카시아 밴드) Swallow (스왈로우) Sweater (스웨터) Taboo (타부) Tearliner (티어라이너) Thomas Cook (토마스 쿡) The The (더더) We've Got Underwear and Lots of Girls (우리는 속옷도 생겼고 여자도 늘었다네) Wiretap in My Ear (내 귀에 도청장치) Witches (위치스) Wonder Bird (원더버드)

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Thanks for re-posting it! I havent used it in a while, but when a friend said Soompi had been cleaned out I thought, "And I might have wanted to use that topic again someday!"

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Good save!

cypherpunk, right?

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thanks !!

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you smart indieROK. Google saves the day!

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nice.

although it's sad to see this particular forum so empty since it was pretty dead to begin with.

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can you find links to vitange blue?

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indieROK you deserve a cookie for that save!

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Oh thank god it's saved.

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Here are a few more. I list the band's site and maybe MySpace, because most of them don't have a hell of a lot recorded.

10 Minutes Later (Jeju punk)

http://10minuteslater.wo.to/

http://www.myspace.com/10minuteslater

13 Steps (Chungju hardcore)

http://13steps.net/

http://www.myspace.com/13steps

49 Morphines (emo)

http://cafe.daum.net/49morphines

99 Anger (Jeju punk)

http://99anger.net/

http://www.myspace.com/99anger

Assignment 27 (psychobilly)

http://www.myoungryoung27.wo.to/

BB Lucky Town (skatepunk)

http://thebblt.com/

http://cafe.daum.net/BBLT

Benzene (skatepunk)

http://www.bzn.co.kr

Bootbois Anthem (oi)

http://punks.oro.to/

Breaking Ground (straight-edge youth crew)

http://breakingground.wo.to/

Captain Bootbois (skinhead)

http://bootbois.wo.to/

Cockrasher (oi)

http://cockrasher.wo.to/

Counter Reset (punk)

http://www.counterreset.net/

Drive Shower (pop-punk)

http://cafe.daum.net/dshower

The Explode (punk-core)

http://www.myspace.com/theexplode

Firestorm (hardcore)

http://xfirestormx.wo.to/

i can't readers Everywhere (punk-core)

http://fewpunx.mireene.com/

The Geeks (straight-edge)

http://youthxcrew.ivyro.net/thegeeks/

http://www.myspace.com/thexgeeks

Ghetto Bombs (pop-punk)

http://ghettobombs.com/

http://cafe.daum.net/ghettobombs

GUMX (skatepunk)

http://gumx.net/

Half Brothers (skatepunk)

http://club.cyworld.nate.com/club/main/clu...ub_id=50860603#

Hollow Jan (screamo)

http://hollowjan.wo.ro/

http://www.purevolume.com/hollowjan

Knockdown (tough-guy hardcore)

http://www.knockdown2000.com/

Johnny Royal (hardcore)

http://www.johnnyroyal.net/

Low Blow (Chungju hardcore)

http://lowblow.wo.to/

NachoPuPa (Busan punk)

http://cafe.daum.net/NachoPuPa

Nahu (Chungju grindcore)

http://nahu.pe.kr/

http://cafe.daum.net/nahu

Nonstop Body (girl oi)

http://punk52.com.ne.kr/index.html

Patients (punk)

http://patients.wo.to/

Popstore (pop-punk)

http://cafe.daum.net/i can't read5

Propeller21 (skatepunk

http://propeller21.com/

http://cafe.daum.net/propeller21

Punk Killer (punk)

http://cafe.daum.net/Punx

Re/Animator (grindcore)

http://reani-punks.wo.to/

Rock Tigers (gay rockabilly)

http://www.rocktigers.com/

Rookie Dog Staz (Busan punk)

http://cafe.daum.net/rdsz

Rux (streetpunk)

http://skunklabel.com/rux/

http://cafe.daum.net/rux

Samchung (badass old school hardcore)

http://samchung.org

Shorty Cat (chick punk)

http://cafe.daum.net/shortycat

Skrew Attack (skatepunk)

http://skrewattack.wo.to/

http://cafe.daum.net/skrewattack

Slopman (Japanese pop-punk)

http://cafe.daum.net/slopman

Something Fierce (grindcore)

http://myspace.com/somethingfiercemusic

Spiky Brats (pogo punk)

http://cafe.daum.net/spikybrats

Striking Youth (Daegu hardcore)

http://www.syouth.wo.to/

http://www.myspace.com/strikingyouth

Strike Force

http://cafe.daum.net/StrikeForce

Strikers

http://thestrikerspunk.com/main.htm

Stunning Down (pop-punk)

http://stunningdown.wo.to/

Suck Stuff (punk)

http://www.suckstuff.com/

http://cafe.daum.net/suck3

T.A Copy (pop-punk)

http://www.tacopykorea.com/

Things We Say (youth crew)

http://thingswesay.wo.to/

http://www.myspace.com/thingswesay2004

Today X Spot

http://todayspot.wo.to/

Trike

http://cafe.daum.net/trike

Unleashed Anger (hardcore)

http://unleashedanger.net/

Vassline (metalcore)

http://www.vassline.com/

http://www.myspace.com/vassline

Vicious Nerds (premature-ejaculacore)

http://viciousnerds.wo.to/

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^ Nice list... Thanks!

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That's awesome, much appreciated guys.

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woah lots of punk rock bands listed. O_O

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can someone please show me how i can listen to the full song without cutting off in the middle for bugsmusic?

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If you're going to pirate Korean music, at least do it from a non-profit p2p program. I recommend Soulseek, which seems to be the Korean favourite.

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If you're going to pirate Korean music, at least do it from a non-profit p2p program. I recommend Soulseek, which seems to be the Korean favourite.

I dunno, for me it's kind of the opposite. I use Bugs to find music that I want to buy. When I want to pirate I'll use p2p. You gotta remember, for people not in Korea (and often w/varying levels of Korean language ability) it's often very difficult to hear or get info about new bands. Bugs is a convenient way to get a better sense of a band you may have heard someone mention or seen listed somewhere. If there's a better option I'm all for it, but in general I base my CD orders on what I can sample somewhere like Bugs, so the often dubious statement about online music increasing CD sales is actually true in this (admittedly limited) case!

Maybe I'm not really using it like most people do. Is there a pay option where you can download full mp3s or something? See, I don't even know. I just listen to the samples. But I'm interested... what are the aspects that lead to your distaste for it?

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I dunno, for me it's kind of the opposite. I use Bugs to find music that I want to buy. When I want to pirate I'll use p2p. You gotta remember, for people not in Korea (and often w/varying levels of Korean language ability) it's often very difficult to hear or get info about new bands. Bugs is a convenient way to get a better sense of a band you may have heard someone mention or seen listed somewhere. If there's a better option I'm all for it, but in general I base my CD orders on what I can sample somewhere like Bugs, so the often dubious statement about online music increasing CD sales is actually true in this (admittedly limited) case!

Maybe I'm not really using it like most people do. Is there a pay option where you can download full mp3s or something? See, I don't even know. I just listen to the samples. But I'm interested... what are the aspects that lead to your distaste for it?

The main reason I don't like it because my friends in bands don't like it. It is a convenient way to hear all the music you want to find out about, but the problem is that Bugs itself is making money off you listening, while the band gets nothing (except possibly a CD sale). I agree with you that online pirating does lead to more CD sales, particularly of underground and lesser-known musicians, but in this regard I don't see a difference between Bugs and, say, Soulseek, which all my Korean friends use.

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omg dude just buy the CDs. Support these artists (they ARE underground), the CDs are cheap anyway.

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