KOREAN PSYCH LP'S & CD
most of them are not reissued yet

Shin Joong Hyun & Questions

LP (1970), LP (1970), LP (1970), LP (1973) ; CD (LP 1970)

* KLH KLH Universal record Korea   Shin Jung-Hyun & Questions (KO,1970)*°°°°
airplayed : Tr.2, "You're a fool (Leaving from me) " 3 min Sung by guest vocalist Lim Seung Hun
Tr.8, "I'm waiting for you" 5 min 8 Sung by guest vocalist Park In Su
Tr.9, "Spring Rain" 6 min Sung by guest vocalist Park In Su

Radioshow comments : "Early 60's psych, partly starting more as "entertainment psych". I choose the first track because it has such a strange semi-(middle) eastern touch chords. First side is a less favourite of SJH. With organ, female backing vocals. The 8th track, track B3 is different, slower in drive and is also one of the better tracks, with very emotional singing (male voice). Also track 9 is similar. These tracks make the album very original and unique. Last two tracks are psychpop tracks sung by female vocal"s.

Korean review ; http://www.maniadb.com/album.asp?a=102275 & here
More audio : track 3,

Questions/Same 1970

Folkie Jin : "This record normal price is a over 500$. Questions Members are Bass: Lee tae hyun  ; Lead Guitar: Shin jung-hyun ; Keyboard: Kim min rang ; Drum: Kim dae hwan ; Guest singers are Lim sung-hyun (SideB1,4,6), Park in su (Side A1-3), Lim hee suk (Side A4-5), Song man su (SideB2,3,5).

Shin jung-hyun disbanded his group Donkeys after Kim Chu-Ja debut album recording. and he organized his new band Questions in 1970 year, so this record is a debut album of his new band questions. This record music style are band musical performance plus guest singers format. Especially question musical performance are live sounds feeling. So I think that this album is a  popular psychedelic album (popular singers voice plus musical performance of psychedelic band). Recommendable !!"

Korean review : http://www.weiv.co.kr/review_view.asp?code=album&num=1733
audio : Track 3 ; track 8
Questions-Go Go Gala party (Live)

Folkie Jin : "This record normal price is a over 850$. This record is a bootleg record, this record released with no agreement of shin jung-hyun. so very very rare!! Shin jung hyun played his band questions with guest singers (Kim Chu-Ja, Song Man-Su, Park In-Su) at this live show. Recommendable songs are Side A4 and Side B1.  Side A5 Funky Broadway is a cover song of Wilson Picket and great psychedelic improvisation!! and Side B has a only one song.  The song is a cover song In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida of Iron Butterfly. This  cover play of In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida of Iron Butterfly is a legend, till now. I think that this live song is a best of best Korean psychedelic live Jam!! and great and very very nice noise feast. Highly recommendable record!!"

Korean review & here ; review & audio track on http://www.nowagainrecords.com/...
Audio : "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida" ; cover big ; Other review on http://blog.naver.com/...

MVD Shin Jung-Hyun & Questions : In A Kadda Da Vida -the psychedelic sound- (KO,1970)*°°°'
            airplayed : Tr.1,  "In-A-Kadda-Da-Vida" 17 min

Radioshow comments : "The second side of the LP (listed as 1st track on the CD) contains a good version of In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida from Iron Butterfly. The singing is not really good, but the 16 minute performance surely is. With great electric guitars,.. Funny to hear some members being intruduced as "Ringo Star"... and "Mr.Soul man".... First side (as track 2 on CD) has a few song oriented tracks which are less interesting, still enjoyable, but the second last track (or 4th track), is great psychrock too. Worth investigating. The recording is actually a bootleg recording, but the quality is good enough. Comes in beautiful mini-LP sleeve."

Original record was issued on King and Universal record Korea in 1970.

Korean review & http://www.maniadb.com/album.asp?a=104241 & on http://windbird.pe.kr/...
audio : "In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida"
* label ?     Kim Sang Hee : Psychedelic Live Stage
with Shin Jung Hyun & Questions (KO,1970)°°°
airplayed : Tr.9, "How am I" 9 min 9

Radioshow comments : "How am I" starts like Iron Butterfly's In-A-Gada-Da-vida with some church organ. The song and singing that follows takes it first back to a kind of pop-song. Technically the singing overloads a bit because this is a (still somewhat ok quality) bootleg recording. The music repeats a certain rock pattern. But then it builds up quickly to psychedelic heights, first with organ, then after a while with electric wa-wa guitar outbursts on a bass repetition, until it comes back to the song. This track especially makes the recording interesting. Most of the rest is much more into mainstream territory."

Folkie Jin :"This record is live recording. Side A recordings are pop styled, but Side B recordings are psychedelic styled. Especially Side B 3 "How am I?" is a great Korean psychedelic live recording.Shin jung-hyun thought to himself that she could also sing in Jefferson Airplane moods. So I think that this song was similar to 'White Rabbit' of Jefferson airplane!! Musical performance by Questions of Shin Jung-Hyun. I think that this record is a  her best recording and one of Korean psychedelic best live recordings!! Highly recommendable record!!"

Lim A Young

Universal Rec.       Lima A Young (with SJH & Questions) (KO,1973)**°°''
airplayed : Tr.1, "Oh! I don't believe in you" 6 min, Tr.2,"I cannot give you up" 5 min 11

Radioshow comments : "Another record with some great psychrock tracks, with Shin Jung-Hyun. 5th track is female voice and acoustic guitar. Some tracks are better than others. Most tracks are softer psychpop / poprock with female vocals. These two great tracks are with emotional male voice. Great stuff !!"

Folkie Jin : "Lim a young's debut album. She debuted with supports of Shin Jung-Hyun,too.  Side A are Lim A Young voice and Side B songs are same to Questions debut album (see 3 items back). Her voice is really lovely voice and I love it!! So Side A songs have a soft pop and rock sound with string arrangements and the SideB songs are in psychedelic rock style. The side B songs ? are included in Questions debut album. Recommended !!"

Korean info here









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