Saturday, November 01, 2008

Sanullim on CD (at last)

Big thanks to Anna and Orienkorean over at Indieful ROK for pointing out that an amazing 17-CD boxset of Sanullim's albums is about to be released (Nov. 26).

Sanullim is, of course, the biggest Korean rock band from the late 1970s. Their first album was released in 1976 and was a classic. Their second album was probably their best. After Shin Joong-hyun and the rockers of the 1960s and early 1970s got into trouble with the government for various reasons, Sanullim was considered a much safer band, mostly singing about love and food, nothing political. Later on, they made several albums for kids, too.

Sanullim's albums were all issued in CD format years ago. I bought a couple but always put off picking up the rest of them for one reason or another until it was too late -- everything was out of print. Some details about Sanullim's albums are here and here. Best essay about them is here.

Hey! Someone even set up a Sanullim Myspace page. That's kind of cool.

And Shin Joong-hyun at Myspace, too. I fear I am about to be sucked in to a long spell of distraction...

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