And for more music, over at the Marmot's Hole there's a link to a post about Soyol Erdene, Mongolia’s first rock band (who sound pretty cool) at Radiodiffusion Internasionaal Annexe, which looks like a place where I could spend a lot of time. Case in point: Several posts about 1960s and 1970s Korean rock music, complete with downloadable mp3s. There are songs from the Pearl Sisters, Kim Chu-ja, He5 and the Key Boys; the Key Boys Christmas songs are actually well worth listening to.
And also, just for fun, you can download the He6's 1971 nearly instrumental psychedelic double album "Go Go Sound '71 vols. 1 & 2" here. Here they are, arguably at their best, doing a cover of Rare Earth's "Get Ready," from 1972:
I just realized from the comments at Youtube that the end of DJ Shadow's
'Number Song' from his first album (from 1996) - a section I always
really liked for its breakbeat - is sampled from the above He6 song. How about that.
I also just realized the wonders of the wayback machine include preserving DJ Soulscape's site, including a radio show he did in 2006 focused on 1970s Korean funk (here; right click 'save link as').
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