Saturday, June 13, 2009

Street Sound - Brown Eyed Girls

OK, enough about China... Blogspot is blocked over there and nobody cares anyway. Back to more K-pop.

I found this video on YouTube. The show is call Street Sound Take 1 and features various bands performing live. The concept is pretty cool, and requires that the singers have some talent. The group in this video is Brown Eyed Girls and they perform three songs. I think they're one of the most underrated groups in K-pop. All three vocalists are really good, and although I'm not a fan of rap in any language, I like Miryo (the one playing guitar in the Street Sound video) too.

One of the complaints about the Korean pop industry, especially when it comes to idol groups (SNSD, Wonder Girls, Super Junior, SS501, etc), is that it is dominated by a few entertainment management companies, and they have a lot of sway with music performance shows and radio programs. As a result, independent artists and those from smaller companies that have more "talent" do not get as much exposure. Maybe that's why there are so many similar sounding groups of mediocre talent and lip-syncing is so prevalent at live shows.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

she can sound like William Hung for all i car. as long as she looks good in a mini-skirt.

Susan Boyle may have a beautiful voice but i wouldn't want to see her in spandex or check out the back tatoo above her bum.