2004-09-20
 
讀完breaknews趙賢宇記者的文章後……
 
偶然地在看娛樂新聞時讀到個很有趣的文章,所以我寫了這篇文。
 
讀趙賢宇的文章時我所想到的是“這個人究竟是怎樣一個人呢?”。評論著大眾音樂,卻又無法理解大眾歌手和Fan文化的人……所謂的覺悟是認為支持所喜歡的歌手是件很丟臉的事。因為文化上的不自由,到了在party上也要在意周圍人的眼色的程度。如果看大眾文化更加發展一些的國外的情形,已經形成了文明的Fans層,而且並不覺得這種公演文化是件丟臉的事,也不會在意別人的目光。在韓國所謂這些追逐偶像的人,是在做完自己該做的事之外再去享受公演文化樂趣的自由的人。而覺得這些人不像話的那些人,其實才是被壓抑和在意他人目光的無法按自己的方式生活的不幸又可憐的人。
 
如果按趙賢宇記者的思想表現的話,就是由於韓國還沒有那樣的歌手,所以還沒有到那種程度。那麼反過來,我想問韓國比起那些文化先進國有哪些更好的地方。韓國的大眾文化現在也只是模仿的階段,因此也只能是跟隨的水準。音樂廣播是韓國的創造物嗎?R&B和hip-hop是韓國的創造物嗎?音樂評論家這樣的職業也不是先在韓國出現的。我不想過多地說關於音樂人或是歌手的話,但如果執意要說的話,我們不是音樂人而是大眾歌手。是10代歌迷的偶像,是為給觀眾帶去快樂而演出。如果喜歡絢爛的鋼琴演奏的話就去買鋼琴獨奏專輯來聽,如果是懂得MP3和CD的音質差異的評論家的話就去買CD聽吧。如同在眾多飲食中總會有合自己口味的食品一樣,如果我們的飲食不合你的口味,那就去吃別的吧。我們不會為討厭我們飲食的人做這些料理。幸好有人喜歡我們用心做出來的料理,而我們也只是為了這些人繼續努力做事而以。
 
說我們的歌只有簡單的旋律,你說的這些話才充分表現出對我們音樂的無知。目前在美國,原code這樣的音樂是現在的趨勢。代表性的有Usher的‘yeah’,此外,Janet Jackson,Brandy,Nelly,Ashanty等美國音樂的領頭者們都喜用這類音樂。那他們的音樂是如何表現的呢?真是給韓國評論家丟臉。當然,做音樂的時候也不是沒有受制約的部分。並不像garage band那樣是興趣所為,因為是職業的緣故我們也需要與上面的協調。
 
對於我們的個人活動,也寫了很多有趣的東西呢。所謂不去試試也就得不到什麼,雖然我們還有很多不足,但是通過挑戰,我們也得到了許多。這樣就可以了。
 
通過很是時機地評論目前處在最大焦點中的神話來提高關注度,對此,你似乎成功了。如果以後還有機會的話,拜託你多做些事前調查和學習,然後再做出更有深度的評論和批評。
 
神話是幸運兒。在簽名的時候如果對她們說要好好考試,事後她們真的會拿第一名的成績單過來。歌迷們為我們的音樂舞臺而狂熱和高興,而有了歌迷們這樣熱情的氛圍,我們就更加努力準備和活動。給予快樂的同時,我們也得到回報……還需要什麼呢?
 
趙賢宇,想問問你的人生是什麼。通過沒有一絲讚賞只有中傷的你的文章,你自己又得到了什麼,並過著怎樣的人生呢?想要批判我們就先要有這個資格。如果你的文章不是為了單純地要提高關注度或是還有什麼話要說,就請直接來找我本人。
 
P.S,想見神話並不是件容易的事。以上
 
Mun Eric拜上

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 附上記者的原文   ↓ ↓   看了會令人很火大的  

  

美男組合神話,為什麼發行了第七張專輯?
 
 
 
翻譯:Jinviiv
 
"Pretty Boy" Group Shinhwa, Why did they bring out a 7th Album?
 
美男組合神話,為什麼發行了第七張專輯?
 
A long time ago, Seo Taiji fans, they always did a particular thing.When an album comes out you are meant to listen to it till you get usedto it, but at the time, for me who was laughing at the Seo Taiji fans who would listen to the album from beginning to end which was the trend that Seo Taiji albums would make you do, was so new to me. (From 1st album to 4th,and to the solo albums he would never make us get bored of his music.He would constantly show new music and this would influence the musiciansof today although they do not even think of the pain of producing a song.)
 
很久以前,徐太志的歌迷們就經常做一件特別的事情。當一張專輯發行後,你會
一直聽到習慣為止。但在那時,對於我來說,會嘲笑那些會把徐太志專輯從頭聽
到尾的歌迷,可這就是徐太子專輯能夠使你做到的。這對我來說是一個全新的概念。(從第一張專輯到第四張以至後邊的個人專輯,他從來沒有讓我們對他的音樂感到厭煩。他總會為我們展示新的音樂形式,這樣做也影響了當今很多音樂人,雖然他們從來沒有想過製作一首歌的痛苦。)
 
Shinhwa of course are extending their status from the usual best of the‘boy groups’. It has been 7 years since they made their debut and whetherthey wanted it or not they received SM’s promotion and were able to maketheir name, and every single title song that made the fans frenzy withexcitement was made by Yoo Young Jin and to try and gain musical acclaimby putting in a few self produced songs - even their skills at synthesizing by themselves are of non-existent standards. In the time of the internet
their 5th album Perfect Man, excluding the fact it came out in a time where the un-idol-group-like song expanded the genre, they walked along the road of a conventional idol group.
 
神話在這過程中也在努力拓展他們最優男孩團體的身份。距離他們初次登臺和考慮是否接受SM公司的提拔已經由7年了。這期間他們終於成名,每首由俞永鎮作的歌都使歌迷因興奮而瘋狂,努力自己創作歌曲得到樂界的掌聲和喝彩,即使他們的綜合技能還不能達到一個令人滿意的程度。在第五輯《Perfect Man》時,除了它的發行時間是處於一個放開了非偶像團體的音樂風格的階段,他們仍在沿著傳統偶像組合的道路前進。
 
The reason that they were able to make their music known was not from the superiority of their music, but from their conventional pretty boy group promoting ways of ‘play the song frequently’ laws of show programs that show off their talents to teens, and thus it is definite that they were a group made for teens.
 
至於他們的音樂為什麼能夠做到家喻戶曉,並不是因為音樂本身的優勢,而是遵守了傳統美男組合經常運用的“頻繁播放”的法則對十代人來展示他們的才能,因而這也正是作為一個組合對十代人的定義。
 
But now their age is already in their mid-twenties. It is for sure that their age is a time where they would have to seriously figure out whether they will really make music or do something else. (Of course their fans would continue to support them even in their thirties.).
 
但現在,他們的年紀已經二十四、五歲了。要肯定的是,這樣的年紀是他們該嚴肅考慮他們是否做音樂還是其他一些事情的時候了。(當然,即使他們30歲了,歌迷還是會支持他們的。)
 
Of course as one that sees them as not ‘musicians’ but ‘singers’ and one that sees how they just perceive plain booming sound as music are normal for them, I still cant stop but think if they so want to develop from a singer to a musician (I hear that they put in a few self produced songs in the 7th album and calling that a musical development) then I cant really understand the way they are going right now.
 
當然,一方面應當看到,他們並非音樂人而是歌手;另一方面,也應看到他們在音樂上尋求的最高點也不過如此。我仍然不能相信他們想從一個歌手轉型為音樂人,但是我很理解他們現在所採用的方式。(我聽說,第七輯中他們自己製作了一些歌曲並稱之為音樂成長)
 
The reason for my strong feeling that they are stars that only follow after the money, is that the time in which they chose to release their album is the biggest reason, eric and his angry stare in a popular drama, andy with his sitcom and simple repeated lines and the cuteness, junjins line delivery that makes u wonder why on earth he would take up acting, minwoo who released an album as M but received reviews that he should be satisfied just by being in shinhwa, but in comparison to them, kim dongwan and shin hyesung seemed to earnestly try and make a change in image but their album release was just the substitute to the start of their loss in “outside activities” and simply they returned to the name ‘Shinhwa’ to earn some money, nothing else.
 
我之所以強烈認為他們只是為了錢而演唱的明星的最大原因是,他們選擇發行專輯的時間。Eric和他怒目的雙眼經常出現在一個很流行的短劇演出(我認為是指Sundayis good),Andy用他那簡單重複又可笑的句子出現在喜劇裏,Junjin單調的表演會讓你質疑在地球上他為什麼要演戲,以M為名發行一張專輯的Minwoo卻只有在神話組合裏才能受到肯定。但和他們相比,Dongwan和Hyesung看起來最早的嘗試了想像上的轉變,但他們專輯的發行(東萬有發專輯???)也只是為了表明出他們活動之外的失敗的開始。簡單的說,只有當他們返回“神話”時,用“神話”的名字時,他們才能掙錢。除此之外,別我其他。
 
For those that would ask about the musical quality of this album, I will comment on just one song ‘Brand New’. If I comment on this song saying that it’s the most conventional song from a conventional dance group as an excuse, then it would be foremost because the song is very title-song-ish and the continuous repetition of the melody. If I read what the fans reviewed it as, its just that in the final bits kim dongwan and shin hyesung’s screaming vibration make them excited and although the vocals have in fact improved a lot because of trying to put in raps here and there on purpose in the end there is no climax and only a banging synthesising drum sound
and strange string type music, and seems to be worse than the 5th album which at least expanded the genre. I’m very sorry to eric from which the album jacket says that he wrote the rap, but I can only feel the amount of work put into forcing rap into the songs. Furthermore if you listen to other tracks it seems as if this track doesn’t even suit the albums personality. An album should at least have some sort of big picture but
the tracks seem to play separately.
 
對於關於這張專輯音樂質量的問題,我只想評論其中的一首歌:Brand New。
我非常抱歉的說,這首歌不過是一個最普通的舞蹈組合所唱出的最普通的一首歌,它只不過是在不停重複一段旋律而已。如果我讀了歌迷們所作的評論,它就是在結尾是混和了Dongwan和Hyesung吼叫而使歌迷感到興奮而已。雖然主唱的水平確實有了提高,但不過是因為加進了rap。而且整首歌沒有高潮,只有合成的鼓聲和奇怪的弦樂,比第五輯時所表現的音樂風格還要糟糕。我對於Eric所寫的rap感到非常抱歉,但我仍能感覺到他很努力的想把rap強加入到歌曲當中。而且,當我聽其他歌時,我覺得那些都不是和這張專輯的風格。一張專輯應該至少有一個大的方向,但這些歌卻給人感覺很散。
 
In order to develop their music, they even moved management only to bring out a similar tempo to SM and although producer park ken tae took part in some of the melody composing, and although it was different to park ken tae’s usual soft melodies, but that doesn’t mean a few melodies can lead a song or a few songs can lead an album.
 
為了發展他們的音樂,他們甚至運用同SM相近的音樂模式。雖然Park Kentae(製作人)參與了這張專輯的創作,雖然這不同於Park以往柔和音樂的風格,但這並不意味著這些音樂可以引領一整張專輯。
 
I’m not comparing Seo Taiji and Shinhwa, but at least if they want to make the album as famous as they can and show off their musical talent that much then you cant just limit yourself to just different clothes and different dancing. Just as I said earlier Shinhwa is a group that is the only‘boy group’ that is doing very well whether they like it or not. Each of their desires, like the acting that is so bad that it can’t even be called that, if they’ve felt anything from these, I’m curious to whether they want to leave the confinements of the ‘boy band’ and really be a long term musician with actual music talents. Since they debuted in 1998, if they could at least play a little piano each then at least none of this type of “great development” of putting in self composed songs would have happened. As much as they received such a huge sum of money to stay together till the end, and the act of expecting them to sell over 100
thousand copies with this kind of album in this kind of times, is just as I  had said above, is soley because that there is no other ‘boy band’ like them, and this fact is regrettable.
 
我並不是在對比徐太志和神話。但如果他們像是這張專輯成名並且表現他們的音樂才能,他們至少應該由不同的服裝和舞蹈。經好像我前面所說的,神話只是一個很好的男孩團體,不管他們是否承認。任何他們其他方面的發展,比如表演,都很糟糕,根本不能成為表演。我很好奇他們是否想脫離男孩團體的限制,想做真正有才華的音樂人。從1998年他們出道,如果他們至少應該彈點鋼琴,而不是像現在這樣作些曲子就妄圖稱之為“大的拓展”。他們掙到大筆的錢,並期望專輯銷量可以達到十萬張,正如我說的,沒有一個男孩團體可以做到這樣,我只能說事實是非常令人遺憾的。
 
BreakNews.com, Jo Hyun Woo
source:Breaknews+Shinhwaj
 
轉自:韓流帝國+第六宣言
 

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