I pretty versed in the Japanese underground band wave of the mid 90s.
I didn't know China allowed music
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I pretty versed in the Japanese underground band wave of the mid 90s.
I didn't know China allowed music

feel free to share. i know of boredoms but that's about it
reading about china's history with rock and it is fairly interesting:

Rock was still new to the Middle Kingdom in 1991—heck, music outside of the Eight Model Operas, some patriotic songs, and the barely-ten-years-old pop industry was still new.


The difference between the world that grunge conquered [in the U.S.] two decades ago and the one that yaogun slowly seeped through [in China] is the difference between a world living with rock and one that had no idea what to do with it.

....and on the chinese music industry as a whole:

The government is very protective of its airwaves and rules its own network of regional licensee stations with a rod of iron, both in broadcast policy and physical presence. The live studios are frequently under armed guard for fear of them being stormed by subversives.
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my brother lives in Beijing and i guess there really isn't much rock music over there. most of the music is like J-Pop and often there is little if any guitar in it. western rock is very much a niche market there and as mentioned fairly well controlled by the gov't.

as a side note brand name guitars are pretty expensive there if available at all. the chinese gov't considers goods made in china for foreign companies to actually be made in those counties. so say if you want an epiphone guitar it has to be imported into china (gov't taxes it) despite the fact that they are made there.
Well most Chinese bands won't post on YouTube, seeing that it's banned, along with the rest of Google services. (I'm on a VPN. Apparently, those are outlawed among nationals, though.)

Also, Chinese music has long favored melodicism, so by default these bands aren't going to be terribly popular unless something fundamental changes. Also, fun fact - Chinese are trained to clap on 1 and 3, instead of 2 and 4 in the west.

Out of the bands currently listed, only two "sing" in Standard Chinese, and I'd use singing loosely because White+ is rapping for the most part, and Zuriaake (where the heck does this Romanization come from? Although zangshihu doesn't look nearly as appealing) is screaming, and the latter loses the tones when they're orating, which makes it even harder to understand. Chinese rapping is actually kind of bizarre, because it still sounds like rhythmic singing in a way because of tone preservation.

Anyways, this is one of the most contentious songs of the pre-Event era:


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I'm sure there are some chinese hardcore/punk bands out there but none have popped up on my radar.

as far as other nearby countries, I've heard of a few south korean bands, a few various south-east asian ones and there are tons of japanese bands.

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japanese but they all look the same to me
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