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Compass (指南针, zhǐnánzhēn), Beijing Hard Rock
The band arrived in Beijing in 1991 from Chengdu. Only one year later they performed in Hangzhou, Qingdao, Wuhan, Xi'an, Chongqing and Chengdu.
In the first half of the 90's, The Compass has been one of the leading hard rock bands of the 2nd Generation and became a legend of chinese rock.
The front girl Luo Qi has been wounded during an insidence which led to the disband where she went aboard to Germany.
Their first recorded song "Please walk on the pedestrian" (Qing Zuo Renxingdao) was published in the compilation "Yaogun Beijing" (Rock Beijing), released 1993. This record was also available in 80g black vinyl edition!!
Later on around mid 1990s, a series of problem occured within the band and also a disagreement on music between band members. In a terrible incidence, Luo Qi who has been quite a cult figure as Chinese rock girl lost one eye and quit the band. After two year struggling with her solo project she went to Germany, got married and stayed away from Chinese rock scene for many years and came back after in March 2004 to start singing and performing again on festivals. But she didnt return to the band that made her famous or she them.
Taken from en.zhaopei.com:
The band compass band compass band the current squad include: liu for singer), the splendor ZhouDi (guitar), GuoLiang (keyboard), YueHaoKun (bass), YuanDing (saxophone), ZhengChaoHui (drummer). Compass can not escape singing if the dream that the head has beautiful expect into lonely feeling bird flew over the blue - compass: "love who" I believe in a sincere and poetic can be cloned generation, adhere to the serious lyric is not an easy thing.
Compass band the current squad include: liu for singer), the band splendor
ZhouDi (guitar), GuoLiang (keyboard), YueHaoKun (bass), YuanDing (saxophone), ZhengChaoHui (drummer). Compass can not escape singing if the dream that the head has beautiful expect into lonely feeling bird flew over the blue - compass: "love who" I believe in a sincere and poetic can be cloned generation, adhere to the serious lyric is not an easy thing. On August 13, before the interview to a compass band, I even think the silence has long already lose the band of the original passion and courage. Now, however, "compass people" with their music gave me a negative persuade. "Compass" figure to escape our view of the already for a long time, but I want to remind friends, eagerly want to and "compass dialogue" before must have a new psychological preparation. This album in music language and the concept of maturity, and has far surpassed our previously known as the compass band category. No matter how we ever have good wishes and wonderful memories, now you must respect "compass" feeling. They think the birth of true compass band in June of 1994, in honor of chongqing against the singer liu cadastral appear for mark. And before this, they seem to be a mechanical provide melodic riffs band, LuoBing tailored to the word not their inner experiences and emotional real-life experience, and their creative because singer without sufficient yield excessively show a personality of its own, even with LuoQi sheba between true pleasure from the cooperation. In this sense, they're more inclined to put now this compositions as compass band's debut album. Compass band the current squad include: liu for singer), the splendor ZhouDi (guitar), GuoLiang (keyboard), YueHaoKun (bass), YuanDing (saxophone) and ZhengChaoHui (drummer).
They think the birth of true compass band in June of 1994, in honor of chongqing against the singer liu cadastral appear for mark. And before this, they seem to be a mechanical provide melodic riffs band, LuoBing tailored to the word not their inner experiences and emotional real-life experience, and their creative because singer without sufficient yield excessively show a personality of its own, even with LuoQi sheba between true pleasure from the cooperation. In this sense, they're more inclined to put now this compositions as compass band's debut album.
"Compass" figure to escape our view of the already for a long time, but I want to remind friends, eagerly want to and "compass dialogue" before must have a new psychological preparation. This album in music language and the concept of maturity, and has far surpassed our previously known as the compass band category. No matter how we ever have good wishes and wonderful memories, now you must respect "compass" feeling.
In June this year and "JingWen", "compass before signing the main activity is" to provide them with the Hong Kong site rehearsals and equipment for the company AnHeng image campaigns, the performance of region and games for limited extreme. In 1995, along with overload band was sitting in a car compass band Convertible with pure gypsy way on tour around the area, the audience of zhejiang hot reaction makes the band is delighted and jittery. In Shanghai, the "play" before they had witnessed three rows of chairs instantly be trample bad is exhausted. And in some other occasions, they meet special forces. They can't face calls "compass for friends of" the name felt guilty and sad. But they already know so many people need bath music, perhaps this is the dilemma of life in them for various desires not the only reason moved coerced. Album made from have intention to row refined, into the tent, and the real year-long established since the band, writing that has been open.
"Compass" slam the door once to their outspoken of single hard-core style, not constrained crazy, not sedulous pursuit of a particular music concept and language mode. ZhouDi said, we advocate free and natural creation, our works are numerous music elements integration, some of Europe and the trend of the thing, also have rooted in our life soil folk music composition (" yaomei "). We just compass band, give a kind of frame instead is terrible. In this piece of including production, such as user entirely by "compass" lan-ke-shan-later against the album, liu heart-throb has almost all of honor ci-poetry.
Liu drifted in this city for honor, was already long teems with singer of mayday band members. In the year to date the only that moved me love song "unable to escape" that he beamed penetrating voice and outstanding, the rhythm control ability, conveys a persistent belief and not invariably candor. I believe in the struggle between honor 1992 dankness basement narratives inner feelings, must be a za stabbing pain lost love deeply hit. When writing used to follow for glory oneself is very land, very life state, and thereby hopes his fantasy and hope "give peace a chance" and "blast · life" expressed quiet homes and clean land memorial, "no idea" and "light balloon" is to hope and freedom to the honor, "spiritual songs" is the fragile fleeting life nostalgia. And throughout the album is the sincere and enthusiasm for the creation of the honor is always theme that is like his "compass" understanding that compass is not merely a locator, she refers to society, life and people in all levels of emotional temptations. One of the most important is not in various desires in lost themselves.
Once there is a fragmentary and the rough originally Europe songs deeply moved "compass people" to now they also don't know that who is first title and the singer. "Person" put the unknown compass to portray the feeling of a kind of suffering the soul of unyielding growth (" witch "). "Compass" believe the source of creation in the projection of the soul from reality, and drugs and indulgence can only lead to illusory, numbness and ruin. This summer, the city of midnight dim tilt halo reflected in the neighborhood, where a corner brick road cones are frequent the shadow of their. Silence coup silence, is one kind of feeling and it absorbs life in order to achieve the individual life perfect and into perfect existing way. But for those who are creative expression, the silent, just through the silent to amass the vitality and the expansion of extending the deep thinking space certain stage, it will eventually go advertises, finish their mission in the spread and realize their value. A compass, silent for three years of compass band coming out with his new album, the now Jie domestic original salo exhausting for music will no doubt is a timely satisfying when blood input and nutrition absorption.
For three years, didn't hear about the band's news, they more than 1,000 in the long night as has gradually faded from the memory of the people in the near the time scouring forgetfulness. Just occasionally, continuously came about the band LuoQi news former frontman often hint us in the existence of, don't forget the compass.
In early 1997, compass band signed do-it-yourself band music collection of domestic fine JingWen audio and video company in Beijing, become its its performer, and it is from zero, Confucius said, 43, iron BaoGu street and a band of olay after JingWen band enforcer. Since then, JingWen band group has extended to five cigarettes, plus veteran cui jian, jade dean, grand scale, strength is strong. Now by the compass band, has ChuanJun "all" against up their singa liu GuoLiang, honor, keyboard hand wealth dean, beth guitar YueHaoKun, drummer ZhengChao dizzy and saxophonist, except for YuanDing singer liu glory, other band members are all compass original band musicians. Liu in nine years LuoQi against honor add a compass and ruled as singer, until this year. Amagnetic compass band last album, it actually its own music far less than its value to the story behind the story, but it is still stay in people to say the only about the memory of nanjing real strength music albums.
On a new CD, were recorded in "unable to escape", "yaomei", "love who", "blast · life", "the wizard", "light balloon", "spiritual songs", "give peace a chance", "New Year", "no idea" ten pieces, all for first launched the original work: the band can escape "is a creation in 92 love songs, passage of the brigade easier to understand the law absolutely no that kind of sad and touching, the rise in a firm but boldness in the music in, temporarily appear against singer liu IP chung heroic and to honor the roaring singing make person times feeling is fluent, have plummeted, feeling the pain cool thoroughly; The national music material in "yaomei use, enriched the album music meaning, but also was the band's unique local cultural foundation charm; In "love who" this song, both hands proper tone keyboard choice and sound field position, or singer singing mood rise grasp, or are the songs played between the guitar part cools flow li, make SOIO box guitar is this song for excellent; The wizard "is a song about the works, music dream before the start of the song tells the children Chuan novelist make bell ringing music of vibration, and cut the middle for wonderful songs SOIO extreme keyboard, all give a person a kind of brand-new the auditory; "Life" and ", withered in "give peace a chance for understanding of the significance of green and peace that people can feel the band in the thinking way in thought extension and the maturity; But "no idea" of life of midstream displays the puzzlement nowadays youth widespread gray emotion and soul confused, it shows that the era of a downturn under pressure but state of being, "no idea" is the way to escape, is also liberation, but it is not the only one.
Throughout the album, no matter in creation, arranger and in playing, singing, compass band have obvious progress and improve, they feel a completely new music in brings a person also makes us see the Chinese mainland second-generation band music of hope. The compass in three years after the band the silence, finally a crane by substantial change and fly over, this must be a joy. Because the music today really seek and progress is already so scarce, and too many musicians with music businessman has also identified in this time, we need to protect every single awake and guard MingZheng heart, because he (she) is the Chinese music, the backbone of the future and hope.
Former singer - LuoQi LuoQi in nanchang.
LuoQi debut in mainland China from to Pop music LuoQi fame), only a period of more than one year.
At the age of 16 overheard nations. QiaoWei song, henceforth obsessed rock music. So early, then came 92 city soon with WangXiaoJing signed.
June 6, 1994, LuoQi 19th birthday grandly promotes its individual self-titled debut album choose to be strong." Album title song of the back in. "I have no distance", "as one's inclinations of Shanghai and wuhan, and dalian, shenyang, nanjing and guangzhou, Beijing and other cities each big wireless music charts, over the first.
The choice of the Shanghai was also strong TV "magazine's annual mainland, Hong Kong and Taiwan pop 94 music top 10 albums, and for the famous" magazine of contemporary music as 94 annual mainland best singer (only four-star half level). More LuoQi with a song follows isolde "back" won the "Shanghai Oriental radio host stars yiu Oriental" and shaanxi economic platform, the girlfriend magazine jointly sponsored "elegant lotus night one of the" ten golden melody awards, moreover she won seven, eight quarterly golden melody awards.
She has the advantageous conditions of voice, compass breathtaking wide and rich metallic sort of penetration.
Six years of living in Germany before LuoQi, the leader of the band the compass it became returned newsmakers. Media keen to quit poison, narrates her with a German family happiness composed after. To this, LuoQi very low-key, besides manners and the curious boundaries to satisfy the media outside, she prefers positive to do is rushing around rehabilitation institutions and participate in the public activity, and stepping up preparatory she's latest album. Tonight, she is located in the east of the "Olympic time tunnel" acting plaza Beijing fan clubs, returned home after the first round the old song, will a new song... A busy rise in work and life, LuoQi said, at first not too orientation, but "the feeling of coming home is a good guy."
Now, a lot of young people listen to rock who is LuoQi have missed. But not long ago the 11th session of the Chinese pop chart awards ceremony, the home LuoQi first homecoming has been six years, or light and LuoQi stage
Easy for put Taiwan down after S.H.E, and jay small fans to the earthquake live -- although they cannot empathy one favorite rock, the young girls, 17 years old, then fame in accident left eye, drugs, lost to Germany, drug, far is what a "cruel youth".
But appear before the reporters after LuoQi, besides sunglasses, the left eye forever blemish mental condition had seemed to already don't see "cruel" youth shading. She was wearing leisure shorts, show on crus very beautiful rose tattoo, pace brisk, words simply. LuoQi German husband accompanying her along, looking young and sven, LuoQi interviews, he beside open computer Internet pastime. LuoQi said he now attitude is very good, peace, stability, she told her critics still give she retains "Chinese rock first female" title only said flatly pretty happy, also doesn't expect new records as did the "choose to be strong," ground-breaking "so the music sure now not the same as before, but there will be some mature, woman something in there". The original compass band GuoLiang, ZhouDi, rat musicians such as domestic music now became a top a superior, "people have their own work to busy to performing together, the unlikely," but LuoQi says she also won't restructuring a band, but go personal development road.
Description of the 1991 "compass" band LuoQi as established boyzone
- Launched in 1993 "compass" debut album, choose to be strong "including LuoQi is the most representative works:" choosing strong ", "I have no distance", "back"
- In 1994 LuoQi leave "compass" band seek personal development.
- Launched in 1996 debut solo album, "happy machine"
- January 17, 1998 for her star disc company recording finished "new heavens and a", "let myself to", "last night, dream > > 3 songs, entitled" the new heavens and the collection of.
- LuoQi to Germany in 1998
- Launched in 1999 second album of new album
- In 2004 three weeks formally signed Beijing JinKeMu culture
- That same year March 26 debuted at the great hall of the people, ten years classic awards dinner guests
- That same year April into five cities for rehabilitation, career obligations advocate
- That same year April jiangsu station years festival awards dinner guests
- That same year May 26 Beijing "time tunnel, LuoQi acting square" fans
- In the end of may return will roll out the eternal debut single day"
- Once served as any [V] very China host
- 1994 original song won China top ten golden melody awards, the new music by wide lingnan ten golden melody awards.
- In 1996, the top list in Shanghai Oriental ten golden melody awards "back"
- The 2004 jiangsu station years festival, ten golden melody awards "back"
- Back to the mainland stage six years later, in March 2004 26 late LuoQi Beijing to renew its former glory.
- Back to the mainland stage six years later, in March 2004 26 late LuoQi Beijing to renew its former glory.
- April 2004 LuoQi formally announced the signing new company, Beijing JinKeMu culture
- On May 26, 2004 eastward LuoQi will appear on the "Olympic time tunnel" deduce square.
2004 June 12, changsha red sun brilliant performance center to sing.
On August 6, 2004 in with that it all these years again after the "compass" band cooperation with compass, that together in the squad, "the helan mountain" China rock shining path "rock festival!
September 24, 2004, Shanghai lujiazui "Roman holiday" theme park "day" in China, this day, China's most elite rock strength will converge "Roman holiday" main square stage, gave a called "looking back at the rock concert career" of the river bank lifted rock frenzy.
On October 23, 2004 in shenzhen to base rock festival.
November 18, 2004, and wheat jie, ZhangQiuQiu etc PuNing party in guangdong.
In 2004, base performance
December 18, guang Yang big stage by invited, "held back here only better on the location,".
At the end of JinKeMu with with contract.
July 9, 2005 LuoQi on July 9, the Windows of the world opening ceremony, rock bounded oktoberfest LuoQi heavyweights will show!
20 August to September 10, in Beijing maple garden drive-ins live performance. Green Beijing summer outdoor music festival - this year the most fashionable Beijing on lofty sentiments of thick mo chongcai make summer!
November 18, return the 1990s in performance, the unknown highland series performance, hey hey, the devotion I see!
On June 6, 2006, in unknown highland held "today is my birthday" concert.
On June 10, 2006, again arrive at shenzhen bases performance
October 3, 2006, and many new and old rock artists took part in guangzhou zengcheng rock festival.
On October 7, 2006, the sculpture park in Beijing "2006 Beijing held the first rock oktoberfest".
December 4, 2006 Christmas music party, starlight site LuoQi lead the performance.
On May 4, 2007, the haidian park held in Beijing confuses the flute music festival.
Choose to be strong
Compass band was founded in 1990, the band formerly known as "dark horse band". In 1991, from chengdu to Beijing after for "compass" band as means of music band, and the music of the eternal love choice strong
The ideal unremitting pursuit. The band to open recruitment methods, technology LuoQi frontman find the first comprehensive guitar ZhouDi (hand the soul of the band), music culture endowment thick GuoLiang, all over the keyboard hand is ZhengChaoHui rhythm drummer, quiet and humorous bassist YueHaoKun and saxophonist YuanDing formed the earliest compass band, was not only a rock music LuoQi Beijing nationality rock band (except the other members are sichuan people).
They advocate natural, oppose the worship of idols, and their hopes have follow one's inclinationsly, hope to have more heart let their freedom road, they care about social gallop from reinforced concrete, hope in distant cool feeling subway with the green of nature. They pursue real, slam the door all false, because their name means at least of truth.
The band started to sing, mainly is Taiwan and the mainland after some songs, and lyrics by ZhouDi creators finds cooperation, has entered a new era, a composer.
The end of 1992, a party leader of the band was LuoQi thrust, left with bottle debris lost forever bright. After the accident, LuoQi long time in a panic, fear and pain, also give the band has brought great depression. Therefore finds and ZhouDi created "choose strong" this song, make LuoQi out of the accident's shadow, also make the band on track to launch, and in 1994 debut album, choose to be strong, "social rock group evokes strong repercussions. The second album launch band of bygone how, in fact, the album doesn't seem to be issued, it includes band early four songs and four songs.
In 1994, the leader of the band, the band also benefited LuoQi announced introduced a new sichuanese singer liu for honor, an real sichuanese rock band for the arrival of honor, liu became the band, and the new soul gradually replace the ZhouDi in the position, making the band band in the host has changed significantly. In early 1997, with Beijing JingWen audio-visual compass band signed a recording and preparing for the new album. In early July, the band of latest album unable to escape all recorded music mix formal completion, shrinking more diverse elements, rich, album successfully launched into a new beginning compass band.
Liu Zhengrong (ugly) the key singer
Chongqing people, 1971, was born on January 16, hobby music, sports, blood type B.
Born in music family, parents and brother play in ethnic instruments. 5 years to learn Chinese with mother they started traditional national musical instrument erhu. In 1983, was admitted to Chinese music institute accessorial middle school instrumental music department, major in erhu professional. The beginning of the end for six years strictly, regular instrumental music playing and the theory of education. 1986 at the earliest joined a rock band "mayday" (MAY/keyboard hand and lead lawyer has been wedded, starting with rock music. 1989 music institute accessorial middle school graduation in, and in the same year, the band disbanded, and began writing career singing and personal. 1990 enrolled in "Beijing first foreign languages institute", majoring in English. That same year participated in held at work represents the highest level of large continental rock concert, and sang his first novel rock boy ".
Choose to be Strong (The Compass) 1993 《选择坚强》
No way to escape (The Compass) 1997 《无法逃脱》
Come back (The Compass) 2002 (Best of album)
Yaogun Beijing (VA) - 1994