Park, Yoon-Sik Lee, Sang-Myun Lee, Sang-Hyuk Han, kyung-Rock Kim In-soo
Crying Nut( ?) is an influential punk band from South Korea.
They have performed together since 1995 and released their debut album called Speed Up Losers in 1998, which made them famous. They are best-selling independent rock band in South Korea. In 2002 they recorded the official Team Korea song for the 2002 FIFA World Cup. which made them a household name in Korea. They have released 7 full albums as of 2014. Their most recent album is called FLAMING NUTS. They are considered the godfathers of the Korean punk scene  and are most likely the first punk band in Korea. Nowadays, their musical style is influenced by many different genres.
In the 1990s, the Korean public was being exposed to many foreign musical styles for the first time, following new political freedom. The early punk bands including Crying Nut incorporated foreign genres in new and unusual ways, while still reflecting their inherent Koreanness. They branded themselves Chosun Punk (now romanized as Joseon Punk) in light of this duality. This tight-knit movement is credited with birthing independent music in Korea.
Crying Nut has extensively toured outside of Korea, having been to Japan numerous times, as well as China, Germany, Singapore, the US, the UK, and Sweden. They played the Fuji Rock Festival in 2000, Trastock Festival in Sweden, and Singapore's Mosaic Music Festival in 2008. Following up on their fame from the 2002 World Cup, they performed at the welcoming ceremony of the 2006 FIFA World Cup in Germany. Their first concert in America was at the Seattle Korean Festival in 2006, and their first concert in the UK was the London Korean Festival in 2006.
They returned to SXSW in 2014 with an unprecedented 13 other Korean bands, ranging from Jay Park and Hyuna to fellow punk band No Brain. An image of member Kim Insoo playing accordion was published on the Grammy website.
Crying Nut sued CNBLUE and its agency FNC Entertainment for unauthorized use of their song "Deathblow Offside" on Mnet's "M Countdown" in 2010. Crying Nut also charged that CNBLUE had released a DVD of the concert in Japan and profited from it. Crying Nut claimed that not only did CNBLUE use the song without permission, but also lip-synced along with the original Crying Nut recording. Crying Nut allegedly posted online that CNBLUE "must pay the penalties for intellectual property rights infringement". CNBLUE later countersued Crying Nut for allegedly accusing CNBLUE of copyright infringement, filing an injunction against Crying Nut's online criticisms, claiming that the intellectual property theft was the responsibility of CJ E&M and the unspecified company responsible for the DVD sales, and that Crying Nut's allegations may have permanently damaged CNBLUE's reputation as Hallyu stars. But the Court rejected CNBLUE's assertion.
[1999-04-24] Cho-Sun Punk (#2. A Fistful of Dollars, #10. All Die, #18. Flaming sun with passion And Hot body ) (#2. , #10. , #18. )
[1999-05-] Open The Door (#12. Vladimir, a guy gone to Gwangju ) (#12. ? )
[1997-09-23] NIRVANA Tribute - Smells Like Nirvana (#2. Everything and Nothing)
Their songs Circus Magic and Astral songs are featured in the arcade game Pump It Up.
Remastered versions of "Speed Up Losers" and "Oh! What a Shiny Night" have also appeared in Audition Online in promotion of the Guitar Mode game feature in late 2010.
Accomplishments & Awards
1998 MNET Music Video Festival (Indie Music Video of the Year)
1999 KMTV Korean Music Awards (Indie Artist of the Year)
1999 MNET Music Video Festival (Indie Music Video of the Year)
2000 MTV Asia Music Awards (Korean Artist of the Year--Nominee)
2000 MNET Music Video Festival (Indie Music Video of the Year)