吴吞 Wu Tun
2017.5.18 21:20 - 22:20
华侨城创意文化园北区B10现场 B10 Live, North District of OCT-LOFT
吴吞 Wu Tun - 人声 Vocals / 吉他 Guitar
Wu Tun, who has been a petrochemical worker, is a singer, poet and the lead singer/lyrics writer of band Shuhtou.
Wu Tun became a member of Shuhtou in 1997. In the same year, Shuhtou moved to Beijing and released several albums, which were widely acknowledged as classics by their fans. People who have experienced their ferocious live performances were thrilled enough to crown them as “The King of Underground” in China’s rock scene. After several separations and reunions, Shuhtou is still active on the stage, and they recently released their latest album “Society of AC-Loving Primitives (《原始人爱空调协会》)”.
As a poet, Wu Tun has so far published two poetry collections, “A Collection of Cursory Glances (《走马观花集》)” and “Before the Loss of One’s Humanity (《没有失去人性前的报告》)”. As a singer and lyrics writer, he also has a large collection of solo works in folk music in addition to his works with Shuhtou, among which songs as “It Is Time（《时候到溜》）” are widespread. Compared to Shuhtou, his solo works often have more tender melodies and show more of his personal feelings, but in either way, his unique rhythmic idiosyncrasy reveals in his poetic lyrics.
Wu Tun hasn't been on stage as a soloist for quite a long time, and has never published any collection of his personal musical works. Despite this low profile, Wu Tun definitely deserves to be called a real rarity and legend of the Chinese folk music scene, as music critic Zhang Xiaozhou says, “If China had any kind of a troubadour, that would be him.”