Saturday, October 18, 2008

Gogol Bordello - Gypsy Punks Underdog World Strike

Gogol Bordello is a multi-ethnic Gypsy punk band from the Lower East Side of New York City that formed in 1999 and is known for its theatrical stage shows. Much of the band's sound is inspired by Gypsy music, as its core members are immigrants from Eastern Europe. The band incorporates minor-key accordion and fiddle (and on some albums, saxophone) mixed with cabaret, punk, and dub as well as multiple languages. Phill Jupitus has once described the band as "a bit like The Clash and The Pogues having a fight... in Eastern Europe," while Kenneth Partridge of The Hartford Courant described lead singer Eugene Hütz's voice as "somewhere between that of Borat and Triumph the Insult Comic Dog". Nikolai Gogol, the band's namesake, was an ideological influence because he "smuggled" Ukrainian culture into Russian society, which Gogol Bordello intends to do with Gypsy/East-European music in the English-speaking world. "Bordello" refers to a brothel or a "gentleman's club". The band was originally titled Hütz and the Béla Bartóks, but Eugene Hütz says that they decided to change the name because "nobody knows who the hell Béla Bartók is in the United States". The band played their first show as the unofficial band at an after-hours club called Pizdetz on Ridge Street, where they became the house band and DJ Hütz became the house DJ.
Gogol Bordello's first single was released in 1999, and since then they have released four full-length albums, and one EP. In 2005 the band signed to punk label SideOneDummy Records. The band has toured tirelessly throughout Europe and America on numerous international festivals and toured with such diverse bands as Primus, Flogging Molly, and Cake. In an interview with NPR, frontman Eugene Hütz cites Jimi Hendrix and Parliament-Funkadelic as among the band's main musical influences.

Tracks
1. Sally - 3:02
2. I Would Never Wanna Be Young Again - 3:46
3. Not a Crime - 4:31
4. Immigrant Punk - 3:45
5. 60 Revolutions - 2:58
6. Avenue B - 3:07
7. Dogs Were Barking - 4:53
8. Oh No - 2:59
9. Start Wearing Purple - 3:42
10. Think Locally, Fuck Globally - 4:23
11. Underdog World Strike - 5:24
12. Illumination - 3:52
13. Santa Marinella - 5:28
14. Undestructable - 4:53
15. Mishto! - 6:51

Details
.. Year: 2005
.. Country: USA
.. Bitrate: VBR
.. Home-Page: www.gogolbordello.com/
.. Label: Side One Dumy Records
.. BUY: http://www.sideonedummy.com/

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4 comments:

Tigerblood79 said...

Any chance you could scare up Boris the Sprinkler's album Saucer to Saturn? Mine is ruined, and the damn thing is out of print, and expensive now. It'd mean the world to me.

zabi said...

hi. i've some punk music from hungary. if you would like it then I upload it somewhere. greetings from hungary.

Zabi

zabi said...

hi. i've lots of hungarian punks music. if you would like it i upload it somewhere

Zach said...

I liked it. Good stuff.