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Gogol Bordello /Gypsy Punks Underdog World Strike
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  • Gypsy. The New Punk?
    Ukranian Eastern European New York gypsy immigrant punk cabaret, sung in broken English by Eugene Hutz [who needs an exorcist] and played with ferocious intensity by his merry men and women. The most thrilling CD I've heard all year - you'll be singing along although you'll have no idea exactly what you are saying. My grade: A...more info
  • Hot Band!
    They are Feisty, have a Zest for life and have blended different kinds of music into one big original sound. Their lyrics are not too shabby, not shabby at all. Have to say that I am very happy knowing this band and own two of their albums, this one and I forgot the name for the one they released after. Both very good purchases. They are original and that counts for a lot of my respect. When they get going is a brilliant display of talent. These guys are the real deal, worth every dollar. Highly entertaining and their message is one that screams: Enjoy Life, Enjoy Music and it will all work out for the better. 4 shinning stars for Gogol Bordello /Gypsy Punks Underdog World Strike! Hot Band!...more info
  • Wow! Talk about different!
    Gogol Bordello played at Van's Warped Tour. I can't believe that. I don't like most Warped Tour bands, but I just can't believe that Gogol didn't get booed of the stage. It would seem like Warped Tour's emo kids would strongly dislike Gogol's bizarre mix of punk, gypsy music, reggae & ska, house, and psychedelia. Whatever. But Gogol Bordello is the most original and refreshing band I have heard in a long time. This is one of my new favorite bands....more info
  • I've finally found the love of a lifetime...
    In this day of musical mediocrity, Gogol Bordello provides the energy and excitement I've been holding out for for a few years now. It's the kind of thing that when you're listening, you can't help but move to the beat.

    My sister was the one who turned me on to them and then as a gift I bought her tickets to a show this past Summer. I was totally hooked after that. If I had to describe them in one word:


    Buy this CD if you're looking for an amazing, energetic, communal type experience. They are inexplicably awesome!!! You just have to see for yourself.

    If you can't get enough of them - also see the film Everything Is Illuminated - excellent film co-starring Eugene Hutz....more info
  • eurosploitation
    the album is pretty good but after seeing them live twice I was left wanting more. If you have not seen them play live yet, you've done a great dis-service to yourself. I've only seen two rock concerts ever that exceded my expectations to the level that thier live set did (and one of them was when george clinton and p-funk played for 4 hours)....more info
  • start wearing purple
    I bought this CD for one song and so far only really like that song ('Start Wearing Purple'). It shipped fine and was in a good condition upon arrival....more info
  • Gypsy punks unite!
    I love fusion bands, and I always have. When multiple styles click together and create a new, vivid hybrid, then there's no other sound like it in the world.

    That's also a good description of Gogol Bordello's third full-length album, "Gypsy Punks Underdog World Strike" -- a mad mixture of gypsy, punk, reggae, Latin and who knows what else. It's more than a little insane, as it spins without warning from one style to the next. But the energy and spirit make that a good kind of insanity.

    It opens with staccato snarls and unpolished fiddle playing in "Sally," before exploding into a streak of frenetic punk music. Just when it seems that they have settled into a signature style, they kick into "Immigrant Punk," which is best described as rock played with fiddle and accordion.

    Eugene Hutz has the right amount of punk sneer that you'd expect for such music, but he also doesn't seem to be taking himself seriously. He fits into metal-tinged rockers, gypsy dance music, and a bunch of other genre-straddling song styles.

    In a nutshell, don't expect any of this to sound like... anything you've ever heard.

    Frontman Hutz -- who stars in the much-anticipated "Everything Is Illuminated," adapted from Jonathan Safran Foer's novel -- seems to be spreading his colourful personality all over the music. Exhibit A: lyrics as wild and insane as the music. Example: "Start wearin' purple for me now/all your sanity and wits/they will all vanish/I promise!" Okay, Eugene, whatever you say!

    Hutz also provides the frenetic percussion and some of that equally energetic guitar. And he's backed by Yuri Lemeshev's accordion and Sergey Ryabtzev's violin, which add a folksy flair. It's a very weird sound, but Gogol Bordello manages to balance it out between the gypsy-Slavic sound, and the punk energy.

    The title of "Gypsy Punks Underdog World Strike" pretty much describes the album itself -- a mad, wild, colourful patchwork of different sounds and styles. Refreshingly weird and original....more info
  • great
    After seeing GoGo Bordello on Conan O'Brian I immediately loved them. This cd is different and fun to listen to. I love the Russian language and mixing that accent with punk, blissful. Great lyrics too. I highly recommend it....more info