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Gogol Bordello

Discussion in 'Folk & Celtic' started by Cosmic Harmony, Dec 8, 2009.

  1. Cosmic Harmony

    Cosmic Harmony Senior Member

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    ....I suppose it's here. One of my favorite bands is the gypsy punk rock band Gogol Bordello and I was curious if anyone else listened to them?
     
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    Re: If gypsy punk rock belongs anywhere.....

    I dont know any gypsy folk/punk music, so this would be a first for me......

    clue me in :D
     
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    Gladly. Gogol Bordello is captained by mastermind Eugene Hütz and they are one of the most colorful and unique bands I've ever come across. It's members span three generations (ages 26-57 last time I checked), multiple races, and for the most part each of them are immigrants from a different eastern European country. They trade the fast power chords of normal punk for accordion, fiddle, and flamenco inspired guitar.

    Here are some examples of their work:





     
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    Love the name, and the genre description they sound right up my alley.:D
     
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    I'm not sure what "Gogol" means but I know a "bordello" is another name for a brothel. :heheh:

    I think they are a band that is right up everyone's alley if people give them a listen. I think they're just a fun, foot stomping, hand clapping, band.
     
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    I watched the 3 videos, and this is definitely different music. I would have to hear a complete album, to truly evaluate them. Gypsy is a good word for this music :)
     
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    Well if you want to hear an album by them then I suggest their latest "Super Taranta!" as I think it's their best and is a top 5 album for me. The album that preceded it "Gypsy Punk: Underdog World Strike" is also very very good.
     
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    I like folk rock and folk metal ect. I enjoyed this!

    THANKS!!! :cheers:
     
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    Quite welcome Priest.

    If anyone ever gets the chance to see them live you really should. They are an a-MAZING live band.
     
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    Thought I'd post a slew of pics that I've gathered over time of this band. I really love pictures of their live shows because they are just THAT good. Most of the shots focus on Eugene but I tried to put a fair number of the other band members in there too.


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