Tuesday, August 7, 2007

Gogol Bordello: Super Taranta!

Gogol Bordello is a Gypsy punk band from the Lower East Side of New York City that formed in 1999. They are renowned for their frenetic, theatrical stage shows. Much of their sound is inspired by Gypsy music, as most of their members are immigrants from Eastern Europe. The band incorporates minor-key accordion and fiddle (and on some of their albums, saxophone) mixed with cabaret, punk, and dub. They were described by Phill Jupitus on Jools Holland Live as "a bit like The Clash having a fight with The Pogues in Eastern Europe." They showed up with Madonna at the Live Earth, will play all over Europe in the summer and just released a new album called Super Taranta!

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