Gogol Bordello: Our Beloved Troubadours
You want to party?
You want to rock?
Are you a punk at heart, nomadic at soul?
Well, Tunage has just the band for you that will satisfy your animalistic fix.
Born in 1999 and led by fearless leader, Eugene Hutz, Gogol Bordello mainly influenced by Gypsy music (Eastern European music that is usually highly instrumental), but has also experimented with punk and even dub in some albums. So, what is Gogol Bordello? It’s not just a cool sounding Gypsy name. ‘Gogol’ was a name adopted from a much-loved writer for Ukrainian and Russian literature. As for ‘Bordello’, this is a translation from Italian meaning brothel. Now, that you’ve gotten your short history lesson from Tunage Magazine, you can run home and tell your mom and dad that punk rock actually holds enriching educational value. Huzzah!
Hey, we’re not finished with you yet. We’ve got some great music to show you. Eugene and his crew have released up to nine albums, giving you the chance to fill your ears with Gypsy Punk to your heart’s content. The latest album release in 2011 was titled “МОЯ ЦЫГАНИАДА” (50 points to the reader who can translate that one) which is sadly not available to the United States. Still, their best songs can be found in Gypsy Punks: Underdog World Strike (2005), Super Taranta! (2007), and their latest U.S. release; Trans-Continental Hustle (2010). When Gogol Bordello isn’t recording great tunes to dance to, the band had the phenomenal stamina to go on long tours across the globe. If they’re ever in your hometown, I would highly suggest paying them a visit. Their amazing fan following has grown over the years for their energetic and festive performances. Don’t believe me? Check out this footage…
Now go forth my friends! Discover the wonderful world of Gogol Bordello and hold them close to your punk rocker heart.
Official Site: http://www.gogolbordello.com/
Written by Deanna Trombley