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1. Starting members meet at a Russian wedding in Vermont, 1998.

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  • Audio CD (30 Jan 2006)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Rubric
  • ASIN: B00006GA43
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 206,246 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Listen  1. When The Trickster Starts A-Poking (Bordello Kind Of Guy) 5:06£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  2. Occurence On The Boarder (Hopping On A Pogo-Gypsy Stick) 3:26£0.99  Buy MP3 
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Listen  7. Punk Rock Parranda 3:56£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  8. Through The Roof 'n' Underground 5:29£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen  9. Baro Foro 9:02£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen10. Hats Off To Kolpakoff 2:21£0.99  Buy MP3 
Listen11. Huliganjetta 5:39£0.99  Buy MP3 

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30 of 30 people found the following review helpful By A. Skudder TOP 1000 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on 11 May 2004
Format: Audio CD
The band name, album name, and eclectic mix of genres may sound like an attempt at wilful obscurity, but this is actually a very accessible CD. The only way I can think to describe it is that it has the spirit of Les Negresses Vertes' first album, Mlah! The only difference is that, on this one you don't have to learn French to understand it.
Although not totally acoustic, there is a very acoustic-punk feel to the whole thing, and it just goes to show that managing to play music with attitude that features fiddles and accordians is not impossible. But Gogol Bordello are not copying LNV or The Levellers at all - they are just the only way to even begin to try and describe what this music is.
If there was any justice in the world, this would be well-known, but it is probably not going to be. This is going to make those who do take the plunge and invest in this slice of inspired anarchy terribly, and justifiably smug.
I'm giving it the full five stars on account of the rare combination of originality and enjoyability.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By C. J. Kyle on 6 Mar 2006
Format: Audio CD
Just seen Gogol in the Wedgewood rooms and still cannot get over what I saw! They are an absolutely unbelievable band and it really is a crying shame that they are not enormous now. Eugene Hutz is the greatest frontman in music today and the energy is like nothing you've ever seen I assure you. One listen to Baro Foro and you'll be won over!
Do yaselves a favour and get Gogoled
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22 of 23 people found the following review helpful
Versus Irony 14 Jun 2006
By E. A Solinas - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Balkan punk band Gogol Bordello made it big in the last year with their latest album, a movie cameo and lots of good press.

But like many bands who find success, Gogol Bordello actually have had a number of solid gypsy-punk albums before this. And "Multi Kontra Culti vs. Irony" is right up there among their best -- sprightly, energetic and raw. It's completely insane and quite entertaining.

It starts off with a stop-start accordion melody that bobs in and out, until it's joined by a grinding guitar and frontman Eugene Hutz. "I walked into the bar/a man came up to me and said/you know the older you will get/the more PERVERTED you will get!" he sings in his heavy accent. Sounds like he's relishing every moment of this.

It sets the tone for the entire album -- gypsy music with a punk flair (or vice versa). "Ocurrence on the Border [Hopping on a Pogo-Gypsy Stick]" is a whirlwind of fast electric guitar and accordion, while "Let's Get Radical" is a grimy, slow-burning rock song, light on the gypsy and heavy on the punk.

But quite a few songs are heavy on the traditional elements: "Through the Roof 'n' Underground" is a slower number with a catchy tune, and "Hats Off to Kolpakoff" sounds like a rogue fiddler playing a little ditty on the streets. And the exhilarating "Baro Faro" is probably the best on this album: a nine minute stretch of wild fiddling and clashing rock rhythms.

You definitely have to admit that Gogol Bordello doesn't sound like any other rock band. They don't even sound like other Eastern-European-influenced bands like Balkan Beat Box or Beirut. They sound, in short, like your basic Balkan folk band that was forcibly conquered by a hyperactive clown punk.

So don't be surprised by what you hear -- a colourful clash of rock and folk, with electric guitar and smashing percussion duking it out with fiddles and accordion. It's that way from beginning to end (except for a few interludes of folkier music). The actual melodies are often traditional-sounding, but played with jagged punk fervour and twisted edges.

Eugene Hutz has a way of letting rip at machine-gun speed, or drawling the songs out at length. It's a bit hard to tell what he's singing though; his accent is as thick as a marble floor. But if you can decipher the lyrics, you'll find that they are A) funny, B) weird, C) profane and D) insane. Don't bother finding out the words -- just listen to that raw, howling voice.

If you can remember the difficult title ("Multi Kontra Culti vs. Irony"), then check out one of Gogol Bordello's most cohesive, solid albums. Worth checking out for anyone who loves colourful, flavourful punk.
14 of 15 people found the following review helpful
Something Different... 21 April 2004
By Mike Golen - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Being a fan of mostly punk rock music... I decided to give this a try. This record is highly entertaining, very fun and very original. I didnt even know that "gypsy-punk" existed untill I heard this. The musicianship is quite good as well. Chanty, boot stompin' songs with accordians and fiddles. I like it. I reccomend this if you like the more folky brands of punk rock (ie Swingin' Utters, Tossers, etc.) So, if you're willing to give something different a try, go ahead and pick this up.
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
If only this captured the energy of the show ... 28 Mar 2004
By A. Barsuk - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Saw these guys play live last night. Never heard of them before then. I bought the CD from one of the band members after the show and jumped around in the car all the way back home. Biggest disappointment: the CD doesn't quiet capture the wild energy of the live show, where people couldn't help but to jump around like crazy and drum away on nearby tables. It's still a cool CD though, I definitely don't regret buying it.
8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
Show me the way to the next vodka bar... 9 April 2003
By Gretchen L. Kalav - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
For a first exposure to Gogol Bordello, this CD has proven to be a unique experience... More, give us more!! The mix of classic Ukrainian Gypsy orchestration with rough hewn punk lyrics makes this CD a delicious musical feast. It drips with flavors reminiscent of a Brecht caberet piece and is just as inviting. After the first few tracks, you're hoping they'll be performing somewhere near you soon. It won't be a CD for everyone, but if you are looking for something completely different, it's hard not to be hooked by this group. Must end this review to order more Gogol Bordello!
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Madmen 7 Mar 2003
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Audio CD
Gogol Bordello doesn't quite capture the insane spirit of their live show in this album, but then again, that would be impossible. Listen to this, though, and it'll make you want to see them. And then go see them, and you'll be a disciple.
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