Gogol Bordello played at the Tom Waits-tribute Bonnaroo Superjam with Les Claypool and Kirk Hammett of Metallica.
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“The set of Tom Waits songs performed by Les Claypool, Gogol Bordello and Kirk Hammett played during the Superjam was jaw-dropping. The ability of them to take the songs and make them into something completely new and fresh while infusing enough of each players own personality was musical genius.”
– Jeff Hahne, Creative Loafing
“Did he say “musical penius”? , anyway… here’s a quote for your website: The late night Superjam at Bonarroo with myself, Serge, Yuri, Oren and Eugene from Gogol Bordello was one long musical orgy that climaxed with the appearance of my old high-school pal, Kirk (Hamster) Hammet. The blend of eastern European and western suburban hill-billy was such a potent combination that if the DNA were collected from each member, the combined results could be cloned into a creature that I would imagine to be Viking-like and lanky; endowed with massive hairy testicles that naturally pulsate in a precise and compelling rhythm as it trod’s mercilessly across the earth, fornicating with everything in its path.”
– Les Claypool
You can download the whole set by clicking here
In June, Gogol Bordello visited the oldest Roma settlement in the world, Sulukule in Turkey.
Turkish Daily News report :: FotoAkBaBa
Read more about Sulukule and GB’s appearance here
Go to the videos page now to view footage!
68% of Italians want Roma expelled – read more
Cari amici italiani dei Gogol Bordello!
E’ una grande tragedia per GB sapere che cosa sta succedendo in Italia con gli zingari, con la popolazione Roma.
Noi, certamente, sappiamo che le opinioni conservatrici e degli ignoranti non si ritrovano tra i nostri amici italiani e i nostri fan.
Comunque vogliamo dire a tutti che dovete usare il potere di suggestione intelligente con i vostri compatrioti chi stanno nell’oscuro nel rapporto con i Roma.
Principalmente, tutti devono capire che TUTTO CIO’ CHE LORO SANNO RIGUARDO GLI ZINGARI E’ UNA BUGIA!!! Per favore aiutate a rilassare le inutili tensioni educando gli idioti.
Con molto amore i rispetto, GB
Dear Italian Friends of Gogol Bordello!
It’s a big shock for GB to know what’s been going on in Italy in regards of Gypsies, the Romany nation.
We of course understand that right wing opinions and opinions of ignorant kind are not likely to be found amongst our Italian friends and fans.
However, we would like to encourage you to use the power of intelligent suggestion towards your compatriots who still live in the dark about Roma.
Most importantly they have to understand: EVERYTHING THEY KNOW ABOUT GYPSIES IS A LIE. Please help to ease the unnecessary tensions by educating the idiot camp.
Much love and respect, GB
NEW RIO de JANEIRO PROJECT of DJ HUTZ “MITITIKA”
(feat Diana romantico-paranormale, ROUMANIA!)
21 MAY, 31 MAY at CINE LAPA, 10:45!
More about Mititika
Here is what critics are saying after Gogol Bordello’s electrifying set on the main stage at Coachella…
“I decided that Gogol Bordello are the world’s most perfect festival band!”
-Whitney Pastorek, Entertainment Weekly
“They came, they saw, they conquered. Would we expect anything less?”
-Adrienne Lake, Arizona Daily Star
This hodgepodge of ethnicities and their infectious energy won over
the festival from the main stage. … Eugene Hutz and his acoustic
guitar slapping (think Les Claypool’s hands, but on a six-string) and
waving arms summoned the crowd– which quadrupled in size by the set’s
fourth song. Festivalgoers were literally running toward the stage.
“…memorable performances of the day came from gypsy punk act Gogol Bordello,
which didn’t stop moving the crowd throughout its set on the main stage.”
-Mitchell Peters, Billboard
“Gogol Bordello mashed punk energy with Eastern European modes for a set
that received the wildest reception of any show I saw. Gogol Bordello’s
leader Eugene Hütz introduced one song as “about the lost art of
celebration.” Not at Coachella when inspired lunacy takes over.”
-Jim Fusilli, Wall Street Journal
“Gogol Bordello celebrates sensuality in both words and raucous, joyful
internationalist dance rock — head music took over much of the festival.”
-Ann Powers, Los Angeles Times
“Eugene Hutz easily ranks among the most colorful characters to ever grace
this particular stage.”
-Ben Wener, Orange County Register
“Gogol Bordello’s brand of gypsy funk – featuring violins, accordions and
much more – was a huge success on the Coachella stage during Sunday’s midday
-Wes Woods, The Daily Bulletin
“Rollicking, rambunctious and a ton of fun, Gogol Bordello’s set was one of
the highlights of the festival.”
-Chris Carle and Todd Gilchrist, IGN Entertainment
SUPER TARANTA MADE #14 ON ROLLING STONE’S ” TOP 50 ALBUMS OF THE YEAR” LIST AND “ULTIMATE” CAME IN AT #82 IN THE “TOP 100 SONGS OF THE YEAR” LIST.
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