Super-Slavs, *Gogol Bordello *have burst out of the New York underground with their third album and it is a corker. *Eugene Hutz *is the ringleader of they who have chosen to meld a Russian gypsy folk-punk megamix before your ears. This is beyond fusion; more than just a hybrid.
Los Angeles is the home of rock n roll. New York is the home of indie punks. System of a Down are the natural comparison to *Gogol Bordello *in the insane world of the perverted folk movements in the way that both make little sense but make so much of everything else, careening across every off-kilter theme one could find.
Hutz snarls and sneers at his microphone, while the backing of an energetically squeezed accordian and a vigorously violated violin sits sumptuously along the tastes of hobo-boho art types in search of the next ‘look’ and punkers looking for something a bit different.
On Gypsy Punks..., the crazy Ukrainian sounds like he’s drunk in charge of a record contract. And I like it.
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