Seriously lubricated gypsy punk from the last bastion of true exiled Balkan spirit: New York City's Bulgarian Bar MEHANATA, somewhere near Canal Street and Broadway NYC. Famous for its cheap wood panelling upstairs.

Compilation based around a restaurant, bar, club in New York. Featuring these finest New York bands:
Balkan Beat Box, Dolomites, Gogol Bordello, Guignol, Hungry March Band, J.U.F., Luminescent Orchestrii, Romashka, Shaat’nez, Slavic Soul Party!, Yuri Yunakov, Zagnut Cirkus Orkestar.

"If your heart and your libido are still connected, these artists will electrify that wire. Some of this music was written personally by Orpheus, the Thracian song god who made the people dance and the mountains purr (and howl). The intelligence of soul and the moan of beasts are made one here, with orgasmic consequences."

Andrei Codrescu, author of "Wakefield", NPR commentator

"Answer arguments with tapan. Balkanize Manhattan's grid. Cocek against architecture. Decriminalize sacrilege. Empty your ears from the structures of everyday life. Fly in the face of orthodoxy (musical or political). GitanoAmerica. Headbang phenomenology of phobias. Is tomato soup really thicker than blood? "Just What Is It That Makes Today's Homes So Different, So Appealing?" Knock on wood (9/8). Liquefy rhythm, lubricate hierarchy, listen to noise. Mythologize your mama's stories with a brass section. Never follow (follow Tcherniya Ram to the smooth space above the colored ribbons and clouds of the Chrysler building). Opre Roma, Sastipe Gadje. Proto-Babylon, Canal-&-Broadway style. Qu'est-ce que c'est qu'un pizdetz? Revolutions are not broadcast by speakers. Speak in tongues (Albanian, Aramaic, English, Hebrew, Romani, Russian, Ukranian), stick a feather in you ass. Translate, recycle, mix-and-match. Underground could mean the second floor? Viva la vida. Water with wine. Xenomorphosis in a dj set. Yatta gaidjin. Zingari Mesh Mundial."
Joro-Boro - music, kitsch, propaganda

CD 1:
01. Gogol Bordello - When The Trickster Starts A-Poking
02. Hungry March Band – Bubamara
03. Romashka - La Curcuma De La Drum
04. Balkan Beat Box & Eugene Hutz - Tromba De Zingari/Yek, Dui, Trei/New Yorkskiri
05. Slavic Soul Party - Cacak Nirvana
06. J.U.F. - Gogol Bordello vs. Tamir Muskat: Last Wish of The Bride
07. Guignol - All or Nothing Machine
08. The Dolomites - Medecine Show
09. Luminiscent Orchestrii - Taraf Hijacked
10. Zagnut Cirkus Orkestar - Doli Goca
11. Yuri Yunakov Ensemble – Balkanalia

CD 2:
01. Yuri Yunakod - Arabski Kjuchek
02. Romashka - Shimdiggy
03. Slavic Soul Party - Missy Sa-sa
04. Zagnut Cirkus Orkestar - Ani More Nuse
05. Guignol - Agada
06. Balkan Beat Box - Adir Adirim
07. J.U.F. Gogol Bordello vs. Tamir Muskat - Gypsy Part of town
08. Hungry March Band - Choli Ke Peechhe
09. Shaatnez - Samiao's Day
10. Luminescent Orchestrii - She's a Brick
11. Dolomites - Lizzie Borden
12. Gogol Bordello - Baro Foro

Cd 1.
Cd 2. part 1.
Cd 2. part 2.

2 Comments:

Same as it ever was said...

Already a Gogol Bordello fan, and probably gonna add a few more bands to my favorites list.

Thanks for this

german fan said...

Amazing post. thank you very very much :)

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