|Gogol Bordello / Live From Axis Mundi|
|Album:||Live From Axis Mundi||Collection:||General|
|Label:||Side One Dummy Records|
|Add Date:||2009-12-13||Pull Date:||2010-02-14|
|Week Ending:||14 Feb||7 Feb||10 Jan||3 Jan||20 Dec|
|1.||Mar 26, 2016:||Music Casserole |
Stivali E Colbacco
|4.||Mar 05, 2010:||The Songsmith Show |
|2.||Jul 08, 2011:||Music Casserole |
You Gave Up
|5.||Feb 13, 2010:||New World Disorder |
|3.||Mar 12, 2010:||Buford J. Sharkley's Titular Multiplicities |
|6.||Feb 12, 2010:||The Songsmith Show |
Gogol Bordello : "Live from Axis Mundi" |
Label: Side One Dummy
Eastern-European punk, with Gypsy jazz overtones. Goofy, high-energy vocals. Consistent with Gogol Bordello's typical sound, though I'm not familiar enough with the albums to note the differences between these versions and the originals. "Live from Axis Mundi"-- though only the first half is live-- the second is studio outtakes and demos. Stick with the first half, it's really the tops, and the energy is clear.
1. *** Spare opening, builds to manic orchestra, then really drives.
2. Starts with kind of dopey call-and-response, but orchestra comes in, and gets pretty catchy.
3. Gypsy jazz guitar, wonky accordian. More of same, for better or worse. (Long-- 6:30)
4. Much more of a ballad-- nice duet effect.
5. [FCC--- "fucking" at about 1:25, sounds like they tried to blanch it out, but did a poor job of it.] Backy to goofy and driving. Very catchy.
6. *** Uptempo, builds to rabid guitar solo halfway through. Weird, gasping vocals. Meandering, scats its way to eight and a half minutes. A little bit of everything. Oh, and a fake out ending that sounds like a different song. (Skip the fake-out.)
7. ** More uptempo-- some nice gypsy fiddling. Wow, some really nice fiddling. Probably the Russian-est song on the album.
8. In-your-face, gravelly vocals, almost heavy-metallish. Eh-- it's good, except for chorus, and gets sweeter-sounding as it goes. (Six minutes)
9. [FCC-- clear "fucking" at 55 seconds, and "shit" soon after. And another "fucking."] Brash. Good instrumentation, but maybe a little too shrill in first half. Second half is more nuanced. (Six minutes, with glib aside as it closes.)
10. Percussion-heavy. Not very Slavic to start... oh, there's a fiddle in the background. More of a hip-hop type arrangement than the more Slavic tracks. Eh.
11. Instrumental-- exactly like track ten, but with baritone sax instead of vocal.
|1.||Ultimate||6.||You Gave Up|
|2.||Wonderlust King||7.||Stivali E Colbacco|
|5.||American Wedding||10.||Immigrant Punk (Demo)|
|11.||Immigrant Punk (Instrumental)|