Also… WHEN ARE THEY COMING TO THE STATES AND TOURING WITH GOGOL BORDELLO???
I swear to god I need to cut down on the drugs.
So I’m not familiar with Gogol Bordello, so I Google Gogol. Near the bottom Google displays a, “people also searched for…” List. It had:
- Dropkick Murphy’s. okay,I can see the overlap
- Madonna. kind of weird, but… Okay
- Faith No More. Google, go home, you’re drunk
They did a project with Madonna and played with her before.
I still want to see Gogol Bordello play with the Pogues, but if the recent documentary on Shane MacGowan is any indiciation, that’s unlikely to happen, I suppose.
They were fantastic on NPR’s tiny desk concert:
A desk-dancing good time!
Sure, but Faith No More? Google is stealing my Xanax. (Ima gonna have to listen to Gogol this afternoon)
Yeah, I don’t get that one either.
They are even better live.
A Japanese group? And their video is weird? How can that be?
I was reminded of the Destroyers…
minor corrections ; )
This is exactly my kind of jam. Their music reminds me of a small PSP game called Patchwork Heroes, which i love and has an OST that’s klesmer inspired as well. As a bonus the game is arabic steampunk-like which i’d never seen before nor have i seen since. The game is flawed but i have a lot of love for it.
Anyway back to the music! Thank you so much for pointing them out, i think i will become a big fan in short notice.
Here’s the intro to Patchwork Heroes (:
You know how we look back at B-52s videos and roll our eyes? I wonder if that’s ever going to happen in Japan.
Who looks back at B-52s videos and rolls their eyes? Those people are known as “philistines”! How can you roll your eyes at anything which includes a RuPaul cameo!!!
You are so missing out… Great fun that band, and I need to keep an eye out to see them live.
Somehow I’m not seeing them doing a guest performance at Chabad in Tokyo any time soon.
I think Boing Boing should know better than to call them a “pop music girl group”, which has the incorrect connotations of being manufactured, lightweight, and lacking agency and creative control, just because they’re Japanese women making music. That’s a bit shitty. You’d never call a couple of men playing folk pop music a boy band.
Why? Appropriation of Jewish cultural heritage?
Religious jews don’t tend to fuss about concerns like that.
I was more saying in a very indirect way that I didn’t hear the music as klezmer inspired.