You can listen to Gogol Bordello's albums, watch videos, see photos or read about the gypsy punks, but none of it can really compare to the act's vigorous, highly charged shows. Fronted by wiry frontman Eugene Hutz, who's a whirring ball of energy on stage, the band usually blasts through song after song with a punk fury, stirring up frenzied mosh pits with fists pumping, bodies bouncing and sweat flying around wherever they go. Gogol's latest album, the excellent Rick Rubin-produced Transcontinental Hustle, is the finest release in its twelve-year-long career of fusing Eastern European and Ukrainian gypsy music and Latin rhythms with punk and a whole lot of other stuff tossed in.
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