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Soul-Searching Frequencies: Eugene Hütz Of Gogol Bordello's Favourite LPs
Julian Marszalek , August 15th, 2013 06:58

Following the release of their new album Pura Vida Conspiracy, Gogol Bordello's frontman trawls his records collection to pick out his top 13

It’s always been pretty obvious that Gogol Bordello have been influenced by more than just Eastern European folk music. Indeed, to encounter Gogol Bordello in full flight is to be hit square between the eyes by a kaleidoscopic fusion of musical styles and influences that not only transcend decades but also several continents. But what also becomes evident while speaking with Eugene Hütz, the band’s leader and focal point, is just how much this music means to him. Having led an itinerant life style, Hütz’s choice of music has shaped his own talent whilst being with him every step of the way, from the Ukraine to his current residence in the United States of America.

But what has he picked? Read on and be prepared for the sheer breadth of choices…