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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


Jimi Hendrix – Band Of Gypsys
I grew up with this record and it didn’t have a songwriting focus on it; it’s more a jam record. I was enchanted by it and this was the only thing at that time that had this sensibility. It was feedback and jamming and weird notes and like, wow, what chord was that? And it’s another window into a special perception of music. It’s a shortcut to beyond the clouds.

Jimi’s voice here is so ecstatic and he’s such a way ahead of his time genius.