Voi-La Intruder

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Voi-La Intruder
Studio album by Gogol Bordello
Released 1999
Genre Gypsy punk
Length 56:58
Label Rubric
Producer Jim Sclavunos & Gogol Bordello
Gogol Bordello chronology
Voi-La Intruder
Multi Kontra Culti vs. Irony
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Robert Christgau (1-star Honorable Mention)[1]

Voi-La Intruder is the debut album by Gogol Bordello, released in 1999 by Rubric Records.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Sacred Darling"   1:48
2. "Voi-La Intruder"   3:07
3. "Greencard Husband"   2:20
4. "Passport"   4:21
5. "Start Wearing Purple"   3:25
6. "Shy Kind of Guy"   3:27
7. "Mussolini vs. Stalin"   2:43
8. "Letter to Mother"   3:50
9. "God-Like"   5:33
10. "Nomadic Chronicle"   4:22
11. "Letter to Castro (Costumes for Tonight)"   3:21
12. "Unvisible Zedd"   4:27
13. "Sex Spider"   3:07
14. "No Threat"   3:32
15. "Against the Nature"   7:22


The album is composed in two Movements.

  • Tracks 1-10 are Movement One - Songs of Immigration, appx. 35.01 min.
  • Tracks 11-15 are Movement Two - Optzay Pertruder, appx. 23.44 min.
  • "Start Wearing Purple" was later re-recorded for Gogol Bordello's third album Gypsy Punks: Underdog World Strike.
  • "Nomadic Chronicle" uses lyrics from the song "Jung 'N' Crazee", which had been recorded by Eugene Hutz's previous band The Fags. In addition, "Letter to Castro (Costumes for Tonight)" uses lyrics from The Fags song "Stadium Rock". Both songs appeared on The Fags' independently released album No Fleas, Lunch Money and Gold Teeth, released in 1995.
  • The song "Letter to Mother" is based on a poem by Sergei Yesenin entitled "A Letter to Mother".[2]