East Infection

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East Infection
Gogol Bordello - East Infection.jpg
EP by Gogol Bordello
Released March 22, 2005
Recorded Integrated Studios, New York City, Winter 2004 – January 2005.
Genre Gypsy punk
Length 21:57
Label Rubric
Gogol Bordello chronology
Gogol Bordello vs. Tamir Muskat
East Infection
Gypsy Punks: Underdog World Strike

East Infection is an EP by Gogol Bordello released in 2005 by Rubric Records. Released prior to the album Gypsy Punks, it consists of leftover tracks from that album's sessions.

The title track remains a live favourite. "Ave. B" was rerecorded as "Avenue B" for Gypsy Punks, and "Strange Uncles From Abroad" was rerecorded as "My Strange Uncles From Abroad" for Super Taranta! "Copycat" is also notable for being the band's first song in the dub style. "Mala Vida" is a cover of a song by Mano Negra, and "Madagascar-Roumania" incorporates a traditional Romanian folk song, Tu Jésty Fáta a misspell of "Tu Esti Fata".

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Track listing[edit]

All songs by Eugene Hütz. All music by Eugene Hütz and Gogol Bordello, except "Mala Vida" (Mano Negra) and "Tu Jésty Fáta" (Romanian folk song).

No. Title Length
1. "East Infection" 2:20
2. "Ave. B" (Produced/Recorded by Gogol Bordello. Mixed by Oren Kaplan and Eugene Hütz, winter 2004.) 2:57
3. "Mala Vida" (Produced by Steve Albini at Electrical Audio Studios, Chicago. October 2004. [[Audio mixing (recorded music)|Mixed]] by Eyal Midyan in January 2005.) 3:08
4. "Copycat" (Recorded by Steve Albini at Electrical Audio Studios, Chicago, October 2004. Mixed by Rea Mochiach and Eugene Hütz at Dumbeat Studios, Brooklyn, New York, January 2005.) 2:41
5. "Strange Uncles From Abroad" (Produced/Recorded by Gogol Bordello. Mixed by Oren Kaplan and Eugene Hutz, Winter 2004.) 4:13
6. "Madagascar-Roumania (Tu Jésty Fáta)" (Produced/Recorded/Mixed by Eliot Ferguson and Eugene Hütz. Winter 2004.) 6:32

Enhanced Element:

  1. "Never Young Again" - Video by Dimon.


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