Saturday Night Warm up Tracks: We Cut Corners, BS2000 and Gogol Bordello
It’s Saturday night so it’s time for JOE’s Saturday Warm-Up tracks. This week’s warm-up playlist features tunes from We Cut Corners, BS2000 and gypsy punk’s Gogol Bordello.
By Peter Cooney
We Cut Corners – ‘The Leopard’
Kicking off this week’s playlist are Choice Music Prize nominees We Cut Corners. ‘The Leopard’ is taken from last year’s acclaimed debut ‘Today I Realised I could Go Home Backwards’, rightly heralded as one of the finest Irish releases of 2011.
With a fantastic video directed by Eoghan Kidney, this ferocious track will easily rejuvenate you for the night ahead.
BS2000 – ‘The Scrappy’
In the mid 90s, Beastie Boys’ Adam Horovitz, aka Ad-Rock, teamed up with former Suicidal Tendencies drummer Amery ‘AWOL’ Smith to create BS2000. Whilst it was a short lived side project, the duo did release two full length albums either side of the millenium.
‘The Scrappy’ can be found on the their second album ‘Simply Mortified’, which was released in 2001, following up their 1997 eponymous debut.
Gogol Bordello – ‘60 Revolutions’
Formed in Manhattan’s Lower East Side in 1999, Gogol Bordello have been bringing gypsy punk to the masses, playing some of the world’s largest festivals and venues. They released their debut ‘Voi-La Intruder’ in 1999 and four albums later the band are showing no signs of letting up, captivating and amazing audiences wherever they play.
’60 Revolution’ from ‘Gypsy Punks: Underdog World Strike’, released in 2005, is indicative of the craziness inherent in their sound and offers only a brief glimpse into what you can expect live.