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Playlist - Gogol Bordello's "ten greatest duets" feat Nick Cave, Iggy Pop, Serge Gainsbourg & more

Playlist - Gogol Bordello's "ten greatest duets" feat Nick Cave, Iggy Pop, Serge Gainsbourg & more
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Back with their sixth album, Pura Vida Conspiracy (out now), Gogol Bordello have embraced Eastern philosophy as “a means of joining fragmented parts and persons, and of creating a worldwide consciousness”. Well what better way to get folk in one than to get them to do a song together? Here’s a Playlist from frontman Eugene Hutz (centre) celebrating his favourite duets.

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Serge Gainsbourg & Brigitte Bardot – Bonnie and Clyde

“Let this classic selection set the mood for my list. It’s like a soundtrack to great adventure”

Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds ft PJ Harvey – Henry Lee

“Great duet from the Murder ballads.”

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Debbie Harry & Iggy Pop – Well Did U Evah?

“Bing Crosby and Frank Sinatra cover done in great humour by Debbie and Iggy. A fun sexy listen on any day”

Tom Waits & Keith Richards – Shenandoah

“What an epic, epic sea shanty!”

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Lee Hazlewood & Nancy Sinatra – You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling

“Beautifully sounding hypnotic psycho drama”

NB Well Did U Evah?, You’ve Lost That Loving Feeling & Candy are current unavailable

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Iggy Pop & Kate Pierson – Candy

“This rocking duet remains rocking and gives a perfect licence to bring Iggy twice into the list!”

Cheb Khaled ft Faudel & Rachid Taha – Abdel Kader

“Three most energetic Arabic Rai singers getting together for a pop version of old Arabic tune Abdel Kader, amazing energy and rocking driving fun! a great way to get into Rai style.”

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Gram Parsons & Emmylou Harris – In My Hour of Darkness

“Warm sounding Americana at its best”

Tim Dog & KRS 1 – I Get Wrecked

“Perhaps craziest hip hop mash up, with virtuoso rapping from KRS 1 and lots of controversial lyrics.”

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Seu Jorge & Vanessa da Mata – Boa Reza

“Some seriously groovy Brazilian soulful and dancy jam, with two amazing voices flowing and mixing like two rivers”

Goran Bregovitch & Eugene Hutz – Be That Man

“Something I did on a rainy day with one of my favorite musicians of all times!”

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Ministry & Gabby Hayes – Jesus Built My Hotrod

“Insanely rocking industrial punk number with a pure rock n roll upbeat energy with singer of Butthole Surfers joining Ministry crew.”

Johnny Cash & Joe Strummer – Redemption Song

“One of greatest songs ever, performed by two great souls, produced and tied together by yet another great master Rick Rubin. That makes it for an epic closure.”

For more head to Facebook.com/gogolbordello, plus here’s the band’s own Malandrino.


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