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Surfin’ USSR – Farmers Market

Surfin' USSR - Farmers Market Artist: Farmers Market
Album: Surfin’ USSR
Release Date: February 26, 2008
Duration: 01:00:27
Genre: Jazz, International, Pop/Rock
Styles: Bulgarian Folk, Free Jazz, South/Eastern European Traditions, Alternative/Indie Rock, Avant-Garde Jazz, Experimental Rock, Post-Bop, International Fusion
Recording Date: 2004 – 2007
Recording Location: Lydlab; Odd Arne’s House; Ola’s Mums House; Roedskulin, Nesset; Stian’s House; Trifon’s House And Car; Yri Studio

Just when you think Norwegian band Farmers Market is just another bunch of hip Balkan brass-band wannabes, they hit you with a bone-crunching prog-rocker (“To Hell and Baku”), a sexy Henry Mancini martini (Gerry & the Pacemakers’ “Ferry ‘Cross the Mersey”), post-bop intensity (“Anyone Who Remembers Vladiwoodstock Wasn’t There!”), or spine-tingling Middle Eastern etherealness (“Dissident Harmony Sisters Camel Call”), and other surprising genre-hops along the way. A great sense of humor shines through everything they do, and their technical prowess is impressive.

Title/Composer Performer Time
Surfin’ Ussr / Stian Carstensen / Traditional Farmers Market 4:49
Surfin’ Ussr, Pt. 2 (Top Marx from the Serf Board!) / Stian Carstensen / Finn Guttormsen / Filip Simeonov / Trifon Trifonov / Jarle Vespestad Farmers Market 2:46
Lodtschitze Mini Maritza / Gerry Marsden Farmers Market 5:07
Anyone Who Remembers Vladiwoodstock Wasn’t There / Stian Carstensen / Traditional Farmers Market 4:36
Dissident Harmony Sisters’ Camel Call / Stian Carstensen / Traditional / Jarle Vespestad Farmers Market 1:39
To Hell and Baku / Stian Carstensen / Filip Simeonov Farmers Market 3:58
Traktor Tracks Across the Tundra / Stian Carstensen Farmers Market 1:15
From Prussia with Love / Stian Carstensen Farmers Market 4:08
Red Square Dance / Stian Carstensen / Filip Simeonov Farmers Market 7:48
The Dismantling of the Soviet Onion Made Us Cry… / Trifon Trifonov Farmers Market 3:21
Kalashnikov Wedding / Stian Carstensen Farmers Market 2:50
Steroid Train Trip / Stian Carstensen / Shorty Medlocke Farmers Market 2:21
Meanwhile Back at the Agricultural Workers Collective / Stian Carstensen / Jarle Vespestad Farmers Market 4:58
Ladyboy’s Night at the Cultural Relativism Saloon / Heather Fremling / Lasse Holm Farmers Market 2:05
One Day, Son, All I Own Will Still Belong to the State / Stian Carstensen / Trifon Trifonov Farmers Market 6:11
Yagoda / Stian Carstensen / Traditional Farmers Market 2:35
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