Gogol Bordello’s debut on Side One Dummy is a great album. The first pressing of the vinyl version features different artwork than the CD version. The colors are switched, as the CD version is yellow with black lettering while the vinyl version is black with yellow lettering. This was pressed as a double LP and pressing numbers were never released.
Sometime during the summer of 2015 Side One Dummy re-pressed Gypsy Punks: Underdog World Strike to celebrate not the album nor band’s 20th Anniversary, but the label’s itself. As part of that celebration Side One has been randomly re-pressing some of their albums, even if they’re not OOP. If there is a more obvious cash grab I don’t know what is, but I guess you can place some blame on me because I fell for it.
This latest pressing of Gypsy Punks: Underdog World Strike, which is the second overall, was pressed on “hot pink” vinyl limited to 3,000 copies. I say “hot pink” because that is what the label calls the color but in reality it’s far from being hot pink, it’s closer to red than pink. I have hot pink records in my collection, check out these for what hot pink vinyl should look like:
This pressing also reverts back to the album’s original cover art, which is yellow instead of black like the first pressing has. The jacket for the second pressing still comes in a gatefold jacket, which has the same artwork in it as the first pressing. The second pressing also comes with a download code, something the first pressing lacked. However, the download code yields horrible quality 192 kbps MP3’s.