...Eugene Ripper - seminal Canadian fast folk rocker singer songwriter and alt rock guitarist - Eugene Ripper...
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LIVE DATES - FALL 2016

Toronto - Sept 23 (Cameron)
Halifax - Sept 27 (Carleton)
Cologne - Oct 07 (James Joyce)
Cologne - Oct 08 (The Harp)
Cologne - Oct 11 (Heimathirsch)
Munich - Oct 13 (Kooks)
Berlin - Oct 14 (KollektivBar ES)
Berlin - Oct 15 (Supa Mollys)
Montreal - Nov 13 (L'Escalier)
Edmonton - Nov 18 (Almanac)
Vancouver - Nov 19 (Lana Lou's)
Calgary - Nov 21 ( Ironwood)


New Release (2016)



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Matador
altercool
Ballad of the Hangman
End of the Highway
Queen Street 1987
Vincent's Lament
One Fateful Night

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At the heart of the work is a nine minute spoken word, beat driven, sonic dedication to the memory of Ripper's musical friend and collaborator Walter Kuhr, a New York based composer, bandleader and accordion guru who passed away in 2015 after battling cancer. The title track coupled with two companion tunes " Matador " and " Ballad of The Hangman " also represents a collaboration (completed in spring 2016) with Halifax based production team Charles Austin/Graeme Campbell (Buck 65, Aqua Alta). Also featured on the platter are four songs from 2015's Fast Folk Underground 4.0 EP recorded with producer John Critchley (Elliott Brood, Dan Mangan).Billy Ficca (Televison) appears on " Queen Street 1987 " playing drums and bongos.



" Vincent's Lament " (recorded live in Berlin )

"Ripper puts spikes back in folk music."
Vancouver Province



" Ballad of the Hangman"
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"Toronto's underexposed gem Eugene Ripper has been honing his unique brand of fast-folk with a punk rock ethos since the early '90s. Don't miss a chance to be transported to his noir universe."
Pop Montreal




FAST FOLK UNDERGROUND III
(QUIET LIGHT)




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Eugene Ripper - Punks & Pushers and Notes from the Fast Folk Underground

"Since his time in '80s punk faves Stark Naked and The Fleshtones, Eugene Ripper has transformed himself into a top-notch alt-folk singer/songwriter. His Fast Folk Underground series has had residencies in NYC, Halifax and Vancouver. His rollicking, garage-rock influenced sound is altered significantly on this thoughtful and poetically intense fifth album - lovely stuff."
New Canadian Music

"Few can turn a couple of chords into something majestic,
Ripper has the gift." Ottawa Citizen




"PUNKS & PUSHERS & NOTES
FROM THE FAST FOLK UNDERGROUND"




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Eugene Ripper - Punks & Pushers and Notes from the Fast Folk Underground

"One of Canada's most respected but underexposed songwriters."
Toronto Star

"Volleying between punk, folk and rock Ripper jumps all over each style, stealing from one and reshaping another until he comes up
with a unique sound and vibe all his own."
Now Magazine (Toronto)














"FAST FOLK UNDERGROUND 2.0"
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peter_blacks_only_son.mp3   (2.8 mb)
waiting_for_this_moment.mp3   (3.2 mb)
alberta.mp3   (1.6 mb)
banks_of_newfoundland.mp3   (4.6 mb)



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