...Eugene Ripper - Canadian Punk Folk Pioneer fast folk rocker singer songwriter and rock guitarist electric acoustic rockabilly punk folk rock and roll words and beats anti folk - Eugene Ripper...
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Canadian Punk/Alt Folk Pioneer

New Release (2017)



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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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LIVE DATES - SPRING 2017

Montreal - Mar 25 (BBAM Gallery)
Montreal - Mar 26 (L'Escalier)
Munich - April 27 (Kooks)
Ulm - April 28 (Swobsters)
Dresden - April 30 (Ostpol)
Prague - May 01 A(void)Gallery
Prague - May 02 (Souterrain)
Berlin - May 05 (Schokoladen)
Berlin - May 06 (KollektivBar ES)
Cologne - May 09 (HeimatHirsch)
Cologne - May 11 (The Harp)
Munich - May 12 (Cord Club)
Feldbach - May 13 (Glam)
Toronto - May 19 (The Ossington)

After cutting his rock and roll teeth as a founding guitarist in first wave Canadian surf punkabilly rockers, Stark Naked & The Fleshtones, Ripper launched a solo career featuring his unique synthesis of punk,folk, roots and rock. From barbed fast' n' furious acoustic punk folk, rockabilly and sonic
rock n roll to imaginative storytelling beat & atmospherics
and post modern lyrical noir ballads.


ABOUT "ALTERCOOL"

The title track coupled with two companion tunes " Matador " and " Ballad of The Hangman " represents a collaboration (completed in spring 2016) with Halifax based production team Charles Austin/Graeme Campbell (Buck 65, Aqua Alta).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.

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). Notable bit: Billy Ficca (Televison)
appears on " Queen Street 1987 " playing drums and bongos.




" Matador " (from the album "Altercool" )





" Vincent's Lament " (from the album "Altercool")
live version video recorded in Berlin

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



" Ballad of the Hangman" (from the album "Altercool")

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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"
DOWNLOAD THE MUSIC
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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