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by YIDcore

Punk versions of Jewish classics.
Genre: Rock: Punk
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1. If I Were A Rich Man
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2:27 album only
2. Hora #5
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1:48 album only
3. Dayenu
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1:32 album only
4. Haleluya
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2:08 album only
5. Minyan Man
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3:11 album only
6. Maoz Tzur
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0:47 album only
7. Adon Olam
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3:11 album only
8. Holy Aligators
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0:29 album only
9. Al Kol Ele
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1:26 album only
10. Just One Shabbos
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3:06 album only
11. Ma Nishtana
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1:13 album only
12. B'Tzeit Yisrael
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1:18 album only
13. Shir Hama'alot
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0:44 album only
14. Yerushalayim Shel Zahav
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1:40 album only
15. To Life
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16. Ose Shalom
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Album Notes
Putting the "Oi!" into "Oy Vey!", these young, loud & snotty Australians rip out punk rock versions of Jewish classics.

Rumored to be the product of a brief but strangely intimate liaison between Mel Brooks and Sid Vicious in the late 1970's , YIDcore spent most of their formative years dodging paparazzi and eating chicken soup before discovering references to punk rock hidden in the Bible Code (the book that is, not the code itself). They immediately discarded their rabbinical aspirations, shaved their beards into mohawks, spiked them and started the band that one commentator has noted will see them go 'straight to Hell'.

With a repertoire that ranges from holy liturgy to Fiddler on the Roof and even South Park, YIDcore hold nothing sacred. Indeed, they have often been referred to as the Hebrew Me First and the Gimme Gimmes.

YIDcore's self-titled debut album is rumored to be the official soundtrack for the opening ceremony of the Third Temple. If you don't think you can wait until then, act now and buy the album - they also make great gifts! It's available now on Swell Records.

Lock Up Your Kishkes Coz Here Comes YIDcore!!


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Ted Gordon

I like this CD. We need more music like this in the Jewish community.


The Greatest!
Brilliant album. Time to visit the UK!!

Ben Decker

this stuff is amazing
Yidcore's first Cd is amazing, they can perfectly mix classic jewish music and hardcore punk-rock. SOme of the songs are classic jewish songs that you'd never listen to unless u were forced into it, but i'd listen to this anytime.


That's it!
What an awesome sound! Love the CD so much I think I am wearing a hole in it already!


3 Thumbs Up
Insanely good. Freaking awesome. I've run out of adjectives. This does indeed make Judaism even more fun, all the traditional songs I know "punked out". I desperately await new material!
And the cover of Maoz Tsur...masterful.


im from israel, this is the funniest, wierdest yet coolest piece of music i've ever heard!!!
you guys rule! keep it up!


Excellent for spiritual Pogo Dancing
Great band, great album! I listen to Punkrock since 20 years. But this band is one of the top artist for spiritual beer drinking and pogo dancing.
I'll play this songs in my radio-show (www.pogoradio.com)

Ira Rosen

Cultural Merger to the Extreme
Most might assume that a merger of punk rock and Jewish music would work as well as chocolate covered escargot - they would be dead wrong! Not only does Yicore combine these two 'incompatible' genres, but they do it successfully (any band can play punk rock badly - these guys do it very well). My family (including my two-year-old daughter) enjoy a bit of slam dancing to the classics contained on this CD. The comic attitude of Yidcore makes this review of Jewish cultural classics absolutely precious. If you're Jewish, you owe it to yourself to buy this CD. If you're not, convert! This is what you're missing ;-)


A new genre; Yid Core.
I can't believe this! I listened to a couple of the tracks and it IS punk but it's Jewish! Well, I guess it's like other religious bands now. There is no difference between them and other bands except the occassional reference to religion. YIDcore though has to be the first of a new genre; Yid Core!


YIDcore makes being Jewish fun...really fun.
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