The Benka Boradovsky Bordello Band - The Crack of Doom by Monkey Records published on 2012/11/24 18:26:32 +0000 Hailing from the slums and ghettos of Auckland, New Zealand (the Prague of the South), The Benka Boradovsky Bordello Band is a highly theatrical musical group specialising in music of Eastern European, Gypsy and Jewish flavour, along with some Western European influences. Benka’s globetrotting voice sings in a wide variety of languages, with lyrics in Russian, Greek, Serbian, Romani, Arabic, Hebrew, Spanish, English and more. If references are necessary, they sound like Tom Waits, Shane McGowan and Franz Kafka drunk too much vodka and thought they were in 1950′s Yugoslavia. The Crack of Doom is a Tiger Lillies cover and features on the Benka Boradovsky Bordello Band's second album Polkapocalypse. Look out for Benka's trademark chest-slapping solo towards the end... This track is also available on the Monkey Records compilation, Gypsy Fever featuring 12 of the best East European influenced bands in New Zealand and Australia.