- Audio CD (Jan. 21 2003)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: EP, Import
- Label: Instinct Records
- ASIN: B00007JGP7
- Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
|1. Bad Moon Rising|
|2. Wish You Were Here|
|4. Fire And Ice|
|5. This Little Piggy|
|6. All Tomorrow's Parties|
|7. Rock And Roll|
Rasputina is definitely an acquired taste but if you never cared for them in the past you just might be surprised with this one. And if you've always liked them than rest assured; this will not disappoint. I do, however, wonder... Where can I find the 1st Edition?
Any cover has the potential to go horribly wrong, particularly when done on classical instruments, but Rasputina usually manages to pull them off nicely.
They're particularly effective on the slower and more soulful songs, such as "Wish You Were Here" and "Bad Moon Rising", which Melora claims is her "favorite song about the weather", and is done in a slower, more melancholy fashion than the original. I think it's a very pleasant reworking, and I even prefer it to the original (but I am, admittedly, not a huge CCR fan). My favorite song on the EP is probably Tourniquet, which is a very effective reworking. It uses drum programming to capture some of the industrial flavor of the original, but without any sense of aggression.
The big rock songs are a lot of fun and come off fairly well, I think. They have a certain wry sense of humor and if you can appreciate that, then you're sure to like them.
Three Little Piggies is cute at first, but can wear a little thin on repeat listens.
As with any covers, if you hold the originals in near sacred regard, then you probably won't enjoy this little album very much. But if you like quirky reworkings and enjoy a good cello rock song, then give it a shot. It's not the best starting point, if you're a new fan, but if you're an established fan of Rasputina, then it is definitely worth picking up.
Now, if only they'd record their cover of the Pretenders' "I Go To Sleep"...
To the Rasputina neophyte: DO NOT START HERE! Listen to the albums first, then if you decide you're a fan, then and only then, buy this.
To be fair, I don't regret buying this one bit. I giggled non-stop throughout it the first time through, and you haven't lived 'till you've heard Rasputina cover a Floyd or Zeppelin tune. There's just something deliciously subversive about it.
Highly recommended to Rasputina or Richard Cheese fans.