Wednesday, 14 April 2010


This is a reissued version of a limited edition EP originally available through Rasputina's website.   It features 7 cover versions.   The track listing has been slightly changed from the original EP and 2 new songs have been added.  There's a version of Creedence Clearwater Revival's Bad Moon Rising that I wasn't that keen on plus a great version of Pat Benatar's Fire and Ice that sounds very striking and unusual.  I wish they'd recorded their versions of Baby's Got Back and We're Not Gonna Take It though as I've heard a live bootleg of them and they sound awesome.  There's also their sublimely beautiful version of Wish You Were Here (originally by Pink Floyd) and an amazing version of Led Zeppelin's Rock and Roll that goes for feminine wiles and seductive manipulation instead of the original traditional straightforward male rock music.  It's a total surprise and unlike anything I could have imagined.

Rasputina's unique sound means these cover versions sound refreshingly different without ever becoming some kind of novelty item.  This album acts as either a great introduction to their stunning sound or a good addition to any Rasputina collection.

Originally published December 2004.

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