The Lost & Found
~reviewed by Thryn
What a delicious treat! Rasputina have
just recently released an ep of covers, available only through their website.
It starts out with a fabulous rendition of Led Zepplin's "Rock & Roll",
and keeps the energy up til the very last note of Pink Floyd's "Wish You
I'm usually a bit wary of covers, as too
many bands try to make their cover sound exactly like the original. And,
personally, I prefer a bit more out of a cover. Rasputina, of course, deliver.
They've even managed to make me *really* like a Marylin Manson song. Their
cover of "Tourniquet" is just as addictive as the rest of the CD. Even
the terribly cute "This Little Piggy" (based on the nursery rhyme) managed
to steal my heart.
"All Tomorrow's Parties" has always been
a favorite song, and seems to be one that stands up to being covered quite
well. Of course, I don't know if this is because it's a fabulous song to
begin with, or if I'm just partial to the bands I know of that have covered
it (Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds, Japan, and now Rasputina).
The real and true gem of this CD, in my
opinion, is "Wish You Were Here". I first heard a bit of it accompanied
by a sweet little animated video on Rasputina's webiste back in May, and
then was fortunate enough to see them perform it back in June. I was very
glad to find it included on this CD.
In spite of the fact that this is a CD
of covers, it's still *very* much Rasputina. It's probably my favorite
CD right now, and got me through a long drive just recently. The kind of
CD you can put on repeat and not quickly get tired of.
Rock and Roll
All Tomorrow's Parties
This Little Piggy
Wish You Were Here