Rasputina review

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Posted by Laura Wichers on May 24, 1999 at 19:13:21:

This review was in an online 'teen magazine that I subscribe
to, Bolt Mag. I was shocked to see anything 'remotely'
cellistic oriented here, but nonetheless, thought you guys
might be interested.


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If there ever was
a true
"alternative" to
music, this
would be it. Rasputina, also
known as the Traveling Ladies
Cello Society, is an all-female
cello trio with beautiful vocals
from the founder of the group,
Melora Creager.

Rasputina's first
album, "Thanks
for the Ether,"
was produced in
1996 under Columbia. Shortly
afterwards, they began
touring with Marilyn Manson,
who produced their second
album, "Transylvanian
Regurgitations." This album
contains a Manson remix of
the song Transylvanian
Concubine from their first
album, as well as the original
and another mix. It also
contains three other songs
from "Thanks for the Ether."
Their third album has more
depth, with heavier
drumbeats, more distortion,
and sound effects.

served as a nice
transition from
the mainly acoustic sound
with an occasional drumbeat
of "Thanks for the Ether," to
their third album, "How We
Quit the Forest," which was
produced with the help of
Chris Vrenna, who worked
with Nine Inch Nails.

The songs are
written mainly
about history.
Melora tries not
to include her personal
feelings in her songs because
she feels that that's what
everyone does. During their
concerts, the three ladies,
Melora, Julia Kent, and
Agnieszka Rybska wear
corsets, and between songs,
Melora warns the audience
against the danger of drinking
urine. All in all, they are an
amazing, breathtaking band
that you absolutely must

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