Simply, Rasputina is unique. The voice of Melora Creager is distinct, the story-telling in each song is bizarre and weird to say the least, and when you think of cello-rock (really, when don’t you?), it begins and ends with Rasputina.
And all of that comes just from listening to their recorded songs, of which there are scores. In their live show, the Creager-led trio (there have many forms) are even more entertaining and odd. Dressed in the finest and strangest of Victorian fashion, and offering the most peculiar of comments, games, and anecdotes, Creager (she is Rasputina) amazes with her words and talent. Their catalog is extensive, and if you haven’t seen them live, the closest thing to it is listening to Radical Recital, a fantastic concert that was recorded and added to the band’s immense collection.
Fortunately I got to see them recently, and they did not disappoint.
Please check out my entire review with Lithium Magazine.