Rasputina

My Fever Broke

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Three months before releasing a remix album of his own material, Marilyn Manson reworked Rasputina's "Transylvanian Concubine" for Transylvanian Regurgitations. The EP featured just two remixes of the track, plus four songs taken directly from Thanks for the Ether. Without any additional mixes or previously unreleased material, Transylvanian Regurgitations failed to hit with many of Rasputina's fans, and it quickly fell into obscurity. After parting ways with Sony, Rasputina signed with Instinct and issued Cabin Fever in spring 2002. With careful planning, the trio decided to try their hand at assembling another remix EP. My Fever Broke features several enticing interpretations of two songs from Cabin Fever. "State Fair," the more explosive and rowdy of the two, is given new life by industrial rock veterans Chris Vrenna and Joseph Bishara. The more delicate "Sweet Water Kill (The Ocean Song)" appears in two remixes, each with a unique approach. "AntiqueHighHeelRedDollShoes" is included in its original album form, but manages to hold its own alongside the assortment of electro treats presented throughout the EP. The group also includes a childlike-sweet cover of Belle & Sebastian's "The Fox in the Snow," as well as a live concert video of "My Orphanage" shot during a show at New York City's Knitting Factory. My Fever Broke is a solid effort with a good balance of both new and remixed material that should appeal to both hardcore Rasputina fans and casual listeners alike.

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