Sunday, September 7, 2008

Sunday Brunch: Rasputin

A friend of mine stumbled onto this gem of a song the other day, and I feel absolutely compelled to spread the joy.

Grigori Rasputin: the "mad monk" of Russia, spiritual adviser to the last Tsar and his family, hard man to kill, and, I think most noteworthy, inspiration for one totally rad song.

First, the original, as performed by German pop group Boney M:

Then, the equally awesome folk-metal take on it by Turisas:


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