Friday, July 14, 2006
FUN FACT!! Her dad is legendary jazz bassist Charlie Haden - that's him looking and sounding "cool as" on Ornette Coleman's This Is Our Music.
These days, Petra spends her time as an in-demand session musician and re-interpreting classics from the pop and rock canon - a-cappella, of course. Check these out, they're gob-smacking! Kind of weird and technically impressive on first listen, but her lead vocal on "God Only Knows" is just lovely. Beautiful harmonies, too.
Petra Haden - God Only Knows
Petra Haden - Armenia City In The Sky (The Who)
The second of these is from her complete re-recording of "The Who Sell Out", including ad-breaks - great recreation of the MANY guitar tracks. Visit her MySpace page and hear her great version of Michael Jackson's "Thriller".
First person to mention The Flying Pickets....
Visit - Petra Haden
Befriend - Petra Haden on MySpace
Buy - Petra Haden Sings The Who Sell Out