Friday, July 14, 2006

mouth music

Petra Haden used to sing with That Dog. Back in the day when I would buy pretty much everything 4AD-related, I got their first album when it was issued on 4AD-offshoot Guernica.

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

No comments: