Monday, February 14, 2005

Indie Pop Singer ‘Sells Out’ For The Who

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – If your response to the name “Petra Haden” is “Who?” then you have a good idea what her latest CD is about.

The indie pop singer has just released an a capella version of The Who’s 1967 album, The Who Sell Out, which features the group doing ad jingles in between hits like “I Can See For Miles.”

Although Haden’s version duplicates the album exactly, she uses her voice in place of Pete Townsend’s guitar licks, John Entwistle’s bass parts or Keith Moon’s drum pyrotechnics.

As you might imagine, the process left her speechless at times. She says, “The drum tracks were difficult because I’m not trained in human beatboxing but the hardest parts to mimic were the intricate backwards guitar lines.”

Pete Townsend has heard Haden’s take on the record and is giving it his seal of approval.

The reaction has Haden so happy that she’s considering recording other famous albums a capella.

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