Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Girls! Girls! Girls! Part Three

I've been meaning to post this since forever, but today seems like the perfect time.

From 2005, it's Petra Haden and the Sell-Outs, AKA The Greatest Girl Group Ever, with their astounding acapella version of The Who's "I Can See For Miles".

Sorry there's no embed, but click on the link above -- I guarantee you won't be disappointed.

Incidentally, there's more where that came from. Haden -- who's the daughter of jazz bassist Charlie Haden, and who's something of a fixture in rock hepster circles (she's worked with the Decemberists -- hi, Atrios!)-- actually recorded the entirety of The Who Sell Out a capella. It's one of those rare High Concept albums that actually works...

BTW: The brunette to Haden's immediate left could have me if she played her cards right. Although I'm sure you already guessed that...

[h/t Allan Rosenberg]

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

Dood - saw her PERFORM "Who Sell Out" at The MFA in Boston a coupla years ago... I was weeping! :)
- bill buckner

TMink said...

What a great idea, and she pulled it off too! She hangs with (or is married to) Mike Watt of the Minutemen. They need to have 8 talented kids.

Trey

Cleveland Bob said...

I had the good fortune of seeing her perform with The Decemberists a few years back. I also frequently listen to the record she made with Bill Frisell in 2000-1. It's fantastic

Anonymous said...

The brunette to Petra's left is actually Tanya, her triplet sister. (She's married to Jack Black!)

steve simels said...

Anonymous said...

The brunette to Petra's left is actually Tanya, her triplet sister. (She's married to Jack Black!)


Wow. That's some talented -- and attractive -- family.

steves said...

Figues they would be triplets! :)