Sunday, May 18, 2008

Who is Petra Haden?

Petra Haden is a beloved indie rock figure and sometime violinist. (Fun fact: Her sister is married to Jack Black!) In 2005, Petra covered the entire "The Who Sell Out" album—in a cappella. She also covered Journey's "Don't Stop Believin'" in 2007. It's really well done, but not all that different from what college groups are doing every day. (There are a dozen versions of that Journey tune on YouTube.) So why all the press? Let's compare Petra's version with that from the University of Rochester's all-male Yellow Jackets. Who takes it? You decide.


The Yellow Jackets:

No comments: