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free music friday: petra haden
June 26, 2009, 12:20 am
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Petra Haden
‘Thriller’ [Michael Jackson cover]

Never officially released but one of those songs that turns up perenially in late October, Petra Haden’s astonishing, completely a cappella (bar the handclaps) version of Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’ really has to be heard to be believed. Born one of triplet daughters to legendary jazz bassist Charlie Haden, Petra cut her musical teeth in early-’90s alt-rock band that dog. [sic] before going on to perform as a member of The Decemberists, record a duets album with jazz guitarist Bill Frisell, and reproduce, note for note, The Who’s preposterous 1967 concept album The Who Sell Out, only without using any instruments. Her ‘Thriller’ cover, which originally surfaced in 2006, follows much the same pattern, only it turned out somehow spookier and stranger than the original. Hallowe’en is still some months away but sad times call for indulgent measures. MP3 after the jump.

FREE MP3: Petra Haden, ‘Thriller’

visit Petra on Myspace


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