Lukewarm about Petra
lewinski at icanon.com
Mon Mar 14 18:10:31 CST 2005
>I gotta admit, my reaction to the Petra CD is much more lukewarm than
>the glowing reviews she's been receiving from the press & other Who
This is gonna bum me out. Bring it on.
>There's a certain hoakiness, a goofiness, about the CD. I guess one can
>say this goofiness mirrors the goofiness of the band's original concept, but,
>musically, I just don't hear the transcendent beauty that Pete seems to
>find in it.
I was hoping he was genuinely surprised instead of just overly flattered,
and therefore overly kind in his comments about it. Maybe he hears
something we don't. In this case, I don't think we can gauge how
much pleasure this will give the average fans, or even us Who freaks
based on how this seems to move Pete.
>Yes, the songs have a stripped down, bare essence feel to them - remin-
>iscent of Pete's demos - but to hear her imitate instrument sounds with
>"doo-doo-doo, "dum-dum-dum," "rrrrrrllllllll," "nnnnnnrrrrrrr" noises & the
>like.....didn't exactly make me feel like I was hearing the album in a new
>way - at times, it made me cringe.
I heard the samples of each song on Amazon, and most seemed okay in
the snips that I listened to.
>I really wanted to like this CD. I enjoy hearing Pete's songs sung by fe-
>males. But this CD just didn't do it for me.
I really wanted to like it too. I'm still going to get it because I really
liked her version of "Our Love Was" on the clip I heard.
Ouch! I guess, "the world is run by C average students." - Harry S. Truman
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