More Isolated Vocal Fun: Karen Carpenter

Yeah, the Carpenters so sickly sweet that they caused instant diabetic shock that no amount of insulin could overcome.  But even the most dismissive music fans have to admit that Karen Carpenter had an amazing voice. a Have a listen to her isolated vocal from “Superstar,” their 1971 hit cover of a Delaney and Bonnie song (also later covered by Sonic Youth).  No studio trickery, no Pro Tools, no Auto-Tune.

http://youtu.be/Bo3O9QrfvNw

More examples can be found at Dangerous Minds.

Alan Cross

is an internationally known broadcaster, interviewer, writer, consultant, blogger and speaker. In his 30+ years in the music business, Alan has interviewed the biggest names in rock, from David Bowie and U2 to Pearl Jam and the Foo Fighters. He’s also known as a musicologist and documentarian through programs like The Ongoing History of New Music.

2 thoughts on “More Isolated Vocal Fun: Karen Carpenter

  • June 10, 2014 at 12:43 pm
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    Right on, these are awesome

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  • June 10, 2014 at 9:49 pm
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    If Neil Young and Bob Dylan started today, their vocals would be auto-tuned to death

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