The King of Motown, pure genius, No music but pure magic.
(The magic begins at 00.29.)
A supposedly ‘leaked’ version of Britney Spears’ vocal for Alien before her voice was autotuned for the final track.
Producer William Orbit has since released a statement claiming the vocal was a pre-recording warm up. To wit:
I’d like to affirm that ANY singer when first at the mic at the start of a long session can make a multitude of vocalizations in order to get warmed up. Warming up is essential if you’re a pro, as it is with a runner doing stretches, and it takes a while to do properly. I’ve heard all manner of sounds emitted during warm-ups. The point is that it is not supposed to be shared with millions of listeners.
Brisbane beatboxer Tom Thum (recorded at TEDxSydney at the Sydney Opera House last May), as the Guardian stated at the time, sounds like he ‘swallowed an entire orchestra and several backing singers’.
This by way of scratched vinyl, the Michael Jackson back-catalogue, the didgeridoo and an entire fifties jazz band.