I gave Beck’s Midnite Vultures a spin recently. Much maligned, it’s at least half an album’s worth of killer, concluding with the pretty amazing Debra sung by Beck in a rather magnificent falsetto. No studio available on youtube, so here’s him doing it on Later live. There’s an excellent wikipedia page that left me utterly baffled as to its physiological characteristics – phonation? Ligamentous edges? On this subject. I think we all know a falsetto when we hear one, though again I am unsure as to what a female falsetto is, so examples would be very welcome.
Let’s take it higher ladies and gentlemen, your trouser-tightening falsetto entries please.