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Tuesday, January 21, 2003

The Earth songs

New Delhi, January 16: As a judge at Channel V's Popstars contest last year, Sandeep Chowta listened to R.D. Burman's Chura liya hai tumne being sung in every possible variation the contestants could think of. 'Having heard the number 10,000 times over, I remember joking to someone that the only thing left for me to do was to hear it backwards,' he says. Don't laugh. Chowta took his own gag seriously. So in the album "Mitti, Songs of the Soil" entirely conceived and produced by him, the mysteriously titled ayiL aruhC is in fact Chura liya backwards ... not just the title, but the lyrics and music too. Chowta shrugs as he says: "You hear plenty of such subliminal sounds from guys like Led Zeppelin you know." ...

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