Thursday, February 21, 2008
Now I'm REALLLLLY feeling old!
So here it is, folks, the 25TH Anniversary release of the ultra famous album, THRILLER by the once black entertainer, Michael Jackson. I can't believe it has been so long. I was a mere Sophomore when MJ's sophomore album came out. The videos,were the most memorable from lighting sidewalk squares on "Billy Jean" to the almost comical "Beat It" video where MJ acts like a tough guy in a Westside Story-type scenario. Comical, I say..but every dude i knew tried learning the moves. How could one not forget the hype and anticipation for the over the top cinematic John Landis "Thriller" video? Nothing like it at the time, with the crazy FX...my friend, Wilber bought a vinyl version of the red leather jacket too - and boy was he cool for it! and yes..we all learned the dance on that one too. The catchy "PYT-Pretty Young Thing" was sort of a naughty ditty, that would take on a whole new meaning later in MJ's career(2X in fact). The wimpy duet, "The Girl Is Mine" marks a pinnacle point in music for this relationship prompted Sir Paul to open his big mouth of advice to MJ about buying publishing rights...John and George are spinning around(and NOT Moonwalking) in their graves for all eternity. The album is solid except for the sappy "Lady In My Life" I have to say that this is one of the most played albums I have ever owned,and will probably buy it for old times sake.