....but IS it still his most iconic moment? If it isn't, what is? The pedophile scandal thing? The "Thriller" video? Cripes, there's probably a whole generation that knows him better for the scandal than anything from his Thriller days. It's certainly the moment where he was officially made the biggest star in the world, right? Breaking out the moonwalk for the first time?
Isn't it a little odd, if it still is his most iconic moment, that it was a lip sync?
It's also odd to listen to the Jackson 5 medley that precedes it. It's not just music obviously from a time from well before "Beat It," but they updated the sound of it with all sorts of goofy 1983 synths. The Jacksons' 1983 clothes are actually even more hilarious than their 70s bell bottoms and stuff when you think about it.
It's said that he was such a perfectionist that he went backstage and immediately began moaning about how "terrible" he'd been onstage.
Not sure why but I've been taking a re-interest in Jackson lately. You know, I only think I've listened through maybe Thriller maybe twice total all the way, and NONE of his others all the way through, and weren't all of his later efforts Bloated CD Running Times? Christgau calls Thriller "clearly a hits plus filler job from the beginning." What do you think of that?
I gotta say, his ballads sure were mostly embarrassing cheese, there's a good reason Eddie Murphy was so easily able to make fun of him crying and stuff.
How well remembered is Dangerous, as an album? How well did it even sell? It was released right in the same legendary fall of 1991 next to a bunch of other huge super-blockbuster/legendary albums (Nevermind, Use Your Illusion I & II, Achtung Baby, Loveless, Blood Sugar Sex Magik, etc.) and it's not as well remembered as any of them.