Friday, January 7, 2011

Michael Jackson Fans Are Some Crazy, Rabid Motherfuckers (I know this includes me. I'm okay with it.)

SB was on Amazon.com (a.k.a. The Web site of Nirvana), looking for a good biography on Michael Jackson, and I was considering purchasing one of them, when I ran across this portion of a review (posted below). This shit cracked me up.

And what really pissed me off and made me throw this book in the trash was when i came to the section regarding his Bad album, which for a majority of human beings on this earth think is excellent. He depicts Bad as a failure, saying epic and masterpiece songs like "Dirty Diana" and "Liberian Girl" where complete downers and that these songs weren't memorable. ARE YOU KIDDING ME?!! As soon as I read that i cursed this guy and threw the book across the room and jumped up and played "Dirty Diana" as loud as i could with the bass on blast and began laughing hysterically at this "fan and true friend's" assessment. This song is epic and still kicks my ass today!! then i played "Liberian Girl" and thought how beautiful this song is. Of course i wouldn't expect this white boy gossip columnist to understand the importance of this song and the beauty of a Liberian girl, a girl from Liberia, a land that was a nation of freed slaves, signifying Black Liberation during a time of slavery, to understand this beautiful song. the author goes on saying how Rollingstone Magazine awarded MJ worst artist of the year in all categories as if that gives his own assessments merit. BAD is a masterpiece and this author is a faker. i threw his book in the trash and skipped to "Man in the Mirror" one of the most beautiful songs ever off the "failure" album, Bad.

Uhmmmm, okay. Can you tell he REALLY feels strongly that this book sucks?

4 comments:

Gledwood said...

But Bad IS his worst album. Nowhere near as good as Thriller or Dangerous. The new tracks on History are the best work of his mature career. I like Michael Jackson?

Which biog was that? The Taraborelli one is the best.

Sarcastic Bastard said...

Gleds,
It wasn't a blog. It was an Amazon.com book review on Taraborelli's book.

Colette Simone said...

It is true...Bad was not so bad, except for maybe the title song. Otherwise, it was one of Mike's finest. Really, everything he did was quite good. Off the Wall is one of my favorite albums of all time.

Syd said...

I haven't ever listened to a Jackson CD or album. Just never liked his music.