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    Default MICHAEL JACKSON BEAT IT DEMO

    Not sure if anybody ever posted this.

    As Jackson couldn’t fluently play any instruments, he would sing and beatbox out how he wanted his songs to sound by himself on tape, layering the vocals, harmonies and rhythm before having instrumentalists come in to complete the songs.

    One of his engineers Robmix on how Jackson worked: “One morning MJ came in with a new song he had written overnight. We called in a guitar player, and Michael sang every note of every chord to him. “here’s the first chord first note, second note, third note. Here’s the second chord first note, second note, third note”, etc., etc. We then witnessed him giving the most heartfelt and profound vocal performance, live in the control room through an SM57. He would sing us an entire string arrangement, every part. Steve Porcaro once told me he witnessed MJ doing that with the string section in the room. Had it all in his head, harmony and everything. Not just little eight bar loop ideas. he would actually sing the entire arrangement into a micro-cassette recorder complete with stops and fills.”

    Reasons why I laugh when people say he wasn’t a real musician




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    the guy was f-ing brilliant.

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    Might have been brilliant, but he was also a Pedophile. He didn't give that young kid millions of dollars for nothing. And then it went away, hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

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    That didn't take long.

    Thanks for posting... that's cool stuff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MeanStreet 5150 View Post
    Might have been brilliant, but he was also a Pedophile. He didn't give that young kid millions of dollars for nothing. And then it went away, hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
    A threadcrap, but also guilt is not the only reason someone settles out of court. And the whole point of a settlement is for it to be over with. Whether or not he's guilty is not something any of us know and not relevant to this thread.

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    That demo was pretty cool!!
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    One weird dude but man could he sing and dance. Tragic
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    Quote Originally Posted by MeanStreet 5150 View Post
    Might have been brilliant, but he was also a Pedophile. He didn't give that young kid millions of dollars for nothing. And then it went away, hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

    The thread isn't about that. Why derail it two posts in??




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    Quote Originally Posted by Double Down View Post
    The thread isn't about that. Why derail it two posts in?
    I wonder how long my John Phillips thread is gonna last before someone takes a threadcrap in it?

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    Michael Jackson was very, very talented. He didn't need to play any instruments: as long as he could get what was in his head into someone else's head, he was good.

    Good find, bklyby68!

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    He was quite a talent.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MeanStreet 5150 View Post
    Might have been brilliant, but he was also a Pedophile. He didn't give that young kid millions of dollars for nothing. And then it went away, hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
    What a spoon you wield to stir the shit pot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Metal Marc View Post
    I wonder how long my John Phillips thread is gonna last before someone takes a threadcrap in it?


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