Friday, July 03, 2009

Brian May upset by something or other to do with Michael Jackson

I'm not entirely clear why Brian May has got such a hump on by the Jackson-Mercury tracks popping up on the web:

May revealed the existence of the songs earlier this week (begs29Jun09), saying, “He (Jackson) used to come and see us when we were on tour in the States. He and Freddie became close friends, close enough to record a couple of tracks together at Michael’s house, tracks which have never seen the light of day.”

But the rocker has been left incensed after two tunes by the pair, State Of Shock and There Must Be More To Life Than This, ended up on video sharing website
He fumes, "The music thieves at work as usual."

I love the way ContactMusic explain what YouTube is, just in case you don't know.

Is May's hump as "music thieves" (who has actually stolen anything?) down to that now, when he goes "ha ha, there was a secret session no common folk have ever heard" people will go "actually, yeah, we have."


Olive said...

I'm a bit confused by the 'music thieves' bit too; unless he's actually suggesting that The Internet somehow sneaked into his house and looked through his tape collection, the files must have been posted by someone who works either for Queen or Jackson. I assume that State of Shock is that awful song the Jackson 5 ended up recording with Mick Jagger?

In any event, you have to agree with May that it's dreadful when material originally thought not worth releasing is shoved out to cash in on the death of a revered sing... oh.

Justin Fun said...

*pops over to youtube*

So one dull, sexless, funk-rock track and one overblown power-ballad. I suppose that shouldn't be a surprise.

Queen fans might like 'There must be more to like than this', I guess.

They also seem to have been up since 2006, making May's 'revealing' of these songs a bit redundant.

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