Tuesday, February 12, 2008

Thriller at 25: Jacko remembers

Michael Jackson has been musing on the silver anniversary of Thriller:

"It's hard to believe that 25 years ago Quincy Jones and I embarked on an album named Thriller.

"It's my hope that Thriller continues to live on for each new generation to discover.

"To be able to say that Thriller still holds the record as the biggest selling album of all time is just mind-blowing. I have you, my fans, throughout the world to thank for this achievement.

"There is still much for to come for Michael Jackson. My passion for music has never stopped."

The last claim seems a bit unlikely - the tiny bits of work he's done over the last couple of decades suggests that not only is there no passion there, but he might also hate music a little bit, too. Not as much as he hates the cops, and the legal system, and those guys who take his money away. But we think he hates it a bit.

Twenty-five years is quite an achievement. We wonder if the 9/11 and Katrina benefit singles will be released before their twenty-fifth anniversaries?