The Decline of Western Civilization Continues:
One of my most favorite songs of my childhood is Michael Jackson’s “Beat It”:
Great pop lyrics by MJ, great production by Quincy Jones, not mention Mr. Eddie Van Halen on Guitar. This is from the golden days of when Michael Jackson was a talented, young, good looking black musician who everyone liked. Back then the dirty “rumor” about him was that… he might be gay. Man, I wish that was the truth.
Also, I dig the story of the video, why aren’t there interracial street gangs like this anymore? Last movie I saw that had them was Crocodile Dundee 2, I think.
Needless to say, I was disgusted to see Amy Winehouse’s “version” of Beat It:
What’s really funny is that this was made waaaaaaaaaaay before Back to Black broke big and she already was a fuckin’ mess, though I guess this was just booze, not crack. The look on Charlotte Church’s face is priceless though.
However, compared to this garbage by Fall Out Boy, Wino’s version is like Jimi Hendrix’s cover of “All Along the Watchtower”:
What’s sad is that i bet that there’s a ton of idiotic 13 year old kids out there that think this is an original song by Fall Out Boy, much like Alien Ant Farm’s “Smooth Criminal”.
This is yet another reason why I only listen to Ambient music these days.