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The Interview That Killed Rock Music
01-18-2018, 02:20 PM
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The Interview That Killed Rock Music
Within weeks of David Bowie giving this interview in which he chastised mtv for ignoring Michael Jackson's Thriller album all the network ever played was Michael Jackson's Thriller and radio stations followed suit. A tectonic shift had occurred and it holds today. Thirty-five years on only Michael Jackson sound alike clones' music is ever played on US radio and tv and the writ now extends worldwide, world ethnic music is being replaced with Michael Jackson in every nook and cranny across the globe.

History altering stuff; I'm sure Bowie was pleased with himself as well. After all, he had made his fortune.




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01-19-2018, 07:23 AM
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I heard that the record label put pressure on MTV to show videos by black musicians by threatening to withhold the rights to show Jackson videos.
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01-19-2018, 09:04 AM
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that was only a temporary death. Grunge brought it back to life, and hit pop so hard that Madonna was forced to do a softfcore porn film just to stay relevant.



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01-19-2018, 11:45 AM
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(01-19-2018 09:04 AM)CTsar Wrote:  that was only a temporary death. Grunge brought it back to life, and hit pop so hard that Madonna was forced to do a softfcore porn film just to stay relevant.




I guess It raged and kicked as it was dragged off the stage but the verdict stood. Every trip to the mall I hear nothing but Michael Jackson and I can't remember when it wasn't the case.

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01-19-2018, 12:01 PM
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You can tell that Bowie was put up to it, he seems very nervous and uncomfortable delivering the message which was essentially a death sentence to his own kind. They needed an established star to deliver the message and they landed on him obviously.
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01-19-2018, 01:49 PM
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(01-19-2018 07:23 AM)Count Iblis Wrote:  I heard that the record label put pressure on MTV to show videos by black musicians by threatening to withhold the rights to show Jackson videos.

That perhaps came later but mtv wasn't playing the Jackson album before the interview.

Post interview it was in heavy rotation and of course the rest is history.

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01-20-2018, 03:26 AM
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Yeah, like the crap they were playing on MTV before Michael Jackson was any better.




I'm not of fan of hip-hop culture, or the dumbing-down of art, but people like Michael Jackson paved the way for great bands like Living Colour.



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01-20-2018, 09:32 AM
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Yeah, the British haircut bands forced me away from radio and ensured I never watched mtv, they were awful alright. But 35 years of Michael Jackson impersonators is quite a sorry state of affairs musically. Entire generations of Americans have never heard any other music on the radio (or in the shopping mall) than Michael Jackson. And world music is now giving way to the Jackson everywhere on earth. The US media industry has been using this Jackson as a rope to strangle global cultural diversity with. This is something we can't afford to just laugh off.
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01-20-2018, 09:43 AM
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By the way, this is really good. Thanks:








While this, this...is hot garbage. Fuck






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01-20-2018, 11:43 AM
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I always thought this was an elegant way to send off rock music in '82. RIP



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01-07-2020, 08:39 PM
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01-07-2020, 09:02 PM (This post was last modified: 01-07-2020 09:02 PM by Skookum Charlie.)
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Haha nice bump Alex. I'll watch that when I have time. This was probably my last thread as Megatherium before my account just logged out on me.
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01-07-2020, 09:13 PM
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(01-18-2018 02:20 PM)Megatherium Wrote:  Within weeks of David Bowie giving this interview in which he chastised mtv for ignoring Michael Jackson's Thriller album all the network ever played was Michael Jackson's Thriller and radio stations followed suit. A tectonic shift had occurred and it holds today. Thirty-five years on only Michael Jackson sound alike clones' music is ever played on US radio and tv and the writ now extends worldwide, world ethnic music is being replaced with Michael Jackson in every nook and cranny across the globe.

History altering stuff; I'm sure Bowie was pleased with himself as well. After all, he had made his fortune.




Bowie was also heavily promoted on MTV and he provided them with great music videos for the time. They kept the 70's Icon relevant all through the 80s.

He made his own Thriller type of mini movie, Jazzin for Blue Jean, but ironically it was over shadowed by Jackson's video which took all the attention away.

It's a great production nonetheless.




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01-07-2020, 11:29 PM
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(01-07-2020 09:02 PM)Skookum Charlie Wrote:  Haha nice bump Alex. I'll watch that when I have time. This was probably my last thread as Megatherium before my account just logged out on me.

Didn't that account get reinstated? i could have sworn I saw you post as Mega recently.
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01-08-2020, 12:06 AM (This post was last modified: 01-08-2020 12:07 AM by Skookum Charlie.)
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(01-07-2020 11:29 PM)The Diet Butcher Wrote:  
(01-07-2020 09:02 PM)Skookum Charlie Wrote:  Haha nice bump Alex. I'll watch that when I have time. This was probably my last thread as Megatherium before my account just logged out on me.

Didn't that account get reinstated? i could have sworn I saw you post as Mega recently.

Yeah, EY fixed on November 30.

But then it crapped out again December 1.Smile

Anyway, hope you guys enjoy 'the backhand of all backhands' with your coffees this morning.

Have a great 2020 all.

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