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.
ohhhh my fuck
oh my god
CAN I HAVE THIS WHAT IS THIS I WANT THIS THIS IS BEAUTIFUL KAJGFDJLKSDHFJLKDJFLKHDSFLK
IT’S ON MY DASH AGAIN YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS
i couldnt place it for the first few seconds and i was like I KNOW THIS
I KNOW THIS
and then it hit me oh my fucking god
WHAT IS THIS SONG?
HOLY SHIT, I THINK I JUST HAD AN EARGASM!
I HAVE NO CLUE IF I’VE REBLOG(ed?) THIS BEFORE BUT HOLY HELL!!
HOLY SHIT AN ORCHESTRA VERSION OF “DANCE DANCE”
It’s porn for my ears.