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Posted: 26 Feb 06, 00:06 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

BM has gone on record stating that if it wasn't for HS, MJ would never have made Thriller. I find this interesting as nothing I've read on Thriller from MJ's point of view has actually backed up BM's claims. Even the Special Edition of Thriller fails to mention anything of HS or Queen as an influence. Furthermore, I can't really hear any parallel between the two albums(though I'm interested to know if anyone else can). As much as I love Hot Space, it's four white Englishmen and a German havin' a dabble at early 80s funk. And that's where it gets confusing: Thriller is the real deal, real funk and disco made by a black musician (well, at the time he was) and a black producer.

Seems like a case of reverse engineering to me!


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Posted: 26 Feb 06, 06:53 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Seeing as Hot Space only came out a few months before Thriller, and bombed terribly, I'd have a hard time it strongly influenced Thriller.

By all accounts, Jackson had more influence on Queen, recommending Another One Bites the Dust be released as a single, and, because they worked together, getting Freddie more interested in funk and disco.


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Posted: 26 Feb 06, 18:18 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

There was a discussion about this last year, I think. Check the search for it.

EDIT: Got it here - http://www.queenzone.com/queenzone/forumnew/forum_topic_view.aspx?Q=425028

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Posted: 27 Feb 06, 04:14 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

Brian may is full of shit.

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Posted: 27 Feb 06, 07:59 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

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Posted: 28 Feb 06, 07:08 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

I think thriller sounds a bit like staying power


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Posted: 28 Feb 06, 10:25 Edit this post Reply to this post Reply with Quote

The truth is that Queen were never so popular in States. It never could happen with HS!!! Funk took EVERY musician's mind at that time! Many many bands influenced that time by funk. Staying Power - it's funky, Thriller is funky. Of course Staying Power sounds like Thriller and vise versa. It's like Brit Pop who rules the nowdays rock'n'roll. The most part of nowdays rock music is Brit-Popy.


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