Friday, July 17, 2009

Jacko's Greatest Hits Are Yet To Be Released?

OMG it will never stop! CBS News comparing Michael Jackson with John Lennon and Otis Redding, anticipating worldwide blockbuster hit songs to be released in the months to come.

Suppose a new Michael Jackson "record" is released. Who will play it? If it is not HipHop ( which by default, through the demise of the rest of the record industry is the last outpost of recorded music "hardcopy" sales) will stations like Hot97 break format and play it? Maybe HH insider MissInfo could speculate on that...

But what if a HipHop-enhanced version of that new "record" is released? Hmmmm...

The music industry is so vastly different than it was in Redding's and Lennon's times... two artists whose biggest solo hits came months after death...

But then we had the huge JackoSurge in sales of mp3s etc. when he passed away... if a release comes quickly enough while public sentiment / memory is still very strong, it could revitalize music... could it not?

Elsewhere within this weblog I've uploaded several posts regarding the decline of the music industry. Could SuperJacko save the day and singlehandedly (singleglovedly?) rise from beyond the grave a la Thriller and rescue the music industry?
To put things in a timeline perspective, if the Beatles had all died the same day in, let's say 1978, the world would likely be in as much, if not more "global mourning state" than it was for Jacko's demise!
It's been awhile since America has been under the spell of major superstar talent. We had Frank Sinatra in the 1940s, Elvis Presley in the 1950s, The Beatles ruled the 1960s, we skipped a decade and then Michael Jackson was the pop music hero of the 1980s. Nobody, nothing since. We need a new icon, a new idol, a new hero. A blue-eyed, one-gloved king Beatle that can kick some musical ass.

Anybody out there?

Didn't think so...

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