I'm going to get it right this time, instead of sending other people's
messages back to the list, and sending new messages just to
Anyone here subscribe to Popbitch? Its a 'news'letter which gets
sent out once a week with amusing, but highly libellous. (goto
www.popbitch.com for more info) For those who don't they may
find the following tale amusing (DISCLAIMER: I didn't write this,
and it is probably not true, but it did make me laugh):
" >> "No Squeaks Motherfucker!" <<
Quincy Jones gets the best of out Jacko
Lord Delawdy writes:
"A friend of mine was in Los Angeles 79 thru 87.
Michael Jackson had had a huge hit with Off The
Wall, and was recording the follow up.
"The sessions were arranged for a very late start,
and, after a night on the town, my mate popped
around to the studio to see the producer.
"He got into the control room to find that
everyone's attention was fixed on the glass
window. On the other side, Quincy Jones was kicking
a pile of rags on the floor while shouting "Silent,
you motherfucker! I said NO SQUEAKS!"
"It turned out the pile of rags was a gibbering
Michael Jackson. They were recording a
new song called Billie Jean, and Michael had decided
to fill every gap with his trademark whoops, clicks
and squeaks. Quincy, however, had decided that the
track would be a pared down and minimalist.
"After several hours of trying to get the singer to
do what he wanted, and having consumed large quantities
of ragedust, Jones had finally snapped and attacked
the poor freak. Needless to say, after the outburst,
MJ sang the song how he was told to, and the rest
is history." "
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