MIchael Jackson's "Billy Jean" Home Demo
by Benjamin Groff
I love hearing the back stories, the studio tales, the inspirations and the works in progress of this hits of our time. On that note here's a rare treat on MIchael Jackson literally working up his masterpiece "Billy Jean" from 1981.
You can hear in his work tape...all the melody is totally there as Michael's figuring out the words of the verse and the pre chorus...but make no mistake, the chorus is on lock!
We need so many more artists like this today...or maybe there's only 1 Michael ever 30 years...but I know there's another out there just putting their first song to tape.
Here's the original just for reference.