Welcome back everyone. It’s the first full week of the New Year. You’re all back at work, fighting to make ends meet and generally being pissed off. Perhaps you’re not, and if so, I feel truly happy for those that have found happiness in their work. Granted, I love doing this column, but it’s definitely not my work, and I have to do sh*t I don’t enjoy just like everyone else to get a table to put food and bills on.
So, let’s enjoy a little escapism, shall we? Let’s laugh a little at the expensive of other cultures. I can’t help but knock open the door to Music Rm. 138 again, as I often do. I need to stop stumbling across music clips that are awesome. Today’s madness, my fine fiendish friends, is perfect example of this.[springboard type=”video” id=”384331″ player=”horn005″ width=”480″ height=”400″ ]
I didn’t so much stumble upon this clip. Well I did, but it was a while ago. I was looking on my YouTube channel at my favorites, and saw this sitting there, and it hit me; “Why haven’t I posted this before?” This, at it’s very core, is the exact reason why I have this column; to feature batsh*t crazy videos just like this that can only exist on the Internet. You’re not gonna turn on the Television and find this. You’re buddy ain’t coming by later with this on DVD. No dice, champ. This f*cker is 100% Internet gold. Someone, somewhere in some other country saw this on their TV and said, “Ya know what? The whole world needs to see this.” And God bless that person, because they were right.
Everybody loves “Thriller.” I don’t care how you feel about Michael Jackson, that album is just hater proof. I even think it’s still the #1 selling album of all time worldwide. I could be wrong about that, please correct me if that’s the case. It’s just a good album. He nailed it. He may never have done it again, but for a brief and shinning moment Michael Jackson destroyed all with “Thriller.”
Even if you don’t like the album in its entirety (I certainly don’t understand why, but) you simply cannot take anything away from the incredible John Landis video for the song “Thriller” itself. I’ve seen so many zombie movies that aren’t anywhere near as cool as that video is. The Baker FX, the dancing, Vincent Price, the drive-in werewolf feature and the sheer terror of that video are unmatched. I used to have an old Viewmaster (hell yeah!) with the “Thriller” disc, and I simply could not look at the strangely 3-D image of Michael as a werewolf. It ruined my sleep for years. All in all, awesome sh*t.
From these paragraphs, you’d assume I’m featuring the video for “Thriller.” You wouldn’t be foolish for doing this, but you would be wrong. “Thriller” might just be the greatest music video of all time, but it’s nowhere near as awesome as this video. The far reaching hand of Michael Jackson’s seminal album need no more validation than this insane tribute by some weirdo from (I guess) India. If you’ve never seen this, you’re in for a treat. If you have, you know it’s awesome, so just enjoy it again. For no mere mortal can resists the evil of the “Keella”