This morning started off in a fairly cruddy way, but when I got to work it seemed like it could on its way to something good. Then I foolishly went to Miss Jia’s website and listened to the T-Pain/Robin Thicke remake of Michael Jackson’s CLASSIC, P.Y.T.
Take a listen for yourself…
Quincy Jones, sir? You are a HOT MESS! What makes you think this sounds good? Do you not have any pride in what you put you name, your brand, on? I know that much of what gets played on the radio today is straight BS, but you don’t have to take part in it, Mr. Jones! At this point in your career, you should be so financially set that you no longer have to be in the business strictly to make money. This remake shows that “The Dude” hasn’t reached that point yet. And if anyone forgot the Secret Garden remake from this summer, that sucked too! GhostTown DJ’s? Really? To freshen your memory -> http://tinyurl.com/25kpods
I despise, yes despise, this whole “let’s take classic songs, throw some of today’s artists on the track, and mix in some BS beats” route that Quincy is co-signing. It leaves me feeling like this -> http://tinyurl.com/aqmxx8
Admittedly, I am a Michael Jackson stan, so if you remake Michael Jackson’s music, please be thoughtful about it. Somehow, make it as good as, if not better than, the original. Don’t just use the “techniques” that are now considered hot (I wish autotune would disappear, never to be heard from again). The only remake that I have heard recently that would fall into the pile of good remakes is Quadron’s take on Baby Be Mine. Quincy, and anyone else thinking of breathing on Michael Jackson’s catalog…take note. This is how it should be done.