I remember watching Thriller when I was very young. All of 10 years old, may be. Now, one of the world’s most popular song has turned 25 years old. Adored and reviled at in equal measure, Thriller was probably the first music video I ever saw. Needless to say, I was quite stunned. It was years before I understood that Michael Jackson’s brand of music, though popular, wasn’t critically acclaimed. Dance music as such was itself at the bottom end of the music chain.
An NPR interview with the music critic of Rollingstone, who wrote about Thriller in 1982, is here.
Incidentally, I had blogged about a Golti version of Thriller here.