Wednesday, June 18, 2003

....... can I just say, that after spending the past 48 hours assembling (downloading) all 11 tracks from the out-of-print Beat Crazy, I am reminded what a totally a-fuckin-mazing album it is! Some of the slower, ballad-y tunes are so heartfelt, beautiful, and moving - and the the bouncier upbeat tunes just thump thump thump bass and rhythm guitar; and his singing - angry, sad, resigned at times - hard to imagine why this isn't commercially available any more. And how lucky I was to experience it new, at age 19.

p.s. and yes, it's Jackson's voice entirely on Beat Crazy - easier to discern on the cool live version of the song I found.