Episode 27

#JCsMusicology - Michael Jackson (1983 - 1988)


June 16th, 2023

2 hrs 19 mins 55 secs

Season 4

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About this Episode

In this edition of #JCsMusicology, we explore the real story behind the creation of Michael Jackson's Bad album.

It explores the extensive recording sessions at Jackson's home studio, Havenhurst, shedding light on the significant contributions of John Barnes and Bill Bottrell, often overshadowed by the narrative of Jackson's collaboration with Quincy Jones and his "A-Team".

Interview Credits: Diane Collins, "The Unauthorised Interview", Ebony/ Hulu, MBC ("Arabic interview"), Bad: Special Edition, Bad 25 (Spike Lee), Private Home Movies, Kingvention, Oceanachine and The MJ Cast.

Special Thanks: Damien Shields, Lucas Cava, Adez and The MJ Cast.

Please note: The audio quality of this episode has been comprimised, due to it's runtime.