Michael Jackson & Fela Kuti – “Human Nature” vs “I No Get Eye For Back”

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Atop a hypnotic music bed mashed from both tunes—with a particularly effective use of the horns from Fela's "I No Get Eye…" as a refrain—Jackson floats his gentle yet insistent probes about human nature: "Why, why…do they do me that way?" But the probing takes on a more disturbing context when mashed up. For not only is Fela's "I No Get Eye For Back" a metaphoric lament about betrayal, it also evolved from a lyric in another Fela tune, "Alagabon Close," which targeted the police at the notorious Alagabon station after Fela was detained there.… Read the rest

The Obamas Dance To Michael Jackson’s “Thriller”

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President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama groove to Michael Jackson's "Thriller" during the Halloween reception at the White House.

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