I always preferred the smaller scale choreo’s in the Jacksons concerts.
This is what I mean about finding all these lovely unexpected layers to the shows. And it's so weird cos I would never have expected to be OK with dividing my attention between Michael and anyone else. He's the one I want to watch. The only one. But the brothers are doing good stuff, too. Not as good as Michael, not even close, imo. But I'm flipping the video back and back and back to see them just as much as I'm doing it for Michael.
And, yeah, the smaller scale for the dancing works really well. Not just the dancing but the way they use the space and move around and how they move around each other and relate to each other, physically. I can't get enough of it, atm. It just feels so textured and detailed and, I dunno, like a box of treasures.
We got usually Michael dancing with Marlon and Jackie. Jermaine on bass, Tito on guitar and Randy as the percussionst. I think it was perfect.
It really is. More than I had ever realised. Cos I only ever saw them on TOTP which doesn't give you much of an idea of the complexity of what's going on within the group.
Choreo on tracks like “you were made especially for me, get it together, forever came today or working day and night“ are just fun. There was chemistry and I loved them on backing vocals too.
I'm actually not keen on the brothers on backing vocals. I'm really picky when it comes to backing vocals and I don't think they are all that. I don't think they give Michael the quality that he needs or deserves. They are not crap, they all can sing. But I don't think their backing vocals work is especially good. It's decent. That's all I would say. But, their performances taken as a whole, no argument. They just work so well as a unit which I know is not a very clever thing to say. They worked together for so many years so it's hardly surprising. But, again, it's *seeing* it rather than just hearing about it. It's an awesome thing to behold.
Why not bring torture, state of shock or the girl is mine live though on the victory tour? Jermaine was a capable lead singer, it could have worked.
I don't think I know Torture. I'll need to check that out.
Michael totally bringing “ tell me i’m not dreaming” alive is something else though, what a vocalist!
Don't think I know this song, either. I need to check out Victory NY 84 then I'm gonna follow up all this stuff you've just mentioned. All of this:
"Choreo on tracks like “you were made especially for me, get it together, forever came today or working day and night“ are just fun."
I have to check all of this stuff out. I need to KNOW.