- Jul 25, 2011
- Saratoga, North Carolina, USA
I find it hard to believe that MJ's been in a band since he was 5 years old and never tried to play an instrument. Hell .. we've even seen Randy play piano and bongos.
Plus MJ has had the amibition to write music and produce since he was a kid. So he must of made some time to learn how to play an instrument(s) in that time.
When MJ makes those demo for songs on his album, who is playing the music?
I remember in the mid-80s George Martin was asked, "who is the better musician, Paul or MJ?" Martin had worked with both on SAY SAY SAY amoung other things. Martin's response was that he thinks Paul is a better at the keyboards than MJ.
I interpreted that as "yes MJ plays the keyboard but not as well as Paul does (in Martin's opintion)".
But you are right. For MJ to finally put this debate to rest he would have to play an instrument(s) in public.
I'm not saying he's a master (like Prince is with the guitar) but I think MJ does have instrumentation skills.
There HAS been pictures of MJ either playing bongos (from the very early J5 years before signing with Motown) or drums (I know of two photos) or even guitar (on the "Music & Me" cover), but I agree, I actually do wanna see MJ playing one instrument at least. He don't have to prove anything (as some of you are trying to imply, lol) but I just want to see it.