|By Des (220.127.116.11) on Friday, July 11, 2003 - 09:05 pm:|
Now that I've got used to the site,I'd like to post some threads in the hope that some answers to questions I have will be ,at last,solved.
After "Bad" Q and MJ went their separate ways.
On Q's great solo albums "Back on the Block" and "Q's Jook Joint" nearly every worthwhile artist you could think of participated - including lotsa artists Q had previously worked with --- but no sign of MJ.
Does anybody have an opinion as to why they really don't seem to celebrate their achievements together......
|By STUBASS (18.104.22.168) on Saturday, July 12, 2003 - 12:20 pm:|
HEY DES!!!...I JUST THINK THAT NO MATTER HOW BIG MJ WAS AT THE TIME...QUINCY...IN HIS OWN REALM... WAS BIGGER...AND I DON'T THINK THAT QUINCY WANTED TO BUTTONHOLE HIMSELF WITH JUST ONE PRIMARY ARTIST!!!...QUINCY HAS MANY VENUES HE CAN PURSUE...RECORDS...T.V....MOVIES...AND JUST ABOUT ANY ARTIST HE WOULD CHOOSE TO WORK WITH...OR JUST TAKE HIS MONEY AND CHILL!!!...MY TAKE!!!...STUBASS
|By drums (22.214.171.124) on Saturday, July 12, 2003 - 02:41 pm:|
I think that there was probably a little tension between the 2 due to egos and the desire to top Thriller. (An impossible task!!)
And it may have been an attempt for Quincy to escape the MJ madness and get back to making the kind of music that he liked to due - JAZZ!!
I dont see Mike trying to sing on Q's Juke Joint or his Tribute to Basie CD's!!
That is my take on it
|By WaltBaby (126.96.36.199) on Sunday, July 13, 2003 - 03:56 pm:|
I believe that there might have been some tension between the two. And I think I remember reading somewhere that MJ was on the phone with two different people one of whom was Q and that he tried to change parties and was overheard by Q making some detrimental comments. I think MJ thought that he could sustain his string of hits without Quincy and that Q obliged him by breaking off their arrangement.(This if true is really a shame. Once the chemistry by any creative artists is spoiled like this, it never regains the previous state. There are numerous examples of this.)
|By WaltBaby (188.8.131.52) on Sunday, July 13, 2003 - 04:00 pm:|
Also I'm of the impression that Quincy wanted MJ to take part in the sessions for "Secret Garden" (The part eventually done by Al B Sure) and MJ for some reason refused. This also could have done irreparable damage to their relationship.
|By STUBASS (184.108.40.206) on Sunday, July 13, 2003 - 04:29 pm:|
MICHAEL IS A SINGER/DANCER...QUINCY IS A MUSICIAN!!!...QUINCY FOUND HIS WAY THROUGH THE WORLD OF MUSIC ON HIS OWN...WHEREAS MICHAEL...HAD PEOPLE HANDLING HIS MUSIC AND CAREER FOR HIM!!!...QUINCY HAS FORGOTTON MORE ABOUT THE MUSIC BUSINESS THAN MICHAEL WILL EVER KNOW!!!...STUBASS
|By KevGo (220.127.116.11) on Sunday, July 13, 2003 - 05:13 pm:|
I do believe there was some tension between Michael & Quincy but it may have been over trying to create a recording that was as good as (if not betterthan) "Thriller". Also, Quincy was going through a bad spell in his life - he & his wife of many years Peggy Lipton (of "Mod Squad" fame) were separating (they divorced in 1989) and Quincy was on the verge of a nervous breakdown. The pressures of success & the business had taken its toll on Quincy (remember he started out in the music biz as a kid as well as Michael)and he needed a break. As for Michael, who knows? Almost every single released from "Bad" was a number one hit even though the album was not the big seller the industry anticipated. It could be that these two men realized that they had gone as far as they could together (three best-selling albums and several hit singles over a ten year period ain't too bad)and it was time for each to conquer new ground separately.
Kevin Goins - KevGo