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Monday, January 21, 2008

No, he's not the albino guy from The Da Vinci Code



I didn't really get into Joe Jackson until a few years ago. For the longest time, I just knew him as the guy who came between Janet and Michael Jackson every year when MTV would play its entire video catalog alphabetically by artist.

Then I found Jackson's Night & Day, from 1982, in the bargain bin at the used CD store for $2.50, and I became a fan. That record is basically Rufus Wainwright's Poses, released 20 years earlier.

I haven't listened to much of Joe's stuff since then, but apparently he has a new album coming out, and here's one of the tracks.

MP3: Joe Jackson - Invisible Man

He's also going on tour, if you're interested.

By the way, Joe's a strange fellow - check out his manifesto where he argues that cigarettes do not cause cancer (note: the file is a PDF).

5 comments:

BeckEye said...

Joe Jackson is a pretty cool guy. My favorite song of his is "Stranger Than You." I can't remember what album that's from.

Scott said...

Cool, I'll have to track that one down...

DJRainDog said...

Joe is a better singer, better song-writer, and better keyboard-player than Rufus-Pufus-Dufus. Hands down. No comparison.

Beth said...

I've adored him since the 1970s. Be sure to go see him; phenom live performer.

Scott said...

He's coming here in April so I'm gonna try to get my tickets!