Right before the heyday of Michael Jackson's career, he was workin' day and night mining precious stones and shaping gold nuggets out of scratched recordings from the Thriller Sessions. One such song(Wanna Be Startin' Somethin') we are privileged to bite into 2 rough demos(no other alternate takes have been leaked as of yet). Let's listen together.
1979 Demo-Startin' Somethin"This take(I believe) was rough drafted around 79'. Which would make this an Off The Wall candidate.
I love the classic key arrangement. It gives the track a more antique look and feel(which it truly is). I could've sworn there's a higher-quality sound out there(if anyone can find it, give me a shout-out ASAP). But I guess this'll have to do for now. Enjoy!!!
Wanna Be Startin Somethin - Michael Jackson DEMO
Demo Take 2(From This Is It Soundtrack)Although the intro is kind of jumbled-up(it's a rough draft. what'd-a expect), Michael's voice sounds crisper then ever! Couple that with a surround-sound orchestra key board and authentic beat-boxing-Makes you appreciate the perfectionism of Michael Jackson!
I believe this demo was scratched-up around November 1981. Just over a year before it was added and released on "Thriller"-Nov. 30th, 1982. When history would be made!
Stay tuned for the Baby Be Mine Demo