Off the Wall is the sound of young Michael Jackson's liberation. Though he would become even more successful in the '80s, Off the Wall remains unabashedly fun to return to for its joy and lack of baggage. For 41 minutes, we can live in the eternally young Neverland Michael longed for, a universe largely without consequence or death. Off the Wall is the sound of young Michael Jackson's liberation. In the summer of 1976, a variety show called "The Jacksons" debuted on CBS.
No matter what people say I'm gon' keep rapping this way No matter what you may think I'mma keep doing my thing
The Wall by Various Artists, released 09 November 2018 1. The Melvins - In the Flesh? 2. Low Flying Hawks - The Thin Ice 3. Ghastly Sound - Another Brick in the Wall, Pt. 1 4. Sergeant Thunderhoof - The Happiest Days of Our Lives 5. Sasquatch - Another Brick in the Wall, Pt. 2 6. ASG - Mother 7. Mos Generator - Goodbye Blue Sky 8. Domkraft - Empty Spaces 9. The Slim Kings - Young Lust 10. Worshipper - One of My Turns 11. Spaceslug - Don't Leave Me Now 12. Year of the Cobra - When the Tigers Broke Free 13. Greenleaf - Another Brick in the Wall, Pt. 3, Goodbye Cruel World 14. Summo.
Michael Jackson had recorded solo prior to the release of Off the Wall in 1979, but this was his breakthrough, the album that established him as an artist of astonishing talent and a bright star in his own right. This was a visionary album, a record that found a way to break disco wide open into a new world where the beat was undeniable, but not the primary focus - it was part of a colorful tapestry of lush ballads and strings, smooth soul and pop, soft rock, and alluring funk.
Off the Wall’ helped transform him from teenybopper to ‘The King of Pop’. Up Next From Culture. What follows is an oral history of how Jackson joined with branding specialist/creative director Mike Salisbury and photographer Stephen Harvey to conceive and create the album cover for Off the Wall.
Off the Wall is the fifth solo studio album by American singer Michael Jackson, released on August 10, 1979 in the United States by Epic Records and internationally by CBS Records. It was Jackson's first album released through Epic Records, the label he recorded under until his death in 2009, and the first produced by Quincy Jones, whom he met while working on the 1978 film The Wiz. Several critics observed that Off the Wall was crafted from funk, disco, soft rock, Broadway and pop ballads
|A1||–The Magic Plants||I'm A Nothing|
|A2||–The Drones||I'm Down Today|
|A3||–The Shademen||That's Tuff|
|A4||–The Untamed||Someday Baby|
|A5||–Peter And The Wolves*||Hey Mama|
|A6||–Peter And The Wolves*||Only Everything|
|A7||–Society's Children||Mister Genie Man|
|A8||–The Heathens||The Other Way Around|
|B1||–The Undertakers||Unchain My Heart|
|B2||–The Opposite Six||I'll Be Gone|
|B3||–The Purple Underground||Count Back|
|B4||–The Trees||Don't Miss The Turn|
|B5||–Ray Columbus And The Art Collection*||Kick Me|
|B6||–The E-Types||Put The Clock Back On The Wall|
|B7||–The Bad Seeds||All Night Long|
|B8||–The Del-Vetts||Last Time Around|
|B9||–The Grains Of Sand*||She Needs Me|
NotesNumbered edition of 500.
|PAPRLP1004||Various||Off The Wall (LP, Comp, Ltd, Num, RE)||Past & Present Records||PAPRLP1004||UK||2010|