Respectful Insolence

I already know what the biggest musical flop of the year 2007 will be. Don’t worry; it’s not a difficult prediction. I just learned that Michael Jackson is back in the studio recording an album:

LONDON Apr 19, 2006 (AP)– Michael Jackson has returned to the studio and plans to release a new album next year for a record label owned by the son of Bahrain’s king.

2 Seas Records, which is owned by Sheik Abdulla bin Hamad Al Khalifa, said Tuesday it had signed an exclusive recording agreement with Jackson, and the new album was tentatively scheduled for release in late 2007.

Jackson, 47, moved to the Gulf state soon after being acquitted of child molestation charges in California last year. The 33-island archipelago is about the size of Rhode Island.

“I am incredibly excited about my new venture and I am enjoying being back in the studio making music,” Jackson said in a statement released in London on behalf of the Bahrain-based record label.

The label which is due to release Jackson’s long-promised Hurricane Katrina benefit single, “I Have This Dream” said British music executive Guy Holmes had been named chief executive of the company. It said Holmes would oversee the making of the new album “and the management of Michael’s other business interests.”

I shudder to think about what the title might end up being…

Comments

  1. #1 Alun
    April 19, 2006

    It’ll give everyone the chance to bring out the old Michael Jackson jokes like Why did Michael Jackson call his album ‘Bad’? – Because he couldn’t spell pathetic.

  2. #2 Paul Riddell
    April 19, 2006

    The title of the new album? How does Making Everyone Nostalgic for Vanilla Ice sound?

  3. #3 Ian B Gibson
    April 19, 2006

    But why d’you think it’ll be a flop? His albums always sell well – don’t you remember the hordes of worshipers outside his ranch during his last trial?

  4. #4 clone3g
    April 19, 2006

    Possible titles:

    Bahrain Salaad Surgery

    Who’s Ba’ad?

    Wadi be Startin’ Something?

    The Mujahideen in the Mirror

    Sheik, Rattle and Roll

  5. #5 Ian B Gibson
    April 20, 2006

    Don’t Bahrain on his parade!

  6. #6 Kiwiwriter
    April 21, 2006

    Why do I suspect that this album will consist of denunciations of Jews and the Los Angeles law enforcement and prosecutorial community?