Discuss: Where’s My Michael Jackson Tributes?

I got an email from the Metermaids the other day with this track attached:

Metermaids – Two Rows of Teeth vs. Thriller [mp3]

It got me thinking that I haven’t been hearing too many bands work some level of Michael Jackson tribute into their sets these days. I guess that’s not crazy surprising to anyone, but I half-expected almost every show I saw after that event would feature some level of Thriller tease, a Beat It jam, or something similar. Am I just not seeing the right bands or is this too cliche to expect from any self-respecting touring musician?

I’m going to look into this one a bit. I know there are plenty of MJ tributes before his untimely passing but I’m curious as to whether or not people feel they can do it justice now that he’s gone. And if you want to catch the Metermaids tackling the MJ tributes, they’re playing at The Studio at Webster Hall in NYC tonight.

  • whitperson

    U2 has been working some MJ teases into Angel of Harlem on their 360 tour.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPzGzFzicHo

    they are kinda self-respecting ; )

  • whitperson

    U2 has been working some MJ teases into Angel of Harlem on their 360 tour.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FPzGzFzicHo

    they are kinda self-respecting ; )

  • nelsorp

    if you haven’t heard the Cookin’ Soul tribute to MJ, i would check it out. mashup of MJ & lots of hip-hop artists. Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough feat. Jay-Z is probably my favorite. 14 tracks free from their website:

    http://www.cookinsoul.com/category/mashup-remix/

    enjoy.

  • nelsorp

    if you haven’t heard the Cookin’ Soul tribute to MJ, i would check it out. mashup of MJ & lots of hip-hop artists. Don’t Stop ‘Til You Get Enough feat. Jay-Z is probably my favorite. 14 tracks free from their website:

    http://www.cookinsoul.com/category/mashup-remix/

    enjoy.

  • http://www.BreakfastOnTour.com Eggs

    Since his passing, I’ve seen tons of tributes. Girl Talk added at least seven MJ songs to his show at ROTHBURY, while Mos Def worked through three MJ songs in a row here in Houston. SCI teased “Thriller,” Keller played “Rock With You” and Chromeo played a bit of “PYT.” MJ tributes have been quite abundant in my world this summer.

    • http://www.livemusicblog.com Justin

      See, that’s totally what I would have expected…sounds like you’ve gotten them all.

  • http://www.BreakfastOnTour.com Eggs

    Since his passing, I’ve seen tons of tributes. Girl Talk added at least seven MJ songs to his show at ROTHBURY, while Mos Def worked through three MJ songs in a row here in Houston. SCI teased “Thriller,” Keller played “Rock With You” and Chromeo played a bit of “PYT.” MJ tributes have been quite abundant in my world this summer.

    • http://www.livemusicblog.com Justin

      See, that’s totally what I would have expected…sounds like you’ve gotten them all.

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