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but I would hazard a guess that it will not be as good a piece as Paul Morely's enormo-article in Loops a couple of years ago. as much as I hate Paul Morely, got to hand it to him - that was probably the best article on Michael Jackson I have ever read.
His performances were mainly to do with his own insecurities about being black which seemed to come from the constant abuse his father gave him in the Jackson 5.
He did make some efforts towards making songs about social issues like Black and White, Earth Song etc but the main thrust of Michael Jackson was always escapism through good dancey pop music - escapism from his own adulthood too.