Friday, 19 May 2017
Greg Phillinganes - Behind the Mask (1985)
Greg was definitely taking some cues from Michael Jackson in this track with his vocal performance, and you know what, it is awesome. It's kind of a neat thing that Michael Jackson created almost a genre of sassy and confident male singers who would just make a bunch of weird noises now and then.
Aside from that, this is just shy of being a synth anthem. The main synth chords that come in when the songs gets going are something you would probably have heard in a hockey arena in the 80s, and I ain't hatin' it. The synth bass is fairly mild. Not center stage or anything, but I give this track a complete and total pass for just being pretty much synthed out of it's gourd.
For those who enjoy keytars, here's the video as well :)