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Updated: September 28, 2009 15:59 IST

Michael Jackson hated ‘Thriller’ album

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In this Aug. 29, 1993 file photo, pop singer Michael Jackson performs during his
AP In this Aug. 29, 1993 file photo, pop singer Michael Jackson performs during his "Dangerous" concert in National Stadium, Singapore. Photo: AP

King of Pop Michael Jackson wanted to quit working on his iconic 1982 album ‘Thriller’, which has sold more than 100 million copies worldwide, as he thought it “sucked“.

In newly released tapes, the late singer broke down in tears because he thought the record’s sound was “c**p”. He was unhappy with the Quincy Jones-produced album, and even told pals he didn’t want to release it, News of the World reported.

“Thriller sounded so c**p. The mixes sucked. When we listened to the whole album, there were tears... I just cried like a baby. I stormed out of the room and said, ‘We’re not releasing this’,” Jackson is heard saying on the tapes obtained by the paper.

However, the popstar’s visit to a local school playground convinced Jackson to change his mind when he watched children playing.

“One of the maintenance crew in the studio had a bicycle and so I took it and rode up to the schoolyard. I just watched the children play. When I came back I was ready to rule the world. I went into the studio and I turned them songs out,” he added.

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