Quincy can find the people and he gives us the inspiration to do what we do.
Swedien and Jones stated that Vincent Price recorded his introduction and voice-over rap for the song in two takes; Jones, acknowledging that doing a voice-over for a song is "difficult", praised Price and described his recording takes as being "fabulous".
It is the seventh and final single released by Epic Records from his 1982 studio album of the same name.
A 14-minute video showing Jackson in a horror-themed performance premiered on November 14, 1983.
You could see the merchandising for this one word, how it jumped off the page as 'Thriller'.
While Temperton was writing "Thriller" he stated that he'd "always envisioned" a "talking section at the end" on the song, but did not really know what "to do with it", until deciding "to have somebody, a famous voice, in the horror genre, to do this vocal." When we started 'Thriller', the first day at Westlake, we were all there and Quincy [Jones, the producer] walked in followed by me and Michael and Rod Temperton and some of the other people.
Their names together evoked eau de John Mellencamp (with notes of a little diddy about Jack and Diane), which might have been tacky for any other couple, but they wore it with grace.
They were together for 10 years, then, like that, they were over.
"Thriller" was adapted by director John Landis into a highly successful music video, known independently as "Michael Jackson's Thriller".
You’ve heard the confusion that befalls anyone who wasn’t in the game for the last six years or so, but now you can hear it said with the Pacey affect.“Everything’s in your phone now,” Jackson laments. You talk to someone and they’re like, ‘Oh, no, no, no, no.
We don’t do that anymore.’ It’s been quite a big change.”When Ellen De Generes asks if he’d try an app, Jackson wonders, “Like, what would my profile be?
The basic thing is, everybody who was involved gave 150 percent …
Quincy's like a director of a movie and I'm like a director of photography, and it's Quincy's job to cast [it].
The song has a voice-over from actor Vincent Price.