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A 'Thriller' parody CD cover? Bad karma, DJ Cobra

Iller Designing a CD cover that mimics the legendary Thriller album by Michael Jackson probably seemed like a good idea. Until June 25, 2009.

But that's what "DJ Cobra" did with his new album, iller. (Ouch, even the name sorta hurts.)

According to his publicist, the album cover was developed back in May and was intended as a tribute to Jackson. It was released just days before MJ's death.

Cobra (a.k.a. Andrew Bragg) is one of those touring celebrity disc jockeys who play the club circuit. He reportedly has "opened" (you know current music sucks eggs when you have a DJ open for you) for acts like Puff Daddy, Nelly, Lucacris and Lady Gaga. And yes, that's the first and last time you'll see those names listed on Stuck in the '80s.

The album itself is billed as "a continuous blend of songs from ... the Rolling Stones, Fleetwood Mac, Led Zeppelin paired along with notable recent performers like Coldplay, Lil Wayne, Santogold and others."

In other words, I'm not taking it out of the wrapper. As MJ would say, just tell Cobra that it's human nature.

[Last modified: Wednesday, June 9, 2010 2:48pm]


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