Thursday, June 14, 2012

Cusp Song of the Day: Dancing Machine

"Dancing Machine," released in 1974, was the last of the Jackson 5's eight top 10 Motown hits. (In 1976 they left the label and legally had to change their name to the Jacksons.) The song spent 16 weeks on the charts, rising to number 2. 

Michael Jackson, as a solo artist, also left Motown during the 1975-76 timeframe of Cusp. More about him tomorrow, when I discuss the next song referenced in the book.

In Chapter 7 of Cusp "Dancing Machine" appears in passing, as Mark, Craig and Karen leave the diner where they have just had a jarring (to Karen) conversation. The song is a year old at that point.

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