A great version and you really get to see Janet Jackson’s versatility in her music adding classic rock to her rhythm and blues sound. Black Cat really is a classic rock if not hard rock sound that is performed by a rhythm and blues band. But where you also get Janet’s performance and dance team. You generally don’t see classic rock and hard rock bands with dancers and with vocalist dancing around on the stage and doing rehearsed dances. It’s generally a lead vocalist singing on stage and moving around to some extent and moving with their bandmates, but you generally don’t see them dancing around together. Blues rock is where you mix in classic rock like say something from Aerosmith and mix that in with rhythm and blues. Like something from Janet Jackson, to use as an example. The Dave Matthews band does that, Bruce Springsteen does this, Eric Clapton does this, Elvis Presley did that, Jim Morrison and The Doors did that combination. But with Black Cat you get a classic or hard rock song and sound played by r&b band with an r&B singer. And they did a great job with that.
“What have you done for me lately?” Another way of saying what have you done for me, period. Where have you been. It’s one of those things that people say when someone who isn’t very close with them suddenly appears out of nowhere and asks for help. And someone might say, “why should I even care and help you, where were you when I needed you, what have you done for me lately?” Janet Jackson is a very good communicator and app at using her music to communicate a broader message. Her 1989-90 album Rhythm Nation was about race relations in America and is a perfect example of that. This is not one of my favorite songs, but it’s a great song in the sense that the message is clear. And is about someone perhaps in Janet’s life who perhaps hasn’t been there for her lately and perhaps that person was once close with her and what’s she saying in this song about that person is essentially where have you been. And “What Have You Done For Me Lately” I believe is her way of delivering that message.
A great sexy performer, who can sing and dance and an absolute pleasure to watch perform. Whether you’re a fan of Janet Jackson or not and I like some of her songs and not a fan of others, she always gives you more than your moneys worth in concert and when she performs. I could watch her dance and perform with the sound down or being there live but death and still enjoy her performance. She’s a great dancer and always has great energy and I believe is perhaps at least the best performer when it comes to both dancing and singing at the same time. She has a great ability to sing while in rhythm and what I mean by that is she sings while she’s in motion and I believe brings more to what she’s saying with her movement. You can’t hope but to check her out when she’s singing because she moves so well and is so great to look at. A beautiful baby-face woman with a great body and great style and you can’t help but check her out when she’s performing. Assuming you’re attracted to women anyway. And to sing her sing a song that I really like, like Black Cat or Love Will Never Do, just makes her that much better for me.
Janet Jackson literally is one of the sexiest dancers of all-time. She has a great body, great style as far as showing off her body and great moves. Plus she has the music and that is what you get from a Janet Jackson show is a woman who is a musical dancer. She truly is a musical artist and if you’re looking for a performer who sits on a stool or stands on stage and sings, but rarely moves other than to acknowledge their audience or band and perhaps their fans, Janet Jackson would be one of the last performers that you would want to go see. She’s not somebody you want to watch if you’re trying to fall asleep and perhaps want a slow show to finish you off and knock you out. If anything she’s an extra caffeinated Dr. Pepper or Starbucks drink for people who need to study for three exams in one night. Even if you don’t like her music I believe you have to at least give her credit for bringing a lot of energy to her shows and for her effort. She is someone who brings a lot to her shows even if you don’t like her performances.
Janet Jackson Up Close and Personal Down Under. I guess that could be taken in a sexual way, because Janet is a very sexual sexy woman, but Melbourne is a big city in Australia and it is down under. Janet of course is from America where she was born and raised. (Gary, Indiana to be precise) But she’s an international performer who is also popular in Europe and Asia, including Australia.
She’s reached the level of Whitney Houston I believe as far as how popular and now talented she is as part of that generation. Entertainers born in the 1960s and 1970s, Generation X which is also my generation. Because again because of how multi-talented she is and how physically attractive. Great singer, great writer, great dancer, very intelligent woman who is also a great communicator. A beautiful baby-faced adorable woman with great style and never afraid to show herself off and beautiful a performer she really is. And is someone who’ll probably be perfuming live for another thirty-years or more if she chooses to.
I think the Rhythm Nation album is Janet Jackson’s best album. Black Cat is a great classic rock song is also a great video. Love Will Never Do is a great love song. (If that is what you’re looking for) The tour and concerts are great (not that I ever went to one) just from seeing them on YouTube. Whatever you think of Janet Jackson and I’m a fan, but not her biggest fan, I believe you have to give her credit for being a great live performer. She’s a great entertainer, because she has the voice, she looks great, beautiful, adorable, great body, she moves so well and is a great dancer. But The Pleasure Principle similar to Justin Timberlake’s I’m Bringing Sexy Back song, I just don’t get the point of it. Where did sexy ever go and what is The Pleasure Principle. Great video and again she looks great doing it performing it with her singing and dancing. But what’s the point of the song? Or is it just some pop culture catch phrase that she was hoping would catch on and just rely on that. Instead of thinking it was a real song with real substance.
To be completely honest with you I don’t watch Janet Jackson in concert (well actually on my computer) because I believe she’s a great singer and go out-of-my-way to see and hear her sing when I get the opportunity. I do like some of her songs like Black Cat and a few others, but what really gets my attention about her is how she moves and how she plays to her audience. How she gets her crowd involved, moves around the stage and of course Janet Jackson as the dancer. She is simply one of the most talented, sexiest and best dancers and entertainers in the business today regardless of what style of music you’re talking about. She’s always in great shape, she’s very talented and creative as a dancer and she knows these things and is more than happy letting her fans (perhaps especially guys) see her perform on stage. People always get their money worth and they go to her shows and see her online, because she’s such a great entertainer and a sexy dancer. And that is what brings me back to her over and over.
Janet Jackson the great sexy dancer. That is exactly what she is, because she’s always in great shape at least when she’s performing and moves so well and knows exactly how to move. And always surrounds herself with other great sexy dancers and apparently isn’t worried about being shown up and outperformed. And of course her great style and how she looks. A beautiful baby-faced adorable woman who has a great woman’s body even if she’s as cute as a little girl. A women who loves tight jeans and tight denim and looks great in them with that great body and style. And not afraid to let the world know how sexy she is and how well she moves. Whatever you think of her music and I’m not exactly the president of her fan club, because I don’t like all of her songs, but she’s a hell of a performer. Because she has such a sweet voice and always an interesting message and moves so gracefully and looks so sexy. She’s one of the best performers not just from her generation, but I believe who has ever lived.
Up Close and Personal from 2011. Janet Jackson’s greatest hits album and even tribute album to her fans, as well as herself. At this point she had already had twenty-five years in the music business as a singer and already had three great successful albums. Control from 1986-87, Rhythm Nation from 1989-90 and Janet from 1993-94. She’s about 9-10 years older than I am so this is first album that I got to see from her as an actual adult. What you also see from Up Close and Personal is a new style. She was big on black denim jeans and black boots in the early 1990s and even black shirts. But she really went hard-cord with that this decade and made black tight t-shirts, with black Levis, black military boots, a black studded belt, a huge part of her look. And with her body and great ability as a dancer she really makes that look fly. Where guys such as myself not only want to hear her sing, but see her move and check her out. Because she really is a beautiful baby-faced adorable woman with a great body. And hasn’t lost a thing physically in twenty-five years.