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“It Was a Choice Between That and Bubbles the Chimp”

Legendary producer Quincy Jones talks about recording with Michael Jackson… and a snake:

Q: …I was just watching a clip on YouTube where you’re sitting on a couch with Michael and he’s petting a snake the whole time.

A: Oh, I remember that. Yeah, that was Muscles.

Q: Muscles?

A: Muscles. That’s a big boa constrictor he had. Muscles used to wrap around my leg in a record session and crawl across the console. I was never comfortable with that. It was a choice between that and Bubbles–you know, the chimp.

This from Quincy Jones’s 2009 interview in Details. And here’s that YouTube clip:

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