"My father tried to get me to throw out my Michael Jackson Thriller album. "
That's funny, my parents never gave an option. My mother would just break it, or tear it up. Discussion over. I'm also ashamed to say that I shunned MJ for a while, refusing to listen to any of his stuff because he d/a'd. Or I thought he did. My JW cousin was like "are you crazy" when I told him not to play it when I was riding in his car.