So, I am building a list of potential albums for the ‘This isn’t happening’ brotherhood when it’s my turn. At least half I reckon you probably already have so I thought I’d share this with you brothers.
Artist: Marvin Gaye / Album: What’s Going On
One of my favourite albums of all time, I adore it. The reason I am writing about it now is due to our previous discussion about it being difficult to get into ‘old’ albums unless you lived through them some how (even if by proxy, through parents, relatives or friends). I did not live through this album. I was introduced to it … and I realise I loose any cool points that I might have had before admitting this … but I was introduced to this album through Cuba Gooding Jr singing the title track at Tom (I am definitiely not ((Marvin)) Gaye) Cruise’s wedding in the film ‘Jerry McGuire’. I think I was in 2nd year at Uni as I bought it at Polar Bear records in Headingley Leeds and loved it instantly.
Anyway, David mentioned it being important to understand how albums came into the world and why perhaps they were ground breaking or important or brilliant or all three.
Please, give a brother 25 mins and listen to this podcast, you will not be dissapointed. I love this story and I adore this album ….