Tag Archives: Funk

RS #456: Marvin Gaye – Here, My Dear

Marvin Gaye - Here, My Dear
Who wants to hear some stone cold jams about my painful divorce?

Marvin Gaye, Here, My Dear

Release Date: 1978 Previously Owned: No First Time Listen: Yes
Impressions: There's a unique backstory on this album. I know, most on this list have a story too, but this one is one of a kind. Marvin "gave" (half of the royalties) his ex-wife Anna Gordy in a weird divorce agreement. At first, Marvin tried to make a "lazy, bad" album for her, but then he got inspired by his conficting emotions from their distintegrated relationship … Continue Reading ››

RS #479: Funkadelic – Maggot Brain


Funkadelic, Maggot Brain

Release Date: 1971
Previously Owned: Yes
Funkadelic - Maggot Brain
The album cover is the least weird thing about this album
Impressions:  Okay, I loved this album back when I stumbled upon it in college. I'm 100%  sure I 'll still feel that way, but we'll listen to it anyway...  Starts off with George Clinton's opening spoken word schpiel about Mother Earth tasting maggots in the brain of universe and maybe drowning in his own shit, is just bonkers bizarre, but at least it let's … Continue Reading ››

RS #486: Earth, Wind and Fire – That’s The Way of The World


Earth, Wind and Fire, That's The Way of The World

Release Date: 1975
Previously Owned: No First Time Listen: Yes
I guess it's hard to fit nine band members on the front of the LP cover. Sorry, guys to the left!
Impressions:  Not sure why, but I had a feeling this was gonna be a monster. But, I realized for the benefit of the blog, I must manage expectations and approach this album dispassionately. I was so dispassionate that I went on Spotify and listened to the wrong album. As it turned out, I listened to the … Continue Reading ››