What's Going On CD (1971) Top Seller
Pretty Toney Album CD music This deluxe edition of WHAT'S GOING ON includes a 20-page booklet with
complete lyrics, never-before-published photos from personal family collections and an essay by David Ritz.
Recorded live at The Kennedy Center, Washington, D.C. on May 1, 1972.
Originally released in 1971, WHAT'S GOING ON remains a landmark album, one that redefined music with powerful, anthemic songs that remain pertinent to this day. Before WHAT'S GOING ON, R&B albums were collections of singles, with secondary "filler" material rounding out the LPs. Marvin Gaye changed all this by releasing a concept album that went beyond the usual boy-meets-girl scenario, weaving together an aural collage of societal ills. "Crime is increasing/Trig
All tracks have been digitally remastered.
Recorded at Hitsville, Golden World and United Sound Studios, Detroit, Michican. Originally released on Tamla (310).
Recorded at Hitsville, Golden World and United Sound Studios, Detroit, Michican. Originally released on Tamla (310). Includes liner notes by Smokey Robinson, Ben Edmonds and Harry Weinger.
Personnel includes: Marvin Gaye (vocals, piano); David Van Depitte (arranger, conductor); Robert White, Joe Messina (guitar); Johnny Griffith (celeste, keyboards); Earl Van Dyke (keyboards); Eli Fountain (alto saxophone); Wild Bill Moore (tenor saxophone); Jack Brokensha (vibraphone, percussion); Bob Babbit, James Jamerson (bass); Chet Forest (drums); Eddie Brown, Earl DeRouen (bongos, conga); Jack Ashford (tambourine, percussion).
WHAT'S GOING ON: DELUXE EDITION features the original album, plus an unreleased Detroit mix, a live version from Kennedy Center, and unreleased single versions and instrumentals.
WHAT'S GOING ON:
LIVE AT THE KENNEDY CENTER:
Personnel includes: Marvin Gaye (vocals, piano); Robert White (guitar); Jack Ashford (glockenspiel, percussion, kazoo); Uriel Jones (drums); Eddie "Bongo" Brown (bongos); The Andantes, Freddie Gorman, Walter Gaines, Hank Dixon, C.P. Spencer (background vocals).
Personnel: Marvin Gaye (piano, drums, background vocals); Marvin Gaye (vocals, percussion); Carole Crosby (harp); Zinovi Bistritzky, Virginia Halfmann, Gordon Staples, Lillian Downs, Beatriz Budinszky, James Waring, Alvin Score, Rick Margitza (violin); Edouard Kesner, Meyer Shapiro, Nathan Gordon (viola); Thaddeus Markiewicz (cello); William Perich (flute); Angelo Carlisi (alto saxophone); Wild Bill Moore (tenor saxophone); Tate Houston (baritone saxophone); Bob Babbitt, James Jamerson (bass instrument); Max Janowsky (12-string bass); Lem Barney, Elgie Stover, Hank Dixon, Freddie Gorman, Marlene Barrow, Jackie Hicks, Walter Gaines, Bobby Rogers, Ken Stover, Louvain Demps, The Andantes, C.P. Spencer (background vocals); Robert White , Joe Messina (guitar); Felix Resnick (violin); David Ireland (viola); Italo Babini (cello); Danya Hartwick (flute); Larry Nozero (soprano saxophone); Eli Fountain (alto saxophone); George Benson (tenor saxophone); John Trudell, Maurice Davis (trumpet); Carl Raetz (trombone); Johnny Griffith (celesta, keyboards); Earl Van Dyke (keyboards); Jack Brokensha (vibraphone, percussion); Chet Forest (drums); Eddie Brown, Earl DeRouen (congas, bongos); Jack Ashford (tambourine, percussion).
Audio Mixers: Ken Sands; Larry Miles; Steve Smith .
Liner Note Authors: Marvin Gaye; Ben Edmonds.
Recording information: Golden World (Studio B), Detroit, MI; Hitsville (Studio A), Detroit, MI; Sound Factory, Los Angeles, CA; United Sound Studios, Detroit, MI.
Photographer: Jim Hendin.
Arrangers: Paul Riser; David Van De Pitte.
Eat Your Face CD (2004)
Pretty Toney Album buy CD music In the hoity-toity high-concept 2000s, it's instantly refreshing to unfold the liners to Guttermouth's latest opus and find hastily Xeroxed shots of monkeys in space suits and dudes holding missiles. Happy to be idiotic, petty, and drunk in an era of promotional endorsements and politicized punk, Mark Adkins and crew immediately give fingers to furrowed brows with "Party of Two." "I'll never vote or even shave...Right on the floor I'll take a piss/While you endure political bliss." It's a cocky tell-off to some of their suddenly serious peers, and a tightly wound Cali punk anthem, to boot. "Surfs Up A**hole" references Blue Crush while taking Huntington Beach wallet-chain wannabes to task, "The Next Faux Mohican" ridicules alternative rock and Hot Topic, and "Second DUI" is delivered in Johnny Rotten pidgin English. By now, it seems like Guttermouth are only offending to amuse themselves. But this is somehow honorable, especially when they're bitter veterans in a youth movement scene. It helps too that Eat Your Face has its share of solid songs. The pointedly brief "Season" rhymes "Bands line their pockets" with "You mosh and get jock itch"; "My Neighbor's Baby" is manic, mean, and explosive; and "Ticket to Quebec" is a stronger minute's worth of music than some young'uns might ever muster. Eat Your Face is Guttermouth's defiant wish for what things used to be like. From its artwork to its music, it revels in the buzz-saw simplicity and common-problem gripes that fueled the anthems of hardcore punk in '80s California. Eat Your Face presents a hard-headed platform. But it's a perfect one for fans who are as sick of the current state of affairs -- in both the world and punk music -- as Guttermouth obviously are. ~ Johnny Loftus
Recording information: Criterion And Haircourt Studios (04/05/2004-04/10/2004).
Guttermouth: Mark Adkins.
Audio Mixers: Brent "The Snake"; Don Horne; Scott Sheldon.