Footage of Marvin performing his 8 minute interstellar funk opus, featured on his 1978 release, Here, My Dear which is considered his most personal album ever written, mostly due to the events that unfolded prior-to and during the recording process. At the time, Marvin’s relationship with Anna Gordy reached a tipping point of no return, and began to disintegrate drastically. Throughout the entire album, Marvin vividly paints the ups and downs of his relationship with the daughter of Berry Gordy, especially on Is That Enough? (does that intro sound familiar?) where he declares:
“The judge said she got to keep on living the way she accustomed to / She trying to break a man / I don’t understand / Somebody tell me please, tell me please / Why do I have to pay attorney fees?”
Goosebumps! A Funky Space Reincarnation however, tells a romantic tale of leaving Earth on a love-triggered journey into interstellar space, and is this writer’s favorite off the entire fourteen-track deep LP, and definitely one of the funkiest cuts.
Music won’t have no race. Only space, Peaceful space!