Let’s pretend that Robert Plant is a genie and that Marvin Gaye is the bottle. Now, let us rub the bottle and make three wishes as Robert Plant hovers. Make sure the first wish is for a thousand more wishes.
In 1986, Wham! officially broke up. Truth is, it was a somber day for Andrew Ridgeley. George Michael had to have some kind of inkling of an idea that he was going to go the solo artist route. The band thing was only holding him back from greater success and sexual acts in public toilets. It makes sense that Andrew Ridgeley, more commonly known as the other guy with no talent of Wham!, you know, the guy who danced, but didn’t sing (he may have sung “jitterbug”, yet, I have doubts that he could sing that low.), was not heard from again, until the death of George Michael.
Marvin Gaye was fatally shot by his dad on April 1, 1984. At the risk of sounding racist, he was a much better performer than Wham!
Before there was Insane Clown Posse, GWAR and Donald Trump, America’s current president, there was Kiss. Today we study what happens when the world of glame (a combo of glamour and lame) band Kiss and too soulful Marvin Gaye converges.
With absolutely no particular agenda, it is Marvin Gaye and B.J. Thomas coexisting in the playing field called mash up. In one corner, weighing in at 600+ measures, the vivacious vocal styling of Marvin Gaye singing “Got To Give It Up” and in the other corner, the B.J. Thomas tune, “Hooked On A Feeling” sans B.J. Thomas. In fact, I doubt he plays a lick of an instrument on this recording. [FACT CHECK: He did not.]