Hack #4

For my class essay I chose to talk about the Vietnam War’s influence in music, but more specifically its influence in punk. However, when i was researching, I kept on running into the very famous soul album What’s Going On by Marvin Gaye. This album was made and released during the turmoil of the Vietnam War in America and dealt with issues that revolved around the war and era. At the time the album was made, Marvin Gaye was going through as serious depression; his brother had just returned from serving in Vietnam, racism was very present in America, and poverty and inequality was seen everywhere. Marvin Gaye chose to have his album tackle this issues and the result was an album that has stood the test of time and remains a landmark classic. I would have loved to use the album but since I was focusing on the Punk genre I was unable to use it in my essay. Amazing album and definitely worth a listen today.


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