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Sky-high boots and platform shoes worn by David Bowie, Marvin Gaye, AC/DC, Keith Moon & more
03.10.2016
09:09 am
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Marvin Gaye's signature silver platform boots, 1970s
Marvin Gaye’s signature silver platform boots made by Gaye’s wife, Janis, 1970s
 
As I’m sure many of the more academic readers of DM are aware, the history of guys strutting around in big heels goes all the way back to the Baroque period when it was considered to the calling card of a truly “masculine” kind of man. Oh yes. Wearing heels made you taller and being taller made one appear more menacing. And for men in positions of power or prestige, being intimidating was helpful with ensuring that you maintained your position in society. Aristocrats and elites like Charles II of England were often depicted in paintings wearing high-heeled footwear. 
 
An early version of AC/DC with vocalist Dave Evans looking very glam (far left) with Angus and Malcom Young
An early version of AC/DC with vocalist Dave Evans looking very glam (far left) with Angus (the only one not wearing heels) and Malcolm Young.
 
David Bowie, 1970s
David Bowie, 1970s
 
Johnny Thunders and David Johansen of the New York Dolls, 1973
Johnny Thunders and David Johansen of the New York Dolls, 1973
 
Plenty more platforms and manly man masculine high-heels after the jump…

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Posted by Cherrybomb
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03.10.2016
09:09 am
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This Ramones vs Marvin Gaye mashup is pretty awesome
08.21.2015
10:50 am
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I have extolled on DM before the virtues of remix/mashup genius Mark “Go Home Productions” Vidler. For over a decade, he’s been, to my reckoning, not just the most prolific mashup creator, but the absolute best at it. Vidler is possessed of an extraordinary gift for finding transcendence in what can too often be a very gimmicky, punchline-y form.

This month he’s released a new EP (free for download, as there’s really no way to sell stuff like this without a licensing nightmare) called “Sleazy Egyptian.” It’s a hodgepode that features collisions between the Bangles and the Stranglers, Basement Jaxx and the Beatles, and Daft Punk, Chic, and Mousse T. But the standout—and the track most likely of interest to DM readers—is this rather amazing union of Marvin Gaye’s “Ain’t That Peculiar” and the Ramones’ “Blitzkrieg Bop.”
 

Previously on Dangerous Minds:
‘Mission: Impossible’ vs ‘Norwegian Wood:’ the world’s first mashup, 1968
Mashup: Velvet Underground / Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell - “Venus in Furs” / “Ain’t No Mountain”
Bunnymen vs White Stripes, Bee Gees vs Killing Joke and more: New mashups from Go Home Productions

Posted by Ron Kretsch
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08.21.2015
10:50 am
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Marvin Gaye meets SLAYER: ‘South Of The Grapevine’
12.05.2013
11:27 am
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Does this mashup of Marvin Gaye’s “I Heard It Through The Grapevine” meets SLAYER’s “South Of Heaven” work? Well, some parts do, IMO, but I’ll leave that up to you to decide.

More than anything, this video is an After Effects PhotoBucket-style work of art. I mean, Marvin Gaye is in flames. Marvin.Gaye.Is.In.Flames.
 

 
Via Cherrybombed

Posted by Tara McGinley
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12.05.2013
11:27 am
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Rev. Jesse Jackson and Marvin Gaye playing basketball
05.30.2013
07:31 pm
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The Reverend Jesse Jackson and ‘Prince of Motown’ Marvin Gaye shootin’ hoops in 1976.
 
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H/T Retronaut
 

Posted by Paul Gallagher
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05.30.2013
07:31 pm
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A Tribute to the ‘Prince of Motown’: Marvin Gaye on ‘Soul Train’ 1983

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A few months after the release of Midnight Love in 1982, Marvin Gaye told N.M.E.:

I don’t make records for pleasure. I did when I was a younger artist, but I don’t today. I record so that I can feed people what they need, what they feel. Hopefully, I record so that I can help someone overcome a bad time.

Midnight Love was to be Marvin’s last complete album, and was the biggest selling record of his career at that time, selling 6-million copies worldwide. Its release, coming after a self-imposed exile in Belgium, marked a major development in Marvin’s song-writing and performing talents, with its   eclectic mix of influences, Soul, Funk, Synth Pop, and Reggae, that the “Prince of Soul”  made unmistakably his own. 

Midnight Love was considered by many critics to be the album of the year, and in June 1983, Marvin showcased (lip-synched) a selection of songs from this classic album on a special edition of Soul Train.
 

 

Posted by Paul Gallagher
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05.28.2013
10:40 am
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Mashup: Velvet Underground / Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell - “Venus in Furs” / “Ain’t No Mountain”
10.01.2011
08:28 pm
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Here’s one from the Dangerous Minds archives.

This wonderful mashup had languished in anonymity until we discovered it back in April of 2010. It has since gone viral.

As I said back then: “It takes a special kind of genius to put these artists together and make it work.” It’s the creation of Joey Propellor.
 

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10.01.2011
08:28 pm
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The incomparable James Jamerson: isolated
07.13.2010
08:20 pm
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Motown bass deity James Jamerson had more talent and soul in one finger than in any of his peers’ standard ten. Literally. He was known amongst his colleagues as “the hook” for his single digit yet fluid as a river plucking. He also never changed his strings or messed with the controls on his instrument. Everything simply turned up to ten. I mean to feature a few isolated tracks from some of his best known sessions which are new to me and as delightful to listen to as you might imagine but I had to lead off with this already widely seen but marvelous clip of our man backing Marvin Gaye in 1973:

 
And the studio version, Jamerson’s
 

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Posted by Brad Laner
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07.13.2010
08:20 pm
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Mashup: Velvet Underground / Marvin Gaye & Tammi Terrell - “Venus in Furs” / “Ain’t No Mountain”

 
Dangerous Minds pal, Marc Campbell says, “It takes a certain kind of genius to put these artists together and make it work.”

Posted by Tara McGinley
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04.13.2010
02:40 am
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