A Funky Space Reincarnation
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|"A Funky Space Reincarnation"|
|Single by Marvin Gaye|
|from the album Here, My Dear|
|B-side||A Funky Space Reincarnation, Pt. 2|
|Released||February 11, 1979|
|Format||7" single; 12" single|
|Recorded||Marvin's Room, Los Angeles, California, United States, 1977|
|Marvin Gaye singles chronology|
In this song, he described a parallel universe where in the future, he's a captain of a "space bed" and he meets a woman that reminds him of his first wife, Anna.
He then tells the woman that they'd probably get "married in June" and tells her to "smoke a joint from out of Venus".
The song, like many of the tracks on Here, My Dear, doesn't have a distinctive melody, hook or a chorus and was obviously inspired by the likes of funk musicians such as Parliament-Funkadelic and Earth, Wind & Fire. The song's bridge is a reprise of his song "Anger," found earlier on the album.
The song became a modest hit on the R&B charts, where it peaked at number twenty-three there. Marvin cut his very first music video with this song where surrounded by his band and a duo of sexy female dancers, he danced and lip-synched the song in a flashy red outfit.
- All vocals, keyboards and synthesizers by Marvin Gaye
- Produced, written, arranged and composed by Marvin Gaye
- Drums by Bugsy Wilcox
- Guitar by Gordon Banks
- Bass by Frank Blair
- Trumpet by Nolan Smith