by Brian Smith
"I don't view them with a lot of happiness. Being young and not knowing the business a great deal and trying to figure it out."And then he talked of the mind-altering, 1971 album:
"I was incensed so I wrote and produced. I wanted to write an album that could be translated into other languages and not particularly be an ethnic statement, that could translate into other conditions.It was a very divine project."Of course Berry Gordy despised the record and refused to release it. The single became Motown's fastest seller to that point. Gordy later wanted a What's Going On follow-up album. Go to the BBC piece here.