There a many stories about how Marvin wrote this tune, but the truth is indeed stranger that fiction!
It’s a little know fact that Marvin was sitting at the piano as usual after a really rough night and after some prompting from the engineer was heard to say “what’s going on man?”. It transpires that he was ‘fuddled up’ after a long session and didn’t even know where he was.
Errin Judgment confirms this in his statement to the WLPT, saying “Yeah, he was pretty out of it and so it was a natural thing for him to ask what was happening. The band were waiting for a song to play, the studio was ready and set up, but Marvin just stared into space in a stupor.
The lyrics of the song we all know and love actually came from the back of a cereal packet Marvin was holding, as he had a really bad case of the munchies at the time.
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