With 'Making Movies,' the band entered a new decade well on the way to the radio-friendly roots-rock sound that would go on to dominate the 1980s.
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The album was first released on 19 October 1979 and became the next step in the band's commercial breakthrough.
This marks the first film project authorized by the Gaye family.
With the coming of the new millennium it was obvious that hip-hop had come a long way and now became a commercial powerhouse in mainstream culture.