Funkadelic - Maggot Brain album
Maggot Brain is the third studio album by the American funk band Funkadelic. It was recorded at United Sound Systems in Detroit during late 1970 and early 1971, before being released in July 1971 by Westbound Records. Shortly after Maggot Brain was recorded, Tawl Ross, Eddie Hazel, Billy Nelson, and Tiki Fulwood left the band for various reasons.
Mother Earth is pregnant for the third time For y'all have knocked her up I have tasted the maggots in the mind of the universe I was not offended For I knew I had to rise above it all Or drown in my own shit. Come on Maggot Brain Go on Maggot Brain.
Funkadelic 1971 "Maggot Brain"" arguably their best album and one of the best albums of the 70s to come out. At that time there was a wave of funk and psychedelic party bands such as Parliament, Sly and the family stones, Bootsy Collins and many more acts that made feel good and fun albums. However, with this record the band mashed psychedelic rock/funk and soul and gave us a perfection that transcended the sound many decades after that.
The title track to Funkadelic's third album is the sound of the spirit leaving the body. As the album's tentpole-containing, courtesy Eddie Hazel, an impossibly epic guitar solo-it casts a long shadow, quickly illuminated by "Can You Get to That," a gospel-funk masterpiece that travels to heaven and back in less than three minutes. Hit It and Quit It" confirms Hazel's rock-riff cred, and "Wars of Armageddon" is a gleeful bad trip through the end of the world, complete with hooting owls, crying babies and wailing klaxons. Maggot Brain Funkadelic.
though the Mothership was well on its way already, Maggot Brain really helped it take off. The instrumental title track is the key reason to listen, specifically for Eddie Hazel's lengthy, mind-melting solo. George Clinton famously told Hazel to play "like your momma had just died," and the resulting evocation of melancholy and sorrow doesn't merely rival Jimi Hendrix's work, but arguably bests a lot of it. Accompanied by another softer guitar figure providing gentle rhythm for the piece, the end result is simply fantastic, an emotional apocalypse of sound.