1971s Maggot Brain is Funkadelics all-out masterpiece. Absolutely no one working in soul and funk at the time had the scope, vision, and, lets be honest, sheer lunacy to pull off the kind of record that George Clinton and his collaborators have made here. Eccentric funk jams are bookended by two of the heaviest tracks (Maggot Brain and Wars Of Armageddon) ever committed to tape. The title track, and album opener, is nothing short of mind-blowing, Eddie Hazels guitar is a revolution brought on by Clinton, who supposedly told him to play like your momma just died.
An essential classic and the deepest album to come out of the Parliament-Funkadelic camp.
"Play like your mama just died," George Clinton told guitarist Eddie Hazel. The result was "Maggot Brain," ten minutes of Hendrix-style guitar anguish. This is the heaviest rock album the P-Funk crew ever created, but it also made room for the acoustic-guitar funk of "Can You Get to That" - www.rollingstone.com
1. Maggot Brain
2. Can You Get To That
3. Hit It and Quit It
4. You and Your Folks, Me and My Folks
5. Super Stupid
6. Back In Our Minds
7. Wars of Armageddon