“Maggot Brain” by Funkadelic - album review

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TJR says

Nicely crafted album from the cultish psychedelic rock groovers, if a bit dull in the middle. Ten minute opener “Maggot Brain” takes no prisoners from the off: “I have tasted the maggots in the mind of the universe”. Brothers and sisters, we are entering the freak zone. What then follows is essentially a nine minute guitar solo by Eddie Hazel, surrounded by eerie effects which drift in and out around your speakers. “Play like your mother died” instructed group leader, George Clinton. It bloody worked too. Who knew I could dig guitar solos? The rest of side one is a tad more conventional, including the three lowdown funk singles, “Can You Get To That”, “Hit It And Quit It” and “You And Your Folks, Me And My Folks”. Nothing matches up to the power of the opener, although ten-minute closer “Wars Of Armageddon” returns to the freakzone, in some sort of nightmarish b-movie funk-a-thon full of ghost train weirdos.

The Jukebox Rebel
21-Jan-2016

A1 [10:20] 7.0.png Funkadelic - Maggot Brain (Edward Hazel, George Clinton) Psychedelia
A2 [02:50] 5.2.png Funkadelic - Can You Get To That (George Clinton, Ernest Harris ) Blues Rock / Soul Rock
A3 [03:50] 5.9.png Funkadelic - Hit It And Quit It (George Clinton, William Nelson) Disco / Funk
A4 [03:36] 4.2.png Funkadelic - You And Your Folks, Me And My Folks (George Clinton, Clarence Haskins, William Nelson, Bernard Worrell, Judie Jones) Disco / Funk
B1 [03:57] 4.2.png Funkadelic - Super Stupid (Edward Hazel, Lucious Ross, William Nelson, George Clinton) Rock
B2 [02:38] 5.6.png Funkadelic - Back In Our Minds (Clarence Haskins) Dubbeat
B3 [09:42] 6.1.png Funkadelic - Wars Of Armageddon (Ramon Fulwood, Lucious Ross, George Clinton, Bernard Worrell) Disco / Funk




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