“Back to School (Mini Maggit)” is a song composed by Deftones. It is an altered version of the song “Pink Maggit” from the band’s album White Pony. The album was re-released with the song shortly after the album’s initial release, in a contentious move by the band’s label.

“Back to School (Mini Maggit)” was released as both a single and as an EP package; the single was released shortly before the EP.

Vocalist Chino Moreno : “This album right here [the White Pony re-release] is not the album that we turned into the label. As far as we’re concerned, the first edition was the record. Done. Then they talked us into re-releasing it with another song on it, and it’s not like I’m against the song or whatever, but I liked the sequence we had when we first turned it in. When this version came out, a little part inside all of us felt like: ‘Fuck! We just totally compromised.’ And I know that a lot of our fans felt bad about it too.”

The band also regrets specifically “Back to School’s” presence on the re-release of the album, as Moreno stated in an interview with German rock magazine Visions: “‘Back to School’ was a mistake. A calculated song, that had been built up with only one aim in mind: It should be a single. … ‘Back to School’ was released because I was an idiot. I wanted to prove something [to the record company]. Months later, after White Pony was released, they wanted us to do a new version of “Pink Maggit”. They said we lost our heaviness, and there were no more singles on the album. First, I wanted to stick this idea up my ass, but then I thought: ‘I’m gonna show those fuckers how easy it is to create a hit-single.’ And so I rapped a hip hop part on that song, we shortened it and half an hour later, the hit-single was ready to roll on.”

Turntablist/sampler Frank Delgado adds, “‘Back to School’ never belonged on the album. Our record company received White Pony without that song.”

Edited by chektones on 25 Aug 2008, 00:34

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