"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 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 . 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."
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