Maggot Brain

Label
Westbound Records Inc.
Release date
27 Dec 2005
Running length
10 tracks
Running time
55:33

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Tracklist

    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Maggot Brain 10:19 150,645
2 Can You Get to That 2:48 113,715
3 Hit It and Quit It 3:48 100,927
4 You and Your Folks, Me and My Folks 5:28 71,183
5 Super Stupid 3:56 85,177
6 Back in Our Minds 2:36 75,648
7 Wars of Armageddon 9:43 60,832
8 Whole Lot of BS (1972 Version) 2:13 1,802
9 I Miss My Baby (1972 Version) 5:05 1,238
10 Maggot Brain (Alternate Mix) 9:37 5,877

About this album

It starts with a crackle of feedback shooting from speaker to speaker and a voice intoning, “Mother Earth is pregnant for the third time, for y’all have knocked her up. I have tasted the maggots of 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 ” This could only have been utterly bizarre back in 1971 and it’s no less so decades later; 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 mama 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. Maggot Brain is bookended by another long number, “Wars of Armageddon,” a full-on jam from the band looping in freedom chants and airport-departure announcements to the freak-out. In between are a number of short pieces, finding the collective merrily cooking up some funky stew of the slow and smoky variety. There are folky blues and gospel testifying on “Can You Get to That” (one listen and a lot of Primal Scream’s mid-’90s career is instantly explained) and wry but warm reflections on interracial love on “You and Your Folks, Me and My Folks,” its drum hits distorted to give a weird electronic edge to the results.

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  • daemonio9

    fodastica

    13 Mar 12:27am Reply
  • didgeridoo-fm

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    15 Oct 2013 Reply
  • Douglas_Sabbath

    The title track reminds me a little of Pink Floyd. Great album!

    14 Sep 2013 Reply
  • sunheadbowed

    super stupid [2]

    28 Jul 2013 Reply
  • PartySanCTG

    v Textbook example of Super Stupid.

    2 Jun 2013 Reply
  • Sgarre1

    "I once had a life, or rather, life had me..."

    11 Mar 2012 Reply
  • xtresso

    im sorry but can you get to that is easily the best track on this album

    6 Mar 2012 Reply
  • okcesar

    Puedes leer una reseña sobre este psicodélico viaje sonoro de Maggot Brain en el link http://lplongposts.blogspot.com/2010/08/funkadelic-maggot-brain.html You can read a review about this brutal work of funk and psychedelic sounds in the post mentioned on this post.

    16 Jan 2012 Reply
  • javiikiller

    One of the best albumas ever made.

    10 Jan 2012 Reply
  • Ksimi

    Folks, pay proper attention to "MB alt. mix", as it's even better than title track itself

    26 Sep 2011 Reply
  • Film_Guy

    Title track is one of the best songs of all time. Hands down.

    19 Apr 2011 Reply
  • Lone__Wolf

    fuckign awesome album. what a great find for me. fuck yeah. just discovered them couple of days ago. rocking my earbuds off.

    12 Jan 2011 Reply
  • Chokeartist87

    Just found out about this song and its awesome!!!! Has a real haunting feel about it.

    28 Oct 2010 Reply
  • 1eiht7

    I'm a big Funkadelic fan yet unlike anyone else besides Maggot Brain I don't really like any track on that album. What's wrong with me? Or is it just that being on the same album as the title track makes any song on that album bound to be popular?

    5 Oct 2010 Reply
  • jojodancer1

    Out of this world Maggot Brain is funeral music

    30 Sep 2010 Reply
  • billysquid

    makes me want to eat maggots

    29 Jun 2010 Reply
  • Bluesharpist

    Super!!!!! I was 14 when I 1st heard this Lead....... A Classic... in the Hippie Scene.

    16 Jun 2010 Reply
  • aggggghhhh

    hello listeners...please tell me...how can i listen to more than 9 seconds of this track? i add to playlist to no avail? super stooopid?

    19 May 2010 Reply
  • sazed00

    oh man this song took me to places i could never imagine.

    20 Mar 2010 Reply
  • jfmax2000

    THIS ALBUM BLEW MY MIND WEHN I WAS LIKE TEN........JFMAX2000

    17 Mar 2010 Reply
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