Saturday, March 20, 2010

Funkadelic Maggot Brain

Funkadelic was George Clinton's chance to get serious. Unlike Parliament, Funkadelic exhibited topical lyrics and an almost heavy-metal edge, one that included screeching, distorted guitar and unsettling musical turns. This 1971 album, Funkadelic's second release, catches the ensemble in its early prime. The Hendrix-inspired dramatics come courtesy of Eddie Hazel, while Bernie Worrell admirably handles the keyboard chores. Clinton's humorous, sober lyrics address poverty, race relations, and drug use. Musically, the band covers lots of ground: Everything from smooth soul and heavy rock to abstract psychedelia and straight-on funky grooves has a place, and these jarring shifts are what make the album a revolutionary work. --Marc Greilsamer

The Psych instro Maggot Brain is worth it by itself.

1. Maggot Brain 2. Can You Get To That 3. Hit It And Quit It 4. You And Your Folks 5. Me And My Folks 6. Super Stupid 7. Back In Our Minds/Wars Of Armageddon


1 comment:

Unknown said...

This is one of the baddest motherfucking album's ever in the history of music.Eddie Hazel is a better guitar player than Jimi Hendrix.If you don't believe me then check out this album and any other album featuring Eddie and hear for youself.

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