Tuesday, 8 March 2011

MM: Maggot Brain by Funkadelic

I know that this post is a bit late to strictly be consider part of Music Monday, but I thought that I would share it anyway. Today's offering is Funkadelic's 'Maggot Brain'. The roots of the group lie in the Parliaments, a doo-wop quintet led by George Clinton. Following a dispute with their former record label about ownership of the band's name, they took the name Funkadelic and developed a much harder sound fusing funk with psychedelic rock.

'Maggot Brain' is taken from the band's third album of the same name. During the recording of the track, Clinton decided to fade out the other musicians recognizing the potency of Eddie Hazel's guitar. The ten minute solo must rank as one of the most emotional guitar pieces of all time.

This is the full length album version of the track (including the profane spoken word introduction, you have been warned!) What this video lacks visually, it more than makes up for sonically.





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5 comments:

Christy @ scrink.com said...

Eeek Maggot Brain makes me think of that gross scene in Poltergeist with the maggots. To each their own though, happy belated MM.

Stepterix said...

Thankfully the name of the track bears no relation to the content

Namz said...

Hi Stepterix, welcome to MM!

No you're not late. The linky closes on Thursday, we're still good:)

I have to say a very interesting story telling via the guitar.

I like it :) Thanks for sharing. Happy MM and have a great week.


Namz recent post Time To Burn

LadyJava said...

hmm... interesting for sure..
Thanks for joining and happy MM!

Stepterix said...

Thanks for the comments.