Funkadelic release their third album : ‘Maggot Brain’ (1971)

Funkadelic’s ‘Maggot Brain’ is their third (and the last that featured the original lineup) studio album released on July 12, 1971 by Westbound.

Track Listing : 1.Maggot Brain (Eddie Hazel, George Clinton) – 10:20 . 2.Can You Get To That (George Clinton, Ernie Harris) – 02:50 . 3.Hit It And Quit It (George Clinton, Billy Bass Nelson, Garry Shider) – 03:50 . 4.You And Your Folks, Me And My Folks (George Clinton, Judie Jones, Bernie Worrell) – 03:36 . 1.Super Stupid (George Clinton, Eddie Hazel, Billy Bass Nelson, Tawl Ross) – 03:57 . 2.Back In Our Minds (Fuzzy Haskins) – 02:38 . 3.Wars Of Armageddon (George Clinton, Tiki Fulwood, Tawl Ross, Bernie Worrell) – 09:42

Musicians : George Clinton – Vocals . Fuzzy Haskins – Vocals . Calvin Simon – Vocals . Grady Thomas – Vocals . Ray Davis – Vocals . Garry Shider – Vocals . Eddie Hazel – Lead Guitar, Vocals . Tawl Ross – Rhythm Guitar, Vocals . Bernie Worrell – Keyboards, Vocals . Billy Bass Nelson – Bass, Vocals . Tiki Fulwood – Drums . Parliament – Band . Funkadelic – Band

Production : Produced By George Clinton

Recorded 1970–1971.

Released On July 12, 1971 By Westbound.

(Source Funkadelic’s ‘Maggot Brain’ | George Clinton Parliament Funkadelic official website)


And then they got serious: Maggot Brain, released in the July of the same year, is the peak of the Funkadelic experience. The songs jam harder, the way out stuff is way fucking out there. […]
After all, any album that is defined by the label of “funk”, traditionally an upbeat style of music really should not start with a 10 minute guitar solo owing more to the blues than anything else. […]

Rolling Stone
Maggot Brain begins with a few echoed introductory lines: “… I have tasted the maggots in 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.” Don’t look now, bro’ but it’s up around your knees. […]


Funkadelic’s ‘Maggot Brain’


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