FUNKADELIC – MAGGOT BRAIN – July 1971
While I was hip to Parliament, the group that would spawn Funkadelic, and really dug the “Up For The Downstroke” LP (played it a lot – “Testify”, “All Your Goodies Are Gone” and “The Goose”; signs of Funkadelic on the rise!); it was Eddie Hazel, the guiding force along with George Clinton, that amazed me with this title track.
Eddie Hazel’s place in Rock History and as a guitarist was solidified, stamped, etched-in-stone, and forever repped by the emotion, grandeur, grunge, virtuosity and pure Hard Rock that he achieved with this heavy solo track. Beyond Belief!
It was hard to get past “Maggot Brain” to continue listening to the rest of the LP, I mean, it was hard to listen to anything after hearing this incredible ten minute epic excursion into raw soulful Rock emotion.
And it almost feels sacrilegious to even comment on it, so I won’t, here it is, enjoy!
“Maggot Brain” Eddie Hazel, George Clinton 10:20
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