Funkadelic ‎– Maggot Brain

Westbound Records ‎– CDSEW 002
CD, Album, Reissue

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1 Maggot Brain
Written-By – Hazel*, Clinton*
2 Can You Get To That
Written-By – Harris*, Clinton*
3 Hit It And Quit It
Written-By – Nelson*, Shila*, Clinton*
4 You And Your Folks, Me And My Folks
Written-By – Worrell*, Clinton*, Jones*
5 Super Stupid
Written-By – Nelson*, Hazel*, Clinton*, Ross*
6 Back In Our Minds
Written-By – Haskins*
7 Wars Of Armageddon
Written-By – Worrell*, Clinton*, Ross*, Fulwood*

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CD re-release of the original Westbound 1971 LP.
℗ 1971 Nine Records Inc
© 1971 Nine Records Inc
Made in West Germany

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Printed): 0 29667 37022 6

Other Versions (5 of 46) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
WB 2007, WB-2007 Funkadelic Maggot Brain(LP, Album, Uni) Westbound Records, Westbound Records WB 2007, WB-2007 US 1971 Sell This Version
WB 2007 Funkadelic Maggot Brain(LP, Album, Gat) Janus Records WB 2007 Canada 1971 Sell This Version
9098-2007 Funkadelic Maggot Brain(LP, Album, Gat) Westbound Records 9098-2007 Canada 1971 Sell This Version
6310 201 Funkadelic Maggot Brain(LP, Album) Janus Records 6310 201 UK 1971 Sell This Version
4M 161 Funkadelic Maggot Brain(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Ora) 4 Men With Beards 4M 161 US 2013 Sell This Version


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February 25, 2014
OK, what's a funk album doing being reviewed in Audion? Well, actually I wouldn't have given Funkadelic any attention at all if it weren't for Steven (Nurse With Wound) Stapleton's intimation that some of this quaintly titled album was like Brainticket on COTTONWOODHILL! Actually, reading up on Funkadelic history it seems they were a very innovative band, the experimental outfit of one illustrious George Clinton. In fact it is rumoured that all early Funkadelic albums have their excellent moments. Even more curious MAGGOT BRAIN was also released in Germany on Bellaphon only a few catalogue numbers later than Brainticket's debut!
Anyway, one thing I must draw your attention to is that, although there's a lot of incredible music here, it's a very patchy album - thus it is advisable to invest in the CD version and program your player's memory for tracks 1, 3, 5 and 7. Now sit back and relax to the 10 minute spaced-out opener: Maggot Brain itself with its Pink Floyd cum Ash Ra Tempel styled guitar - really psychedelic. Hit It And Quit It is a lot like early Karthago, or Edgar Broughton. Super Stupid is in great heavy Hendrix style. Actually, it's not until the final track Wars Of Armageddon where we move into Brainticket territory, this near 10 minute power-drive really rattles along: chunky organ riffing with heavy percussives, choppy wah-wah guitar, lots of off-the-wall effects and voices - an amazing piece of music actually, although not as intensive or revolutionary as Brainticket's opus. All in all, 27'51" of great music, which isn't bad going!
From my review in Audion #21, published in May 1992