Sunday, May 18, 2008

Classic seven - Maggot Brain pretty fly

FOR 1971's seminal Maggot Brain, funk legends Funkadelic decided on a stark departure from their previously groove-orientated sound.
As a young pup I can only imagine what die-hard fans of the band made of it when they whacked the album on for the first time to hear 10-minute long opener Maggot Brain, where the group wander around spaced out in the realms of psychedelia.
However with George Clinton at the helm, Maggot Brain was always going to be funky - and from track two, Can You Get To That, onwards, the mould for the funk rock genre was set.
On Hit It And Quit It, the guitars roar, and You And Your Folks, Me And My Folks sees a soulful gospel side added to the mix.
Fans of any modern rock band that every slapped a bass string in anger should not hesitate to add this blistering collection of formative funk rock to their collection.

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