1971’s Maggot Brain is Funkadelic’s all-out masterpiece. Absolutely no one working in soul and funk at the time had the scope, vision, and, let’s be honest, sheer lunacy to pull off the kind of record that George Clinton and his collaborators have made here. Eccentric funk jams are bookended by two of the heaviest tracks (‘Maggot Brain’ and Wars Of Armageddon) ever committed to tape. The title track, and album opener, is nothing short of mind-blowing, Eddie Hazel’s guitar is a revolution brought on by Clinton, who supposedly told him to play like your momma just died.
An essential classic and the deepest album to come out of the Parliament-Funkadelic camp.