Maggot Brain

Album: Maggot Brain (1971)
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  • Mother Earth is pregnant for the third time
    For y'all have knocked her up
    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

    Go on, Maggot Brain
    Go on, Maggot Brain Writer/s: Eddie Hazel, George Jr. Clinton
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Comments: 5

  • Simon from Atlanta, GaSome have said the title refers to the fact that Clinton was the one who found his murdered decomposing brother's body.
  • Budoshi from Sandnessjøen, NorwayThe solo is the best reason to listen to this song, it's such a haunting and hypnotic solo.. :D I would say that Eddie Hazel could pwn Jimi Hendrix any day..
  • Oldpink from New Castle, InUn****ingbelievable solo from the late Eddie Hazel, all ten minutes of it!
  • Carson from Oliver, Bcthis song dosn't need lyrics, eddies work setts acheives feelings and emotions caught in the same way as voices. to me anyway
  • Brian from Paris, TxThis is one of the greatest guitar solos I've ever heard and also one of the most overlooked. Eddie Hazel, to me, was always one of the most underrated guitarists in history. Probably because he came along when Jimi Hendrix was at the height of his fame, therefore he just wasn't given as much airplay.
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