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4.7 out of 5 stars
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Maggot Brain: Remastered
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on 6 June 2012
i am glad i bought this; Funkadelic have produced some remarkably good funk-rock, and there are a few gems here that are a must have; top of the list is the somewhat repetitive and seemingly limited "hit it and quit it", but after a few listens, it became for me one of the greatest hard driven funk-rock tunes i ve ever heard, and it gets me going every time; "super stupid" is similarly full-on, and for a soul track that must surely rate as one of the most soulful ever, "I miss my baby" is a classic (and i am NOT A FAN OF SOUL; give me bad-ass funk over soul any day). the title track "maggot brain"; (Eddie Hazels signature tune) for me is misplaced as an opener; its plodding and morose musical lead in (understandable given the motivation he was sent into the recording studio with) could have been better sequenced in elsewhere once the album had kicked off to a more upbeat start; however George Clintons vocal intro (if indeed it is part of Maggot brian- the track) could have been problematic in this regard; now onto the remastered version of the track maggot brain; to me the original is best; certain elements were brought forward in the remastering that frankly should have been left well in the background, especially some of the less than impressive percussion in particular, which only serve to detract from Hazels already fine work.
to conclude; this is a very mixed album, dont expect to like every track, but if you like Funkadelic at all, you will find some really pleasing stuff here, just give it a chance.
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on 15 November 2011
What a crime that Eddie Hazel is not known in the same breath as Carlos Santana, Jimi Hendrix or Snowy White. His playing on Maggot Brain is heart-breaking. If anything, the alternative version is probably even better. This cd does not cost the earth, and the price is worth it for these two tracks alone. If like me, you believe that instruments are actually played from the heart and soul, you will not be dissapointed. Go ahead.. you'll be all the richer having this cd in your collection. Eddie Hazel you are a legend.
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on 18 May 2017
This is the definition of psychedelic funk. The title track is mesmeric and not what you'd expect for an opening song. Can You Get To That shares a Sly & The Family Stone feel and Hit It and Quit It and Super Stupid rock along albeit with the requisite funk. Plenty of Eddie Hazel's guitar in this album.
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on 13 July 2016
It's a classic! This remastered version from (2005) is the one to get, the sound is much improved and you get some extra tracks and a nice 12 page booklet.
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on 18 July 2017
Very funky. Swift delivery too.
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on 4 June 2017
Great
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on 28 August 2017
Classic
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on 7 December 2015
Fantastic album, a must-have classic. The guitar work alone is amazing (Eddie Hazel is too underrated), the compositions original and catchy. Perfect balance between heavy rock, funk and soul.

Nice to have different versions of the long Maggot Brain guitar solo too at the end.
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on 11 February 2011
I heard the 10 minute+ title track and, being a guitarist, marvelled at this (there is a current web forum : Hazel vs Slash) and bought the album. Funkadelic, a new band to me...must be funky...happy surprise...although I like funk, this album is a fine mixture from heavy guitar work to almost gospel.
It's also brilliantly produced and then very sensitively remastered (some remasters "over tweak" for gimmick value and to show off new studio toys).
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on 16 February 2011
Funkadelic's Maggot Brain is, quite simply, an album where every track features a band on top of their game.

From the drama of the title track to the full on sound-FX laden jam Wars of Armageddon this is a thoroughly enjoyable album.

What I truly love about this album though is that not only is it full of great songs and performances but it sounds like a band having a lot of fun while doing it.

You won't regret purchasing this album.
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