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too mixed to be a masterpiece
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.