Funkadelic - Maggot Brain
Considered Funkadelic’s greatest album at just 36 minutes of running time, Maggot Brain brilliantly balances the collective’s unpredictable jams and absurdity-infested musical genius. Recorded in Detroit and released in 1971, the album shows the group catching its stride with an incendiary fusion of freaked-out psych-funk with a dance groove.
The album features what is arguably the best guitar playing of Eddie Hazel’s career, including the anguished 10-minute guitar solo of the titular track. Maggot Brain is listed on Rolling Stone’s 500 Greatest Albums of All Time and was named the 17th best album of the 1970s by Pitchfork. It stands as the peak of the Funkadelic experience.