The Vault: Funkadelic On The Brain

Oct 24th, 2006 // 6 Comments

maggot.jpgHard to believe that Maggot Brain, Funkadelic’s rock-pop-funk-whathaveyou classic, is 35 years old this year; even harder to believe we have not yet used that as an excuse to post two of the album’s best tracks, “Can You Get To That” and “You And Your Folks, Me And My Folks.” Really, there’s no excuse not to be on your third copy of this by now:

Funkadelic – Can You Get To That [MP3, link expired]
Funkadelic – You And Your Folks, Me And My Folks [MP3, link expired]

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  1. chaircrusher

    first link returns a zero length mp3.

  2. Jeff Weiss

    Definitely a great album…I never would’ve guessed when I saw George Clinton at 13 years old that he was actually this good back in the day.I had always thought of him as an older version of ODB. And then I heard Maggot Brain with that first track and was pretty damned blown away. That being said his performance at Lollapalooza 94 still sucked…but it was colorful.

  3. Jeff Weiss

    When I was 14 I saw George CLinton for the first time at Lollapalooza 94 and thought that they’d let a homeless crackhead wander about on-stage.Within a year, I was getting him confused with ODB.Finally,I heard Maggot Brain and understood why everyone had tolerated the fact that George Clinton circa 94 seemingly only knew two phrases “that’s funky” and “get down.” Maggot Brain is pretty awesome though.

  4. mackro

    @chaircrusher: that wasn’t a mistake. That was probably the Westbound reissue edit.

  5. tankboy

    Damnit! That’s always been one of the tunes I could turn to when I wanted a “slow-smile-what-the-fuck-IS-that-awesome-shit” response when DJing…

    Now every iDJ in the land has their hands on it!

    Oh well, it’s a great song, and totally deserves the exposure. Now post “Maggiot Brain,” m’kay?

  6. drumjazz

    me and my man orlando almost got into three car accidents (over the course of the last few years) listening to “Super Stupid” at max volume.

    this was followed by uncontrolled headbanging.

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