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Happy Earth Day To You…

22 Apr

Mother Earth is pregnant for the third time, for y’all have knocked her up.

Maggot Brain, by Funkadelic, is one of those must-have albums, and much of the reason is right here in this title track.  Legend has it that George Clinton told guitarist Eddie Hazel to play the first half like his mama just died and the second half as if she came back to life –  and the result is a guitar solo that is so emotional that it’s downright profound.

You can download the song here, of course, but you really should make sure you own this whole album.  I’m even tempted to use the word “revolutionary” to describe it.

Happy Earth Day.