"Mother Earth is pregnant for the third time, for y'all have knocked her up. I have tasted the maggots in the mind of the universe. I was not offended. For I knew I had to rise above it all, or drown in my own shit."
This eerily poetic statement opens Funkadelic's second full-length album. Maggot Brain is, quite possibly, the quintessential Funkadelic record - a psychedlic, apocalyptic trip that effortlessly blends hard rock and funk and establishes what would become the band's signature sound.