Deep Cuts From 1971: ‘Maggot Brain’- Funkadelic. The title track from Funkadelic’s third album- ‘Maggot Brain’ is the albums lead off track- and clocks in at over 10 minutes. The song consists of the spoken introduction by George Clinton and the guitar solo by Eddie Hazel. Rolling Stone listed “Maggot Brain” at #60 in their 100 Greatest Guitar Songs of All Time. The album itself ranked at #486 on Rolling Stones 500 Greatest Albums Ever list. I must admit I have never heard this ‘song’ until today- and of course haven’t heard the album- but now I am curious. The title Maggot Brain- is said to have come from- Eddie Hazel’s nickname- or a reference to Funkadelic front man George Clinton finding his brothers decomposed body, skull cracked in a Chicago apartment.