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Maggots: The Record [Explicit Lyrics]

Plasmatics, Wendy O. WilliamsAudio CD
4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)

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Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 3, 2000)
  • Original Release Date: 1987
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Explicit Lyrics
  • Label: Plasmatic Media
  • ASIN: B000051XZ1
  • Average Customer Review: 4.1 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (15 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #213,581 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Those now eating will soon be eaten July 5, 2003
Format:Audio CD
I am a big fan of the Plasmatics' work and I personally feel that their albums are all severely underrated, including this one. What I really love about the Maggots LP is that unlike the band's past releases, this album possesses a real concept. In this case, Maggots tells the story of how a scientific experiment accidentally triggered an invasion of giant-sized maggots that carried an insatiable appetite for human flesh. Like a graphically gory Dr. Who recording, the CD features a narrator telling listeners how panicked New Yorkers are consumed one by one while unprepared for the situation. Only 6 tracks carry songs, and each one puts forward spontaneous drums and guitars with Wendy's furious shrieks and growls. Maggots came out originally in 1987, the year when heavy metal and grisly camp horror movies reached their peak. Now after the the September 11 attacks, followed by TV reports of pollution and bio-terrorism, the album now seems to have made predictions that are frighteningly real. The Plasmatics WILL live forever!
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars As far as concept records go . . . this is THE best. January 11, 2002
Format:Audio CD
I bought this album on a whim when it first came out back in the 80's. The cover looked cool, I'd heard of the Plasmatics and liked heavy music. Little did I know I was buying what was to become one of my favorite albums of all time...ever!
I can't even describe it. For those of you who are Maggots fans, you know exactly what I mean.
For those of you who are considering this record: If you like B movies, terrible (yet hilarious) acting, good old fashioned punk rock that is well put together, VERY catchy and contains fantastic lyrics, you should buy this record!
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars We'll laugh and sing while we chew on your bones! August 1, 2002
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Format:Audio CD
The "Maggots" album is, I think, the best piece of work the Plasmatics have ever done. It's a concept album that's heavily inspired by sci-fi movies and overlayers loud, nearly chaotic heavy metal with gore and bloodshed. I had actually purchased the album earlier this year, and both the narration of the story and the songs gave me the absolute chills. The story is about how mutant maggots went on a rampage (as a result of a scientific experiment gone horribly wrong), devouring the people of NYC, and increasing in size before finally eating every last living thing on the planet. Every song that's on the album paints an ominous picture of apocalyptic doom. I really don't have a favorite of all the 6 songs on here, but if I had to pick one, it would be "Brain Dead." What's unique about this album is the fact that it originally came out in the year 1987, the year when Poison, Motley Crue, and Guns N'Roses were in heavy rotation on MTV. Yet despite the year of the release, "Maggots" is so far ahead of its time that it may as well have come out in the new millenium. Right now in 2002, there are issues of cloning, terrorism and Armaggedon, and the Plasmatics have sung about that nearly 2 decades before. The Plasmatics will live forever!
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Great Music, Appalling Sound Quality August 2, 2005
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This release of _Maggots:_The_Record_, as put out by Plasmatics Media, was mastered from a worn vinyl record on a cheap turntable. Most of the clicks and pops have been removed, but there's an appalling level of turntable rumble, and sibilants smear the soundstage in the way you'd expect from damaged vinyl and a worn stylus.

The levels jump around from track to track. I don't know if this was a problem with the original recording.

The production sounds dull -- drums and guitars sound as if you're listening behind a blanket. Comparisons to KISS' _Hotter_than_Hell_ come to mind. Still, the lapses in production pale in comparison to the careless job done in procuring a master and transferring it to CD.

It's a shame, because in _Maggots:_The_Record_, there's a really great work of music struggling to get out. Stylistically, it has a maturity (and, obviously, a coherence) that was lacking in some earlier Plasmatics albums. It's about half as long as it should have been, but on the other hand, there's no filler.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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Each Wendy O. album is in its own way a historical breakthrough but if I had to pick the best Maggots: The Record may be the finest achievement. Of course it's way ahead of it's time a poitical satire concept album or 'thrash' opera as some people have called it, no one even knew what to make of it when it was released. The predictions and the lyrics (some of Swenson's finest in a long history of memorable ones) as one reviewer has already well pointed out have a lot to say about the current state of the world. Lyrics like

"soldiers for the DNA, dissidents are put away, dragged off in the dead of night, disappear without a sight
for global peace is what we pray, as long as things are done our way..." (from Brain Dead)

are classic. The production on this is also huge. The drum and other sounds are spectacular. But beyond this the music is awesome, complex, sometimes melodic, sometimes operatic, and often hard thrash, speed metal played and arranged with an astounding virtuosity. The only regrettable part is that because of all the dialogue there's only 6 song trax on the album, but these are every one of them killers, from Brain Dead, to You're a Zombie, Destroyers, Propagators, Day of the Humans is Gone, and Wendy's vocals are completely superb...really at her peak. My only regret is that this was not a double album so we could have had twice the songs.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Metal
Me and my buddies used to listen to this on cassette back in the 80"s. We got a kick out of it again. Good speed metal and slow mosh rock with a funny story.
Published 2 months ago by Chris J. Putnam
5.0 out of 5 stars the album left me feeling a bit 'off' for a couple days. Why Hasnt...
This album is really one for the books. A coherent narrative with good music .
A grisly....GRISLY .. Read more
Published 15 months ago by this(ladies and germs), is my pen name .Pretty cool eh?
5.0 out of 5 stars An under rated band
Man, the Plasmatics NEVER got the recognition they deserved, they actually put out some GREAT music. Read more
Published 16 months ago by Jeffrey A. Harrell
5.0 out of 5 stars pure genius
Far ahead of its' time, Maggots is, for me at least, the finest flower of punk rock. The references to genetic engineering gone wrong and global warming could come from today's... Read more
Published 23 months ago by Kishmei
3.0 out of 5 stars Kudos to you
Geez, I really don't even remember making this thing. I just know that years later when I was working a day job I heard a training video by the same narrator. Small world.
Published on April 17, 2011 by Chris R.
4.0 out of 5 stars The narration is a bit much
I absolutely adore Wendy O Wiliams and I am a hardcore Plasmatics fan but I kinda wish that the narration had been placed in one whole chunk at the end of the disc instead of... Read more
Published on February 13, 2008 by David Pigecella
5.0 out of 5 stars Glad to own it!
I have not had this recording since I was 12!
I am happy to own a copy again!
Just as creepy as I remember it being! :P
Published on July 18, 2007 by D. Mclaughlin
3.0 out of 5 stars Wendy O. Williams - 'Maggots:The Record' (Plasmatics Media)
Believe this lp to have been the last ever 'actual' effort to be put out by Wendy O. and her demented henchmen. 'Maggots: The Record' appear to be a concept album. Read more
Published on March 25, 2005 by Mike Reed
2.0 out of 5 stars Sad but true
I have all the Plasmatics albums and many of the EPs. They are my favorite band of all time. The Plasmatics were by far the most outrageous band of the last century and Wendy was... Read more
Published on December 25, 2002
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