Maggots: The Record cd cover

The Plasmatics

Maggots: The Record

The Plasmatics split in 1983, but after, two solo albums, Wendy and Rod opted to reunite the band for this record, though minus Richie Stotts, who had his own band he was bust with. "Maggots: The Record" is often called a death-metal opera. The music is very fast and very extreme, and most of the record is dialogue spoken by actors, which tells the tale of a race of giant maggots taking over the earth and destroying humanity. Because Wendy and Rod were conceptual artists, it's impossible to ever really know what the hidden meaning is behind the album.

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Track Listing

  1. Overture
  2. You're a Zombie
  3. Scene 1: White's Apartment
  4. The Day of the Humans is Gone
  5. Scene 2: Central Research Laboratory
  6. Destroyers
  7. Scene 3: White's Apartment/Bruce's bedroom
  8. Brain Dead
  9. Scene 4: White's Apartment/Bruce's bedroom
  10. Propagators
  11. Scene 5: White's bedroom/Fire escape
  12. Finale


VOCALS: Wendy O. Williams
GUITAR: Wes Beech
Michael Ray
BASS: Chris
DRUMS: Ray Callahan
GUESTS: Stellar Axeman
James Gerth
Jeanine P. Morick
Jeff Griglack
Scott Harlan
Tony Marzocco
Suzanne Bedford
Andy Bleiberg
Assorted (human and subhuman) extras


LABEL: W.O.W./Profile
PRODUCED BY: Rod Swenson
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