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According to legend, George Clinton, under the influence of LSD, told Eddie Hazel to play the first half of the song like his mother had just died and to play the second half as if he had found out she was alive … Though several other musicians began the track playing, Clinton soon realized the power of Hazel’s solo and faded them out so that the focus would be on Hazel’s guitar. Critics have described the solo as “lengthy, mind-melting” and the ending as “an emotional apocalypse of sound.”
Update: I just found out George Clinton is from Plainfield, NJ. Just goes to show you how devoid of culture the state is when it adopts Bon Jovi as its favorite son over George Clinton.
The original (kinda, seems to have been copied a bunch) : Napoleon Crossing the Alps by Jacques-Louis David, 1801.
Napoleon Leading the Army over the Alps by Kehinde Wiley, 2005 – you can see this at the Brooklyn Museum (although for some reason I remember the background being completely different).