Back to School (Mini Maggit)

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"Back to School (Mini Maggit)"
Single by Deftones
from the album White Pony (re-release)
Released March 12, 2001
Format CD
Length 3:57
Label Maverick
Writer(s) Stephen Carpenter, Chi Cheng, Abe Cunningham, Chino Moreno
Producer(s) Terry Date
Deftones singles chronology
"Change (In the House of Flies)"
"Back to School (Mini Maggit)"
"Digital Bath"
Deftones chronology
White Pony
Back to School (Mini Maggit)
Alternative cover
EP edition cover

"Back to School (Mini Maggit)" is a song composed by the American alternative metal band Deftones. It is an altered version of the song "Pink Maggit" from the band's 2000 album White Pony. Shortly after the album's initial release, in a contentious move by the band's label, Maverick Records, it was re-released with "Back to School (Mini Maggit)" added on. The song's style has been described as nu metal[1][2][3] as well as rap rock.[4]

"Back to School (Mini Maggit)" was released as both a single and as an EP package; the single was released shortly before the EP.

Vocalist Chino Moreno: "This album right here [the White Pony re-release] is not the album that we turned in to the label. As far as we're concerned, the first edition was the record. Done. Then, they talked us into re-releasing it with another song on it, and it's not like I'm against the song or whatever, but I liked the sequence we had when we first turned it in. When this version came out, a little part inside all of us felt like: 'Fuck! We just totally compromised.' And I know that a lot of our fans felt bad about it too."[5]

The band also specifically regretted the presence of "Back to School" on the re-release of the album, as Moreno stated in an interview with German rock magazine Visions: "'Back to School' was a mistake. A calculated song, that had been built up with only one aim in mind: It should be a single. ... 'Back to School' was released because I was an idiot. I wanted to prove something [to the record company]. Months later, after White Pony was released, they wanted us to do a new version of "Pink Maggit". They said we lost our heaviness, and there were no more singles on the album. First, I wanted to stick this idea up my ass, but then I thought: 'I'm gonna show those fuckers how easy it is to create a hit-single.' And so I rapped a hip hop part on that song, we shortened it and half an hour later, the hit-single was ready to roll on."[6]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Length
1. "Back to School (Mini Maggit)"   3:57
2. "Nosebleed (Live)"   4:21
3. "Teething (Live)"   3:10
No. Title Length
1. "Back to School (Mini Maggit)"   3:57
2. "Feiticeira (Live)"   3:10
3. "Back to School (Mini Maggit) (Live)"   3:57
4. "Nosebleed (Live)"   4:21
5. "Teething (Live)"   3:10
6. "Change (In the House of Flies) (Acoustic)"   4:59
7. "Pink Maggit"   7:32
8. "White Pony EPK (Short Version)"   8:35


  1. ^ James, Richard (August 5, 2014). "17 Tracks That Justify Your Secret Love of Nu Metal". BuzzFeed. Retrieved June 22, 2016. 
  2. ^ "The Ultimate Nu Metal Mixtape". Kerrang!.  (November 10th, 2014)
  3. ^ "26 Nu Metal Workout Songs".  May 28th, 2015. Retrieved on September 8th, 2015
  4. ^ "The Top 20 Deftones Songs". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved 16 April 2016. 
  5. ^ [1] Archived April 23, 2006, at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ - It's all about the deftones