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  posted on 10/11/2008 at 06:07 AM
i have began listen to this band latley..i think they are very overlooked in the history of rock..they where huge in america..anyone here who likes them?

 

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  posted on 10/11/2008 at 06:17 AM
Love 'em...

Be happy to give you any additional information about them that you'd like. Just PM me...

 

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  posted on 10/11/2008 at 06:31 AM


I like them a lot, especially the early stuff.

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  posted on 10/11/2008 at 06:35 AM
I have all their albums on LP. The best ones are the early ones before Craig Frost joined the band (1969 to 1972). As a power trio they were a little harder rocking, with a unique sound that hasn't been copied by anyone.

The first record I got was CLOSER TO HOME thanks to that giant billboard that stood in Times Square during the summer of 1970. (No I wasn't old enough to see it in person, I saw a photo of it in a book!! But the advertising continued to work). I know that Warren has played "Sin's A Good Man's Brother" with Govt Mule.

My other favorites are SURVIVAL and E PLURIBUS FUNK, as well as the recent live CD 1971 TOUR. I remember playing LIVE ALBUM in my college dorm a lot. "Inside Looking Out" was a favorite. SHININ ON was ok but most people probably got the original LP because of the cool 3-D cover. I still have the glasses attached to the album!!

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  posted on 10/11/2008 at 06:36 AM
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I like them a lot, especially the early stuff.

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Good morning Kenny...

 

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  posted on 10/11/2008 at 06:37 AM
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I like them a lot, especially the early stuff.

Good morning Brothers !


Good morning Kenny...


Looking forward to meeting some friends at the pre show fun today in Atlanta.

I sure wish you was one of them my Brother.

 

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  posted on 10/11/2008 at 06:39 AM
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I have all their albums on LP. The best ones are the early ones before Craig Frost joined the band (1969 to 1972). As a power trio they were a little harder rocking, with a unique sound that hasn't been copied by anyone.

The first record I got was CLOSER TO HOME thanks to that giant billboard that stood in Times Square during the summer of 1970. (No I wasn't old enough to see it in person, I saw a photo of it in a book!! But the advertising continued to work). I know that Warren has played "Sin's A Good Man's Brother" with Govt Mule.

My other favorites are SURVIVAL and E PLURIBUS FUNK, as well as the recent live CD 1971 TOUR. I remember playing LIVE ALBUM in my college dorm a lot. "Inside Looking Out" was a favorite. SHININ ON was ok but most people probably got the original LP because of the cool 3-D cover. I still have the glasses attached to the album!!

[Edited on 10/11/2008 by BarrySmith]



Agree with you on the early stuff being the best. That "junkyard guitar" sound that Mark Farner gets on the early albums is so unique, so gritty, and so "hard rock" in all it's glory that it always bowls me over when I hear it.


My three early faves are Grand Funk (red cover), Survival, and Closer to Home, in that order.

The original Live Album is very good as well....



[Edited on 10/11/2008 by les_paul_sunburst]

 

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My three early faves are Grand Funk (red cover), Survival, and Closer to Home, in that order.

The original Live Album is very good as well....



[Edited on 10/11/2008 by les_paul_sunburst]


Those and "On Time", Hell I liked almost everything they did..LOL !...never got to see them. I saw Farner with "Ringo's All Stars"..but that was nothing like seeing the early Grand Funk.

 

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  posted on 10/11/2008 at 06:50 AM
They are playing tonite in Clearwater Fl. for free at Coachman Park...think I'll go to see who's got the most gray hair. ....saw them open the 1st Atlanta Pop Festival and it should have been the Allman Brothers!

 

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  posted on 10/11/2008 at 06:56 AM
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I like them a lot, especially the early stuff.

Good morning Brothers !


Good morning Kenny...


Looking forward to meeting some friends at the pre show fun today in Atlanta.

I sure wish you was one of them my Brother.


I feel the same my friend....

But I hope you all have a great time, before, during, and after....

 

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  posted on 10/11/2008 at 06:59 AM
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They are playing tonite in Clearwater Fl. for free at Coachman Park...think I'll go to see who's got the most gray hair. ....saw them open the 1st Atlanta Pop Festival and it should have been the Allman Brothers!


Sadly, Mark Farner is no longer with the band. I'm hoping that they still rock for you though....

 

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  posted on 10/11/2008 at 07:00 AM
i saw the behind the music documentary of Grand funk and they where quite a band..i love the song Time machine..

 

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  posted on 10/11/2008 at 07:13 AM
l'm a big fan. Grand Funk was the first concert l went to @ the Yale Bowl in New Haven, Ct. One LP that gets over looked is Good Singing, Good Playing. Frank Zappa produced the LP and he plays on a instrumental song on the album.
 

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  posted on 10/11/2008 at 07:39 AM

I liked "Phoenix" also......

This was a weird, morbid album cover :

 

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  posted on 10/11/2008 at 07:48 AM
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l'm a big fan. Grand Funk was the first concert l went to @ the Yale Bowl in New Haven, Ct. One LP that gets over looked is Good Singing, Good Playing. Frank Zappa produced the LP and he plays on a instrumental song on the album.


Good Singing, Good Playing is an excellent album. I was thrilled when they finally released it on CD a few years back. My vinyl copy was getting a bit worn....

 

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  posted on 10/11/2008 at 08:43 AM
Seen them way back 70 something at our college. hmmm that brings back some memories for sure

 

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  posted on 10/11/2008 at 08:47 AM
I wore that 1st 8 track out!!!!

 

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  posted on 10/11/2008 at 08:48 AM
One of my favorite band's...I wouldn't say they're over-looked..I didg the 1st 2 LP's,the 1st Live Lp & Closer To Home LP a lot...

 

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  posted on 10/11/2008 at 09:19 AM
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One of my favorite band's...I wouldn't say they're over-looked..I didg the 1st 2 LP's,the 1st Live Lp & Closer To Home LP a lot...


DITTO on all counts! I wore out that live album and still enjoy it today. I watched video of them at a pop festival in Cincinnati recently. Mark Farner was a good role model telling the kids not to use drugs (in so many words). These guys were about the music and nothing else. Don Brewer is one of the best drummers I've ever seen.

 

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  posted on 10/11/2008 at 09:41 AM
Not overlooked back in the day but seemingly invisible now...
 

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  posted on 10/11/2008 at 11:11 AM
GFR was my first concert, The Forum in L.A., 1971, I was sixteen. All I can say is, YOU HAD TO HAVE BEEN THERE. In the early days, they were simply one of the greatest and most exciting live acts anywhere. That was the night that really turned me on to live rock 'n' roll and started me going to concerts all the time. That night really changed me.............what more of a compliment can I give a band? If you ever get a chance, get a copy of the VH1 Grand Funk biography which aired probably 15 years back. Led Zeppelin played in Funk's hometown of Flint, Michigan with Grand Funk as opening act. The crowd went so insane over Funk that Zep manager Peter Grant actually shut down the electrical power at the arena so that Funk would have to leave the stage. In the words of Funk drummer Don Brewer, "We blew Zeppelin off the stage."

 

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  posted on 10/11/2008 at 01:07 PM
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I liked "Phoenix" also......


Yeah, I like Phoenix too.
I think thats when they brought Craig Frost
into the band to play Keyboards.
"Caught In The Act" is also a Favorite of mine!




 

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  posted on 10/11/2008 at 01:51 PM
ONe of my favorite bands.

The trio was definitely harder rocking,

didn't get a lot of radio air play until "we're an amercian band" with Todd Rundgren producing them.

I just got a nice reissue of "We're an American Band" with the Stickers and on 180 gram gold vinyl.

I had the stickers on my notebook in High School from the original record, which I had traded for "live Album"

with a boy scout buddy.

 

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  posted on 10/11/2008 at 10:36 PM
I love GFR.I was lucky enough to catch the original lineup in 1997and 98.I was way to young to see them in their early days!

 

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  posted on 10/11/2008 at 10:42 PM
I like Grand Funk too!
 
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