Re: ...Grand Funk - 'Good Singin' Good Playin'
Posted by: Terry K. ()
Date: April 15, 2012 01:56AM

NOW you're talkin' my language here! LOL This is THEE band that hooked me completely way back in the day. Farner's soaring,soulfull & crystal clear tenor,Don Brewer's incredible drumming skills aND great voice his ownself,and Mel Schacher's awesome bottom end bass riffing! They were never a radio friendly band i the early years,but those were the GREAT years! America's numero uno concert draw & our own 'power trio'. They sold out Shea Stadium WAY faster than The Beatles--only took them 3 days. I believe it took the FAb four a couple weeks or so. Still--radio did NOT catch on to their bluesy hard rock style until they became more accessable with We're An American Band. From there--they kept writing more commercially,and added the ingfamous covers along the way (Locomotion,Some Kinda Wonderful) that were HUGE hits. But they sold their souls for commercialism,and by then were a pretty different band musically. Only later on did I 'rediscover' the magic of those later albums when they got remastered on cd. Still can't take much of the mentioned 'All The Girls...' album. Yuk--WAY too commercial,IMO. but Good Singin' Good Playin' is a great call. TRy their final one as well (before reformed ones anyway,which are just so-so),titled 'Born To Die'. Damn fine album indeed,and sounds killer remastered! but I'd recommend ANY of the early albums; On Time, Grand Funk (Red Album), Closer To Home,Survival, and E Pluribus Funk. Farner's voice is undenyably one of the very best rock voices eVER recorded. And the guy was THEE precursor of any & every live rock performer that puts on a great show--he was 'THe Man' in concert! cheers, T

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