Commentary (music and lyrics not included). Chapters: Grand Funk
Railroad Discography, Thirty Years of Funk: 1969-1999, We're an
American Band, Good Singin', Good Playin', Classic Masters, Caught
in the Act, on Time, Closer to Home, Live Album, Grand Funk Hits,
Shinin' On, E Pluribus Funk, Survival, All the Girls in the World
Beware , Born to Die, Phoenix, Bosnia, Mark, Don and Mel: 1969-71,
Grand Funk Lives, Greatest Hits, Capitol Collectors Series, What's
Funk?, Live: the 1971 Tour, Monumental Funk. Source: Wikipedia.
Pages: 65. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes
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Singin', Good Playin' is the final 1970s album by Grand Funk
Railroad, released by MCA Records (MCA 2216) in 1976. The band had
actually broken up, but after Frank Zappa expressed interest in
producing an album for them, they managed to reassemble for one
more attempt to regain a high chart position, which had become
elusive as pop music became increasingly dominated by disco.
Recorded in 1976 for MCA Records, this album showed freshness and
sheer dynamics, including a guest performance by Zappa himself.
Although the pairing of pop stars Grand Funk and the esoteric Zappa
seemed bizarre, Grand Funk drummer Don Brewer said, "His whole
viewpoint on what rock and roll is all about is basically the same
as ours.... Keep it as simple as possible and really bring the
balls out of this thing." Zappa said, "All I did was in a
documentary way make a record which tells you exactly what they
really sound like. For the first time on record you can hear Grand
Funk Railroad ... and they're fantastic, fan-tastic with an F three
times taller than you " In spite of all this, or maybe because of
it, Grand Funk decided on the first day of overdubs to split up
again, although Zappa stayed up until 4 AM trying to talk them out
of it. ...http: //booksllc.net/?id=19165646
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