This album was recorded live and the only overdubs are putting some rhythm guitar where the leads are al of GFRs Terry Knight Produced were done the same way, as fast as possible and No Frills. Or to be more accurate Don playing at the beginning of the note, Mel playing at the end of the note and Mark going wherever he wants with his wild rhythms. This sound made GFR something unique and special and gave them a driven sound that made you feel like your moving.
Don and Mark do great Harmonies and both are excellent lead singers as well. Red Album is a special album every hard rock fan should have in there collection. GFRs sound can't be faked or copied, its something natural to the three musicians. The Bonus tracks are a demo version of Nothing is the same and an extended version of Mr. Limousine Driver and there very cool. Is there someone standing Just out side your door?
RickDC :. Underrated album by GF. Again shows how a band's first album is more interesting than later work. Building my collect of GF's music. Saw then twice in concert which is probably why my hearing is going. Upon the album's release, Live Album was panned by the critics, while becoming commercially successful. The reception of Live Album by music critics upon the album's release were unfavorable. Popular music critic Robert Christgau said of the album "I know they have a great--even grand--audience.
But an audience and a live album aren't the same thing--not the same thing at all". He then gave the album a C- rating. Chrispell also gave the opinion that Grand Funk Railroad were the most popular live act of their time and said that the concerts were powerful.
Despite the massive dislike of the album by music critics, Live Album became very successful in the United States, peaking at No. Grand Funk Railroad.
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Time Machine Into The Sun Mean Mistreater Inside Looking Out These are the important years. Later on I was fortunate to have seen Zeppelin twice and The Who eight times seven times with Keith Moon, before his untimely demise. The cuts on this album is a reminder of where I came from.
I'm grateful that you didn't listen to the critic's, but of course the great ones never do, you continued to work for the fans. Almost forgot to mention that they also did a killer cover of Dave Mason's, Feeling Alright.
Grand Funk Railroad during the Terry Knight years. They had little radio airplay. Yet they sold millions and sold out concert venues. Way before online shopping. Selling out shows in record time. Mark Don and Mel is a collection of their best songs during the Terry Knight years.
I didn't like what Knight did to the boys, but this was Grand Funk's best years. Pioneers of heavy metal music is what some magazines have said about Grand Funk. You can hear it on Paranoid, Inside Looking Out. Pure rock such as Footstompin Music. Mark Don and Mel a true power trio. The actual music on these disc's, did not match the track listing printed on the CD's as well as the Jewel case. The meta-data on disc 1 revealed it is actually the first 7 tracks of their "E Pluribus Funk" album.
Disc 2 meta-data shows this disc to be the first 5 tracks of the "Closer to Home" album. This one proved hard to get hold of, even though it was just reissued last year. When I contacted Iconoclassic to find out why it was so hard to find, they answered "Lots of issues with this album. No matter - they directed me to Amazon, where this album was making one of its sporadic availability appearances, and wisely I snapped it up.
For me, it was worth it, as Grand Funk's power-trio period is covered in good but not exhaustive detail here I'm less crazy about the music they made when Craig Frost joined on keyboards, starting with the Phoenix album.
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Any fan of their early, Terry Knight produced, live shows know that they were powerful events.Reissue producer's note: The song sequence on this CD differs from all previous versions of this album. It has been re-sequenced to correctly reflect the original running order of Grand Funk's show. Made in the EU. Issued in standard jewel case with transparent tray including a 12 page inner booklet.