Grand Funk Railroad - Live ? The 1971 Tour

Year of Release: 2002
Label: Capitol Records
Catalog Number: 39501
Format: CD
Total Time: 76:52:00

This was Grand Funk Railroad at their very raunchiest and most simplified. They were a power trio that played working man's rock and roll, and their fans loved them for it. The 1971 tour featured a group at its peak with plenty of music from studio recordings to please their audience. The songs on this CD are taken from different shows that they played that year.

"T.N.U.C." is a marathon rocker with Don Brewer playing an extended drum solo; he does a great job getting the fans all sweaty and pumped up. "Inside Looking Out," which is another extended jam session, is dedicated to all the pot smokers, except I don't think the faithful realized what Mark was really singing about, although it doesn't seem to matter, as everyone is having a good time rocking out. At one point during the concert their manager Terry Knight, asked the person that swiped Mark's wah-wah pedal to return it and they would give it back to them after the show, otherwise they wouldn't be able to do their encore, so the thief gives it up and the show goes on. There is always more than just the music to absorb at a live event if you really want to listen.

This is a great memento for those of you they may have been at any of these concerts in 1971, and it's a helluva a lot of fun if ya weren't. This is kick as rock 'n' roll played the way it's supposed to be. So are you ready? Come and get it while it's hot.

Intro (Also Sprach Zarathustra) (1:39) / Are You Ready (3:11) / Footstompin' Music - (5:24) / Paranoid (6:03) / I'm Your Captain (5:48) / Hooked On Love (2:45) / Get It Together (2:46) / T.N.U.C. (17:12) / Inside Looking Out (15:30) / Gimmie Shelter (8:44) / Into The Sun (9:50)

Mark Farner - organ, guitar, harp, vocals
Don Brewer - percussion, drums, vocals
Mel Schacher - bass

Grand Funk (The Red Album) (1969/1981/1996/1999/2002)
On Time (1969/1981/1996/2002)
Closer to Home (1970/1981/1994/19999/2002)
Live Album (1970/1997/2002)
E Pluribus Funk (1971/1995/2002)
Survival (1971/1996/1999/2002)
Mark, Don And Mel 1969-1971 (1972/1990)
Phoenix (1972/1998)
We're An American Band (1973/1996/1999/2002)
All The Girls In The World Beware!!! (1974/1997)
Shinin' On (1974/1992/1997)
Caught In The Act (1975/1995)
Born To Die (1976)
Good Singin' Good Playin' (1976/1999)
Grand Funk Hits (1976)
Grand Funk Lives (1981)
What's Funk? (1983)
Capitol Collectors Series (1991)
More Of The Best (1991)
The Collection (1992)
Bosnia (1997)
Thirty Years Of Funk 1969-1999 (Anthology 3 CD Box Set) (1999)
Live - The 1971 Tour (2002)

Genre: Rock

Origin US

Added: July 16th 2002
Reviewer: Keith "Muzikman" Hannaleck
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Language: english


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