LP-7 / GRAND FUNK - All the girls in the world

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LP-7 / GRAND FUNK - 1974 USA - Vinyl; NM - Cover; EX -------------- Also known as Grand Funk Origin Flint, Michigan, United States Genres Hard rock, blues rock Years active 1969–76, 1981–83, 1996–present ----------------- Studio albums On Time (1969) Grand Funk (1970) Closer To Home (1970) Survival (1971) E Pluribus Funk (1971) Phoenix (1972) We're An American Band (1973) Shinin' On (1974) All the Girls in the World Beware!!! (1974) Born to Die (1976) Good Singin', Good Playin' (1976) Grand Funk Lives (1981) What's Funk? (1983) ----------------- Formation (1969) Originally a trio, the band was formed in 1969 by Mark Farner (guitar, vocals) and Don Brewer (drums, vocals) from Terry Knight and the Pack, and Mel Schacher (bass) from Question Mark & the Mysterians; Knight soon became the band's manager, as well as naming the band as a play on words for the Grand Trunk Western Railroad, a well-known rail line in Michigan. First achieving recognition at the 1969 Atlanta Pop Festival, the band was signed by Capitol Records. After a raucous, well-received set on the first day of the festival, the group was asked back to play at the Second Atlanta Pop Festival the following year. Patterned after hard rock power trios such as Cream, the band, with Terry Knight's marketing savvy, developed its own popular style. In August 1969 the band released its first album titled On Time, which sold over one million copies, and was awarded a gold record in 1970.[4] In February 1971 a second album, Grand Funk (aka "The Red Album"), was awarded gold status.[4] Despite critical pans and a lack of airplay, the group's first six albums (five studio releases and one live album) were quite successful. Early 1970s The hit single "I'm Your Captain (Closer to Home)", from the album Closer to Home, released in 1970, was considered stylistically representative of Terry Knight and the Pack's recordings. In 1970 Knight launched an intensive advertising campaign to promote the album Closer To Home. That album was certified multi-platinum despite a lack of critical approval.[4] The band spent $100,000 on a New York Times Square billboard to advertise Closer to Home.[5] By 1971, Grand Funk equalled the Beatles' Shea Stadium attendance record but sold out the venue in just 72 hours whereas the Beatles concert took a couple of weeks to sell out. [6] Following Closer To Home, Live Album was also released in 1970, and was another gold disc recipient.[4] Survival and E Pluribus Funk were both released in 1971. E Pluribus Funk celebrated the Shea Stadium show with an embossed depiction of the stadium on the album cover's reverse. By late 1971 the band was concerned with Knight's managerial style and fiscal responsibility. This growing dissatisfaction led Grand Funk Railroad to fire Knight in early 1972. Knight sued for breach of contract, which resulted in a protracted legal battle. At one point Knight repossessed the band's gear before a gig at Madison Square Garden. In VH1's Behind the Music Grand Funk Railroad episode, Knight stated that the original contract would have run out in about three months, and that the smart decision for the band would have been to just wait out the time.[7] However, at that moment the band felt they had no choice but to continue and fight for the rights to their career and name. In 1972 Grand Funk Railroad added Craig Frost on keyboards full-time. Originally they had attempted to attract Peter Frampton, late of Humble Pie; however Frampton was not available, due to signing a solo-record deal with A&M Records. The addition of Frost, however, was a stylistic shift from Grand Funk's original garage-band based rock & roll roots to a more rhythm & blues/pop-rock-oriented style. With the new lineup, Grand Funk released Phoenix, its sixth album of original music, in 1972.[8] To refine Grand Funk's sound, the band secured veteran musician Todd Rundgren as a producer. Their two most successful albums and two No. 1 hit singles resulted: the Don Brewer-penned "We're an American Band" (from We're an American Band) and "The Loco-Motion" (from Shinin' On, written by Carole King and Gerry Goffin and originally recorded by Little Eva). The album We're an American Band topped out at No. 2 on the charts. "We're an American Band" was Grand Funk's first No. 1 hit, followed by Brewer's #19 hit "Walk Like a Man". 1974's "The Loco-Motion" was Grand Funk's second chart-topping single, followed by Brewer's #11 hit "Shinin' On". The band continued touring the U.S., Europe, and Japan.[9] Mid 1970s In 1974 Grand Funk re-engaged Jimmy Ienner as producer and reverted to using their full name: "Grand Funk Railroad". The band released the album All the Girls in the World Beware!!!, which depicted the band member's heads superimposed on the bodies of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Franco Columbu. This album spawned the band's last two top ten hits, "Some Kind of Wonderful" and "Bad Time". Although they were highly successful in the mid-1970s, tensions mounted within the band due to personal issues, burn-out, and disputes over musical direction. Despite these issues, Grand Funk forged ahead. Needing two more albums to complete their record deal with Capitol, Grand Funk embarked on a major tour and decided to record a double live album, Caught in the Act. The double album should have fulfilled the contract with Capitol; however, because it contained previously released material, Capitol requested an additional album to complete Grand Funk's contractual obligation. While pressures between the band members still existed, the members agreed to move forward and complete one more album for Capitol to avoid legalities similar to the ones that they endured with Terry Knight in 1972. The band recorded Born to Die and agreed not to release any information regarding their impending breakup in 1976.[10] However, Grand Funk found new life via interest by Frank Zappa in producing


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LP-723 / Grand Funk Railroad - 1969 USA Vinyl: VG - Cover; VG ( sidesplitt/ avispaircover )

LP-2188 / GRAND FUNK - We`re An American Band

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LP-2188 / GRAND FUNK - We`re An American Band