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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 9:10 pm 
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Inside Looking Out is one of the all time great rock songs. In my humble opinion. I will look for link to post.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 15, 2013 9:42 pm 
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One of the best live acts ever and the only band to get Led Zepplin boo'd off stage... :smoke:


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 Post subject: Re: Grand Funk Thread
PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 3:37 am 
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They must have been a great live act, because their albums were mediocre at best. That I'm Your Captain song is horrible.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 6:26 am 
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C'mon cal, I bet you liked it the first few hundred thousand "I'm Getting Closer to My Hooooooooooommmmmmeee"s.

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 Post subject: Re: Grand Funk Thread
PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 7:09 am 
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The first time I heard it, maybe. MAYBE.

My favorite GFR songs are Footstompin' Music and All The Girls In The World Beware.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 9:03 am 
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Inside Looking Out-live '69
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0x6chChxzV0

Mark Farner on the breakup of GFR
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1qGNbuh-eA

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 Post subject: Re: Grand Funk Thread
PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 9:17 am 
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For the last half of the '60s, I lived in Trinidad, W.I. Musically, it was "Island" music, a.m. radio, and my Beatles and Monkees records.
We moved back to civilization in early 1970. The first album I bought, after getting back :wink: , was the new "Let It Be" box. Then....one day, while looking through the records at the local Dutch Boy supermarket, I found a 2-disc album for the price of a single album ($4.99). I bought it solely because it was such a bargain. It was "Grand Funk Live". First time I heard metal, and learned to play music LOUD! "Inside Looking Out" determined my musical taste for the next year, or so....then I heard "In the Court of the Crimson King". But, that is another story!



BTW, Cal, I got my copy of the "Closer to Home" album (I'm Your Captain) for free. A classmate told me listened to it once, and was going to use it as an ashtray, or something. So I had him give it to me instead.

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 Post subject: Re: Grand Funk Thread
PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 1:34 pm 
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Milton Bradley wrote:
Inside Looking Out-live '69
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0x6chChxzV0

Mark Farner on the breakup of GFR
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q1qGNbuh-eA


That's what I'm talking about!


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 Post subject: Re: Grand Funk Thread
PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 4:03 pm 
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just plain doug wrote:
For the last half of the '60s, I lived in Trinidad, W.I. Musically, it was "Island" music, a.m. radio, and my Beatles and Monkees records.
We moved back to civilization in early 1970. The first album I bought, after getting back :wink: , was the new "Let It Be" box. Then....one day, while looking through the records at the local Dutch Boy supermarket, I found a 2-disc album for the price of a single album ($4.99). I bought it solely because it was such a bargain. It was "Grand Funk Live". First time I heard metal, and learned to play music LOUD! "Inside Looking Out" determined my musical taste for the next year, or so....then I heard "In the Court of the Crimson King". But, that is another story!



BTW, Cal, I got my copy of the "Closer to Home" album (I'm Your Captain) for free. A classmate told me listened to it once, and was going to use it as an ashtray, or something. So I had him give it to me instead.




Maybe Cal was your classmate... :mrgreen:


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 Post subject: Re: Grand Funk Thread
PostPosted: Wed Jan 16, 2013 4:45 pm 
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Plook wrote:
just plain doug wrote:
For the last half of the '60s, I lived in Trinidad, W.I. Musically, it was "Island" music, a.m. radio, and my Beatles and Monkees records.
We moved back to civilization in early 1970. The first album I bought, after getting back :wink: , was the new "Let It Be" box. Then....one day, while looking through the records at the local Dutch Boy supermarket, I found a 2-disc album for the price of a single album ($4.99). I bought it solely because it was such a bargain. It was "Grand Funk Live". First time I heard metal, and learned to play music LOUD! "Inside Looking Out" determined my musical taste for the next year, or so....then I heard "In the Court of the Crimson King". But, that is another story!



BTW, Cal, I got my copy of the "Closer to Home" album (I'm Your Captain) for free. A classmate told me listened to it once, and was going to use it as an ashtray, or something. So I had him give it to me instead.



Maybe Cal was your classmate... :mrgreen:


C'mon man, I'm not that old!

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I remember my first band in 1972 used to play 'Into the Sun' (probably 'cos it was an easy one to play)
I dig 'Good Singin' Good Playin'' 'cos of Frank's production & playing, although I remember the vinyl
sounding better than the CD. 'Pass it Around' is a fave, I like Mark's singing and the feel


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 Post subject: Re: Grand Funk Thread
PostPosted: Mon Jan 21, 2013 11:30 pm 
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Gotta love good 'ol Michigan rock and roll. Grand Funks good, but the band I like even more, and had the honor and priveledge to open for their last concert performance ever in Alpena is The Frost with Dick Wagner.

Check 'em out...

http://acerecords.co.uk/frost-music

http://tsururadio.com/2011/03/something ... lvet-blog/


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