History Music / GrandFunkRailroad

19th Jan '16 10:41:22 AM Mdumas43073
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Reunion attempts were initially unsuccessful, resulting in Mark Farner quitting the band in favour of his solo career as a ChristianRock artist. He was replaced by former .38Special vocalist Max Carl and Music/{{KISS}} guitarist Bruce Kulick, with whom the group continues to tour.

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Reunion attempts were initially unsuccessful, resulting in Mark Farner quitting the band in favour of his solo career as a ChristianRock artist. He was replaced by former .38Special 38 Special vocalist Max Carl and Music/{{KISS}} guitarist Bruce Kulick, with whom the group continues to tour.
19th Jan '16 10:40:28 AM Mdumas43073
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19th Jan '16 10:40:03 AM Mdumas43073
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** They reached #3 with "Some Kind of Wonderful", originally a minor hit by the obscure '60s R&B group Soul Brothers Six.

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** They reached #3 with "Some Kind of Wonderful", originally a minor hit by the obscure '60s R&B group Soul Brothers Six.
19th Jan '16 10:39:00 AM Mdumas43073
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!!! Discography:

* ''On Time'' (1969)
* ''Grand Funk'' (1969)
* ''Closer to Home'' (1970)
* ''Live Album'' (1970) - [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin live album]]
* ''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)
* ''Caught in the Act'' (1975) - live album
* ''Born to Die'' (1976)
* ''Good Singin', Good Playin''' (1976)
* ''Grand Funk Lives'' (1981)
* ''What's Funk?'' (1983)
* ''Bosnia'' (1997) - live album
* ''Live: The 1971 Tour'' (2002) - live album



* CoverVersion: Their second number one hit was a cover of "The Loco-Motion" (written by Carole King), which had previously occupied the top position as a version by Little Eva.

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* CoverVersion: Their second number one #1 hit was a cover of "The Loco-Motion" (written by Carole King), Music/CaroleKing), which had previously occupied the top position as in a 1962 version by Little Eva.Eva.
** They reached #3 with "Some Kind of Wonderful", originally a minor hit by the obscure '60s R&B group Soul Brothers Six.
19th Jan '16 10:30:30 AM Mdumas43073
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-->'''[[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Homer Simpson]]'''

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-->'''[[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons -->--'''[[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Homer Simpson]]'''
19th Jan '16 10:29:14 AM Mdumas43073
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One of the most popular American rock bands of TheSeventies, Grand Funk Railroad was formed in 1969 by Mark Farner (co-lead vocals, lead guitar, keyboards), Don Brewer (co-lead vocals, drums) and Mel Schacher (bass guitar). Hailing from Michigan, they took their name from the state's famous Grand Trunk Railroad rail line.

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One of the most popular American rock bands of TheSeventies, Grand '''Grand Funk Railroad Railroad''' was formed in 1969 by Mark Farner (co-lead vocals, lead guitar, keyboards), Don Brewer (co-lead vocals, drums) and Mel Schacher (bass guitar). Hailing from Michigan, they took their name from the state's famous Grand Trunk Railroad rail line.



* PunBasedTitle: Named after their state's Grand Trunk Railroad.

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* PunBasedTitle: PunnyName: Named after their state's Grand Trunk Railroad.
21st Apr '14 5:32:06 PM BadSplice
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->''"You kids don't know Grand Funk? The wild shirtless lyrics of Mark Farner? The bong-rattling bass of Mel Schacher? The competent drumwork of Don Brewer? Oh, man!"''

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->''"You kids don't know Grand Funk? The wild shirtless lyrics of Mark Farner? The bong-rattling bass of Mel Schacher? [[DamnedByFaintPraise The competent drumwork of Don Brewer? Brewer?]] Oh, man!"''
19th Aug '13 12:02:06 PM JIKTV
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Notably, they're [[TheSimpsons Homer Simpson's]] favourite band.

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Notably, they're [[TheSimpsons Homer Simpson's]] Simpson's favourite band.



!!Tropes associated with Grand Funk include:

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!!Tropes associated with Grand Funk include:
!!! "Grand Trope Railroad":



* SignatureSong: "We're An American Band", which supposedly arose from an argument
19th Apr '13 8:53:29 AM Prfnoff
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* AGoodNameForARockBand: Named after their state's Grand Trunk Railroad.


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* PunBasedTitle: Named after their state's Grand Trunk Railroad.
20th Jul '12 12:19:04 PM MarkLungo
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->''You kids don't know Grand Funk? The wild shirtless lyrics of Mark Farner? The bong-rattling bass of Mel Schacher? The competent drumwork of Don Brewer? Oh, man!''
-->[[TheSimpsons Homer Simpson]]

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->''You ->''"You kids don't know Grand Funk? The wild shirtless lyrics of Mark Farner? The bong-rattling bass of Mel Schacher? The competent drumwork of Don Brewer? Oh, man!''
-->[[TheSimpsons
man!"''
-->'''[[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons
Homer Simpson]]
Simpson]]'''



Earning [[CriticalDissonance massive popularity at the expense of critical derision]] with their [[HardRock hard-edged]] BluesRock style, the group shifted millions of records, scored two number one singles on the Billboard Hot 100 ("We're An American Band" and "The Loco-Motion") and even broke the attendance record at Shea Stadium set by TheBeatles. However, [[CreativeDifferences disputes within the band]], ExecutiveMeddling and burn-out resulting from their touring schedule took their toll on Grand Funk, who decided to call it a day in 1976.

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Earning [[CriticalDissonance massive popularity at the expense of critical derision]] with their [[HardRock hard-edged]] BluesRock style, the group shifted millions of records, scored two number one singles on the Billboard Hot 100 ("We're An American Band" and "The Loco-Motion") and even broke the attendance record at Shea Stadium set by TheBeatles.Music/TheBeatles. However, [[CreativeDifferences disputes within the band]], ExecutiveMeddling and burn-out resulting from their touring schedule took their toll on Grand Funk, who decided to call it a day in 1976.



* CoverVersion: Their second number one hit was a cover of "The Loco-Motion" (written by Carole King), which had previously occupied the top position as a version by the {{Motown}} artist Little Eva.

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* CoverVersion: Their second number one hit was a cover of "The Loco-Motion" (written by Carole King), which had previously occupied the top position as a version by the {{Motown}} artist Little Eva.
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