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[[caption-width-right:320:Original lineup of Grand Funk Railroad. Left to right: Don Brewer, Mel Schacher, and Mark Farner.]]



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-->-- '''[[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Homer Simpson]]'''

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-->-- '''[[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Homer Simpson]]'''
'''Homer Simpson''', ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'', [[Recap/TheSimpsonsS7E24Homerpalooza "Homerpalooza"]]


** Their cover of "Inside Looking Out" is 10 minutes, but live versions could go as long as 16 minutes.

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** Their cover of "Inside Looking Out" is 10 minutes, but live versions could go as long as 16 minutes. The 9:31 single version is the longest 7" ever to make the UK Top 40.


** They reached #3 with "Some Kind of Wonderful", originally a minor hit by the '60s R&B group Soul Brothers Six.

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** The band was known to do a few covers, including "Inside Looking Out" (Music/TheAnimals) and "Gimme Shelter" (Music/RollingStones).
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They reached #3 with "Some Kind of Wonderful", originally a minor hit by the '60s R&B group Soul Brothers Six.


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** Their cover of "Inside Looking Out" is 10 minutes, but live versions could go as long as 16 minutes.


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* OdeToIntoxication: Their cover of "Inside Looking Out" changes the lyrics to include lots of marijuana references.


* NonIndicativeName: Not actually a {{funk}} band. However, they did have a few tracks that could loosely be described as falling into the [[FunkRock funk rock]] category (e.g. their cover of "Inside Looking Out" by Music/TheAnimals).

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* NonIndicativeName: Not actually a {{funk}} band. However, they did have a few tracks that could loosely be described as falling into the [[FunkRock funk rock]] category genre (e.g. their cover of "Inside Looking Out" by Music/TheAnimals).


* NonIndicativeName: Not actually a {{funk}} band.

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* NonIndicativeName: Not actually a {{funk}} band. However, they did have a few tracks that could loosely be described as falling into the [[FunkRock funk rock]] category (e.g. their cover of "Inside Looking Out" by Music/TheAnimals).


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), with Craig Frost (organ) joining the band by the time they had their biggest hits. Hailing from Michigan, they took their name from the Grand Trunk Railway that operated in the state.

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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), with Craig Frost (organ) joining the band by the time they had their biggest hits. Hailing from Michigan, they took their name from the Grand Trunk Railway railroad that operated in the state.


-->--'''[[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Homer Simpson]]'''

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), with Craig Frost (organ) joining the band by the time they had their biggest hits. Hailing from Michigan, they took their name from the state's famous Grand Trunk Railroad rail line.

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-->--'''[[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons -->-- '''[[WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons Homer Simpson]]'''

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), with Craig Frost (organ) joining the band by the time they had their biggest hits. Hailing from Michigan, they took their name from the state's famous Grand Trunk Railroad rail line.
Railway that operated in the state.


* RecordProducer: ''Good Singin', Good Playin''' was produced by Creator/FrankZappa, one of his few production gigs outside of his musical entourage. In fact, Zappa approached the band, who technically had broken up, to offer his services and they agreed to get back together just to work with him.

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* RecordProducer: ''Good Singin', Good Playin''' was produced by Creator/FrankZappa, Music/FrankZappa, one of his few production gigs outside of his musical entourage. In fact, Zappa approached the band, who technically had broken up, to offer his services and they agreed to get back together just to work with him.


* RecordProducer: ''Good Singin', Good Playin''' was produced by Creator/FrankZappa, one of his few production gigs outside of his musical entourage.

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* RecordProducer: ''Good Singin', Good Playin''' was produced by Creator/FrankZappa, one of his few production gigs outside of his musical entourage. In fact, Zappa approached the band, who technically had broken up, to offer his services and they agreed to get back together just to work with him.

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* RecordProducer: ''Good Singin', Good Playin''' was produced by Creator/FrankZappa, one of his few production gigs outside of his musical entourage.


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!!! "Grand Trope Railroad":

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!!! "Grand !! Grand Trope Railroad":
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* EpicRocking: "I'm Your Captain[=/=]Closer To Home"

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* EpicRocking: "I'm Your Captain[=/=]Closer To Home"Home", clocking in at just over 10 minutes.


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* SiameseTwinSongs: Are "I'm Your Captain" and "Closer to Home" separate songs that are performed together? Or is "Closer to Home" just the final movement of "I'm Your Captain"? Or is "I'm Your Captain" the first movement of a song called "Closer to Home"? They've changed their minds on this several times over the years.


* ShirtlessScene: Mark Farner rarely wore a shirt on stage and if he did, he'd usually rip it off during the show.



* TheBandMinusTheFace: Since 2000, when Mark Farner departed and the band chose to continue without him.

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* TheBandMinusTheFace: Since 2000, when Mark Farner departed and was fired from the band chose to continue without him.band.


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 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).guitar), with Craig Frost (organ) joining the band by the time they had their biggest hits. Hailing from Michigan, they took their name from the state's famous Grand Trunk Railroad rail line.

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