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We're An American Band Original recording remastered


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  • Audio CD (Sept. 1 2008)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Capitol
  • ASIN: B000071WY2
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  LP Record
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (14 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #13,668 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. We're An American Band
2. Stop Lookin' Back
3. Creepin'
4. Black Licorice
5. The Railroad
6. Ain't Got Nobody
7. Walk Like A Man
8. Loneliest Rider
9. Hooray
10. The End
11. Stop Lookin' Back (Acoustic Mix)
12. We're An American Band (2002 Remix)


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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By R. J Schaick on March 2 2003
Format: Audio CD
I once had an argument with a music store manager about Grand Funk Railroad. I accused the band of selling out after Craig Frost joined and took over keyboarding from frontman Mark Farner. The manager I spoke to claimed that the band never sold out. My main rebuttal to this was the album "We're An American Band."
First of all, there's the title track. Drummer Don Brewer's first real attempts at writing music are present on this album, and we can see that they clash with the ideals of Mark Farner. Brewer wanted to write fun pop songs, while Farner wanted to write about society and the natural world. "We're An American Band" is the only song on the album written completely by Don Brewer, and although it has a really kicking beat, lyrically, it's nothing more than an advertisement for the band.
Contrast this to the three songs written by Mark Farner: "Creepin'," "The Railroad," and "Loneliest Rider." We see Farner being himself: analyzing life, society, brotherhood and human spirituality behind a veil of outstanding rock music. He gets a bit more experimental with some songs. "Loneliest Rider" contains a solo on the moog synthesizer, which fits well with the song's context about Western colonization of the New World and the downfall of Native American cultures. During the lengthy bridge solo on "The Railroad," there comes a point where Don Brewer starts beating a kettle drum, slowly at first, and then faster and faster, to mimic a departing train. This is emphasized by some scratchy guitar riffs from Farner, not unlike what Jethro Tull guitarist Martin Barre did in the song "Locomotive Breath.
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By amateur on July 4 2014
Format: Audio CD Verified Purchase
Excellent produit reçu dans les délais et en bon état.
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By gadget lover on Dec 1 2002
Format: Audio CD
It's Grand Funk. What more can I say. They're the best. Period!
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1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By robert kratochwill on April 2 2004
Format: Audio CD
Well, this is about the most underrated group (and album ) in music histoty. I realy love this album. I bought this album when i was...abought 16, and it still one of the greatest rock albums( i'm 41 now).
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By cool j on Jan. 18 2004
Format: Audio CD
THE SOUND QUALITY IS MUCH SHARPER THAN THE 95 RELEASE OF IT. ALL SONGS ARE GREAT.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jo Ann Peters on Nov. 18 2003
Format: Audio CD
This is an excellent album and is definateley necessary to any fan of music from the early 70's. The best song on this album is "The End". The timing is incredible and the keyboard solo is wicked. Grand Funk is definately one of the greatest bands of all time.
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Format: Audio CD
I never would have thought GFR was capable of such melody and twists in their music! The ascending riffs in "Black Licorice" and the slow menacing crawl with an orchestra of "Railroad" are enough to purchase the album. However, the title track is a full-time classic, and "Lonelist Rider" is a darn good song with meaningful lyrics to boot. In short, this is where the harder edge of GFR met with Todd Rundgren's expert hand and together they created an album any Michigan rock fan can be proud of.
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