A popular take on the band during its heyday was that, although the critics hated them, audiences loved them. The band's name is a play on words of the Grand Trunk Railroad, a railroad line that ran through the band's home town of Flint, Michigan.
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Verified Purchase. Great compilation from a Album) group. I've always been a Grand Funk fan, but I have to say this is one of my new favorites. Born to Die is the most underrated GFR album by a long shot.
Also many of the newer fans were into the hits and expecting more HITS. With Born to Die instead of a pop type album we received a very sophisticated hard rock album; and one which may very well be Album) best. This CD is 24 bit digitally remasterred and sounds fantastic, it is also the first time Born to Die has been released on CD besides the pirated ones out of Russia anywhere.
The album great from start to finish. Born to die the title track is about Mark Farner's Vocals, Guitar cousin who died in a motorcycle accident. Dues is a Don Brewer Vocals Drums composition and he sings the lead about searching for things spiritual and finding hypocrites. Sally is a silly Love Song and attempted to be the HIT from this album, it really did not fit the theme of this album, but it is not a bad song.
I Fell For Your Love another Don Brewer song is probably GFRs most sophisticated song in there History, it is about how the lifestyle of a "rock 'n' roll star" can only lead to half a love. Take me a Don brewer Song is a hard rocker in the vain of Shinin On and the songs on that album. Next comes Love is Dyin; a lost love song sang wonderfully by Don Brewer and maybe an indecation of the coming break up of GFR and it has a great lead guitar solo by Mark Farner.
Another political song called Politician is next and the album originally ended up with Good Things a Mark Farner song sang in Falsato. The CD also includes two bonus tracks, one is a rehearsal version of Genevieve and another is an unreleased song called Bear Naked Woman, which is an 8 bar blues song, recorded in rehearsal.
Both bonus tracks rock. That egregious oversight has thankfully now been Genevieve - Grand Funk Railroad - Born To Die (CD, as the Capitol GFR Remasters series has just finished releasing its entire catalog of this band in pristine-sounding editions. It consists of all-original tunes, and the playing is consistently fine throughout. Every one of the 10 tunes on this album is a gem of melody, lyric and playing.
The album also features the tune "Genevieve," one of GFR's very rare instrumentals, and another cooker. Farner's "Politician" not to be confused with the Cream song of the same name is as relevant today as when it first appeared in And then there's the album's title tune, which Farner wrote following the passing of his cousin in a biking accident.
This one starts off stately and dirgelike, but soon builds to some more searing Farner guitarwork. But best of all--for me, anyway--is that "Dues" number. I hate using that overused word, but the finale of "Dues" is just awesome in its intensity.
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