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Songs By Grand Funk Railroad
On The Acoustic

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Welcome aspiring guitarists and fellow music enthusiasts to my songs by Grand Funk Railroad page! Whether you're a seasoned player or just picking up the guitar, you've landed on the perfect platform to explore the timeless sounds of Grand Funk Railroad.

My webpage is designed to be your go-to destination for learning four iconic Grand Funk Railroad songs on the acoustic guitar. Dive into free demo covers, access chord sheets in convenient PDF format, and embark on a musical journey with "I Can Feel Him In The Morning," "Locomotion," "Some Kind Of Wonderful," and the classic anthem "We're An American Band." The strings are your canvas, and I'm here to guide you through these legendary tunes.

Who Is Grand Funk?

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Grand Funk Railroad, often known as Grand Funk, is an American rock band that emerged in the late 1960s. The band achieved widespread success and popularity during the early 1970s. Some of their notable hits include songs like "We're an American Band," "Some Kind of Wonderful," and "I'm Your Captain (Closer to Home)."

Grand Funk Railroad was known for its energetic and hard-rocking sound, and they became one of the prominent rock acts of their time. The band's lineup included Mark Farner (guitar, vocals), Don Brewer (drums, vocals), and Mel Schacher (bass). They had a significant impact on the rock music scene of the era and remain recognized for their contributions to classic rock.

Mark Farner, the guitarist and vocalist of Grand Funk Railroad, left the band in the mid-1970s. There were tensions and disagreements within the band, particularly between Farner and the other members. In 1972, Grand Funk Railroad went on hiatus, and during that time, Farner released a solo album titled "Mark Farner" in 1977.

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Songs By Grand Funk Railroad
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1. Bad Time

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Bad Time is a song written by Mark Farner and sung by Grand Funk. It became really popular, reaching number 4 on the Billboard Hot 100 in June 1975. You can find it on their album from 1974 called All the Girls in the World Beware!!!

The song was made with the help of producer Jimmy Ienner and arranger Tony Camillo. It was the group's fourth big hit, and it was the last one to make it to the Top 10 on the charts. It was also the last time they had a song in the Top 40 in the U.S.

After "Bad Time" came out, the group changed their name back to Grand Funk Railroad. Later, in 1995, The Jayhawks made their own version of the song, putting it on their album Tomorrow the Green Grass. It got to number 40 on the UK Singles Chart.

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2. I Can Feel Him In The Morning

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I Can Feel Him In The Morning is from the 1971 album E Pluribus Funk. This song was written by Mark Farner but the track was never released as a single and wasn't played often in live concerts.

The album "E Pluribus Funk" featured a die-cut cover shaped like a silver coin. The inside of the cover showed a photo of the band with a fan's tribute message.

There was no music video produced for this song.

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3. Locomotion

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Locomotion has been recorded by several artists including GFR but they did not write the song.

It was actually written by Carole King and Gerry Goffin. The track can be found on their 1974 album Shinin On and was released as a single, reaching No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States.

This number was played in live concerts and you can view several performances on Youtube.

"Locomotion", GFR style, is a cover of the Little Eva hit, and Grand Funk Railroad's version became a major success for the band. There was no music video produced for this song.

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    4. Some Kind Of Wonderful

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    Some Kind Of Wonderful hails from the bands 1969 album "Grand Funk".

    The track was released as a single and managed to hit No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States and was a staple in their live performances.

    The song was written by  John Ellison and Grand Funk Railroad's version became one of their signature songs. Notable covers include versions by Huey Lewis and the News and Michael BublĂ©.

    There was no music video produced for this song.

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    5. We're An American Band

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    We're An American Band was written by drummer Don Brewer and can be found on the bands1973 album of the same name.

    The track was released as a single and reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States. This track, with it's high energy vibe was played at virtually every Grand Funk Railroad concert. There is live footage of these performances on Youtube.

    There have been covers of this song but it's mainly associated with Grand Funk.

    A music video for "We're an American Band" was produced. It features footage of the band on tour and has become iconic, especially with the prominent use of a cowbell.

    This song also became Grand Funk Railroad's first No. 1 hit.

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