GRAND FUNK RAILROAD : FLIGHT OF THE PHOENIX [1972]

Ένα κομμάτι αφιερωμένο στό “εναλλακτικό” εθνικό πουλί των Αμερικανών, αντίπαλο δέος, αρχικά, του αετού ως σύμβολο στη Μεγάλη Σφραγίδα των ΗΠΑ.
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Phoenix που οι Grand Funk κυκλοφόρησαν το 1972

A piece dedicated to the “alternative” American national bird, original competitor of the eagle as symbol on the Great Seal of the United States.
From
Phoenix, the album Grand Funk released in 1972

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8 Comments

  1. Liz Gauffreau July 5, 2022 at 2:33 am

    I hadn’t heard Grand Funk Railroad in ages. They were a VERY big deal when I was in high school.

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    1. Oannes July 5, 2022 at 2:19 pm

      I never figured out the reasons of their success [not a huge one, in terms of album sales]. Some of the stuff they wrote was good though. They even got Frank Zappa producing one of their albums!

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      1. Liz Gauffreau July 6, 2022 at 4:09 am

        You can’t go wrong with a Frank Zappa production!

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        1. Oannes July 6, 2022 at 9:50 am

          As a matter of fact …you can, in terms of “unit sales” anyway. The Zappa-produced “Good Singin’ Good Playin'” [1976] was GFR’s final attempt for a return to the hits. After that they called it a day – they ‘d already broken up before Zappa persuaded them to give it one more try.

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          1. Liz Gauffreau July 6, 2022 at 11:13 pm

            Well, there’s something to be said about not overstaying your welcome. (Are you listening, Mick Jagger?)

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  2. Resa July 6, 2022 at 10:39 pm

    Great band. Maybe not commercial, but these guys could play!

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    1. Oannes July 6, 2022 at 10:57 pm

      Oh yes they could, Zappa was the first to admit it!

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      1. Resa July 6, 2022 at 11:32 pm

        I miss Zappa!

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