This is when I quit GFR

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by MEKer, Mar 22, 2017.

  1. MEKer

    MEKer Supporting member

    May 30, 2006
    HUGE Grand Funk fan. My absolute favorite during their heyday until Phoenix album when they started going more "commercial". But this one took the cake. To me, GFR was Mark, Don+Mel in the their roaring rawness. But that's just me. I understand YMMV.
    Born to Die by GFR 1976.jpg
  2. Bob_Ross

    Bob_Ross Gold Supporting Member

    Dec 29, 2012
    Are you saying that particular album was the turning point, or that when they expanded from a trio to a quartet that was the turning point?

    (You do know Craig Frost played on Phoenix, right?)

    I never listened to Born To Die. I kinda liked We're An American Band and Shinin' On, though I did definitely recognize that those albums were a bit more polished and screwed-down/controlled than the bong-rattling freakshow of their earliest albums. The one that made me stop and think they'd jumped the shark was All The Girls In The World, Beware ...which, now looking at their discography I see was the album that preceeded Born To Die so I can imagine how lame that record might sound.
    :::hairy eyeball:::