Monday, 26 May 2008

Grand Funk Railroad - Live in LA - 1974

This is Grand Funk Railroad live at The Forum, Los Angeles, USA, on the 2nd June 1974.

The Grand Funk Railroad lineup was highly popular during the 1970s, having sold over 25 million records and selling out arenas worldwide.

The band were awarded four RIAA gold albums in 1970, the most for any American Group that year.

The current Grand Funk Railroad lineup uses the nickname 'The American Band', from their hit song 'We're an American Band'.

A popular take on the band during their heyday was that the critics hated them, but audiences loved them.

Any how for some good old seventies, foot stomping stadium rock (complete with self indulgent but thankfully not too long drum solo), this concert fits the bill.

The set list was:

01 - Footstomping Music
02 - Rock-N-Roll Soul
03 - Heartbreaker
04 - Shinin' On
05 - The Loco-Motion
06 - We're An American Band
07 - T.N.U.C.
08 - Inside Looking Out

The sound quality is excellent stereo soundboard, so turn it up loud (number 11 on Spinal Tap amps).


The official Grand Funk Railroad site can be found HERE, and a few Grand Funk albums can be found in store HERE.