Grand Funk Railroad released their 2nd LP “Grand Funk” on Dec. 29, 1969. The alb…
Written by megarock on December 29, 2017
Grand Funk Railroad released their 2nd LP “Grand Funk” on Dec. 29, 1969. The album is also known as “The Red Album.”
In making this record, the band and the producers concentrated more on Mark Farner’s guitar because of the imbalance the band achieved on their first album “On Time”. They felt that the bass was to upfront. This led to the unofficial name of “The Red Album”, as the guitar track, which was marked red in the studio, was turned up. This was reflected on the red cover art.
The inside spread photograph of the trio, for the original album release, was used for the now infamous, $100,000, block-long and several stories high, New York City’s Times Square billboard ad for the album Closer To Home.
When you first heard this record, did you like it better, about the same or less than their first album “On Time”?
Happy 48th Birthday to the LP “Grand Funk (The Red Album)”!!