Grand Funk Railroad, or Grand Funk as they were now being called released their …
Written by megarock on April 15, 2018
Grand Funk Railroad, or Grand Funk as they were now being called released their 4th LP “Survival” on April 15th, 1971. Like other GF LP’s it was produced by Terry Knight. However drummer Don Brewer was never happy with the drum sound on the album, due to Knight’s insistence of having Brewer cover his drum heads with tea-towels, after seeing Ringo Starr using that technique in the Beatles’ film Let It Be.
The LP included the singles “Gimme Shelter” which was a Rolling Stones cover and Dave Mason’s “Feelin’ Alright”.
The original LP release came with 8×10 photos of each of the three bandmembers, in similar poses as the caveman image of the three from the album cover.
Any of you still have those 8X10’s? And what did you think of the cover?
Happy 47th Birthday to Grand Funk’s LP “Survival”!!