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Frederick Baptist | Singapore | 08/20/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This Japanese, mini-lp sleeve remastered version of Grand Funk's best album is the best version that's out there. Not only is the sound quality brilliant, the packaging is a work of art as well. The gold outer covering includes an insert with all the lyrics in English and Japanese as well as 4 stickers (2 blue and 2 red). Produced by Todd Rundgren, the quality of the original master is very evident on these tracks. We also get 4 bonus tracks which include an acoustic version of "Stop Lookin' Back" and a 2002 version of "We're An American Band."
This, the title track is to Grand Funk as "Smoke on the Water" is to Deep Purple. The band seems to be a little self conscious, talking about all the hotel rooms they'd thrashed and how "bad" they are as a band and it seems to me as if they were trying to get their listeners to accept them as worthy representatives among rocks elite at the time which was dominated by British giants like Deep Purple, Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath etc.
Listening to this album, although the tracks are not all excellent, this is still overall a very, very good rock album. This is essential listening for all 70s rock fans. Highly recommended."