"Having seen Grand Funk 5 times from 1970-75 which of course is the time of all the live recordings of them, I can tell you that this is the tale end of a great live band. Grand Funk was always known as a live band and they had many problems selling their studio albums for that reason. Having seen the down and raunchy to the "we are getting tired of doing this" concerts, it is a great story and I still listen with wonder to the live recordings reliving the idea that I was deaf for 3 days after the concert in the Boston Gardens in 71-72 (hard to remember which year)and my friend Ronnie who after the third song laid down on the chairs (we were on the floor about 50 feet fromt he stage) closed her eyes and never got up again until the last song when I think she was able to handle the whole thing again. The last time I saw them was at the Hampton Roads Colisium in Hampton Virginia in 75 and was the culmination again of fan distress when one of the fans reached up and pulled the cord from Marks guitar as he was flying across the stage (again I was down front)caught up in Inside Looking Out and all the while shaking his head at the fan pleading for him not to pull it out, but he did anyway and of course prophetically that was the end of a great era. Greatest Live Rock band ever. "
A very good Rock Live album
Guy Campeau | Stoneham, Québec Canada | 06/17/2007
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I was a kid in the seventies, my favorite band were Uriah Heep, Deep Purple and Grand Funk. I still like these bands and listening to "Caught in the Act" reminds me the good seventies. This is a very good Rock album and contains the "almost" perfect choice of songs, the sound is very good. A must have if you are a fan of the band or a classic rock music lover !"
Great Live CD Reissue
The Footpath Cowboy | Kingston, NY United States | 09/18/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"CAUGHT IN THE ACT, Grand Funk Railroad's final album for Capitol, is a great live album showing a great rock & roll band going down fighting (they would break up the following year). The only flaw is that it lacks the opening song from shows performed on the 1975 tour, "Are You Ready?", in order to keep it to a single CD. Nevertheless, you shouldn't pass this one up."
I saw the San Francisco version of this show, at The Cow Pal
Mike | San Jose, CA | 11/04/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Climax Blues Band and Wet Willie opened for GFR. The set list was identical to this one...it was the Shinin' On tour. Farner had a metallic-finished guitar that would blind you when he caught it in the spotlight and sent a beam shooting through the weed smoke that hung like a London fog in the Cow Palace. And he kept doing it throughout the entire show. You'd see him turn and turn your head or pay the consequences.
Whether you are a Grand Funk fan or not, this band worked hard and gave their fans full value for every ticket dollar. The set list is an excellent snapshot of the band in its post-"American Band," "Locomotion" period of fame, including "The Railroad," from the "We're An American Band" album, one of their strongest non-single tracks of all time.
This isn't a CD that you cherry-pick for a good song here, a good song there. You pop this one in and press "play" and enjoy the entire ride.
I still laugh out loud when Don Brewer bellows "ARE YOU WITH ME" during his solo in "T.N.U.C." He was something to see...that huge 'fro, arms and legs shooting out in all different directions...