Take Me Back!! GFR Is 4Ever BUT... Poor CD Mastering
Ray McNemee | Kirkland, WA USA | 06/22/2001
(3 out of 5 stars)
"I'm in total agreement that this live album was one of the most "soulful" (to borrow uncledl's term) versions of Grand Funk Railroad's original vinyl recordings. Listening to this album again was like being there. Each time I listen to it I feel the energy and drive like I did when I was 19 years old! Can You Dig IT!!Man... I gotta let you know that the mastering of this CD leaves allot to be desired. It is missing the richness and fullness of it's vinyl LP counter part. Uncledl's review below says it best. Please read that review. This CD import is a disappointment, however, I had to have this album... My current vinyl version is scrap from the countless hours of play and abuse. I am happy to say that I have another near mint LP version of Grand Funk Railroad - Live Album on the way from a recent Internet purchase. I'm really looking forward to it's arrival.This is great album to have in your CD collection, but think it over if fidelity is important to you.ROCK ON Brothers and Sisters!!"
Most Underrated Band in Music History
Bubba Bubbinski | USA | 05/04/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Grand Funk Railroad is the most underrated band in music history. Appearing at the tail end of the British Invasion, Grand Funk was America's power trio answer to Cream and Led Zeppelin...and, during their prime, they outsold them both.It's sad that, despite the records they set, they are still absent from the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, an honor they deserve more than these folks (each is a member of the RRHF): Louis Armstrong, Paul "String Bean" Ackerman, Hal Blaine, Charles Brown, Hank Ballard, LaVern Baker, Dave Bartholomew, Ralph Bass, Tom Donahue, Ahmet Ertegun, Nesuhi Ertegun, Milt Gabler, Little Willie John, James Jamerson, Bill Monroe, The Moonglows, Syd Nathan, The Orioles, Doc Pomus, Lloyd Price, Sam Phillips, Earl Palmer, Ma Rainey, Big Joe Turner, Allen Toussaint, Jerry Wexler, Jimmy Yancey"
The louder The better
Nicole Emery | Brussels Belgium | 07/16/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is the kind of album wich is impossible to listen to a reasonnable volume! The audience is hysterical and the band is just like a train rolling full speed. One the greatest Live album ever made. Powerful,energetic and still very groovy and melodic! This is a GRAND Grand funk."