| August 2, 1976|
Grand Funk Railroad
Rock music, Hard rock
2 August 1976
Grand Funk Railroad albums, Rock music albums
Good Singin', Good Playin' is 11th studio album by Grand Funk Railroad, released by MCA Records (MCA 2216) in 1976.
The band had actually broken up, but after Frank Zappa expressed interest in producing an album for them, they reassembled for one more attempt at success. Recorded in 1976 for MCA Records, this album included a guest performance by Zappa, playing lead guitar on the song "Out to Get You". Although the pairing seemed bizarre, Grand Funk drummer Don Brewer said, "His whole viewpoint on what rock and roll is all about is basically the same as ours.... Keep it as simple as possible and really bring the balls out of this thing." Zappa said, "All I did was in a documentary way make a record which tells you exactly what they really sound like. For the first time on record you can hear Grand Funk Railroad ... and they're fantastic, fan-tastic with an F three times taller than you!" Grand Funk decided on the first day of overdubs to split up again, although Zappa stayed until 4 a.m. trying to talk them out of it.
The album wasn't a commercial success, only making it to #52 in the Billboard Top 200.
All songs written and composed by Mark Farner, except where noted.
Mark Farner – guitar, vocals; piano on "Don't Let 'Em Take Your Gun"
Frank Zappa – guitar on "Out to Get You" and "Can You Do It", backing vocals on "Rubberneck", producer
Craig Frost – keyboards, backing vocals
Mel Schacher – bass, backing vocals
Don Brewer – drums, percussion, vocals
- "Just Couldn't Wait" – 3:28
- "Can You Do It" (Richard Street/T. Gordy) – 3:17
- "Pass It Around" (Farner/Don Brewer) – 4:59
- "Don't Let 'Em Take Your Gun" – 3:40
- "Miss My Baby" – 7:20
- "Big Buns" – 0:30
- "Out to Get You" (Brewer/Craig Frost) – 4:44
- "Crossfire" – 4:19
- "1976" – 4:20
- "Release Your Love" – 3:52
- "Goin' for the Pastor" – 5:24
- "Rubberneck" (Brewer) (CD bonus track) – 5:15
1Just Couldn't Wait3:28Good Singin', Good Playin' Wikipedia
2Can You Do It3:17
3Pass It Around4:59