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August 17, 2018 15 mins
Grand Funk Railroad formed in Flint, Michigan in 1969, fusing R&B with rock and earning quite a name for themselves. From long jams like "I'm Your Captain" to tight pop hits like "Bad Time" to scaring hotel managers nationwide in "We're An American Band," this trio - now a quintet with two of the three original members - continues to tour and bang out the sound and spirit that's driven rock & roll for the last half-century. In this episode of the EricCast, I talk with founding member Don Brewer just ahead of a Wisconsin show. We discuss the band's roots, what's different today, how shows in the South and bringing back a gospel song helped them break through, and why they chose to cover "The Loco-motion," of all songs, and send it to #1 - again.
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