Sountrack of a Lifetime - 2021 - Grand Funk Railroad

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Grand Funk Railroad is a hard rock band that originated in Flint Michigan. Despite the word “funk” in the band’s name their sound was purely rock. With hit songs like “We’re An American Band” and the cover of the Little Eva song, “The Locomotion” they sold over 25 million records worldwide. At one-point Grand Funk was so popular they outsold the Beatles

One of their biggest hits was the 1975 single Bad Time written and sung by Marc Farner. The story goes that Farner was going through a nasty divorce when he supposedly met “the girl of his dreams.” He wrote the song expressing his inability to act upon his desire. Bad Time peaked at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1975.

The Band saw quite a few personnel changes over the years but continued to perform all their old songs for sell out audiences. In 1996 all three original members reunited for a summer tour in which they played to over 250,000 people,

In 2008 much of Grand Funk Railroad’s original master recordings and videos were destroyed by fire at Universal Studio in Hollywood. So, if you own any Grand Funk Railroad albums hang on to them, they may be irreplaceable.

I never thought there is ever a Bad Time to be in love. But let’s listen anyway.


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Joseph Domino

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Comments (10)

Nina Hollander, Broker
Coldwell Banker Realty - Charlotte, NC
Your Greater Charlotte Realtor

No wonder I had no clue from your title, Joseph. Not a lover or listener of hard rock!

Jun 12, 2021 06:02 AM
Brian England
Vacasa - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I am not much of a music guy, but I do enjoy the diversity that so many great artists have provided over the years.

Jun 12, 2021 06:24 AM
Raymond Henson, eXp Realty
eXp Realty of California, Inc. (lic. #01878277) - Elk Grove, CA

It is funny how I have no clue about a song until the second I play it and then remember it instantly.  Thank you for the trip down Memory Lane.

Jun 12, 2021 06:29 AM
Ron and Alexandra Seigel
Napa Consultants - Carpinteria, CA
Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy


I feel like Raymond Henson, eXp Realty said, sometimes, I have to listen, and then the Ah ha moment follows.  Happy Saturday.  A

Jun 12, 2021 06:33 AM
Michael Jacobs
Pasadena, CA
Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393

Hello Joseph - while I have heard of the band, I doubt I would be able to cite any song they recorded without a great deal of luck. 

Jun 12, 2021 06:37 AM
Raymond Henson, eXp Realty

I agree, Michael Jacobs, but what a memorable name for a band!    

Jun 12, 2021 06:48 AM
faye schubert
Branson, MO
Living the Branson Lake Life

Loved Grand Funk and still do! 

Jun 12, 2021 08:02 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Hello Joseph and another great one to listen to but it will have  to wait until Monday when I have more time.


Jun 12, 2021 10:07 AM
Kathy Streib
Room Service Home Staging - Delray Beach, FL
Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224

Hi Joseph- I'd not thought of Grand Funk Railroad in years!!!!   Great memories. 

Jun 12, 2021 12:25 PM
Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

1974 - can't think of a better time in my life, I survived, amazingly.

Jun 12, 2021 02:56 PM
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA - Bristow, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

At that time, I was only taking in what my parents listened to and unfortunately, I don't think they knew much about rock music.

Jun 12, 2021 04:24 PM