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Gotta Start Somewhere...

Terry Knight & The Pack, The Pack
bunch of singles, 2 lps, 1965-1968 @ Discogs or 45cat
Mark & Don were in this band, recruited Mel from ? & The Mysterions

Atlanta International Pop Festival(7/4, 5/69)
Time Machine³ / High On A Horse
Farner (3:17) / Farner (2:35)
Capitol 2567, 7/69 BB

 

On Time
Capitol ST-307
8/25/69 BB [UK: 9/69]
Back Cover

Side One
Are You Ready Farner 3:25
Anybody's Answer Farner 5:15
Time Machine Farner 3:40
High On A Horse Farner 2:35
T.N.U.C. Farner 8:40
Side Two
Into The Sun Farner 6:25
Heartbreaker Farner 6:30
Call Yourself A Man Farner 3:00
Can't Be Too Long Farner 6:30
Ups And Downs Farner 4:50
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Mark Farner-guitar, piano, harmonica, lead vocals
Mel Schacher-bass
Don Brewer-drums, vocals
§Cover Photo-Barry Edmunds
Produced by: Terry Knight

Note: Named after Grand Trunk Western Railroad
 

Texas International Pop Festival(8/30, 31, 9/1/69)
Palm Beach Music & Art Festival(11/29, 30/69)
Mr Limousine Driver³ / High Falootin' Woman
Farner (3:25) / Farner (2:58)
Capitol 2691, 12/69 BB

 

Grand Funk (aka The Red Album)
Capitol SKAO-406
12/29/69 BB [UK: 1/70]
Back Cover

 
Inside Cover

Side One
Got This Thing On The Move Farner 4:35
Please Don't Worry Brewer 4:16
High Falootin' Woman Farner 2:58
Mr Limousine Driver Farner 4:25
In Need Farner 7:53
Side Two
Winter And My Soul Farner 6:35
Paranoid Farner 7:35
Inside Looking Out Burdon-Chandler-Lomax-Lomax 9:29
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Mark Farner-guitar, piano, harmonica, vocals
Mel Schacher-bass
Don Brewer-drums, vocals
§Cover Art-Silvia Gmür
Produced by: Terry Knight

 

Heartbreaker / Please Don't Worry
Farner (6:30) / Farner (4:16)
Capitol 2732, 1/70 BB

 
Sin's A Good Man's Brother³ / Nothing Is The Same
Farner (2:59) / Farner (5:10)
Capitol 2816, 5/70

did not chart

Closer To Home
Capitol SKAO-471
6/15/70 BB [UK: 7/70]
Full Cover

 
Inside Cover

Side One
Sin's A Good Man's Brother Farner 4:35
Aimess Lady Farner 3:25
Nothing Is The Same Farner 5:10
Mean Mistreater Farner 4:25
Get It Together Farner 5:07
Side Two
I Don't Have To Sing The Blues Farner 4:35
Hooked On Love Farner 7:10
I'm Your Captain Farner 9:47
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Mark Farner-guitar, piano, harmonica, vocals
Mel Schacher-bass
Don Brewer-drums, vocals
§Cover Photo-uncredited
Produced by: Terry Knight

Note: Inside cover shot is from concert at MSG, 2/13/70
 

Atlanta International Pop Festival(7/5/70)
New York Pop(7/17/70)
Closer To Home / Aimless Lady
Farner (5:30) / Farner (3:25)
Capitol 2877, 7/70 BB

Closer is an edit of I'm Your Captain—and you thought Stairway was played to death?
Strawberry Fields Festival(8/9/70)
Mississippi River Festival(8/15/70)
Mean Mistreater³ / Mark Say's Alright
Farner (3:50) / Farner (5:06)
Capitol 2996, 11/70 BB

both sides from Live Album

Live Album
Capitol SWBB-633
11/16/70 BB [UK: 1/71]
Back Cover

 
Inside Cover

 
Poster


Side One
Introduction - 2:30
Are You Ready Farner 3:34
Paranoid† Farner 6:20
In Need Farner 9:50
Side Two
Heartbreaker Farner 6:58
Inside Looking Out† Burdon-Chandler-Lomax-Lomax 12:22
Side Three
Words Of Wisdom Farner 0:55
Mean Mistreater Farner 4:40
Mark Say's Alright Brewer-Farner-Schacher 5:10
T.N.U.C. Farner 11:45
Side Four
Into The Sun Farner 12:10
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Mark Farner-guitar, piano, harmonica, vocals
Mel Schacher-bass
Don Brewer-drums, vocals
§Cover Photo-Joe Sia
Produced by: Terry Knight

Note: All recordings are unedited and all events are presented here exactly as they occurred.
inside photo: Atlanta International Pop Festival, July 5, 1970
From 2002 CD: recorded 6/23/70, Jacksonville Coliseum, Florida, except:
†6/24/70, West Palm Beach Civic Auditorium. Heartbreaker? take your pick.
 

Feelin' Alright / I Want Freedom
Mason (4:25) / Farner (4:32)
Capitol 3095, 4/71 BB

 

Survival
Capitol SW-764
4/15/71 BB [UK: 4/71]
Back Cover

 
Photos of real cavemen included


Side One
Country Road Farner 4:20
All You've Got Is Money Farner 5:12
Comfort Me Farner 6:44
Feelin' Allright Mason 4:25
Side Two
I Want Freedom Farner 4:32
I Can Feel Him In The Morning Brewer-Farner 7:13
Gimme Shelter Jagger-Richards 6:19
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Mark Farner-guitar, piano, harmonica, vocals
Mel Schacher-bass
Don Brewer-drums, vocals
§Cover Concept-Terry Knight; Photo-uncredited
Produced by: Terry Knight

 

Gimme Shelter³ / I Can Feel Him In The Morning³
Jagger-Richards (3:26) / Brewer-Farner (5:15)
Capitol 3160, 8/71 BB

 
People, Let's Stop The War³ / Save The Land³
Farner (3:33) / Farner (3:12)
Capitol 3217, 10/71

did not chart

E Pluribus Funk
Capitol SW-853
11/15/71 BB [UK: 1/72]
Back Cover

 
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Side One
Footstompin' Music Farner 3:45
People, Let's Stop The War Farner 5:13
Upsetter Farner 4:09
I Come Tumblin' Farner 5:42
Side Two
Save The Land Farner 4:12
No Lies Farner 3:55
Loneliness Farner 8:38
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Mark Farner-guitar, organ, harmonica, vocals
Mel Schacher-bass
Don Brewer-drums, percussion, vocals
with:
Tom Baker-arranger, conductor (Loneliness)
§Cover Concept-Terry Knight
Produced by: Terry Knight

Note: Found a better photo. That's Shea Stadium on the reverse.
 

Note: They got much better once they dumped Terry Knight in 1972:
45 Years Ago: The Lawsuits That Derailed Grand Funk Railroad
 


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Official Grand Funk Railroad Website
grandfunkrock (fan website)

 


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