Complete List Of Grand Funk Railroad Albums And Discography

Grand Funk Albums

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This Complete List Of  Grand Funk Railroad Albums And Songs presents the full discography of Grand Funk Railroad studio albums. The band Grand Funk was first formed in 1969.  The group hails from the area of  Flint, Michigan. This complete Grand Funk Railroad discography also includes every single live album. All these legendary classic Grand Funk Railroad albums have been presented below chronologically. We have also included all original release dates with each Grand Funk Railroad album and all original Grand Funk album covers. Every Grand Funk album listed below showcases the entire album tracklisting. The band goes by either the name Grand Funk or Grand Funk Railroad. When I asked Don Brewer in a recent interview I had with him if there was a name preference, he responded, “It’s either or.”

GRAND FUNK RAILROAD STUDIO ALBUMS

On Time

Released 1969

On Time is the debut album by Grand Funk Railroad, featuring Mark Farner on guitar and vocals, Mel Schacher on bass, and Don Brewer on drums. The album was produced by Terry Knight and recorded at Cleveland Recording Studio. It was released on the Capitol Records label and marked the beginning of the band’s journey into hard rock and heavy metal.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Are You Ready” – 3:28
  2. “Anybody’s Answer” – 5:17
  3. “Time Machine” – 3:45
  4. “High on a Horse” – 2:56
  5. “T.N.U.C.” – 8:42
  6. “Into the Sun” – 6:29
  7. “Heartbreaker” – 6:35
  8. “Call Yourself a Man” – 3:05
  9. “Can’t Be Too Long” – 6:34
  10. “Ups and Downs” – 5:01

Grand Funk

Released 1969

Grand Funk, also known as The Red Album, is the second studio album by Grand Funk Railroad, with the same lineup: Mark Farner, Mel Schacher, and Don Brewer. This album was also produced by Terry Knight and recorded at Cleveland Recording Studio. Released on the Capitol Records label, it helped solidify the band’s reputation for powerful, driven rock music.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Got This Thing on the Move” – 4:38
  2. “Please Don’t Worry” – 4:19
  3. “High Falootin’ Woman” – 3:00
  4. “Mr. Limousine Driver” – 4:26
  5. “In Need” – 7:52
  6. “Winter and My Soul” – 6:38
  7. “Paranoid” – 7:50
  8. “Inside Looking Out” – 9:31

Closer to Home

Released 1970

Closer to Home is the third studio album by Grand Funk Railroad, featuring the same trio. Produced by Terry Knight, this album was recorded at Cleveland Recording Studio and is famous for its anthemic hit “I’m Your Captain (Closer to Home).” It was released on the Capitol Records label and is considered one of their most acclaimed albums.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Sin’s a Good Man’s Brother” – 4:50
  2. “Aimless Lady” – 3:27
  3. “Nothing Is the Same” – 5:11
  4. “Mean Mistreater” – 4:25
  5. “Get It Together” – 5:07
  6. “I Don’t Have to Sing the Blues” – 4:35
  7. “Hooked On Love” – 7:11
  8. “I’m Your Captain (Closer to Home)” – 10:09

Survival

Released 1971

Survival is the fourth studio album by Grand Funk Railroad, with Mark Farner, Mel Schacher, and Don Brewer continuing their powerful chemistry. This album was produced by Terry Knight and recorded at Cleveland Recording Studio. Released on the Capitol Records label, Survival is noted for its raw energy and rock-solid rhythm section.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Country Road” – 4:22
  2. “All You’ve Got is Money” – 5:16
  3. “Comfort Me” – 6:48
  4. “Feelin’ Alright” – 4:27
  5. “I Want Freedom” – 6:19
  6. “I Can Feel Him in the Morning” – 7:15
  7. “Gimme Shelter” – 6:29

E Pluribus Funk

Released 1971

E Pluribus Funk continues the hard rock legacy of Grand Funk Railroad with the consistent lineup of Mark Farner, Mel Schacher, and Don Brewer. The album was produced by Terry Knight and recorded at Cleveland Recording Studio. It was released on the Capitol Records label and is notable for its reflective and socially conscious tracks.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Footstompin’ Music” – 3:46
  2. “People, Let’s Stop the War” – 5:11
  3. “Upsetter” – 4:27
  4. “I Come Tumblin'” – 5:38
  5. “Save the Land” – 4:14
  6. “No Lies” – 3:56
  7. “Loneliness” – 8:38

Phoenix

Released 1972

Phoenix marks a shift in Grand Funk Railroad’s sound, with the band taking a more involved approach in production alongside producer Todd Rundgren. This album was recorded at Criteria Studios, Miami, and was released on the Capitol Records label. It showcases a blend of rock, funk, and soul elements.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Flight of the Phoenix” – 3:38
  2. “Trying to Get Away” – 4:11
  3. “Someone” – 4:04
  4. “She Got to Move Me” – 4:48
  5. “Rain Keeps Fallin'” – 3:25
  6. “I Just Gotta Know” – 2:52
  7. “So You Won’t Have to Die” – 3:19
  8. “Freedom is for Children” – 6:06
  9. “Gotta Find Me a Better Day” – 4:07
  10. “Rock & Roll Soul” – 3:29

We’re an American Band

Released 1973

We’re an American Band was produced by Todd Rundgren and is one of Grand Funk Railroad’s most iconic albums. Recorded at Criteria Studios in Miami, it was released on the Capitol Records label. This album features more concise songs with an emphasis on strong hooks and includes the hit title track.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “We’re an American Band” – 3:26
  2. “Stop Lookin’ Back” – 4:52
  3. “Creepin'” – 7:02
  4. “Black Licorice” – 4:45
  5. “The Railroad” – 6:12
  6. “Ain’t Got Nobody” – 4:26
  7. “Walk Like a Man” – 4:05
  8. “Loneliest Rider” – 5:22

Shinin’ On

Released 1974

Shinin’ On features the band delving deeper into their rock roots with the assistance of producer Todd Rundgren. The album was recorded at the Swamp, a remote studio in Michigan, and released on the Capitol Records label. It includes a successful cover of “The Loco-Motion.”

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Shinin’ On” – 5:56
  2. “To Get Back In” – 3:56
  3. “The Loco-Motion” – 2:46
  4. “Carry Me Through” – 5:32
  5. “Please Me” – 3:36
  6. “Mr. Pretty Boy” – 3:06
  7. “Gettin’ Over You” – 3:57
  8. “Little Johnny Hooker” – 4:57

All the Girls in the World Beware!!!

Released 1974

All the Girls in the World Beware!!! was produced by Jimmy Ienner and showcases Grand Funk Railroad’s adaptation of a more mainstream rock sound. Recorded at the Record Plant in Los Angeles and released on the Capitol Records label, this album features energetic tracks and bold arrangements.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Responsibility” – 3:49
  2. “Runnin'” – 4:18
  3. “Life” – 4:58
  4. “Look at Granny Run Run” – 2:27
  5. “Memories” – 3:31
  6. “All the Girls in the World Beware” – 3:29
  7. “Wild” – 2:56
  8. “Good & Evil” – 7:33
  9. “Bad Time” – 2:56
  10. “Some Kind of Wonderful” – 3:23

Born to Die

Released 1976

Born to Die is an album by Grand Funk Railroad that explores more complex themes and features the lineup of Mark Farner (guitar, vocals), Don Brewer (drums, vocals), Mel Schacher (bass), and Craig Frost (keyboards). The album was produced by Jimmy Ienner and recorded at the Swamp in Michigan. It was released on the Capitol Records label.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Born to Die” – 5:20
  2. “Dues” – 5:35
  3. “Sally” – 3:16
  4. “I Fell for Your Love” – 4:14
  5. “Talk to the People” – 5:37
  6. “Take Me” – 5:06
  7. “Genevieve” – 6:11
  8. “Love Is Dyin'” – 4:14
  9. “Politician” – 3:56
  10. “Good Things” – 4:24

Good Singin’, Good Playin’

Released 1976

Good Singin’, Good Playin’ was produced by Frank Zappa and is known for its superior musicianship and production quality. This album was recorded at the UMRK Mobile and Record Plant in Los Angeles and released on the MCA Records label. The album features the core lineup of Mark Farner, Don Brewer, Mel Schacher, and Craig Frost.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Just Couldn’t Wait” – 3:28
  2. “Can You Do It” – 3:18
  3. “Pass It Around” – 5:00
  4. “Don’t Let ‘Em Take Your Gun” – 3:40
  5. “Miss My Baby” – 7:23
  6. “Big Buns” – 0:30
  7. “Out to Get You” – 4:44
  8. “Crossfire” – 4:23
  9. “1976” – 4:22
  10. “Release Your Love” – 3:52
  11. “Goin’ for the Pastor” – 5:25

Read More: When Zappa Met Grand Funk: The Good Singin’ Good Playin’ Album

Grand Funk Lives

Released 1981

After a brief hiatus, Grand Funk Railroad returned with Grand Funk Lives. The album features Mark Farner and Don Brewer from the original lineup, with Dennis Bellinger replacing Mel Schacher on bass. It was produced by Michael Lloyd and recorded at The Power Station in New York. The album was released on the Full Moon/Warner Bros. Records label.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Good Times” – 2:06
  2. “Queen Bee” – 3:12
  3. “Testify” – 4:27
  4. “Can’t Be with You Tonight” – 4:28
  5. “No Reason Why” – 3:32
  6. “We Gotta Get Out of This Place” – 3:55
  7. “Y.O.U.” – 2:53
  8. “Stuck in the Middle” – 3:51
  9. “Greed of Man” – 4:15
  10. “Wait for Me” – 4:15

What’s Funk?

Released 1983

What’s Funk? is Grand Funk Railroad’s final studio album before their 1996 reunion. The album features Mark Farner, Don Brewer, and Dennis Bellinger. It was produced by Michael Lloyd and Gary Lyons, recorded at The Power Station in New York, and released on the Full Moon/Warner Bros. Records label.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Rock & Roll American Style” – 4:29
  2. “Nowhere to Run” – 2:39
  3. “Innocent” – 3:06
  4. “Still Waitin'” – 4:06
  5. “Borderline” – 2:55
  6. “El Salvador” – 4:12
  7. “It’s a Man’s World” – 4:28
  8. “I’m So True” – 4:11
  9. “Don’t Lie to Me” – 4:18
  10. “Life in Outer Space” – 4:19

GRAND FUNK LIVE ALBUMS

Live Album

Released: September 1970

Live Album captures Grand Funk Railroad’s raw and energetic live performance, featuring the lineup of Mark Farner (guitar, vocals), Mel Schacher (bass), and Don Brewer (drums). Produced under the oversight of Terry Knight, this album was recorded during their 1970 tour and released on Capitol Records. Live Album achieved significant commercial success, earning a 2× Platinum certification in the United States.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Introduction” – 2:30
  2. “Are You Ready” – 3:34
  3. “Paranoid” – 7:20
  4. “In Need” – 9:50
  5. “Heartbreaker” – 6:58
  6. “Words of Wisdom” – 0:55
  7. “Mean Mistreater” – 4:40
  8. “Mark Says Alright” – 5:10
  9. “T.N.U.C.” – 11:45
  10. “Inside Looking Out” – 12:22
  11. “Into the Sun” – 12:10

Caught in the Act

Released: 1975

Caught in the Act is another powerful live recording from Grand Funk Railroad, showcasing the band during the height of their popularity. This album features performances from the core trio and was also produced and released by Capitol Records. The live energy and the band’s chemistry are palpable across each track.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Footstompin’ Music” – 3:54
  2. “Rock & Roll Soul” – 4:04
  3. “I’m Your Captain/Closer to Home” – 7:16
  4. “Heartbreaker” – 7:18
  5. “Some Kind of Wonderful” – 4:20
  6. “Shinin’ On” – 5:30
  7. “The Loco-Motion” – 3:17
  8. “Black Licorice” – 4:26
  9. “The Railroad” – 6:12
  10. “We’re an American Band” – 3:42
  11. “T.N.U.C.” – 9:35
  12. “Inside Looking Out” – 13:43

Bosnia

Released: October 21, 1997

Bosnia is a unique live album recorded during a benefit concert in Bosnia, showcasing Grand Funk Railroad’s commitment to humanitarian causes. The lineup for this performance included original members Mark Farner, Don Brewer, and Mel Schacher, alongside other musicians. Released by Capitol Records, this album captures the later era of the band in a special context.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “2001: A Space Odyssey/Thus Spake Zarathustra” – 1:25
  2. “Are You Ready” – 3:26
  3. “Rock & Roll Soul” – 4:10
  4. “Footstompin’ Music” – 4:15
  5. “Time Machine” – 3:25
  6. “Medley: Paranoid / Sin’s a Good Man’s Brother” – 7:15
  7. “Mr. Limousine Driver” – 4:22
  8. “Heartbreaker” – 7:10
  9. “Aimless Lady” – 3:35
  10. “T.N.U.C.” – 11:40
  11. “Inside Looking Out” – 12:15
  12. “Closer to Home/I’m Your Captain” – 9:25
  13. “Loco-Motion” – 3:40
  14. “We’re an American Band” – 3:52
  15. “Some Kind of Wonderful” – 4:08

Live: The 1971 Tour

Released: June 4, 2002

Live: The 1971 Tour offers a compelling glimpse into Grand Funk Railroad’s early days on the road, emphasizing their intense live performances. Released on Capitol Records, this album compiles various performances from the 1971 tour, capturing the raw power and spirit of the band in their prime.

CD Track Listings:

  1. “Intro” – 2:30
  2. “Are You Ready” – 3:28
  3. “Footstompin’ Music” – 4:50
  4. “Paranoid” – 6:15
  5. “I’m Your Captain/Closer to Home” – 9:12
  6. “Hooked On Love” – 2:45
  7. “Get It Together” – 2:55
  8. “T.N.U.C.” – 13:50
  9. “Inside Looking Out” – 15:25

Read More: An Interview with Don Brewer Of Grand Funk

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