Weekend is coming again and this week I want to intro you all my another favourite classic rock band, Grand Funk Railroad. As usual, I want to share with you all one of their famous song, I'm Your Captain (Closer to Home). This song was dedicated to soldies coming back to their homeground after a war. I really love the part "I'm getting closer to my home~~~", it's so beautiful and so emotioned when I listening to it.
Grand Funk Railroad - I'm Your Captain (Closer to Home)
The band was formed in 1969 by Mark Farner (vocals, guitar) and Don Brewer (vocals, drums), from Terry Knight and the Pack, and Mel Schacher (bass) from ? & the Mysterians in the working class, auto industry town of Flint, Michigan. Former bandmate Terry Knight soon became their manager and named the band after the Grand Trunk Western Railroad, a well-known rail line in Michigan.
Grand Funk Railroad in concert
Mark Farner in action
Don Brewer in action
Mel Schacher in action
THIS ARTICLE WAS PUBLISHED BY KERRANG MUSIC MAGAZINE IN 1984 (
It gives us a lot of information about the time for Grand Funk breakthrough and answers many questions about why critics killed GFR, why rock history writers have forgotten the greatest rock group of all times and why there is almost impossible to find Grand Funk records (at least in Europe). Nearly every record store has a great number of records with Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Jimi Hendrix and Deep Purple from the seventies. The following article is written by a journalist called Chris Welch, who seems to dislike GFR, but sure is impressed by their popularity. (webmaster)
Grand Funk Railroad... the legendary classic rock band which I never forgotten!!!