The album's title song, an autobiographical account of life on the road written and sung by Brewer, was released in advance of the album and became a gold-selling number one hit, Grand Funk's first really successful single.
Despite the band's previous popularity, for many, it must have been the first Grand Funk record they either heard or bought. Elsewhere on the album, Farner contributed his usual wailing vocals and guitar, singing of his heartfelt, if simpleminded, political concerns.
Blues Classical Country. Electronic Folk International. Jazz Latin New Age. Aggressive Bittersweet Druggy. Energetic Happy Hypnotic. Romantic Sad Sentimental. Sexy Trippy All Moods. Drinking Hanging Out In Love. Introspection Late Night Partying. Rainy Day Relaxation Road Trip. Romantic Evening Sex All Themes. Features Interviews Lists. Streams Videos All Posts. The album cover was originally covered in gold-colored foil on the outside, and the initial run of pressings were pressed in clear, dark yellow vinyl, LP.
The album has been reissued many times and is currently available in the Compact Disc format. A Quadraphonic mix of the album was available in the Quadraphonic 8-Track cartridge format. Rundgren would go on to produce the band's next album, Shinin' Onbefore the band switched to Jimmy Ienner.
The album's original issue, as well as the "We're an American Band" single, was on translucent yellow LP, symbolic of a ' Gold record '. The album labels, above the side numbers, instructed listeners to play "at full volume". It included four stickers two blue, and two red with the Grand Funk "Pointing Finger" logo. Emphasizing the shortening of the group's name, the word "Railroad" does not appear anywhere on the album sleeve, liner, or vinyl record, except as the title of the first song on side two of the album.
Upon the album's release, We're an American Band became the band's best received album by critics, so far. Ruhlmann also said that the album sounded more professional than their previous ones. It peaked at number 2 Album) the Billboardbut spent one week at number 1 on the Cash Box, and Album) World album charts. Per sleeve LP . From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. For the title song, see We're an American Band song.
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