I have to admit that I was not a big Grand Funk Railroad fan back in the ’70s. I was aware of their hit cover tune “Locomotion,” and thought it was kind of strange and amusing, but my interest stopped there. As for their big hit “We’re and American Band,” I thought it was by the band, The Guess Who (they actually had the hit “American Woman”).
Now in 2010, I’m a two-time-in-a-row-Alameda-County-Fair-concert-watching Grand Funk Railroad fan. My new-found interest arises from the fact that 1) They play good, solid rock, 2) I recognize a few of the songs, 3) the tickets are included with my $10 admission to the fair and 4) They are old like me and they still look healthy and happy.