LIVE: Grand Funk Railroad @ Alive at Five, 7/31/14

August 6th, 2014, 2:00 pm by Greg
Grand Funk Railroad: Mel Schacher and Don Brewer

Grand Funk Railroad: Mel Schacher and Don Brewer

Photographs by Stanley Johnson

“We’re comin’ to your town. We’ll help you party it down. We’re an American band…”

No word whether Sweet Sweet Connie from Little Rock was in attendance at Albany’s Alive at Five bash last Thursday, but Grand Funk Railroad partied it down nonetheless…

With guitar hero Mark Farner long ago departed from the line-up, the original rhythm section of Don Brewer (drums) and Mel Schacher (bass) anchored a beefed up band of Funk-ateers that expanded the band’s classic power trio format to a qunitet with the addition of former Kiss guitarist Bruce Kulick, vocalist Max Carl and keyboardist Tim Cashion.

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Don Brewer, What Was the First Album You Ever Bought?

July 29th, 2014, 11:00 am by Greg
Don Brewer

Don Brewer

“It’s probably embarrassing to admit, but the first album I ever bought on my own was by the Dovells. Of course, it was the one with ‘Bristol Stomp’ on it. I can still the remember the album cover – it was red, I think, with the guys in white jackets, all clean-cut looking with slicked back hair. I think that was probably the first quote-unquote rock album that I ever bought on my own, and to be honest with you, I still think that ‘Bristol Stomp’ is a pretty cool song.

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