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Saturday Matinee – Grand Funk, Todd Rundgren, Sarah Collins & The Joanna Conner Band

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Yeah. Found here. Grand Funk Railroad released “We’re an American Band” in 1973, It was produced by a 25 year old named Todd Rundgren and it went gold.

Many of his own recordings were catchy pop (and somewhat sappy) love songs and covers of the same IMO, but I liked them.  I liked them especially because the pretty coeds would stay around longer when Todd Rundgren was spinning at 33rpm. Then in 1983 he wrote and performed one of the best ska tunes ever – Bang The Drum All Day. (As a resident of Hawaii, he later recorded “Bang The Uke All Day.)

Sarah Collins‘ vocal overdub of The Specials‘ 1979 cover of Dandy Livingstone‘s 1967 rocksteady song Rudy, A Message to You makes me smile, but we can’t close out with that one. Sorry, Sarah.

DO NOT BYPASS THE INTRO.
Joanna Conner covers Son House‘ classic “Walkin’ Blues.” She pats your head, then smacks you twice before you realize what happened. Pure awesome.

Have a great weekend, folks, see you soon.

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2 Responses to “Saturday Matinee – Grand Funk, Todd Rundgren, Sarah Collins & The Joanna Conner Band”

  1. The Muscleheaded Blog Says:

    Love the vid on the GFR video !

  2. Bunk Strutts Says:

    The Muscl–

    “Do The Lurch” featuring the late Ted Cassidy is another great retro vid. It keeps getting taken down, but it keeps getting reposted on the Utoobage.

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