Saturday, March 10, 2012

Sound Advice

Here's a special "Prime Time Edition" of our daily SOUND ADVICE feature ...
Be sure to check the bottom of the website every week day for our FORGOTTEN HITS Radio Programming Suggestions ... 
GREAT songs that radio seems to have forgotten all about.
(In fact, in addition to today's special Saturday SOUND ADVICE Edition, we'll have a SUNDAY Edition, too!  And, we've left all of last week's suggestions posted so that those of you who don't regularly check out this feature can see what it's all about.)
Again, just scroll down to the bottom of the page and look for the SOUND ADVICE selection ...
And then check back Monday - Friday for brand new postings!


Saturday, March 10th:

On this date in 1970, GRAND FUNK RAILROAD recorded their classic,
CLOSER TO HOME. It eventually became their first Top 40 Pop Hit.

Listening to oldies and classic rock radio today, you'd think that GRAND FUNK RAILROAD didn't exist before WE'RE AN AMERICAN BAND (#1, 1973); THE LOCO-MOTION (#1, 1974) and SOME KIND OF WONDERFUL (#3, 1975) ... but nothing could be further from the truth!  

Between 1969 and 1972, GFR were one of the biggest-selling bands on the planet ... a hard-rock hit-making machine! (They just weren't crossing over the the singles chart very often!) 

Classic Rock Albums like ON TIME, GRAND FUNK, CLOSER TO HOME, LIVE, SURVIVAL, E PLURIBUS FUNK, MARK, DON AND MEL, 1969 - 1971 and PHOENIX sold MILLIONS and MILLIONS of copies before many feel the band sold out with their "overly commercial" #2 Album WE'RE AN AMERICAN BAND in 1973.

We've featured some of their lesser-known, FORGOTTEN HITS like FOOTSTOMPIN' MUSIC, ROCK 'N' ROLL SOUL and FEELIN' ALRIGHT before ... but for the other half of TODAY's GRAND FUNK Two-Fer, we're recommending BAD TIME ... a #4 SMASH from 1975 ... and really their last really GREAT chart entry.

Get the funk out today and give these Flint, Michigan, rockers their due ... Treat your listeners to some GREAT GRAND FUNK RAILROAD Music that they probably haven't heard in a long, long time.
(Let those OTHER stations play SOME KIND OF WONDERFUL six times today instead!!!)