Offered for sale is a nearly complete yellow vinyl Japanese pressing of We’re An American Band by Grand Funk, including the original obi, poster, and a sheet containing all four original stickers.
About this copy: This copy of We’re An American Band is an original 1973 Japanese issue on the Capitol label.
The cover is VG++, with trace ring wear on the back cover. The photo/lyric booklet is VG+, with a number of wrinkles, but no tears. The poster is M- with no holes. The original black inner sleeve is M- with no splits.
The original sheet of four stickers is included and is M-.
The obi is M- and the “hojyuhyo,” or reorder tag, is still attached.
The yellow vinyl disc is M- and with a few spindle marks on the labels but no marks on the vinyl. Clean disc!
An exceptionally nice copy of an album that’s really hard to find complete or in nice condition.
Background: We’re an American Band was the seventh studio album by Grand Funk, and the album reached #2 on the American album charts, helped by the title track, which reached #1 on the charts as a single.
We’re an American Band sounded nothing like its muddy, plodding predecessors. Sonically, the record was sharp and detailed and the band’s playing was far tighter and more accomplished. Most important, someone, whether the band or Rundgren, decided that gruff-voiced drummer Don Brewer should be employed as a lead singer as often as guitarist Mark Farner. Brewer also contributed more as a songwriter, and the results were immediate. 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.
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|Country of origin:||Japan|
|Year of Release:||1973|