(DVD) Mark Farner – Rock ‘n Roll Soul: Live, August 20, 1989
Nine Grand Funk classics performed by frontman Mark Farner in August of 1989 at the 20th anniversary of Woodstock.
Legendary all-American frontman and guitarist Mark Farner was the engine that pulled the original Grand Funk Railroad repeatedly to the top of the charts in the 1970s. At age 70, Farner commands the stage with the same intensity and outpouring of love as he did in the summer of ’69 when the band’s debut album was released.
After the 1969 Atlanta Pop Festival put Grand Funk on the fast track, the band topped the Billboard charts twice with both the anthem “We’re an American Band” and “The Loco-Motion.” The band broke up in 1976 and sporadically reunited over the years.
In August 1989, Mark returned – for the 20th anniversary of the Woodstock festival at Cal State Dominguez Hills in Carson, California. This 15-track set included ten Grand Funk classics, with nine of those packed onto a single LP. The full concert is now here on CD and DVD.
Some 50 years later, something magical still happens when Farner takes the stage. His voice is still strong and on key, with his guitar playing still slick and lightning quick. He loves playing live, where he can connect to his fans and people of all ages. This concert captures that continued devotion to his iconic stage shows.
Available on CD, DVD, and LP.
1) Are You Ready
2) Rock ‘N Roll Soul
3) Footstompin’ Music
4) Airborne Ranger*
5) Judgement Day Blues*
6) Some Kind of Wonderful
8) Come To Jesus*
9) Mean Mistreater
10) Must Have Been Love*
11) Bad Time
12) I’m Your Captain/Close To Home
14) Isn’t It Amazing*
15) The Loco-Motion