That time Mark Farner of Grand Funk told me how he became a born-again Christian

By Steve Newton Man, if there's one song I remember fondly from the summer of 1973 it's Grand Funk's "We're An American Band". To my 16-year-old ears that 3 1/2-minute song had everything: a wicked, cowbell-drenched drum intro, killer guitar licks, funky-ass bass lines, and rowdy, party-hearty lyrics to die for. "Out on the road … Continue reading That time Mark Farner of Grand Funk told me how he became a born-again Christian

Mark Farner’s “God rock” doesn’t include Grand Funk’s biggest hit

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, SEPT. 12, 1991 By Steve Newton Usually when this scribbler prepares for an interview, he starts by listening to the artist’s tape or CD, perusing its liner notes, scanning a record company bio, and maybe reading some press clippings. But for a chat with former Grand Funk Railroad singer/guitarist … Continue reading Mark Farner’s “God rock” doesn’t include Grand Funk’s biggest hit