On "E Pluribus Funk" Grand Funk embellished their music with keyboards
more than ever before, keeping Mark Farner busy along with his other
duties as the primary vocalist and lead guitar player. The political
theme of their music stood in the forefront of their lyrics with "People,
Let's Stop The War" and "Save The Land." It was for the band to bring
attention to current events and a plea to protect our planet's environment.
"Footstompin' Music" was a real rock boogie classic and it was an
instant hit, which became a live staple at all of their shows. Their
sound was getting more mature and intricate with the addition of the
keyboards to their repertoire.
Besides the newly bolstered sound, four bonus tracks are the latest
addition to this album. By adding keyboards, their sound remained
uncompromised. They were getting better and better. The crunch and
power of the trio was as strong as ever. Don Brewer got the chance
to become a better vocalist with more opportunities to take the lead
role, and he thrived when given that opportunity, as did his drumming.
Mel Schacher continued to be a tower of strength on bass, closing
the circle for the rhythm section in always-timely fashion. For three
people they sure knew how to make great music with a loud thundering
sound, and they continued to prove it every time they got into the studio.
All cranked up and ready to go, they effortlessly pumped out great
music one album after another; this one was yet another masterpiece
of harnessed rock energy. They were ready to invite excitement for
anyone that would listen.
1. Footstompin' Music - 3:48
2. People, Let's Stop the War - 5:12
3. Upsetter - 4:27
4. I Come Tumblin' - 5:40
5. Save the Land - 4:13
6. No Lives - 3:57
7. Loneliness - 8:38
8. I'm Your Captain/Closer To Home
9. Hooked On Love
10. Get It Together
11. Mark Says Alright
Mark Farner - Guitar, Harmonica, Composer, Keyboards, Vocals
Don Brewer - Drums, Vocals
Mel Schacher - Bass, Vocals