Once called by Rolling Stone magazine "the worst band of all time," Grand Funk Railroad never seemed to care. They always pleased their fans and even found time to release a few hit singles. Some of their songs became rock anthems, all this despite (or maybe helped by) that magazines pronouncement. This compilation includes all the hits (their version of "The Locomotion," "We're an American Band," and "Some Kind of Wonderful"). To its credit, it also includes many of the less pop-oriented classic rock numbers that this group always did so well. The ones presented here include "Time Machine," "Heartbreaker," "Mean Mistreater," and the Funk's take on the Rolling Stones' "Gimme Shelter." This CD is really a better introduction to the band than the other compilations out there as it showcases all sides of their repertoire.
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AllMusic Review by Gary Hill