So Yeah, I've been gone for over a year. Sorry 'bout that, the internet and I just were not around each other enough to pull of blog maintenance. But I am back with an excellent peace offering in the form of a Grand Funk Railroad collection. This is a part of a three part collection, however it is the only one with Mel. The other two are Mark Don and Terry's. This is a amazing example of early proto metal. Straight forward groove orientation, nasty guitar and thumping bass. If you are a James Gang fan this will be right up you're alley, but this stuff actually pre dates TJG and is far, far superior. Make sure and check out their rendition of Eric Burdon's classic "Inside Looking Out"!