E Pluribus Funk

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E Pluribus Funk
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Studio album by Grand Funk Railroad
Released November 1971
Recorded September 1971
Genre Hard rock, blues rock
Length 35:55
Label Capitol 853
Producer Terry Knight
Grand Funk Railroad chronology
Survival
(1971)
E Pluribus Funk
(1971)
Phoenix
(1972)
Singles from E Pluribus Funk
  1. "People, Let's Stop the War" / "Save the Land"
    Released: December 1971
  2. "Footstompin' Music" / "I Come Tumblin'"
    Released: March 1972
  3. "Upsetter" / "No Lies"
    Released: April 1972
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]
Robert Christgau C[2]
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[3]

E Pluribus Funk is Grand Funk Railroad's fifth studio album and was released in November 1971 by Capitol Records. This is the final Grand Funk Railroad album produced by Terry Knight. The title is a play on the former motto of the US government, E pluribus unum. The original release cover (designed by Ernie Cefalu) was completely round and covered with a silver-like film to resemble a large coin. The back side of the cover of this album included a die cast picture of Shea Stadium to celebrate Grand Funk beating The Beatles' Shea Stadium attendance record by selling out in just 72 hours.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Mark Farner.

  1. "Footstompin' Music" - 3:48
  2. "People, Let's Stop the War" - 5:12
  3. "Upsetter" - 4:27
  4. "I Come Tumblin'" - 5:38
  5. "Save the Land" - 4:14
  6. "No Lies" - 3:57
  7. "Loneliness" - 8:47

Bonus Tracks - CD Release

  1. "Live Medley"
  2. "Mark Says Alright (Live)" - 4:23

Personnel[edit]

Charts[edit]

Album

Year Chart Peak Position
1971 Billboard 200 5[4]
Australia 11[5]
Canada 10[6]

Singles

Year Single Chart Position
1971 "Footstompin'
Music"
Billboard Hot 100 29[7]
Canada 43
Australia 83
"Upsetter" 1971 Billboard Hot 100 73[8]
Canada 89

References[edit]

  1. ^ Ruhlmann, William. "E Pluribus Funk Review" at AllMusic. Retrieved 14 February 2012.
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert. "Grand Funk Railroad". Robert Christgau. 
  3. ^ Fricke, David (3 April 2003). "Grand Funk Railroad: E Pluribus Funk". Rolling Stone (Straight Arrow) (RS 919). ISSN 0035-791X. Archived from the original on 5 November 2007. 
  4. ^ Grand Funk Railroad, E Pluribus Funk US Chart Position Retrieved March 24, 2015
  5. ^ Grand Funk Railroad, E Pluribus Funk Australian Chart Position Retrieved March 24, 2015
  6. ^ Grand Funk Railroad, E Pluribus Funk Canadian Chart Position Retrieved March 24, 2015
  7. ^ Grand Funk Railroad, "Footstompin Music" Chart Position Retrieved March 24, 2015
  8. ^ Grand Funk Railroad, "Upsetter" Chart Position Retrieved March 24, 2015

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