On Time

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On Time
Grand Funk Railroad - On Time.jpg
Studio album by Grand Funk Railroad
Released August 1969
Recorded April–June 1969
Genre Hard rock, psychedelic rock
Length 50:50 (Original)
63:24 (2002 CD reissue)
Label Capitol Records
Producer Terry Knight
Grand Funk Railroad chronology
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Singles from On Time
  1. "Time Machine"/"High on a Horse"
    Released: July 1969
  2. "Heartbreaker"/"Please Don't Worry"
    Released: January 1970
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3.5/5 stars link
Rolling Stone 4/5 stars [1]

On Time is Grand Funk Railroad's first studio album, released in August 1969 by Capitol Records. It was produced by Terry Knight.

"Time Machine", the band's first single release, barely broke the top 50 in the singles charts, reaching #48,[1] however, after the success of their second album Grand Funk (aka The Red Album), On Time went gold shortly thereafter in 1970, one of four RIAA gold record awards for the band that year. The other two albums reaching gold status in 1970 for GFR were Closer to Home and Live Album.

In 2002, On Time was remastered on CD with bonus tracks and also released in a limited edition box set Trunk of Funk that contained the band's first four albums. The "trunk" has slots for twelve CDs to house the future release of the remaining eight albums that were released by Capitol records. Also included is a pair of "Shinin' On" 3-D glasses, guitar pick and a sticker reproducing a concert ticket.

Track listing[edit]

All songs written by Mark Farner.

  1. "Are You Ready" — 3:28
  2. "Anybody's Answer" — 5:17
  3. "Time Machine" — 3:45
  4. "High on a Horse" — 2:56
  5. "T.N.U.C." — 8:42
  6. "Into the Sun" — 6:29
  7. "Heartbreaker" — 6:35
  8. "Call Yourself a Man" — 3:05
  9. "Can't Be Too Long" — 6:34
  10. "Ups and Downs" — 5:01




Year Chart Peak Position
1969 Billboard 200 27[2]
Australia 14[3]
Canada 35[4]


Year Single Chart Position
1969 "Time Machine" Billboard Hot 100 48
Canada 43
1970 "Heartbreaker" Billboard Hot 100 72[5]
Canada 58