Grand Funk Railroad: Mark Farner (vocals, guitar, harmonica, piano); Don Bewer (vocals, drums); Mel Schacher (bass).
Recorded at Cleveland Recording Company Studios, Cleveland, Ohio on April 16 & June 18-19, 1969. Originally released on Capitol (307). Includes liner notes by Steve Roeser.
All tracks have been digitally remastered.
Personnel: Mark Farner (vocals, guitar, harmonica, piano, keyboards); Don Brewer (vocals, drums); Mel Schacher (vocals).
Audio Mixer: Jimmy Hoyson.
Recording information: Cleveland Recording Company Studios (04/16/1969-06/19/1969).
Photographer: Barry Edmunds.
Although Grand Funk's first album, 1969's ON TIME, didn't contain as many instantly recognizable tracks as would future albums (1973's WE'RE AN AMERICAN BAND, for example), it's unquestionably one of the best hard rock debuts ever. While some bands honed their sound over the course of a few albums, GFR had already found its niche with ON TIME, which was one of the first albums to be termed "heavy metal." Sample a young and hungry Grand Funk, with highlights including "Anybody's Answer," "Into the Sun," "Time Machine," and "Are You Ready?"