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I'm Your Captain / Closer To Home

Features of This Track

basic rock song structures
mild rhythmic syncopation
extensive vamping
use of a string ensemble
major key tonality
mixed acoustic and electric instrumentation
acoustic rhythm guitars
vocal harmonies

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Mel kicks A** on bass
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Always been one of my fav
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Its definitely a journey worth taking like one in the vein of John Coltrane. The bass kicks major booty throughout!! !
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I was born in the wrong time. I'm 25 and I appreciate all the talented artists that erupted from 50-early 80's These artists are much different from 90's on. You had to have an extraordinar y amount of talent. Reincarnated Hippie here :)
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drod.dr50
58 years old never get tired of this song classic!
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Had the pleasure of seeing GFR in concert . One of the best concerts ever.
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This is the best rock song ever, grand Funk for ever.
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it was 1970, 12th grade, a bunch of us Long Hair Kids trippin on this peace.
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Love that song. The best.
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I'm getting closer to my home...
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wildwally
This band made great music. Yet the media of the time slammed n panned. The deserve recognition from the RRHF for the impact they had during there time ...into the sun. My fav all time rockers!
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dmunyan
One of my all-time classic songs!
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birddog055
a great classic.
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To throw away deeper meaning to say it is just a song about pot seems too simplistic for my tastes. I agree with Andrew that this song lives up to the word Epic. To me, it is an introspectiv e song about all the journeys we engage in life from personal journey, to emotional journey, to spiritual journey, and the various realizations we find on the way and those we take it while understandin g there is both friend and foe on the way, Just how I hear it, Peace.
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This song is so epic
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Talented Musicians from Michigan! Used to listen to Grand Funk during Drafting class in the 12th grade.
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richardrepas k y
Mark still puts on the best live show.
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i also like their songs, Aimless Lady, Mean mistreater, If you young-uns haven't heard those you should check em out...and for the rest..you know what I'm talkin bout...alway s gets your foot goin or ur drumsticks.
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I'm your Captain is the best song ever to me..It's about life here on Earth, the struggles with the Darkside and the journey back home..to Heaven.
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ballmi
to ems77: Just upgrade to Pandora 1
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virginian202
These guys were just slightly before my time, but my brother had this album. Thanks to my bro, I was familiar enough with GFR to check them out in detail when new quality rock finally dried up. I now recognize them as a top 10 rock band all-time. Extremely talented musicians, all.
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love it but am i having a major flashback? :)) (umm NOT about pot but it does come from that time..)
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How long is this song? I want to say about 10 minutes. It's a great one.
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Just like all the Beatles songs, this one is about pot.
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Does this song ever end? I think it used up all my Pandora minutes this month.
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rushpython10 0
ahh brings me back too... 3 months ago when my dad showed grand funk
but had said he bought 5 vynals of the closer to home album.
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what a way to break on to the charts! Patrick Murphy & michael Parker... you guys nailed it dead nuts with your comments. i have loved this song for almost forty years. there will never be one like it ever again. great job Mark, Mel, and Don!
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One of the best renditions of a rock ballad with an orchestral backup on an iconic musical composition. It will still rock your world people...wor d .
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wow.. well said Patrick dont think i could word it any better. definetly puts you in a relaxed spritual trance
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(Beyond what personal experiences prompted this composition) it is a metaphorical story of the emerging Self; the awakening Soul. In it's simplicity, it connects with a broad range of human experience through the "emotion channel" if the listener is prepared to allow. Trippy yet, illustrative .
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ndontas
Brings back memories of working at the Jersey shore during the summers of the 70s....... ahhhhhh, the hippie days.

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