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Bad Time (Grand Funk) vs. Fooled Around & Fell in Love (Elvin Bishop)

Bad Time (Grand Funk) vs. I Fooled Around & Fell in Love (Elvin Bishop)

  • Bad Time

  • I Fooled Around & Fell in Love


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Guitar55

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Mark Farner vs. Elvin Bishop??

C'mon!!! No contest.
 

Solomon

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That is a pretty kicking solo in the song as well. I had to go find some tab after listening to the song.
 

Jim Jones

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Reprising my role in the Allman's vs. Skynyrd thread I'll take Grand Funk for a thousand, Alex. :)

Jim
 

BBSuggs

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Fooled Around . . . . We play this song routinely, and it's a hit to be sure. Takes a good singer, which we're fortunate to have. And the solo is a blast to play. We always do the long version. Good stuff.

Thanks for reminding me of the Grand Funk tune. I might have to recommend that one to the guys. I think it would go over quite well, though not with quite the impact as Fooled.
 
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harvestmark

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Ironic. When I first heard "Fooled Around And Fell In Love" in the 70's, I thought it was Mark Farner of Grand Funk Railroad singing. Later, when I heard "Jane" by Jefferson Starship, I again thought it was Mark Farner's voice. It was Mickey Thomas both times.

Mark Miller
 

pete692

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Ironic. When I first heard "Fooled Around And Fell In Love" in the 70's, I thought it was Mark Farner of Grand Funk Railroad singing. Later, when I heard "Jane" by Jefferson Starship, I again thought it was Mark Farner's voice. It was Mickey Thomas both times.

Mark Miller
I thought it was Bishop's drummer (whose name escapes me right now) that sang "Fooled Around".
 

Nick67

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Both songs are very cool...But different...Bad Time is a straight up pop tune while Fooled around has that bluesy/doo-wop feel.
 

Dave Orban

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I gotta go with Elvin's song... While I've never really liked him as a guitarist, that is a great song, and Mickey Thomas just kills it, IMO.

GFR's first couple of albums were good, but as time went on, they no longer appealed to me as they once did.
 

Mayflower

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So does Farner!...but he does mostly Christian stuff now, which is not to my taste...still Bad Time gets MY vote!

Tony
Mark has been off the Christian thing for some time and has been back to doing nothing but GFR greatest hits pwer rock style.
I know..wink.
I doubt there is a better 60 year old RnR tenor singer who still sings at 440 than Mark. His guitar playing is absolutely spot on as well.
Comparing these two tunes.......
If you listen closely to "Bad Time", it has Rundgren written all over it.
You know why?
 

Mayflower

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All I know is The Jayhawks PWN Grand Funk on "Bad Time"
Just listened to both...The Jayhawks version is not bad...but not even remotely close to being as great as the original cut.
It's off topic...start a poll with the links of original cuts of both on another thread and lets see the results.

Rundgren produced the album with Bad Time (WAAB).
That was the album that took made them a pop band and they lost their rock jam band identity...Not everybody was happy about that change.

Elvin Bishop's Fooled around is probably one of my all time favorite tunes to play(I can't sing it)...It is a totally different genre of music than Bad Time even though they were both pop hits.
JM2C YMMV.
 

jimfog

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Just listened to both...The Jayhawks version is not bad...but not even remotely close to being as great as the original cut.
It's off topic...start a poll with the links of original cuts of both on another thread and lets see the results.
Ah....but keep in mind you not only are a huge fan, but work for Farner.

Not to be a dick about it, because it's all just personal taste.......but let's just say I'm not a fan. So, there's your context.

Teh Jayhawks > Teh Grand Funks

On topic........No matter the version, I prefer BT. Great song. Elvin shoulda stuck to backing up Bloomers!
 

johndara

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Rundgren produced the album with Bad Time (WAAB).
That was the album that took made them a pop band and they lost their rock jam band identity...Not everybody was happy about that change.


Bad Time was on "All The Girls In The World Beware" and produced by Jimmy Ienner. Personally, I don't hear a Rundgren production at all. We do Bad Time in my band and I love playing the solo to that..that being said, I also love the solo to Fooled around and fell in Love. But if I had to pick which song I prefer it would have to be Bad Time. Personally, I liked the We're an American band album. Favorite on there being "The Railroad". Great vocals by Mark and some great playing too.
 
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