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    Drummer: Don Brewer
    Drumming Style: Rock & Roll
    Band: Grand Funk Railroad
    Brief Description: Don Brewer was drummer and founding member of Grand Funk Railroad. He joined his first band the Red Devils when he was 12 years old. Aside from playing drums with Grand Funk, Brewer also sang lead vocals on many of their songs. He wrote and sung the bands first #1 hit, "We're an American Band".

    Other Fun Facts: Grand Funk Railroad is Homer Simpson's favorite band. In the "Homerpalooza" episode he makes the comment to Bart and Lisa, "You kids don't know Grand Funk? The wild shirtless lyrics of Mark Farner? The bong-rattling bass of Mel Schacher? The competent drumwork of Don Brewer? Oh, man!"
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    Awesome, love Don and was a big influence...

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    I met "lil donny brewer " when he was 16 and drumming for
    'terry knight & the pack"( a singing dj from michigan wif a few local hits)
    their bass player was mark farner ( not performing due to hepititus)

    girls @ da show loved em so much they took da distributer wires
    off da car they were in & we took them to the airport,,,

    years later terry knight showed up
    managing a group named "grand funk railroad"
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    Grand Funk is a life time favorite of mine !

    Here's one

    [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VsVZdF5OnSs"]Grand Funk Live - T.N.U.C.(with drum solo) - YouTube[/ame]
    E Drums !! !

    There are no loud instruments just loud players !

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    Grand Funk rules!

    all the best...

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    Quote Originally Posted by PHROGGE View Post
    I met "lil donny brewer " when he was 16 and drumming for
    'terry knight & the pack"( a singing dj from michigan wif a few local hits)
    their bass player was mark farner ( not performing due to hepititus)

    girls @ da show loved em so much they took da distributer wires
    off da car they were in & we took them to the airport,,,

    years later terry knight showed up
    managing a group named "grand funk railroad"
    Cool!!!

    LOVE THE FUNK!

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    +1 on Grand Funk!
    "it is what it is"

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    Oh yeah! Grand Funk Railroad was one of my favorite band, man for a trio they sure rocked. I had two albums 'Closer to Home' and 'Survival' that I use to play over and over when I was exhausted just to relax. Great band.
    Last edited by Pearl MCX Man; 09-18-2011 at 11:29 AM.

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    My favorite GFR is their "Red" Album.

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    Spandex, afro's, and rad stashes! :P

    +1 on grand
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    Quote Originally Posted by PHROGGE View Post
    I met "lil donny brewer " when he was 16 and drumming for
    'terry knight & the pack"( a singing dj from michigan wif a few local hits)
    their bass player was mark farner ( not performing due to hepititus)

    girls @ da show loved em so much they took da distributer wires
    off da car they were in & we took them to the airport,,,

    years later terry knight showed up
    managing a group named "grand funk railroad"
    Wow Phroggey, you met met him when he was that young? Man, you've got some of the best stories on DC, I swear! I've only recently starting to appreciate Grand Funk myself, so I've a lot to learn, still.
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    Grand funk railroad was a great band. If you are a drummer you should really listen to all the grand funk music. Don Brewers drumming was right on the money. He had a solid rock style with kinda slight funk vibe. For me the 2 rock groups that both the music and drumming stood out was Zeplain and grand funk. If you could pickup a sense of there drum feel and apply it to your drumming, you could pretty much play any rock music.

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    I think that every band has played "We're an American Band".

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    Don Brewer was one of my early big influences. I learned the solo from T.N.U.C. note for note back in the day.

    Grand Funk Railroad Live Album is a classic.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rickthedrummer View Post
    I think that every band has played "We're an American Band".
    Yep, and back then if you could play the intro using only single kick you were the man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NPYYZ View Post
    Yep, and back then if you could play the intro using only single kick you were the man.
    That's the only way I've ever played it.

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    I really like him too. Came across this groove he did awhile back and really liked it, see what you think.

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    Joe

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    Quote Originally Posted by inthpktplayer View Post
    That's the only way I've ever played it.
    Yeah, me too. I see a lot of guys in cover bands using a double pedal to do it now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NPYYZ View Post
    Yeah, me too. I see a lot of guys in cover bands using a double pedal to do it now.
    Guilty. I'm getting lazy as I grow older.
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    Grand Funk Railroad - Survival

    Last edited by Olimpass; 08-24-2017 at 05:21 AM.

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    Great drums

    Great bass

    Great vocals

    Almost the perfect rock band!

    all the best...

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    Great drummer and great band.. A buddy of mine says that Mark Farner came up with the intro to American Band but I dont know if it's true, I could never find any info on it.

    I tried to play that intro with single pedal but cannot get it up to speed. I need to revisit that though.
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    Awesome live version.


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    Great drummer!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Olimpass View Post
    Grand Funk Railroad - Survival

    I learned a lot of drumming skills off this album in the 70's . Great drummer.

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