Grand Funk Railroad - Good Singin' Good Playin'
01. Just Couldn't Wait
02. Can You Do It
03. Pass It Around
04. Don't Let 'Em Take Your Gun
05. Miss My Baby
06. Big Buns
07. Out To Get You
10. Release Your Love
11. Goin' For the Pastor
12. Rubberneck (Bonus Track)
Mark Farner – guitar, vocals; piano on “Just Couldn’t Wait” & "Don't Let 'Em Take Your Gun"
Craig Frost – keyboards, backing vocals
Mel Schacher – bass, backing vocals
Don Brewer – drums, percussion, vocals
Frank Zappa – guitar on "Out to Get You", backing vocals on "Rubberneck", producer
Good Singin', Good Playin' is 11th studio album by Grand Funk Railroad, released by MCA Records (MCA 2216) in 1976.
The band had actually broken up, but after Frank Zappa expressed interest in producing an album for them, they reassembled for one more attempt at success. Recorded in 1976 for MCA Records, this album included a guest performance by Zappa, playing lead guitar on the song "Out to Get You". Although the pairing seemed bizarre, Grand Funk drummer Don Brewer said, "His whole viewpoint on what rock and roll is all about is basically the same as ours.... Keep it as simple as possible and really bring the balls out of this thing." Zappa said, "All I did was, in a documentary way, make a record which tells you exactly what they really sound like. For the first time on record you can hear Grand Funk Railroad ... and they're fantastic, fan-tastic with an F three times taller than you!" Grand Funk decided on the first day of overdubs to split up again, although Zappa stayed until 4 a.m. trying to talk them out of it.
The album wasn't a commercial success, only making it to #52 in the Billboard Top 200. The album was the final release to feature both bassist Mel Schacher and keyboardist Craig Frost.