Grand Funk (Red Album) (Remastered)
Label: Capitol Records
The key track on Grand Funk's second record (also known as The Red Album) is the closer, a cover of The Animals' "Inside Looking Out," which was sampled to great effect by Royal Trux on "Shockwave Rider." Ten minutes of hard-hitting funk metal with hugely fat basslines and air-guitaring stops and starts, the song all but expiates the future sins of "We're An American Band," "The Loco-Motion" and "Some Kind of Wonderful." Elsewhere, "Paranoid" (not the Sabbath song) also proves that anytime Grand Funk stretches a song over seven minutes, chances are, it's gonna be awesome.