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Shinin' On is the eighth album by Grand Funk Railroad and was released in 1974. Although not as successful as its predecessor, We're an American Band (1973), it peaked at #5 in the US and was certified gold, and its first single, a cover of "The Loco-Motion" topped the U.S. charts.[1] The original cover was done in bi-visual 3-D and included the required blue and red lensed glasses to view it. A Quadraphonic mix of the album was available in the Quadraphonic 8-Track cartridge format. The title song was featured in The Simpsons' 7th season episode "Homerpalooza" on May 19, 1996.

Shinin' On
Shinin' On (Grand Funk Railroad album - cover art).jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedMarch 1974
Recorded1974
GenreHard rock
Length33:52
LabelCapitol Records
ProducerTodd Rundgren
Grand Funk Railroad chronology
We're an American Band
(1973)
Shinin' On
(1974)
All the Girls in the World Beware!!!
(1974)
Singles from Shinin' On
  1. "The Loco-Motion"/"Destitute and Losin'"
    Released: May 1974
  2. "Shinin' On"/"Mr. Pretty Boy"
    Released: July 1974
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic2.5/5 stars link
Christgau's Record GuideB[2]

Contents

Track listingEdit

Side one
  1. "Shinin' On" (Brewer, Farner) - 5:59
  2. "To Get Back In" (Farner) - 3:56
  3. "The Loco-Motion" (Goffin, King) - 2:46
  4. "Carry Me Through" (Brewer, Frost) - 5:34
Side two
  1. "Please Me" (Brewer, Farner) - 3:37
  2. "Mr. Pretty Boy" (Brewer, Farner, Frost) - 3:08
  3. "Gettin' Over You" (Brewer, Frost) - 3:59
  4. "Little Johnny Hooker" (Farner) - 4:59

Bonus tracks - CD ReleaseEdit

  1. "Destitute and Losin'" (Farner) - 7:03
  2. "Shinin' On" (2003 Remix) (Brewer, Farner) - 6:09

PersonnelEdit

ChartsEdit

Album

Year Chart Peak Position
1974 Billboard 200 5[3]
Canada 2[4]
Norway 10[5]

Singles

Year Single Chart Position
1974 "The Loco-Motion" Billboard Hot 100 1
Canada 1
Germany 10
Australia 7
"Shinin' On" Billboard Hot 100 11[6]
Canada 13

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Grand Funk Railroad, "The Loco-Motion" US Chart Position Retrieved March 24, 2015
  2. ^ Christgau, Robert (1981). "Consumer Guide '70s: G". Christgau's Record Guide: Rock Albums of the Seventies. Ticknor & Fields. ISBN 089919026X. Retrieved February 24, 2019 – via robertchristgau.com.
  3. ^ Grand Funk Railroad, Shinin On US Chart Position Retrieved March 24, 2015
  4. ^ Grand Funk Railroad, Shinin On Canadian Chart Position Retrieved March 24, 2015
  5. ^ Grand Funk Railroad, Shinin On Norwegian Chart Position Retrieved March 24, 2015
  6. ^ Grand Funk Railroad, "Shinin On" Chart Position Retrieved March 24, 2015