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Grand Funk Railroad: Mark, Don & Mel

John Mendelsohn, Rolling Stone, 22 June 1972

VIRTUALLY EVERY practicing rock critic worth his sneer, of course, has sought to explicate Grand Funk's ascent to commercial ultra-gargantuanity over countless identically horrible Cream legatees, but no one, to my mind, has paid sufficient attention to the important roles played in that ascent by producer/manager/mastermind Terry Knight's apparently innate gaucheness, and the unflinchingly humorless conviction with which he wielded that gaucheness.

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