For the People
MARK FARNER'S~2006 ~"For The People"
First of all...the album could not be titled better. Mark definitely relates to his fanbase and here he has written NEW CLASSIC ROCK in tunes that give us that ol' Grand Funk music from the 70's that we used to run to for comfort!!! You know the songs like "Heartbreaker" and "Mean Mistreater"....The new ones are...(dare I say it) just as electric and emotion packed with possibly more of a melodic feel due to the complex experiences and seasoning of the writer.
And remember "Hard Rock?" It's in there too!!! There are many brilliant surprises and Mark's voice is clear and stronger than ever. I would say he is gracing very well and actually getting better with time.
Regarding Patriotism...Mark still speaks out on the title tune when he asks; "What ever happened to For The People?" This tune is written and performed by a true ROCK PATRIOT. It just grabs your attention...just like his tunes; "You Know Who I Am", "This Time" and "Where Do We Go From Here" It's Rock on a Mission...what could be better?
"Nadean" is one of the singles....very catchy melody with a "FUNK'a Billy" feel to it...."You're My Girl" has a nice chorus that any woman would love to hear her man sing to her! "Symptoms" is an encouraging song that we can all relate to...the lyrics will make ya think and the tune will stick in your head.
When you hear the masterful "Girl" it just might have you reaching for your favorite slow-dance partner. Just a beautiful interpretation of sentiment and emotion. "Waiting Here For You" contains those brilliant surprises blending the voices of Native American instruments with Spiritual lyrics. And the song "Cry Baby" has great guitar work and lyrics plus that good ol' Grand Funk-like organ sound on it...This album is not to be missed. And Heaven Help Us...it's not to be over-looked.
great Cd and one of the hottest classic rock artists touring the world today.For the People is pure footstomping joy from the man who powered the Grand Funk Railroad into Shea stadium with 55,000 passengers aboard to make history in 1971.Always the Rock Patriot, raising the voice of the people above the noise of politics and civil unrest,Mark gets right to business on the opening track.He begs the answer to the question
"What happened to for the People", trying to rally a sleeping giant in the US of disenchanted and disgusted citizens.
It's no secret this CD is about the fans, just check out his website and see for yourself. The Farnerites as they are known are a spoiled bunch , pampered and coddled they are adamant that their hero be the voice of the people as only he can.The music is fun and exciting , as it inspires and entertains.11 songs of solid rock and roll love.