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For The People

by Mark Farner - The Rock Patriot

Classic Rock & Roll Artist retains feel with new funky R&B influenced release.
Genre: Rock: Funk Rock
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1. For The People
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2. Cry Baby
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3. Nadean
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4. Girl
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5. You Know Who I Am
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6. Same Ol' Feelin'
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7. You're My Girl
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8. This time
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9. Waiting Here for You
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10. Symptons
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11. Where Do We Go From Here
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
Long revered and acknowledged as a primary force in popularizing the American power trio, Mark Farner reemerges with both guns blazing and perhaps his most defining album of his solo career, For The People.

Rock icon Mark Farner’s latest album portrays a return to his roots--the roots of American rock. Laden with powerhouse tracks, For The People harkens back to the artist’s definitive style that has been embraced by tens-of-millions of fans worldwide. The inimitable knack for a well written song, perfectly placed power-chord, hooky melody line, blistering guitar solo and, of course, an ever-soulful vocal makes this album perhaps Farner’s high-water mark as a solo artist. “For The People” leads off the album with a political message that doses the listener with a driving guitar that seamlessly weaves itself into the lyric creating a perfectly meshed pop track. “Nadean” follows suit and has been likened to Farner’s “Bad Time To Be In Love,” often cited as a pure pop classic. “You’re My Girl” again, slams into the realm of powerhouse rock with Farner’s take-charge rock attitude in full bloom. “Where Do We Go From Here” poses powerful political questions and reminds fans that Mark Farner has many layers to this persona that go way beyond Mark Farner, Rock Star. Long-time fans will readily recognize his message and new listeners will perhaps be enlightened by his inspired point of view. No matter how you approach this record, For The People has something to say and the artist takes that message on the road live this summer in support of this defining work.

Mark Farner has a rich history that sometimes overshadows his solo work. This is a syndrome that is common to so many great artists that were vital members of iconic bands, i. e., John Fogerty of Creedence Clearwater Revival. Ironically both artists emerged simultaneously onto the late-sixties rock scene to great acclaim and Farner and his band mates in Grand Funk Railroad proceeded to blow the roof off the rock world in 1971 by selling out New York’s Shea Stadium faster than The Beatles! With monster hits including: “I’m Your Captain (Closer To Home),” “The Locomotion,” “We’re An American Band,” “Bad Time” and “Mean Mistreater,” Grand Funk Railroad went on set attendance records and record sales throughout the world. Mark Farner remains in touch with that legion of fans and has truly made and album, For The People.


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Marji

Wow. I really love Mark's voice and I like all of the songs on this CD
I really love Mark's voice on this CD and I like all of
the songs on it.

Marji

His voice is really great and I like all of the songs on this CD
Mark's voice is really great on this CD and I like all of
the songs on it.

Suez

Passion and Patriotism on the Parker-Fly
This is For The People...This is for ALL the People.

As strong as is stated in the cover picture...Mark is servin' us Passion and Patriotism...on the Fly...The Parker-Fly that is!
Guitar grindin' Rock n' Roll to cause a Revolution and a Revelation!
It really doesn't get any better than this!

Mary

Mark still rocks
No question about it "For the People" just shows how talented this man still is. He retained the wonderful garage band feel that Grand Funk Railroad was famous for - coupled with some awesome lyrics that Mark is famous for (afterall he wrote almost all of GFR's tunes)... if you don't have it... buy it. Great music.

Larry

Awesome collection of inspiring songs of love,patriotism,country,and your fellow
Mark's songs have always had a thoughtful message from his days as the engine of Grand Funk Railroad,from crooked politicians to political commentary,to love among each other,to spiritualism and environmentalism.Each of these songs,although different in tempo and mood,carry a good message.Tune in,rock on,dig it,bob your head,tap your toe,get up and dance but remember what he says.

Jerry Johnson/Patriot Promotions

No "Bad time " here
The best solo effort to date from the captain of the ship that took us all "closer to home'in the 70s'.The same innovative and timely writing that was a standout for the supergroup that shook the foundation of Shea Stadium in the summer of 1971 , has done it again!For the people is the defining work of the Rock Patriot alter ego of Mark Farner , long haired /stoner-rocker of that "we're having a party" band, Grand Funk Railroad.All grown up, but hardly growing old, Mark has taken his decades of experience and wisdom and put out the same timeless message that was hated by the Nixon administration, Rally the people.Being the voice of a generation is a tough habit to break, especially when you are so good at it.The music of the compositions is fine as wine, aged to perfection.The soaring tenor is as crisp and sharp as the Michigan air that fuels the fire for the timber and tone of the passion and patriotism that IS "For The People". 11 songs that are inspired by love of life , wife and the thrive of the American world position.My favorite "Waiting here For You" stills thunders in my car stereo whenever i roll down the highway.If you are looking for a great investment for the year 2006 that will bear dividends for the rest of the decade, this is it!!

MB

This just may be Mark's best work ever !
Mark is like wine,his Vocals and Guitar work are getting better with age..

Debbie Wunsch

This is definitely For The People
From the beginning with For the People all the way to Where Do We Go From Here, all the music here makes you think, and also gives you a look in to what makes Mark tick. The music buying public is long overdue for this: good, honest, well-played rock music with a very timely message all the way through.

Rocknurse

In your face, ROCK, not Metal
Simply Great songs, Great lyrics, Great Guitar and Great vocals. Hmmm. Do I like it? YYYYYYEEEEEESSSSSS!

Alex Norton (Harbor Light Connection)

Its good to know that old age cant take the rock 'n Roll!
I'm so happy to know that there are rockers who aren't afraid to be who they are. So many try to update their sound at the risk of losing "that special thing"which made them awesome in the first place!
Not so with Mark! This album could fit nicely next to any of Grand Funk Railroads accomplishments.
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