Fun with Hurricane Hanna and Grand Funk Railroad....
As the junior 'Elk was reliving past glory's with his band, apply named "Ray and the Shadows", I got a call from Bruce Kulick with an invitation to join him to witness an onslaught of vintage GFR. You couldn't have lived in the 70's without hearing "Locomotion" as you where trying to get up with Darlene at your local skating rink. Here's where it all went south for the gang. After loading up the 'Elk mobile with a tightly- packed cooler, rock-n-roll anticipation and lighters in hand for the encore. Dark, ominous clouds rolled in ,torrential rains ensued and the inevitable phone call came that the show was cancelled. I would love to say that the drive back was uneventful, but when you add the elements, road construction and DWOC (driving while on cellphone) the combination had the makings of an Arnold Schwarzenegger film. All I saw was a red Nissan, 400 yards in front of me flip end over end three times and while trying my best to avoid an accident, I quickly moved to the left lane all the while avoiding a tractor trailer bearing down on me, missing us by inches. Ladies and Gentleman, at that point I was pulling cotton out of the nether regions, if you know what I mean.
Being the ever gracious host , Mr.Kulick invited us all back to the hotel for drinks and conversation. Never short on party favors, Bruce presented me with his latest
CD offering entitled "KKB". This is a glimpse of him long before he took his place as the lead guitarist of the hottest band in the land. The opening track "I'll Never Take you Back" is reminiscent of old Yes and features very intricate bass and guitar lines. My favorite track, "You Got a Hold on Me " has a Zeppelin/ Hendrix type vibe and the fifth entry, "Someday" could have been right at home on the Beatles "Help" album. This CD is a joy to listen to, eclectic, and to some degree, ahead of its' time.
As for the the lady in the Nissan?
She made it through the wreck and astonishingly enough, was still talking on her cell phone when we passed the wreck....