Mark and the N'rG band are nearing completion of their first studio cd. This will be Mark's first studio album since 1990's "Some Kind of Wonderful". Armed with over 20 new and original Mark Farner tunes, the band began laying down tracks after completing their tour dates in September. Track titles include "For the People", "Nadine", "Girl", "Cry Baby", "Your my Girl", "Symptoms of the Flesh", and "This Time" among others.
A release date will be announced in the near future.
The N'rG Band:
LAWRENCE BUCKNER has played bass with Mark since the late 80's
PAUL OJIBWAY played in Joe Cocker's road band, saxophone.
HUBERT CRAWFORD III - "H-Bomb", drums
Mark Farner has co-headlined a show with John Kay and Steppenwolf at DTE Energy Music Theatre in Clarkston. Lissmark Entertainment captured the set for a concert DVD with Farner's show on 32 tracks for a 5.1 Surround Sound soundtrack. Farner's brother Rick, who still lives in the Flint area, plays guitar for about a half dozen songs.
The DVD - has been put on hold while Mark and the band are completing their first studio album. Various release ideas are being discussed for the DVD to coincide with the new cd.Farner says Brewer and Schacher, who assembled a new version of Grand Funk in 2000 - filed suit against him to prevent him from billing his performances as "Mark Farner of Grand Funk Railroad".
Source: THE FLINT JOURNAL FIRST EDITION Friday, July 11, 2003
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