LAMONT’S MUSIC NOTES-MARCH 24, 2019…45 YEARS AGO GRAND FUNK RELEASED THE SINGLE ‘BAD TIME’. THE SONG IS ABOUT A GUY WHO MEETS THE GIRL OF HIS DREAMS, BUT DOES SO AT AN AWKWARD TIME OF HIS LIFE, MEANING HE MAY HAVE TO LET HER GO.
THE SONG WAS WRITTEN BY THE GROUP’S SINGER MARK FARNER WHILE HE WAS GOING THROUGH A BAD TIME WITH HIS FIRST WIFE CHERYL.
ACCORDING TO FARNER,
“I was getting a divorce. My wife was in the kitchen throwing pans around while I was writing ‘Bad Time.’ It was quite emotional.” Source of quote: An American Band: The Story of Grand Funk Railroad by Billy James)
GRAND FUNK CASHED IN ON FARNER’S CRAPPY PERSONAL LIFE, SCORING ONE OF THE BIGGEST SINGLES OF 1975
HERE’S THE VIDEO FOR ‘BAD TIME’ WITH GRAND FUNK