What’s Funk? – Grand Funk Railroad – 1983


Album What’s Funk? by Grand Funk Railroad
Album What’s Funk? by Grand Funk Railroad

What’s Funk? is the title of the thirteenth and final studio album by Grand Funk Railroad, a legendary American hard rock band that rose to fame in the 1970s. The album was released in 1983 by Full Moon Records and produced by Cliff Davies and Gary Lyons. It features ten tracks of hard rock and blues rock, with influences from funk and soul. The album includes covers of songs by Holland–Dozier–Holland, James Brown and Betty Jean Newsome. The album did not chart in any country and received mixed reviews from critics, who praised the band’s energy and musicianship but criticized the lack of originality and innovation. The album is considered a rare collector’s item by fans of the band, who have continued to tour sporadically over the years.

What’s Funk? is considered to be one of Grand Funk Railroad’s weakest albums. It marks the end of the band’s commercial success and is a testament to their declining popularity in the early 1980s.


  • Mark Farner – guitar, vocals, harmonica
  • Don Brewer – drums, vocals
  • Dennis Bellinger – bass, vocals
  • Craig Frost – keyboards, vocals

The different versions published for this album :