"We're an American Band" is one of my favorites as well which I should have mentioned above. An interesting bit of trivia is that Mark Farner claims he came up with that drum intro. Farner is an accomplished drummer and did a high energy percussion segment in Grand Funk shows where he and Don Brewer played together with Farner on Timbales. Here is a quote from Farner regarding the Drum intro:
"I did write the drum lick on the intro of '...American Band', Brewer didn't even own a cowbell, dude. I'm serious. I said, 'We've got to have a cowbell on that song.' I gave him the (songwriting) credit; He said, 'I've never had a single songwriting credit, can I take it on this?' I said, 'Yeah, go ahead, even though that's my drum lick and my cowbell on there.' I gave that (credit) to him as a friend. Then he wanted half my royalties for 'Creepin',' which was on the B-side, because '...American Band' was such a big hit."
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