Bandstand Midi Player

It is the 99th song on VH1’s 100 Greatest Hard Rock Songs. Brewer’s lyrics are somewhat autobiographical, detailing the band’s recent tour and their bandstand Midi Player live performances. In the song, Brewer mentions playing poker with blues great Freddie King, traveling through Little Rock, Arkansas, as well as stopping to party with four groupies who snuck into their hotel in Omaha, Nebraska.

The following story about an argument between Don Brewer and Humble Pie is completely fictitious. Dave Marsh in his book, The Heart of Rock and Soul, Grand Funk was touring with the British group Humble Pie in early 1973. The original single was released on gold transparent vinyl. Michael Jackson while dancing to it. In an episode of Supernatural, it was being played out of Dean’s 1967 Chevrolet Impala as they drove by the wannabe ghost- hunters. It is featured in a General Motors commercial. It is featured in an episode of The Simpsons called “The Mook, the Chef, the Wife and Her Homer” as Otto plays the song on his cassette player while ignoring Lisa.

It is featured in a Fox USGA commercial. It was used in the basic rhythm video game Guitar Hero 5. The song was also featured on their 1983 album Live! Electronic rocker Nash the Slash recorded it as the implied title track of his 1984 album, American Band-ages, which consisted of cover versions of classic rock songs—also issued it as a single. Autograph covered it in November 1985 and had it added to their second album That’s the Stuff in early 1986, replacing track No. 6 in the original October 1985 release.