Bad Time

Album: All The Girls In The World Beware (1974)
Charted: 4

Songfacts®:

  • This single was the last hit from the LP All the Girls in the World Beware!!! It's about a man who meets the girl of his dreams, but does so at an awkward time in his life, meaning he may have to let her go. It was one of the biggest hits of 1975, peaking at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100. >>
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    Mike - Santa Barbara, CA
  • This was written by vocalist Mark Farner while going through a bad time with his first wife Cheryl. He recalled: "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)
  • The song was covered by the American Alternative Country and Rock band The Jayhawks on their 1995 album, Tomorrow The Green Grass. (For more on The Jayhawks check out our interview with their singer/guitarist Gary Louris).

Comments: 1

  • Zen Dean from GeorgiaWho sang the lead vocal on this song? It says the vocalist Mike Farner wrote the song but grand funk had two lead vocalists. Which one sang this vocal?
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