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Rare Earth - We're Gonna Have A Good Time FLAC album

Performer: Rare Earth
Genre: Rock / Soul and Funk music
Title: We're Gonna Have A Good Time
Country: US
Released: 1972
Style: Funk
FLAC version ZIP size: 1373 mb
MP3 version ZIP size: 1581 mb
WMA version ZIP size: 1504 mb
Rating: 4.7
Votes: 492

Rare Earth had a number of Top 40 hits in 1970–71, including remakes of The Temptations' "(I Know) I'm Losing You" (which was used in the documentary video It's Time) and "Get Ready". Each was more successful than The Temptations original, with "Get Ready" being their biggest hit, peaking at on the US Billboard Hot 100 chart. Drummer Dean Boucher replaced LeBloch on drums in 1990 and RE signed with the small label Koch International and began work on a new album. The result was Different World (released in February 1993) which was a collection containing a few covers of older songs and new material. It was mostly overlooked by the public. On July 29, 1993, the band suffered the loss of another member when long time percussionist Eddie Guzman (age 49) died at his home in Howell, Michigan. "We're Gonna Have a Good Time".

Ecology Rare Earth’s sophomore effort hit the album chart on 11 July 1970, topping at and hanging on for 49 weeks. The band settled into guitar driven, percussion supplemented grooves that worked well. Edward Guzman (congas and percussion) became the band’s sixth member and the album yielded not one, but two hit singles. The album had two singles Good Time Sally and We’re Gonna Have A Real Good Time but neither sold well, topping out at and respectively. The band’s fortunes were fading. But the times had changed. Music headed in a more progressive direction, and the band’s brand of psychedelic rhythm and blues turned breezy, good time music waned in favor.

We're Gonna Have a Good Time. 8. I Couldn't Believe What Happened Last Night. EP, 1972, Motown Records. Greatest Hits and Rare Classics. Album, 1991, Motown Records. When You Love Someone (2006 Remastered Album Version). Boogie On Reggae Woman (1982 Musiquarium Version). I Can Feel My Love Risin'. We're Gonna Have A Good Time.

Rare Earth Album Discography by David Edwards, Mike Callahan and Patrice Eyries Last update: October 3, 2015. Rare Earth was active from 1969 until 1976 and was intended to release Motown's psychedelic and underground rock bands. It was run by Barney Ales. The best selling act for the label was the group Rare Earth, a Detroit band who had started in 1961 as the Sunliners. Hey Big Brother/Born To Wander/We're Gonna Have A Good Time/Big John Is My Name/(I Know) I'm Losing You/I Just Want To Celebrate/Get Ready. R6-548S1 - Back to Earth - Rare Earth (7-75, It Makes You Happy (But It Ain't Gonna Last Too Long)/Walking Schtick/Keeping Me Out Of The Storm/Delta Melody//Happy Song/Let Me Be Your Sunshine/Boogie With Me Children/City Life. R7-549R2 - Real Pretty - Pretty Things (2-LP set) A reissue of RS-506 and RS-515 as one two-record set.


A We're Gonna Have A Good Time 3:21
B Would You Like To Come Along 2:50


  • Producer – Joe Porter
  • Written-By – E. Guzman*, G. Bridges*, M. Olson*, P. Rivera*, R. Monette*, T. Baird* (tracks: A)


Large centre hole.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Label Side A): R 5052F
  • Matrix / Runout (Label Side B): R 5052F
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A): R-5052 S1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B): R-5052 S2

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
R 5052F Rare Earth Were Gonna Have A Good Time ‎(7", Single, Mon) Rare Earth R 5052F US 1972
1C 006-94 133 Rare Earth Were Gonna Have A Good Time ‎(7", Single) Rare Earth 1C 006-94 133 Germany 1972
73802 Rare Earth Were Gonna Have A Good Time ‎(7", Single) Tamla Motown 73802 Turkey 1973
R 5052F Rare Earth Were Gonna Have A Good Time ‎(7", Mono, Promo) Rare Earth R 5052F US 1972
RSL-NP 63113, RSL NP 63113 Rare Earth We're Gonna Have A Good Time / Would You Like To Come Along ‎(7", Single) Rare Earth, Rare Earth RSL-NP 63113, RSL NP 63113 Italy 1973