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Mc5 - Kick Out The Jams - 1968 (USA)

Discussion in 'Other downloads' started by kaoskat, Jun 20, 2010.

  1. kaoskat

    kaoskatActive Member Forum Member




    Nov 16, 2009
    HAH, I finally found something to contribute that you guys haven't posted already. I think this goes far enough back that a lot of people haven't heard 'em.

    Mc5: a proto-punk, anti-establishment, hard-rocking jam band from Michigan. Their debut album, recorded live, contained their one billboard hit of the same title. Mc5 was associated with the anarchist group Up Against The Wall Motherfuckers and the White Panther Party, a group of Black Panther Party allies and sympathizers.

    1. Ramblin' Rose
    2. Kick Out The Jams
    3. Come Together
    4. Rocket Reducer No. 62 (Rama Lama Fa Fa Fa)
    5. Borderline
    6. Motor City Is Burning
    7. I Want You Right Now
    8. Starship



    Kick Out The Jams
    Release Date : 2012

    MC5 was recorded "live" on stage at Russ Gibb's GRANDE BALLROOM, Detroit, on the Zenta New Year, October 30-31, 1968.© 1969 Electra Records

    Mc5 Biography

    The MC5 (Motor City Five) was a hard rock band that formed in Detroit, Michigan, in 1964. In 1968, the band relocated to Ann Arbor, Michigan, and following a performance at the Democratic National Convention in Chicago, Elektra Records A&R man [a=Danny Fields] signed them to Elektra Records. Their overtly political, anti-establishment stance stymied more widespread acceptance outside of the American Rust Belt and likely played a role in Elektra dropping them in 1969. The group then signed with Atlantic Records and released two more albums before disbanding.

    Band members: Wayne Kramer, Fred Smith, Dennis Thompson (2), Michael Davis (2), Robert Derminer
    Band ex-members: , Handsome Dick Manitoba, Steev Moorhouse, Rick Craig

    The MC5 was an American rock band from Lincoln Park, Michigan, formed in 1964. The original band line-up consisted of vocalist Rob Tyner, guitarists Wayne Kramer and Fred "Sonic" Smith, bassist Michael Davis, and drummer Dennis Thompson. "Crystallizing the counterculture movement at its most volatile and threatening", according to AllMusic, the MC5's radical left-wing political ties and anti-establishment lyrics and music positioned them as emerging innovators of the punk rock movement in the United States.

    The MC5 had a promising beginning that earned them a January 1969 cover appearance in Rolling Stone and a story written by Eric Ehrmann before their debut album was released. They developed a reputation for energetic and polemical live performances, one of which was recorded as their 1969 debut album Kick Out the Jams. Their initial run was short-lived, though. In 1972, just three years after their debut record, the band came to an end. MC5 was often cited as one of the most important American hard rock groups of their era. Their three albums are regarded by many as classics, and their song "Kick Out the Jams" is widely covered.

    Tyner died of a heart attack in late 1991 at the age of 46. Smith also died of a heart attack, in 1994 at the age of 45. The remaining three members of the band reformed in 2003 with The Dictators' singer Handsome Dick Manitoba as its new vocalist, and this reformed line-up occasionally performed live over the next nine years until Davis died of liver failure in February 2012 at the age of 68. The MC5 were nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, in 2002, 2016 and 2018.

    Disclaimer: this biography was gathered automatically through an external music database and could be inaccurate. We don't control the information found here.

    Label - Rhino Records (2)

    Also appears as "Rhino" only.
    Rhino Records started as a record store in 1973 in Westwood California, U.S.A., founded by Richard Foos. The first recording was released in 1975, "Go To Rhino Records" by Wild Man Fischer which was a small success.
    bLabel Code: LC 02982/b
    The early url=http://www.discogs.com/image/L-33244-1233160504.pnglogo/url design had a picture of "Rocky the Rhino" (designed by William Stout) and featured mostly novelty, surf, local new wave bands, and a couple of reissues of out-of-print records from other labels. By the mid-1980s, the label was releasing a lot of reissues. Bill Inglot took care of the production, Ken Perry mastered, and Gary Stewart and James Austin were doing A&R. Around the same time, the logo was redesigned to just "url=http://www.discogs.com/image/L-33244-1233160486.pngRhino/url".

    In 1985 the label made a distribution deal with Capitol Records, which lasted until 1992. As part of the deal, they had access to the Capitol back catalog, and they started releasing reissues of the old Capitol albums. In addition, in 1989, EMI and Rhino acquired the Roulette family of labels. In 1992, when the deal with Capitol was ending, Rhino got an offer from Time-Warner. By entering this deal, half of the label was sold to Time-Warner, and WEA became the new distributor of the label. Warner put Rhino in charge of reissuing the Atlantic back catalog. In 1998, Time-Warner bought the remaining 50% of the label, but returned the record store back to Richard Foos.

    Currently Rhino Records operates as a part of the Rhino Entertainment Company, which is a part of the Warner Music Group. The label specializes in reissues, compilations and anthologies.

    bNOTE: Please enter here the releases that have either the "Rhino Records" or "Rhino" logo. For the company, please use Rhino Entertainment Company, but only if it's mentioned on the release./b Also note: Some earlier issues may also have the Company as bl36407/b

    bA note on catalog numbers:/b
    From 1975 to 1986, Rhino used several different series of numbers for their releases, but with a few exceptions, they were all three-digit numbers with the following prefixes:

    bRNOR/b - 7"
    bRNTI/b - 12"
    bRNLP/b - LP
    bRNC/b - cassette
    bRNEP/b - EP/mini-album
    bRNEC/b - cassette EP/mini-album
    bRNCD/b - CD also had a '5' added before the 3-digit number
    bRNDF/b - LP (Del-Fi Records reissues and other special titles)
    bRNSP/b - LP (soundtracks and other special titles)
    bRNIN/b - LP (soundtracks and other special titles)
    bRNIC/b - cassette (soundtracks and other special titles)
    bRNPD/b - picture discs

    In 1986, they started using Capitol's 5-digit numbering system (generally starting with a 7). This 5-digit series continued when Rhino was purchased by Warner in 1998. For reissues of older titles, a 70 (or for CDs, 75) was added to the beginning of the original 3-digit number.

    For some early Capitol releases, several prefixes above were used with the 5-digit number. But for most of them - and for all of the Warner releases - they used following prefixes (several of which were added as new formats were created over the years):

    bR0/b - 12"
    bR1/b - LP
    bR2/b - CD
    bR3/b - VHS
    bR4/b - Cassette
    bR7/b - 7"
    bR9/b - DVD

    If in doubt, you can find out the five-digit number for currently in-print releases by searching on the Rhino website.


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