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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 : 1992

    The uncensored intro.Recorded "live" on stage at Russ Gibb's Grande Ballroom, Detroit, on the Zenta New Year, October 30-31, 1968.This release is dedicated with love and respect to the memory of [url=http://www.discogs.com/artist/Rob+Tyner]Rob Tyner[/url] 1944-1991.Made in Germany

    Mc5 Biography

    Rob Tyner (v), Wayne Kramer (g), Fred "Sonic" Smith (g), Michael Davis (b), Dennis Thompson (d)

    The Motor City Five started in Detroit in 1966 and were responsible for some of the loudest, most energetic rock music to be created in the late sixties and early seventies. They were a huge influence on punk not only by their sound, but by their sheer attitude: they ran a newspaper advertisement saying "Fuck Hudson's" after Hudson's (a department store) refused to carry their record (Kick Out the Jams (1969)) due to the explicit lyrics. This eventually had them fired from their label, Elektra. They created two more studio albums before disbanding in 1972.

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

    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 - Elektra

    Elektra Records was started by Jac Holzman in December, 1950, in New York City. The original parent company for the label was the Elektra-Stratford Record Corp. Elektra initially recorded folk music, ethnic music, jazz and gospel, although it later expanded into blues, pop, and rock music.

    In 1963, Jac started Nonesuch as a sub-label for inexpensive classical releases. (Nonesuch is now an affiliated label of Warner Bros. Records under the Warner Music Group).

    By the late '60s, Elektra was having success with artists like The Doors, Judy Collins, Tim Buckley and Bread. But the record business was changing and Jac knew Elektra could not survive as a small independent label. Jac talked to Warner Bros. about combining the two companies and establishing a record distribution arm. He received 10 million dollars for Elektra and agreed to remain with the company for three years.

    In 1974 Elektra was merged with Asylum Records. It was later merged with Atlantic and Lava to become The Atlantic Records Group, under the larger Warner Music Group.

    Labelcodes: LC 00192 / LC 0192.


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