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Kick out the Jams
     

Kick out the Jams

by MC5
 

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This is, of course, the album forever infamous for introducing the word "motherf*cker" to the pop vernacular, but it's also a lot more than that. The 5, as they were more familiarly known in their hometown of Detroit, were on the one hand the first American band to equal the flash and instrumental firepower of the better contemporary English groups, like

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This is, of course, the album forever infamous for introducing the word "motherf*cker" to the pop vernacular, but it's also a lot more than that. The 5, as they were more familiarly known in their hometown of Detroit, were on the one hand the first American band to equal the flash and instrumental firepower of the better contemporary English groups, like the Yardbirds and the Who. But on the other hand, they were also the first group anywhere to pioneer the fusion of garage-punk, metal, and free jazz later associated with the No Wave bands of the early '80s. In other words, their political stance as revolutionaries may have been bogus and naive, but musically they were true innovators. KICK OUT THE JAMS captures them live, at home, in late 1968 (complete with priceless between-song patter -- "Brother" Wayne Kramer, indeed), and their favorite catchphrase, "high energy," doesn't begin to do justice to the inspired racket the 5 offer up here.

Product Details

Release Date:
01/13/2008
Label:
Warner Spec. MKT. Uk
UPC:
0075597404227
catalogNumber:
974042
Rank:
43214

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

MC5   Primary Artist
Rob Tyner   Vocals,Group Member
Wayne Kramer   Group Member
Fred "Sonic" Smith   Group Member
Michael Davis   Group Member
Dennis Thompson   Drums,Group Member

Technical Credits

MC5   Composer
Rob Tyner   Liner Notes
Bruce Botnick   Producer,Engineer
Jac Holzman   Producer
William S. Harvey   Art Direction
Joel Brodsky   Cover Photo
Gary Grimshaw   Artwork,Paintings
Sigrid   Clothing Design,Execution
Brother J.C. Crawford   Spiritual Advisor
Wilkin   Composer
Bruce Hotnick   Producer

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