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Purity Accuracy [Box Set]
     

Purity Accuracy [Box Set]

by MC5
 

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With just about every veteran rock act getting the "box-set treatment" by the early 21st century, it was only a matter of time until one of Detroit proto-punk's finest, the MC5, got their own multi-disc overview. And it finally arrived in 2004, in the form of the six-disc box, Purity Accuracy. But this sprawling comp does not follow the

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With just about every veteran rock act getting the "box-set treatment" by the early 21st century, it was only a matter of time until one of Detroit proto-punk's finest, the MC5, got their own multi-disc overview. And it finally arrived in 2004, in the form of the six-disc box, Purity Accuracy. But this sprawling comp does not follow the expected setup for your average box set (favorites mixed with unreleased rarities) -- its first few discs are comprised of demos, alternate takes, and early or forgotten tunes, while the rest focuses on live material. The more interesting outtakes on the first disc include a tender Fred "Sonic" Smith acoustic demo of "Over and Over," a kick-ass early version of "Sister Anne" dubbed "Pledge Song," and a reading of the group's psychedelic early concert favorites, "Black to Comm." Long considered one of rock's most explosive and high-energy live acts, the remaining discs include show highlights from the group's peak years (who can ever get enough of such classics as "Starship," "Borderline," and "Kick Out the Jams"?), as well as the last disc, which showcases audio highlights from the 2004 DVD, Sonic Revolution: A Celebration of the MC5 (including a version of "Sister Anne" sung by Motörhead's Lemmy). Purity Accuracy is obviously not aimed at the new fan, but rather at the MC5 fanatic, who needs every bit of music the band committed to tape. And for that select bunch, Purity Accuracy should supply quite a lot of mega-decibel listening pleasure.

Product Details

Release Date:
12/28/2004
Label:
Easy Action
UPC:
0823566500223
catalogNumber:
2

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

MC5   Primary Artist

Technical Credits

Big Joe Williams   Composer
William Bell   Composer
Chuck Berry   Composer
James Brown   Composer
Ray Charles   Composer
Little Richard   Composer
MC5   Composer
Rob Tyner   Composer
Robert C. Smith   Composer
Wayne Kramer   Composer
Screamin' Jay Hawkins   Composer
Booker T. Jones   Composer
Albert King   Composer
Ellas McDaniel   Composer
Van Morrison   Composer
Jody Reynolds   Composer
Pharoah Sanders   Composer
Fred "Sonic" Smith   Composer
Dennis Thompson   Composer
Marijohn Wilkin   Composer
Dorothy LaBostrie   Composer
Joe Lubin   Composer
Fred Burch   Composer
Michael Davis   Composer
Betty Jean Newsome   Composer
Nina Antonia   Liner Notes,Interviewer

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