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 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: 11/26/1991
Label: Elektra / Ada
UPC: 0075596089425
catalogNumber: 60894
Rank: 187682

Album Credits

Performance Credits

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

Technical Credits

MC5   Composer
Rob Tyner   Composer
Robert C. Smith   Composer
Wayne Kramer   Composer
Bruce Botnick   Producer,Engineer
Jac Holzman   Producer
Sun Ra   Composer
Fred "Sonic" Smith   Composer
Dennis Thompson   Composer
William S. Harvey   Art Direction
Gary Grimshaw   Paintings
Michael Davis   Composer

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