MC5 - High Time (1971)

High Time was the third and final album released by the protopunk band MC5, released in 1971. It was co-produced by the band and Atlantic Records staff engineer Geoffrey Haslam. After losing money on this and the group's previous album, Atlantic dropped the group, which broke up not long afterwards. Unhappy with the more cultivated sound of their sophomore release "Back In The U.S.A.", the MC5 returned to the barnstorming rock & roll that characterized their debut, "Kick Out The Jams", on their third and final album, 1971's "High Time". While JAMS was a live recording, HIGH TIME was created in the studio, but does manage to retain the rough and spontaneous edge of their debut. Unfortunately, the album didn't serve as the MC5's big commercial breakthrough (although it deserved to), and the quintet broke up in a shroud of bickering and drug abuse soon after.
The songwriting is once again experimental and unpredictable, fueled by the band's barely contained playing. While the songs are pretty obscure outside of the MC5's rabid cult following, almost all of them easily hold their own. Most of the tracks exceed the five-minute mark, such as the groovy "Future/Now", the anthemic "Baby Won't Ya", and the percussive album-closer "Skunk". The punk rocker "Poison" and the bluesy "Gotta Keep Movin'" are shorter but just as exhilarating. HIGH TIME is a criminally underrated early-'70s rock gem.

Track listing:
1. "Sister Anne" (Fred "Sonic" Smith) – 7:23
2. "Baby Won't Ya" (Smith) – 5:32
3. "Miss X" (Wayne Kramer) – 5:08
4. "Gotta Keep Movin'" (Dennis Thompson) – 3:24
5. "Future/Now" (Rob Tyner) – 6:21
6. "Poison" (Kramer) – 3:24
7. "Over and Over" (Smith) – 5:13
8. "Skunk (Sonicly Speaking)" (Smith) – 5:31

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* Rob Tyner – vocals, harmonica, maracas
* Fred "Sonic" Smith – guitar
* Wayne Kramer – guitar
* Michael Davis – bass
* Dennis Thompson – drums

MC5 - Back in the USA (1970)

Since it was impossible to top the in-concert exuberance of their debut, KICK OUT THE JAMS, the MC5 re-emerged with a more refined sound for their sophomore effort, 1970's BACK IN THE U.S.A., their first studio record. The music is comparable to other Detroit proto-punk rockers of the same era (The Stooges, Alice Cooper, etc.). As with the aforementioned peers, raw garage rock serves as the main ingredient for most of BACK IN THE U.S.A. Producer Jon Landau may have lessened the volatility of the MC5 as compared to JAMS, but the band was equipped with another great set of songs.
Recording information: GM Studios, East Detroit, Michigan. Producer: Jon Landau. Engineer: Jim Bruzzese. Additional personnel: Danny Jordan (keyboards).
Two covers bookend BACK IN THE U.S.A.--an uptempo reading of Little Richard's rock & roll standard "Tutti Frutti" kicks things off in fine fashion, while the album-closing title track was originally done by Chuck Berry. The original material ranges from the abstract "The Human Being Lawnmower" to the heartfelt soul ballad "Let Me Try", a surprise highlight. Nervy, high-octane rockers bristling with pure adolescent energy--"Teenage Lust" and "Call Me Animal", among them--balance politically charged tracks like "The American Ruse". BACK IN THE U.S.A. may have been the MC5's most conventional album, but it is still an endlessly listenable rock & roll classic.

01. Tutti-Frutti
02. Tonight
03. Teenage Lust
04. Let Me Try
05. Looking At You
06. High School
07. Call Me Animal
08. The American Ruse
09. Shakin' Street
10. The Human Being Lawnmower
11. Back In The USA

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* Rob Tyner - vocals
* Wayne Kramer - guitar, backing vocals
* Fred "Sonic" Smith - guitar, backing vocals, lead vocals on "Shakin' Street"
* Michael Davis - bass
* Dennis Thompson - drums
* Danny Jordan - keyboards
* Pete Kelly - keyboards

MC5 - Kick Out the Jams (1969 - FLAC)

Brothers and Sisters! I want to see a sea of hands out there! Let me see a sea of hands! I want everyone to kick up some noise! I want to hear some revolution out there Brothers! I want to hear a little revolution! Brothers and Sisters, the time has come for each and every one of you to decide whether you are going to be the problem or whether you are going to be the solution! (That's right!) You ...must choose Brothers, you must choose! It takes five seconds, five seconds of decision, five seconds to realize your purpose here on the planet! It takes five seconds to realize that it's time to move, it's time to get down with it! Brothers, it's time to testify and I want to know, are you ready to testify? Are you ready? I give you a testimonial...

Kick Out the Jams is the first album by Detroit protopunkers MC5, released in 1969. It was recorded live at Detroit's Grande Ballroom over two nights, Devil's Night and Halloween, 1968. In 2003, the album was ranked number 294 on Rolling Stone magazine's list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. (However, the original Rolling Stone review by Lester Bangs was unfavorable, calling it "ridiculous, overbearing, [and] pretentious".)

The album contains such songs as the proto-punk classics "Kick Out the Jams" and "Rama Lama Fa Fa Fa", the spaced-out "Starship" (co-credited to Sun Ra because the lyrics were partly cribbed from one of Ra's poems), and an extended cover of John Lee Hooker's "Motor City is Burning" wherein Rob Tyner praises the role of Black Panther snipers during the Detroit Insurrection of 1967. The album is generally regarded as one of the best live rock and roll records: critic Mark Deming writes that it "is one of the most powerfully energetic live albums ever made...this is an album that refuses to be played quietly." The album has gained a considerable cult following in recent years.

01. "Ramblin' Rose" (Fred Burch, Marijohn Wilkin) – 4:15
02. "Kick Out the Jams" – 2:52
03. "Come Together" – 4:29
04. "Rocket Reducer No. 62 (Rama Lama Fa Fa Fa)" – 5:41
05. "Borderline" – 2:45
06. "Motor City Is Burning" (Fred "Sonic" Smith credited with writing the song although it was written by Al Smith) – 6:04
07. "I Want You Right Now" (Colin Frechter, Larry Page) – 5:31
08. "Starship" (MC5, Sun Ra) – 8:15

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* Rob Tyner - Lead vocals
* Wayne Kramer - Lead Guitar, Backing vocals, Lead vocals on Ramblin' Rose
* Fred "Sonic" Smith - Rhythm guitar, Lead Guitar, Backing Vocals
* Michael Davis - bass
* Dennis Thompson - drums
* Brother J. C. Crawford - spiritual advisor

Alice in Wonderland (1903)

The first-ever film version of Lewis Carroll's tale has recently been restored by the BFI National Archive from severely damaged materials. Made just 37 years after Lewis Carroll wrote his novel and eight years after the birth of cinema, the adaptation was directed by Cecil Hepworth and Percy Stow, and was based on Sir John Tenniel's original illustrations. In an act that was to echo more than 100 years later, Hepworth cast his wife as the Red Queen, and he himself appears as the Frog Footman. Even the Cheshire cat is played by a family pet.

With a running time of just 12 minutes (8 of which survive), Alice in Wonderland was the longest film produced in England at that time. Film archivists have been able to restore the film's original colours for the first time in over 100 years.

Music: 'Jill in the Box', composed and performed by Wendy Hiscocks.

This restoration was supported by The Headley Trust and The Pilgrim Trust.

R.I.P. Ken Russell

Henry Kenneth Alfred Russell (3 July 1927 – 27 November 2011) was an English film director, known for his pioneering work in television and film and for his flamboyant and controversial style. He attracted criticism as being over-obsessed with sexuality and the church. His films often dealt with the lives of famous composers or were based on other works of art which he adapted loosely. Russell began directing for the BBC, where he made creative adaptations of composers' lives which were unusual for the time. He also directed many feature films independently and for studios.

He is best known for his Oscar-winning film Women in Love (1969), The Devils (1971), The Who's Tommy (1975), and the science fiction film Altered States (1980). Classical musicians and conductors held him in high regard for his story-driven biopics of various composers, most famously Elgar, Delius, Liszt, Mahler and Tchaikovsky.

British film critic Mark Kermode, attempting to sum up the director's achievement, called Russell; "somebody who proved that British cinema didn't have to be about kitchen-sink realism—it could be every bit as flamboyant as Fellini. He now makes very strange experimental films like Lion's Mouth and Revenge of the Elephant Man, and they are as edgy and out there as the work he made in the 1970s".

Steve Morgen's "Morgen" (1969)

Morgen is the First and Only Album by the American Psychedelic Hard-Rock Band Morgen.
Morgen was formed in Long Island, New York in the United States of America. The entire Band revolved around Steve Morgen, the Lead Singer and the only songwriter, it must be said though that Steve is not actually the best musician in the Band. The lyrics are quite weird and his singing is not bad but it is not fantastic either, even though it certainly has some energy in it, the Guitarists easily surpass him with their Fuzzed-out Guitars. I’m not saying that the Band or the Songs are bad, because they are obviously good and in some terms even excellent, there is consistency all throughout the Album and no weak-spots. What happened to Steve Morgen? What happened to the remaining members of the Band? I cannot say, no one seems to know what happened to them and what they did the rest of their lives, if they are alive or not, if they still perform or play music. It is unknown to me. The Original LP is worth many hundreds of Dollars and it seems that it was only re-issued in CD by some minor Record-Companies, making this a much sought after Album for collectors.
Best Tracks – “Welcome To The Void”, “Eternity In Between”, “She’s The Nitetime” and “Love”. How could I complain about the Cover-Art if it is a copy of one of my favorite paintings of all time, “The Scream” by Edvard Munch. Although it is quite unimaginative to just use a picture already made in an Album Cover it is great that they used it.

- Steve Morgen – Vocals.
- Bob Maiman – Drums.
- Barry Stock – Guitar.
- Rennie Genossa – Guitar.

Track List:
01. Welcome To The Void – 4:47
02. Of Dreams – 5:37
03. Beggin Your Pardon (Miss Joan) – 4:49
04. Eternity In Between – 5:06
05. Purple – 4:11
06. She’s The Nitetime – 3:30
07. Love – 10:53


The Rolling Stones - Acoustic Motherfuckers (1968-1993)

unreleased acoustic versions

The Rolling Stones: Acoustic Motherfuckers (1968-1993). (Kobra Records :: KRCR 04)
Unreleased acoustic versions. Tracks 1-13 are from the late 60s/early 70s. Tracks 14-19 were recorded in 1993.
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01. Dear Doctor (London, Olympic Sound Studios 13 - 23.5 1968)
02. You Got The Silver (London, Olympic Sound Studio 16.2 1969 , Mick lead song)
03. Family (London, Olympic Sound Studios 13 - 23.5 1968)
04. No Expectations
05. Sister Morphine (London, Olympic Sound Studio 22,28 & 30.3 1969)
06. Blood Red Wine (London, Olympic Sound Studios 13.5- mid june 1968)
07. Country Honk (London, Olympic Sound Studios 17.4 - 2.7 1969)
08. You Can't Always Get You Want (London, Olympic Sound Studios 17.11 1968)
09. You Gotta Move
10. Wild Horses
11. All Down The Line
12. Cocksuker Blues
13. Dead Flowers
14. Angie (Dublin, Windmill Lane Studios 3.11-11.12 1993, from Voodoo Brew)
15. The Worst (Dublin, Windmill Lane Studios 3.11-11.12 1993, from Voodoo Brew)
16. Out Of Tears (Dublin, Windmill Lane Studios 3.11-11.12 1993, from Voodoo Brew)
17. Sweethearts Together (Dublin, Windmill Lane Studios 3.11-11.12 1993, from Voodoo Brew)
18. Crying, Waiting, Hoping (Dublin, Windmill Lane Studios 3.11-11.12 1993, from Voodoo Brew)
19. Please, Please Me (Dublin, Windmill Lane Studios 3.11-11.12 1993, from Voodoo Brew)
20. Cocaine (Dublin, Windmill Lane Studios 3.11-11.12 1993, from Voodoo Brew)

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Notes: Studio Outtakes. :::: Review by ringoswig: Terrific cd. Quality is superb throughout. Best quality Cocksucker Blues that I've heard. Dear Doctor is played straight and is all the better for it. Keith plays some gentle but ragged versions of Buddy Holly and the Beatles. Worth it just to hear Keith call Holly " a motherfucker ". This is said in and endearing way of course. :::: Review by NickRolfe: A great acoustic quality sound too..a must have! :::: Review by Aidanymous: Excellent-sounding disc, well worth digging up. <-(Info taken from

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