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

Download links: Part 1 Part 2

* 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


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