MC5 – Kick Out The Jams / 1969 single


MC5 had such a hopeful start that Rolling Stone featured them on the cover of their magazine even before their debut album was released. Oddly, Rolling Stone also gave them a negative review once it was released.

MC5 1969

Many such gigs occurred at the Grande Ballroom in Detroit where The MC5’s repertoire and approach had been incubating since that venue’s opening night of October 7, 1966. In fact, The MC5 not only performed that very night as the Grande’s first headlining act but would spend the next two years there as practically the house band so that by the time of the recording of “Kick Out The Jams” on October 30th and 31st, 1968, the group had over 75 Grande gigs under their belt.


Kick Out The Jams mp3

MC5 1969


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