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Few burned as bright as Detroit proto-punk legends MC5. Kick Out the Jams was intended as merely a document of the band’s live show, but it stands as a flashpoint for punk, garage and the visceral power of politically charged rock. Witness the wild duelling guitar solos of Wayne Kramer and Fred “Sonic” Smith on “Rocket Reducer No. 62”, and frontman Rob Tyner’s infamously foul-mouthed introduction to the title track. In capturing a moment, this album defines a movement.


Formed: 1964 in Detroit, MI

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '60s, '70s, '00s, '10s

Alongside their Detroit-area brethren the Stooges, MC5 essentially laid the foundations for the emergence of punk; deafeningly loud and uncompromisingly intense, the group's politics were ultimately as crucial as their music, their revolutionary sloganeering and anti-establishment outrage crystallizing the counterculture movement at its most volatile and threatening. Under the guidance of svengali John Sinclair (the infamous founder of the radical White Panther Party), MC5 celebrated the holy trinity...
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Kick Out the Jams, MC5
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  • €7.92
  • Genres: Alternative, Music, Rock, Punk, Hard Rock
  • Released: 1969

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