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MC5 - Kick Out The Jams - 1969 US Elektra label 2nd Issue 8-track LP

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TitleKick Out The Jams - 1969 US Elektra label 2nd Issue 8-track LP
Price € 100
Record labelElektra
Catalogue noEKS-74042
Year of release1969
GradingVG++ (Vinyl and Labels)/VG+(+) (cover)
Stock listMC5
Additional infoRare 1969 US Elektra label 8-track LP - Lincoln Park, Michigan, formed politically conscious. high octane proto punkers recorded live on Devil's Night and Halloween - October 30 and 31, 1968, at Detroit's Grande Ballroom - a furious amalgam of garage rock, hard rock, blues rock, and psychedelic rock - labelled "an album that refuses to be played quietly" and "one of the most powerfully energetic live albums ever made" by Allmusics Mark Deming.

This issue of Motor City Five's 'Kick Out The Jams' album omits the 'Motherfucker' salute in the beginning of the title track, but is still full throttle anti establishment - loud, raw, energetic and with an introduction by John Sinclair - "Minister of Information" for the militantly anti-racist, socialist "White Panthers".

Vinyl has the generic red cmpany labels with top large, outline capital 'E' Integrated with lower case company name - in white - otherwise black text

Vinyl has handetched matrix information - only the encircled MR is machine stamped:
Side 1: EKS-74042-AX-(MON) MR BB Marie /\ 8710;13116
Side 2: EKS-74042-B-(MON) MR /\ 8710;12920-X BB

- the X in 'AX' suggests this to be a 2nd issue pressed by the Los Angeles/Sun Valley based Monarch Record Mfg Co., the 'BB' is mastering engineer and producers, Bruce Botnick, signature initials.

Vinyl is housed in a generic era specific Company inner sleeve - the one with large White 'E''s and lower case Company names on tan background - ultimately in a 2nd issue gatefold picture cover omitting the 1st issue liner notes by John Sinclair.

Condition: VG++ (Vinyl and Labels)/VG+(+) (cover):

Vinyl is exceptionally nice - bright, shiny and with only very faint signs of handling and play.
Side 1 label has a single, superficial, simple and short spindletrace - Side 2 label is mint.

Vinyl is overall graded close to mint.

Front and back cover centers are close to perfect - a touch of lower front and upper back Wear along vinyl outline and otherwise mint.

Cover has no splits or pressure points - a touch of Wear to lower seam, hardly any edge Wear to the perfectly readable spine and top seams - opening edges and front panel opening has no rubbing or Wear.

Corners has from just a Little to light rubbing - top spine and lower opening corners have light denting - a simply very nice and far above average condition cover - graded close to near mint/excellent.


Side 1:
1.Ramblin' Rose (Fred Burch, Marijohn Wilkin) 4:15
2. Kick Out the Jams 2:52
3. Come Together 4:29
4. Rocket Reducer No. 62 (Rama Lama Fa Fa Fa) 5:41

Side 2:
1. Borderline 2:45
2. Motor City Is Burning (Al Smith) 6:04
3. I Want You Right Now (Colin Frechter, Larry Page) 5:31
4. Starship (MC5, Sun Ra) 8:15


Rob Tyner - lead vocals
Wayne Kramer - lead guitar, backing vocals, lead vocals on "Ramblin' Rose"
Fred "Sonic" Smith - Mosrite rhythm guitar, backing vocals
Michael Davis - Fender bass guitar, backing vocals
Dennis Thompson - drums

Technical Credits:
Jac Holzman - Production
Bruce Botnick - Production, Mastering

Joel Brodsky - album cover Photo
William S. Harvey - Art Direction
Magdalene Sinclair - Liner Photography

Various Credits:
Brother J. C. Crawford - "spiritual advisor"
John Sinclair - Guidance