MC5 - Kick Out The Jams - 1969 US Elektra label 2nd Issue 8-track LP
|Title||Kick Out The Jams - 1969 US Elektra label 2nd Issue 8-track LP|
|Year of release||1969|
|Grading||VG++ (Vinyl and Labels)/VG+(+) (cover)|
|Additional info||Rare 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.
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
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
Jac Holzman - Production
Bruce Botnick - Production, Mastering
Joel Brodsky - album cover Photo
William S. Harvey - Art Direction
Magdalene Sinclair - Liner Photography
Brother J. C. Crawford - "spiritual advisor"
John Sinclair - Guidance
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