False_God
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#1
God these guys rock... They were one band realy ahead of their time.....Has anyone else heard them before and if so what do you think of them?
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#2
I've heard of them, and I've heard some pretty good things about them, but to tell you the truth, I've never actually listened to them before.

Could you recommend me anything?
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#3
Well, Kick Out The Jams, naturally. I'm not sure if they ever made any other good albums, but they were always a (much) better live band anyhow.
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#4
Thanks.

I have this "Rock and Roll Encyclopedia", and I read about them a while ago when there were a couple of threads about them.

From what I understand they're almost punk, right?
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#5
Yeah, pretty much.

Great band. 'Back in the USA' is a decent album as well, but 'Kick out the jams' is their classic.
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#6
The MC5 rock my world beyond all rocking.

Kick Out the Jams is probably the definitive MC5 album, so I'd recommend getting that. Their studio efforts are a lot more tight and refined. I prefer them live, so I've picked up a couple bootlegs in my time.

They're considered proto-punk, but that title belies level of musicianship inherint in their songs. They play sloppily, but it is not uncommon for them to reach highers plateaus of musical skill.

They're a lot like the early Who, and they lift not a few riffs from the Troggs, but they're inifinitely more primal than either of those bands. Easily comparable to the Stooges, though I would consider them a bit bluesier, and with a bigger sound. If the Stooges are a punch in the face, the MC5 are a kick to the head.
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#8
I've heard "Kick Out THe Jams" and BOC cover "Maserati GT"

I also think(according to Wikipedia), that the living members are going to tour together again(?) Or maybe that was another band...
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False_God
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#9
Kick Out the Jams is a classic!! My most listened to album. Whos alive still?
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#11
Quote by False_God
Kick Out the Jams is a classic!! My most listened to album. Whos alive still?



I think Wayne Kramer is still alive, so are Dennis Thompson and Michael Davis. Kick out the Jams is a great song especially the start.
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#12
"Right now, Right Now, Right now its time too...KICK OUT THE JAMS MOTHA****A!!"
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#13
I've only heard one thing about them, and since i'm a huge VU-fan i've never listened to them, but i'll give them a try.

The velvets and MC5 were at the same programme one night and MC5 was convinced they would play the velvets brains out so they started a little "wordfight". And during their show, they tried to convince the audience to burn down "The Boston Tea Party" club (velvets favorite place to play).
Lou calmed the audience by saying he didn't have nothing to do with them, and actually it's quite stupid. Well, beginning of the punk bands I guess.
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#14
ooh MC5. love them love them

Kick Out the Jams is indeed classic
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#15
I've only heard the song Kick out the Jams, but I like it alot, can anyone recommend songs to download?
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I've only heard the song Kick out the Jams, but I like it alot, can anyone recommend songs to download?


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#18
KOTJ is a great album if you're just getting into them. I picked up High Time about a year ago and it's jsut as good (and studio recorded).

Wayne Kramer's solo stuff is also very good too.
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#19
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I think Wayne Kramer is still alive, so are Dennis Thompson and Michael Davis.



Aye. They're touring as DKT/MC5 or TKD/MC5 or something, to show they're not the whole thing. Or whatever.

Evidently they played a show in London with some sweet people supporting them (Lemmy, one of the Hellacopters, etc).


I'm definitely hoping they'll swing by my area. This year should be a great year for proto-punk, as the Stooges are recording a new album and will be supporting it, as are the New York Dolls.


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