The Motor City quintet brought proto-punk to the United States, and inspired generations of bands. In a number of ways, this is where some of the harder-edged subgenres got their roots, with MC5.
This recording is perfect for rock music purists who like to trace a genre or subgenre’s entire history. Before anyone knew what punk was, there was MC5. The calamitous-sounding celebration of the title track, “Kick Out the Jams” is enough of a selling point, really. But there are other good songs, here, too. By the way, the version of “Kick Out the Jams” found here is the uncensored 1968 version. Whether a listener is a so-called music snob or not, sometimes hearing the differences between various versions of a song can be yet another way to enjoy a band that a person has been listening to for years.
Other gems on this album include “Poison” and “Gotta Keep Moving.” Get it today at https://store.lemonwire.com/mc5-kick-out-the-jams1966-1970-741157838718.html