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Thursday, 14 May 2009

MC5 - Black To Comm


The MC5 gig at The Sturgis Armoury in June 1968 has been released in parts on various bootlegs and anthologies but this 14 track CD is I believe the only one that captures the whole show, which was recorded on a reel to reel tape player through the P.A. The sound quality is rough to say the least, but the passion and power are pure. When it was released by Receiver Records in 1994 it was the first time that the track Black To Comm had been heard on disc. In the words of John Sinclair it was the bands “ultimate expression which combinined the roughest of riffs, the loudest of power chords with the most spontaneous of improvised lyrics and a plethora of barely controlled feedback, an expression of the bands deepest feelings of rage and rebellion and love and regeneration.” Kick Out The Jams Mutha Fuckers (NEW LINK) If you fancy some future/past reading why not take a trip to Dennis'Machine Gun'Thompson's rather excellent blog.

11 comments:

RevolutionaryBum said...

Hey there Nuzz, really psyched to hear this one ! mucho thanks for the post... Cheers from the 5th ring of hell...

The Barman said...

thanks - i didn't realise this was the complete version of the show.

RetroKimmer said...

Of course it has the hottest picture of Dennis on the cover.... whatelse do you need? LOL Great album! Hey guys Den posted a bit tonight on KOTJS and his favorite new covers of it. SEe it here
http://machinegunthompson.blogspot.com/2009/05/kick-out-jams-goes-to-moon.html

usted said...

hey, nuzz! how are you? i don't have your email adress. could you send me an email so i can ask you for something i've been lookin for? thanks!

icastico said...

Hadn't heard this...cool.

Here's one for you.

http://penmallet.blogspot.com/2009/05/outer-space-tonight-more-from-swayback.html

Anonymous said...

Link gone any chance of an alternative link?

Anonymous said...

please re-up,link dead

Anonymous said...

many thanks for sorting the link, really looking forward to this
jono63

Anonymous said...

Thank you kind sir.
Z

Anonymous said...

thankx,much appreciated

Anonymous said...

“It’s a great document of the band, it’s a great document of life, and it’s a great document of things ... far and beyond the band.” - Jackson Smith, Detroit-based musician son of Fred & Patti Smith

"Music so extraordinary that it transformed the lives of all who experienced it demands the release of a documentary that does the MC5 justice.  Few bands have ever seen so much go so wrong so quickly and have been so misunderstood in the process. A True Testimonial represents a belated opportunity to set things straight, put things right. The fans deserve it. So does the band. And so does the music." - Don McLeese, author of Kick Out The Jams (Continuum 33 1/3 series)

http://tinyurl.com/MC5-ATT-poll