MC5 - Kick Out The Jams 12" Vinyl LP Album

"MC5's 'Kick Out The Jams' 1969 German release captures the raw energy of their live performance at Detroit's Grande Ballroom. This debut album, a rallying cry for change, achieved swift commercial success, becoming an emblem of late '60s counterculture. Its unapologetic sound, socio-political resonance, and international impact make it a collector's gem, standing as a timeless symbol of musical rebellion and influence."


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"Kick Out The Jams" Album Description:

In the vibrant tapestry of musical history, certain albums stand out as defining moments, encapsulating the spirit of an era and leaving an indelible mark on the industry. Among such iconic releases is the German version of "Kick Out The Jams," the debut album by the American Alternative Rock band MC5.

Originally recorded live at Detroit's Grande Ballroom on the tumultuous nights of Devil's Night and Halloween in 1968, the album hit the shelves in 1969, injecting a raw, unbridled energy into the music scene. The German release of "Kick Out The Jams" captures the essence of MC5's revolutionary sound and the rebellious fervor that characterized the late '60s.

Commercial success swiftly followed the album's release, as it resonated with a generation hungry for a musical revolution. The live recording, with its unpolished authenticity, showcased MC5's relentless energy and their commitment to pushing the boundaries of conventional rock. This unapologetic approach resonated not only with fans but also with critics who hailed the album as a bold and daring statement.

What sets "Kick Out The Jams" apart is not just its electrifying live performance but also its socio-political undertones. The album's title track, a call to arms with its famous rallying cry, "Kick out the jams, motherf****rs!" became an anthem of counterculture and dissent. MC5's fearless attitude and commitment to social change made the album a symbol of the era's rebellious spirit.

In the context of the German release, the album found a receptive audience, further solidifying its international impact. The MC5's fusion of rock, blues, and punk elements struck a chord beyond borders, influencing subsequent generations of musicians and shaping the evolution of alternative rock.

As a 12" vinyl LP, the German edition of "Kick Out The Jams" stands as a collector's item, a tangible piece of musical history. The distinctive cover art, the visceral live recordings, and the historical context make it a sought-after gem for enthusiasts and collectors alike.

Music Genre:

American Acid, Psychedelic, Blues Boogie Rock

Album Production Information:

Produced by Jac. Holzman, Bruce Botnick

Record Label Information:

White Elektra ELK 22 022 (22022), EKS 74042


This album includes the original custom inner sleeve with album details, and photos of MC5 band-members. 

Media Format:

12" Vinyl LP  Gramophone Record
Album weight: 200 gram 

Year & Country:

1969 Made in Germany

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Band Members and Musicians on: MC5 Kick Out The Jams
    Band-member, line-ups: Musicians/Performers
  • Rob Tyner
  • Wayne Kramer
  • Fred "Sonic" Smith
  • Michael Davis
  • Dennis Thompson

Track Listing of: MC5 Kick Out The Jams
    Side One:
  1. Ramblin' Rose
  2. Kick Out The Jams
  3. Come Together
  4. Rocket Reducer no 62 (Rama Lama Fa Fa Fa)
    Side Two:
  1. Borderline
  2. Motorcity
  3. I Want you Right
  4. Starship