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Since it was impossible to top the in-concert exuberance of their debut, KICK OUT THE JAMS, the MC5 re-emerged with a more refined sound for their sophomore effort, 1970's BACK IN THE U.S.A., their first studio record. The music is comparable to other Detroit proto-punk rockers of the same era (the Stooges, Alice Cooper, etc.). As with the aforementioned peers, raw garage rock serves as the main ingredient for most of BACK IN THE U.S.A. Producer Jon Landau may have lessened the volatility of the MC5 as compared to JAMS, but the band was equipped with another great set of songs.
Two covers bookend BACK IN THE U.S.A.--an uptempo reading of Little Richard's rock & roll standard "Tutti Frutti" kicks things off in fine fashion, while the album-closing title track was originally done by Chuck Berry. The original material ranges from the abstract "The Human Being Lawnmower" to the heartfelt soul ballad "Let Me Try", a surprise highlight. Nervy, high-octane rockers bristling with pure adolescent energy--"Teenage Lust" and "Call Me Animal", among them--balance politically charged tracks like "The American Ruse". BACK IN THE U.S.A. may have been the MC5's most conventional album, but it is still an endlessly listenable rock & roll classic.

MC 5: Fred "Sonic" Smith (vocals, guitar); Rob Tyner (vocals); Wayne Kramer (guitar); Michael Davis (bass); Dennis Thompson (drums).
Additional personnel: Danny Jordan (keyboards).
Recorded at GM Studios, East Detroit, Michigan. Originally released on Atlantic (8247). Includes liner notes by Dave Marsh.
Since it was impossible to top the in-concert exuberance of their debut, KICK OUT THE JAMS, the MC5 re-emerged with a more refined sound for their sophomore effort, 1970's BACK IN THE U.S.A. (their first studio record). The music is comparable to other Detroit proto-punk rockers of the same era (the Stooges, Alice Cooper, etc.). As with the aforementioned peers, raw garage rock serves as the main ingredient for most of BACK IN THE U.S.A. Producer Jon Landau may have lessened the volatility of the MC5 as compared to JAMS, but the band was equipped with another great set of songs.
Two covers bookend BACK IN THE U.S.A.--an uptempo reading of Little Richard's rock & roll standard "Tutti Frutti" kicks things off in fine fashion, while the album-closing title track was originally done by Chuck Berry. The original material ranges from the abstract ("The Human Being Lawnmower") to more traditional rock & roll ("Shakin' Street") to the heartfelt soul ballad "Let Me Try," a surprise highlight. Other standout rockers include "Tonight," "Teenage Lust," "High School," "Call Me Animal," and the politically-charged "The American Ruse." BACK IN THE U.S.A. may have been the MC5's most conventional album, but it's still a classic.

The Rolling Stones toyed with revolution in rock, as on "Street Fighting Man", but Detroit's MC5 lived it. They were involved with the White Panther party in the late 1960s/early '70s, and the quintet became legendary for their high-energy performances and turbo-charged, ear-shattering hard rock. One of punk rock's godfathers, they were faster, louder, and more furious than any other band of the era except for their hometown brethren the Stooges, and inspired subsequent legions of garage-rockers to "kick out the jams".



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track listing
1. Tutti Frutti
2. Tonight
3. Teenage Lust
4. Let Me Try
5. Looking At You
6. High School
7. Call Me Animal
8. American Ruse
9. Shakin' Street
10. Human Being Lawnmower
11. Back In The USA
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can also get High Time LP for the same price. Back in the USA is worth it just to hear Looking At You's Wayne Kramer guitar solo!

great band for those who have heard of them. Kick out the jams motherf...

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