Friday, September 21, 2018

Incredible rare great live film footage

from Dangerous Minds:

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the recording of MC5’s seminal live/debut album, Kick out the Jams. To celebrate, guitarist Wayne Kramer has hit the road with an all-star band, playing the entire record plus other MC5 classics. There’s also the imminent release of a very cool vinyl boxed set of the MC5’s three LPs—but more on that in a moment.

1972 would prove to be the final year for the MC5, but early in the year they were still actively promoting their recently released third album, High Time. An overseas tour, with concerts in England and France, was booked for February-March. Bassist Michael Davis, traveling separately from the group, missed his flight to England, causing him to a be a no-show for a major gig in London. The MC5 played a few subsequent dates, before Davis left the band. One of the last concerts performed by the original lineup took place on February 11th at Friars, a club in Aylesbury.

Footage shot at this gig has been uploaded to Wayne Kramer’s YouTube channel. The two clips—which have been restored and look/sound fantastic—reveal that, even as the group was reaching the end of the line, some of that ol’ ‘5 magic was still there.

The new MC5 vinyl box, Total Assault: 50th Anniversary Collection, comes out on September 21st. The Rhino Records set includes the three albums the MC5 released: Kick out the Jams (1969), Back in the USA (1970), and High Time (1971). All three are pressed on colored vinyl, and feature faithful reproductions of the original artwork. The box also will include previously unreleased photos. Pre-order yours here.

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