MC5
Proto-Metal / Hard Rock • United States

MetalMusicArchives.com — the ultimate metal music online community, from the creators of progarchives.com
MC5 picture
MC5 are an american hard rock band, whose raw and dirty rock 'n' roll sound is considered to have been incremental to the establishment of the early heavy metal genre, and has also been an inspiration for the American punk movement.

MC5 was formed in Lincolm Park in Michigan in 1964 and released four full lengths before their break-up in 1972. The band reformed in 2003.
Thanks to Time Signature for the addition and cannon for the updates

MC5 MP3, Free Download/Stream

MC5 Online Videos

See all MC5 videos

Buy MC5 music

Right Now on Ebay (logo)
ROBIN TYNER + THE HOT RODS till the night is gone 45 UK MC5 punk garage L@@K ROBIN TYNER + THE HOT RODS till the night is gone 45 UK MC5 punk garage L@@K USD $9.99 (0 bids)
1h 11m
New Christs Headin' South 7 New Christs Headin' South 7" 45 NM/NM Radio Birdman Stooges MC5 KBD Punk USD $9.75 Buy It Now 1h 44m
New Christs The Black Hole 7 New Christs The Black Hole 7"45 NM/EX Radio Birdman Stooges MC5 Punk KBD USD $9.75 Buy It Now 1h 46m
Mc5 - Kick Out The Jams [Vinyl New] Mc5 - Kick Out The Jams [Vinyl New] USD $17.81 Buy It Now 3h
MC5 Kick Out the Jams 1991 Elektra NEW SEALED Wayne Kramer Fred Patti Smith MC5 Kick Out the Jams 1991 Elektra NEW SEALED Wayne Kramer Fred Patti Smith USD $7.99 (0 bids)
USD $18.99 Buy It Now
3h
MC5 Kick Out The Jams JAPAN MADE SHM MINI LP CD NEW OUT OF PRINT WPCR-13731 NEW MC5 Kick Out The Jams JAPAN MADE SHM MINI LP CD NEW OUT OF PRINT WPCR-13731 NEW USD $97.99 Buy It Now 8h
MC5~'LIVE DETROIT 68/69'~RARE FRENCH ONLY CD 1988~LTD EDITION OF 1000~PSYCHE~NEW MC5~'LIVE DETROIT 68/69'~RARE FRENCH ONLY CD 1988~LTD EDITION OF 1000~PSYCHE~NEW USD $49.83 Buy It Now 9h
MC5 FLEETWOOD MAC HAWKWIND ARGENT Music Press Article/Cutting Gig advert 1972 MC5 FLEETWOOD MAC HAWKWIND ARGENT Music Press Article/Cutting Gig advert 1972 USD $19.94 Buy It Now 10h
4 DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL Posters 2005 Black Sabbath Motorhead Slayer Megadeth MC5 HIM 4 DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL Posters 2005 Black Sabbath Motorhead Slayer Megadeth MC5 HIM USD $19.94 Buy It Now 10h
MC5 DKT Rare UK Concert Poster 2004 ft Evan Dando of Lemonheads MC5 DKT Rare UK Concert Poster 2004 ft Evan Dando of Lemonheads USD $24.92 Buy It Now 10h
MC5 10 MC5 10" EP AMERICAN RUSE ROCK PSYCH MICHIGAN 1969 SEALED USD $16.97 Buy It Now 12h
MC5 - MAGAZINE CUTTINGS COLLECTION (REF R1) MC5 - MAGAZINE CUTTINGS COLLECTION (REF R1) USD $16.53 Buy It Now 13h
MC5 - MAGAZINE CUTTINGS COLLECTION (REF R2) MC5 - MAGAZINE CUTTINGS COLLECTION (REF R2) USD $16.53 Buy It Now 13h
Rationals - Temptation 'Bout To Get Me 10 Rationals - Temptation 'Bout To Get Me 10" Live detroit 60's garage stooges mc5 USD $11.99 Buy It Now 14h
The Empty Set Ron Asheton CD Thin, Slim & None / Flunkie sealed Stooges MC5 Iggy The Empty Set Ron Asheton CD Thin, Slim & None / Flunkie sealed Stooges MC5 Iggy USD $9.99 (0 bids)
USD $12.99 Buy It Now
14h
MC5 back in the usa LP 11 track green and orange label sleeve has light wear and MC5 back in the usa LP 11 track green and orange label sleeve has light wear and USD $29.99 Buy It Now 14h
MC5 kick out the jams LP 8 track gatefold reissue butterfly label of sleeve (k42 MC5 kick out the jams LP 8 track gatefold reissue butterfly label of sleeve (k42 USD $29.99 Buy It Now 14h
MC5 Babes In Arms USA Cassette Tape MC 5 MC5 Babes In Arms USA Cassette Tape MC 5 USD $14.99 Buy It Now 14h
POISON IDEA Dutch Courage CD PUNK Hardcore IMPERIALIST PIGS MC5 The ACCUSED DOA POISON IDEA Dutch Courage CD PUNK Hardcore IMPERIALIST PIGS MC5 The ACCUSED DOA USD $16.49 Buy It Now 15h
MC5- Back In The USA [180gram Vinyl LP]- 2013 Import Limited- SEALED MC5- Back In The USA [180gram Vinyl LP]- 2013 Import Limited- SEALED USD $31.35 Buy It Now 16h
Primal Scream & MC5 - Black To Comm [LP] (Colored Vinyl)- SEALED Primal Scream & MC5 - Black To Comm [LP] (Colored Vinyl)- SEALED USD $28.50 Buy It Now 16h
CD MC5 CD MC5 "MC5" (Kick Out The Jams) USD $3.26 (0 bids)
16h
Original Rock LP: MC5 ~ Back In The USA ~ Atlantic 8247 Stereo Original Rock LP: MC5 ~ Back In The USA ~ Atlantic 8247 Stereo USD $40.00 (0 bids)
17h
DESTROY ALL MONSTERS - MEET THE CREEPER 7 INCH SINGLE - iggy + the stooges MC5 DESTROY ALL MONSTERS - MEET THE CREEPER 7 INCH SINGLE - iggy + the stooges MC5 USD $12.46 (0 bids)
17h
MC 5 - KICK OUT THE JAMS (180GM) NEW VINYL MC 5 - KICK OUT THE JAMS (180GM) NEW VINYL USD $26.88 Buy It Now 18h
MC5  PROMO EMPTY BOX Japan mini lp cd MC5 PROMO EMPTY BOX Japan mini lp cd USD $29.99 (0 bids)
18h
MC5 Kick out the Jams lp.x-rated liner notes Mint- MC5 Kick out the Jams lp.x-rated liner notes Mint- USD $24.99 (0 bids)
18h
► The MC5 - High Time  (High Quality Pic Disc) (UK) ► The MC5 - High Time (High Quality Pic Disc) (UK) USD $24.99 Buy It Now 19h
MC5 The Very Best Of VINYL LP RECORD Brand New! MC5 The Very Best Of VINYL LP RECORD Brand New! USD $18.98 Buy It Now 20h
MC5 sealed Lp The Baddest and Maddest of the MC5 sealed Lp The Baddest and Maddest of the USD $34.99 Buy It Now 20h
MC5 - Kick Out The Jams CD MC5 - Kick Out The Jams CD USD $12.00 Buy It Now 20h
UNCUT PROMO CD SEARCH & DESTROY UK 2010 IGGY POP THE STOOGES NEW YORK DOLLS MC5 UNCUT PROMO CD SEARCH & DESTROY UK 2010 IGGY POP THE STOOGES NEW YORK DOLLS MC5 USD $2.00 (0 bids)
20h
EXC 12 EXC 12"~KEY KOOL~RHETTMATIC~Can U Hear It~[x3 Mixes]~E=mc5~[x4]~1995 UP ABOVE USD $4.54 Buy It Now 20h
THE BROADCASTERS-DOWN IN THE TRENCHES-RARE ENIGMA PROMO CD SINGLE-MC5-1987-U.S. THE BROADCASTERS-DOWN IN THE TRENCHES-RARE ENIGMA PROMO CD SINGLE-MC5-1987-U.S. USD $3.50 Buy It Now 21h
new race the first and the last lp radio birdman mc5 stooges germany white vinyl new race the first and the last lp radio birdman mc5 stooges germany white vinyl USD $24.99 (0 bids)
22h
Heavy Metal-24 Electrifying Performances-1974 Comp-2 LPs-Zep,Doors,MC5,Sabbath Heavy Metal-24 Electrifying Performances-1974 Comp-2 LPs-Zep,Doors,MC5,Sabbath USD $8.99 (0 bids)
22h
MC5 - BABES IN ARMS NEW CD MC5 - BABES IN ARMS NEW CD USD $18.51 Buy It Now 22h
MC5 Back in the USA 1977 UK Analogue pressing Atlantic Records plays VG++/Mint- MC5 Back in the USA 1977 UK Analogue pressing Atlantic Records plays VG++/Mint- USD $31.60 Buy It Now 22h
EXCHANGES How Far Down CD Brand New 2007 Garage Rock MC5 EXCHANGES How Far Down CD Brand New 2007 Garage Rock MC5 USD $4.99 Buy It Now 1 day
MC5 Kick Out The Jams CD Live Detroit Rock BRAND NEW MC5 Kick Out The Jams CD Live Detroit Rock BRAND NEW USD $17.74 Buy It Now 1 day
MC5 High Times Limited High Quality Picture Disc Vinyl LP MC5 High Times Limited High Quality Picture Disc Vinyl LP USD $33.21 Buy It Now 1 day
106  Mojo Magazine No.106 September 2002 The White Stripes Jimi Hendrix  MC5 106 Mojo Magazine No.106 September 2002 The White Stripes Jimi Hendrix MC5 USD $4.97 Buy It Now 1 day
MC5 Kick Out The Jams JAPAN AUTHENTIC SHM MINI LP CD NEW OUT OF PRINT WPCR-13731 MC5 Kick Out The Jams JAPAN AUTHENTIC SHM MINI LP CD NEW OUT OF PRINT WPCR-13731 USD $37.99 Buy It Now 1 day
WAYNE KRAMER (EX-MC5) WAYNE KRAMER (EX-MC5) "THE HARD STUFF" w.MICK FARREN (DJ-COPY, OBI, JAPAN) USD $11.00 (0 bids)
1 day
Mc5 - Babes In Arms [CD New] Mc5 - Babes In Arms [CD New] USD $12.38 Buy It Now 1 day
MC5 MC5 "Kick out the jams" - garage punk rock - *L*I*S*T*E*N* USD $19.99 (0 bids)
1 day
MC5 - Power Trip (2002) MC5 - Power Trip (2002) USD $66.44 (0 bids)
1 day
"7"-DESTROY ALL MONSTERS - BORED PICTURE SLEEVE & 45 IDBI EEEE-1! STOOGES! MC5! USD $29.99 (0 bids)
1 day
MC5 Back In The USA 2003 UK 180g vinyl picture disc LP NEW/UNPLAYED MC5 Back In The USA 2003 UK 180g vinyl picture disc LP NEW/UNPLAYED USD $33.21 Buy It Now 1 day
MC5 High Time 2003 UK 180g vinyl picture disc LP NEW/UNPLAYED MC5 High Time 2003 UK 180g vinyl picture disc LP NEW/UNPLAYED USD $33.21 Buy It Now 1 day
MC5 Kick Out The Jams 2003 UK 180g vinyl picture disc LP NEW/UNPLAYED MC5 Kick Out The Jams 2003 UK 180g vinyl picture disc LP NEW/UNPLAYED USD $33.21 Buy It Now 1 day
MC5 LP Kick Out The Jams 1968   Elektra  rare psychedelic original MC5 LP Kick Out The Jams 1968 Elektra rare psychedelic original USD $8.00 (1 bids)
1 day
MC5 Kick Out The Jams 2003 180g vinyl picture disc LP NEW/UNPLAYED MC5 Kick Out The Jams 2003 180g vinyl picture disc LP NEW/UNPLAYED USD $33.92 Buy It Now 1 day
MC5 Back In The USA 2003 180g vinyl picture disc LP NEW/UNPLAYED MC5 Back In The USA 2003 180g vinyl picture disc LP NEW/UNPLAYED USD $33.92 Buy It Now 1 day
MC5 High Time 2003 180g vinyl picture disc LP NEW/UNPLAYED MC5 High Time 2003 180g vinyl picture disc LP NEW/UNPLAYED USD $33.92 Buy It Now 1 day
Time Life Classic Rock 1969-1970 2CDs Juicy Lucy Chicken Shack MC5 Steppenwolf Time Life Classic Rock 1969-1970 2CDs Juicy Lucy Chicken Shack MC5 Steppenwolf USD $24.99 Buy It Now 1 day
MC5 'motorcity is burning' NEW/SEALED EARLY LIVE MATERIAL G/F 2LP SET MC5 'motorcity is burning' NEW/SEALED EARLY LIVE MATERIAL G/F 2LP SET USD $34.95 Buy It Now 1 day
FLAMIN GROOVIES Somethin' Else 7 FLAMIN GROOVIES Somethin' Else 7" NEW dmz clash mc5 LP Garage psych barracudas USD $10.99 Buy It Now 1 day
MC5 Definitve Story CD x 2 *SEALED* Lemmy Motorhead MC5 Definitve Story CD x 2 *SEALED* Lemmy Motorhead USD $16.99 Buy It Now 1 day
MC5 - Human Being Lawnmower - U.S. cd - RARE! MC5 - Human Being Lawnmower - U.S. cd - RARE! USD $9.72 Buy It Now 1 day
MC5 - I CAN ONLY GIVE YOU EVERYTHING - NEW CD MC5 - I CAN ONLY GIVE YOU EVERYTHING - NEW CD USD $18.44 Buy It Now 1 day
LP-MC5-High Time '71 ~Hard Rock Garage Classic LP-MC5-High Time '71 ~Hard Rock Garage Classic USD $24.99 (0 bids)
1 day
MC5 Back in the USA French LP 1977 MC5 Back in the USA French LP 1977 USD $40.99 Buy It Now 1 day
MC 5 - BACK IN THE USA - ATLANTIC RECORDS - SD 8247 MC 5 - BACK IN THE USA - ATLANTIC RECORDS - SD 8247 USD $40.00 Buy It Now 1 day
MC5 BACK IN THE USA LP VINYL RECORD NEW MC5 BACK IN THE USA LP VINYL RECORD NEW USD $34.99 Buy It Now 1 day
"7"-Rob Tyner & the Hotrods-Till the night PS'77 garage punk (MC-5) USD $14.00 Buy It Now 1 day
"7"-Wayne Kramer(MC5)-Ramblin Rose/Get some PS '77punk garage USD $14.00 Buy It Now 1 day
MC5**KICK OUT THE JAMS: 1966-1970 (PICTURE DISC)**VINYL MC5**KICK OUT THE JAMS: 1966-1970 (PICTURE DISC)**VINYL USD $22.19 Buy It Now 1 day
MC5 New Still Sealed Sundazed 2001 LP KICK OUT THE JAMS MC5 New Still Sealed Sundazed 2001 LP KICK OUT THE JAMS USD $47.77 Buy It Now 1 day
MC5: Babes In Arms ~ EXCELLENT CD (1990, Danceteria (France) # DANCD031) MC5: Babes In Arms ~ EXCELLENT CD (1990, Danceteria (France) # DANCD031) USD $16.11 Buy It Now 1 day
MC5 VINTAGE YEARS CD TYNER SMITH KRAMER DAVIS THOMPSON LIVE MC FIVE MC5 VINTAGE YEARS CD TYNER SMITH KRAMER DAVIS THOMPSON LIVE MC FIVE USD $12.00 Buy It Now 1 day
MC5 KICK OUT THE JAMS LP VINYL RECORD NEW MC5 KICK OUT THE JAMS LP VINYL RECORD NEW USD $34.99 Buy It Now 1 day
MC 5 LP Do It GERMANY MC 5 LP Do It GERMANY USD $40.00 Buy It Now 1 day
GENERATION PUNK - UK 14 TRK CD-DEAD KENNEDYS-GREEN DAY-SLF-MC5-DISTILLERS-AFI GENERATION PUNK - UK 14 TRK CD-DEAD KENNEDYS-GREEN DAY-SLF-MC5-DISTILLERS-AFI USD $9.33 Buy It Now 1 day
MC5 Kick out the Jams 12 MC5 Kick out the Jams 12" LP USD $15.00 (0 bids)
1 day
MC5 - Kick Out the Jams - CD - Elektra - 9 60894-2 - 1991 US MC5 - Kick Out the Jams - CD - Elektra - 9 60894-2 - 1991 US USD $6.49 Buy It Now 1 day
CD-Mc-5- High Time '71 heavy garage~Hard rock~Detroit Punk CD-Mc-5- High Time '71 heavy garage~Hard rock~Detroit Punk USD $15.00 Buy It Now 2 days
CD-Motor City's Burning-MC-5/RATIONALS/STOOGES/MUTANTS ETC PUNK GARAGE CD-Motor City's Burning-MC-5/RATIONALS/STOOGES/MUTANTS ETC PUNK GARAGE USD $15.00 Buy It Now 2 days
OST Future Is Unwritten:Joe Strummer CD w/OBI RARE OOP Clash-Bob Dylan-MC5 L@@K OST Future Is Unwritten:Joe Strummer CD w/OBI RARE OOP Clash-Bob Dylan-MC5 L@@K USD $15.99 (0 bids)
2 days
Poison Idea/Picture Disc/Green/MC5/Portland/Private Metal/Punk 7 Poison Idea/Picture Disc/Green/MC5/Portland/Private Metal/Punk 7"/90s USD $9.95 (0 bids)
2 days
MOJO Roots Of The Sex Pistols 15-trk CD Modern Lovers MC5 Peter Hammill Can MOJO Roots Of The Sex Pistols 15-trk CD Modern Lovers MC5 Peter Hammill Can USD $8.29 Buy It Now 2 days
MC5 Wayne Kramer / Dodge Main - Dodge Main 1996 CD Alive Records MC5 Wayne Kramer / Dodge Main - Dodge Main 1996 CD Alive Records USD $22.00 Buy It Now 2 days
Live on KXLU The Streetwalkin' Cheetahs CD Triple X promo advance Stooges MC5 Live on KXLU The Streetwalkin' Cheetahs CD Triple X promo advance Stooges MC5 USD $0.99 (0 bids)
2 days
MC5 - KICK OUT THE JAMS [075597404227] - NEW CD MC5 - KICK OUT THE JAMS [075597404227] - NEW CD USD $13.06 Buy It Now 2 days
Gimme Danger 16 Tracks ARCADE FIRE TEENAGE FANCLUB THE MAGIC NUMBERS STOOGES MC5 Gimme Danger 16 Tracks ARCADE FIRE TEENAGE FANCLUB THE MAGIC NUMBERS STOOGES MC5 USD $3.06 (0 bids)
USD $3.99 Buy It Now
2 days
Michigan Rocks - Various Artists Lp featuring MC5, Seger, Amboy Dukes, IGGY Michigan Rocks - Various Artists Lp featuring MC5, Seger, Amboy Dukes, IGGY USD $14.99 Buy It Now 2 days
MC5 / BACK IN THE USA (ATLANTIC STEREO SD8247) YEAR: 1970 MC5 / BACK IN THE USA (ATLANTIC STEREO SD8247) YEAR: 1970 USD $12.99 Buy It Now 2 days
Mc5 - Big Bang-Best Of Mc5 [CD New] Mc5 - Big Bang-Best Of Mc5 [CD New] USD $9.30 Buy It Now 2 days
 MC5  - KICK OUT THE JAMS // MOTOR CITY IS BURNING - MINT- GARAGE  45 W/ SLEEVE MC5 - KICK OUT THE JAMS // MOTOR CITY IS BURNING - MINT- GARAGE 45 W/ SLEEVE USD $38.00 Buy It Now 2 days
WAYNE KRAMER DENIZ TEK SCOTT MORGAN 1996 CD MC5 Radio Birdman City Slang WAYNE KRAMER DENIZ TEK SCOTT MORGAN 1996 CD MC5 Radio Birdman City Slang USD $8.99 (0 bids)
USD $16.99 Buy It Now
2 days
MC 5 Babes in Arms SELAED White colored 12 MC 5 Babes in Arms SELAED White colored 12" vinyl LP '00 LTD rock USD $39.99 Buy It Now 2 days
HENRY ROLLINS / WAYNE KRAMER Interview CD punk MC5 Black Flag PROMO ONLY HENRY ROLLINS / WAYNE KRAMER Interview CD punk MC5 Black Flag PROMO ONLY USD $6.00 (0 bids)
USD $8.00 Buy It Now
2 days
MC5 - Kick Out The Jams German Elektra LP MC5 - Kick Out The Jams German Elektra LP USD $10.88 (3 bids)
2 days
MC5 Power Trip  LP Picture Disk Vinyl MC5 Power Trip LP Picture Disk Vinyl USD $21.99 Buy It Now 2 days
MICHIGAN ROCKS CASSETTE BOB SEGER TED NUGENT MC5 MITCH RYDER SRC FROST STOOGES MICHIGAN ROCKS CASSETTE BOB SEGER TED NUGENT MC5 MITCH RYDER SRC FROST STOOGES USD $8.00 Buy It Now 2 days
MC5, BACK IN THE USA, MEXICO LP EX 1970 MC5, BACK IN THE USA, MEXICO LP EX 1970 USD $49.99 (0 bids)
2 days
MC5 - High Time (CD 1993) MC5 - High Time (CD 1993) USD $8.22 Buy It Now 2 days
MC5.LIVE BOOTLEG READY TO TESTIFY.2004 SANTUARY.SEALED MC5.LIVE BOOTLEG READY TO TESTIFY.2004 SANTUARY.SEALED USD $39.95 Buy It Now 2 days
MC5 And Afrika Bambaataa Kick Out The Jams 530605-7 Colored Vinyl 7 Inch MC5 And Afrika Bambaataa Kick Out The Jams 530605-7 Colored Vinyl 7 Inch USD $9.97 Buy It Now 2 days
Showing all 100 items | Price may be different, data is cached every 1h | Keyword-based search | Ordered by ending time | See results on eBay.com
Amazon (logo)
Kick Out the JamsKick Out the Jams
Elektra / Ada 1991
Audio CD$4.99
$1.10 (used)
Back in the UsaBack in the Usa
Rhino 1992
Audio CD$4.66
$3.66 (used)
High TimeHigh Time
Rhino 1992
Audio CD$4.79
$0.70 (used)
The Big Bang! Best of the MC5The Big Bang! Best of the MC5
Rhino 2000
Audio CD$6.11
$2.83 (used)
Anthology 1965-1971Anthology 1965-1971
Cleopatra 2010
Audio CD$8.55
$15.72 (used)
Are You Ready to Testify: Live Bootleg AnthologyAre You Ready to Testify: Live Bootleg Anthology
Castle Us 2005
Audio CD$44.99
$11.25 (used)
Showing 6 items | Cache expiring in 72h | Keyword-based search | Best seller rank | More results on Amazon.com

More places to buy metal & MC5 music

MC5 Discography

MC5 albums / top albums

.. Album Cover 3.90 | 10 ratings
Kick Out the Jams
Proto-Metal 1969
.. Album Cover 4.27 | 4 ratings
Back in the USA
Proto-Metal 1970
.. Album Cover 3.50 | 1 ratings
High Time
Proto-Metal 1971
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
I Can Only Give You Everything
Hard Rock 2007

MC5 EPs & splits

.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Power Trip
Proto-Metal 1994
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
American Ruse
Proto-Metal 1995
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ice Pick Slim
Proto-Metal 1995
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Summertime Blues / Looking At You
Proto-Metal 2009

MC5 live albums

.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live 1969/70
Proto-Metal 1995
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Ice Pick Slim
Proto-Metal 1995
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Teen Age Lust
Proto-Metal 1996
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Starship: Live at Sturgis Armory June 1968
Proto-Metal 1998
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Greatest Hits Live
Proto-Metal 1998
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Thunder Express
Proto-Metal 1999
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live at the Grande Ballroom 1968
Proto-Metal 2005
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Live at the Saginaw Civic Centre
Proto-Metal 2005

MC5 demos, promos, fans club and other releases (no bootlegs)

.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
'66 Breakout!
Proto-Metal 1999

MC5 boxset & compilations

.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Babes In Arms
Proto-Metal 1983
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Looking At You
Proto-Metal 1994
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Power Trip
Proto-Metal 1994
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Black to Comm
Proto-Metal 1995
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Big Bang: The Best of the MC5
Proto-Metal 2000
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Human Being Lawnmower: The Baddest And Maddest Of MC5
Proto-Metal 2002
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Extended Versions: The Encore Collection
Proto-Metal 2003
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Purity Accuracy (Boxset)
Proto-Metal 2004
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Are You Ready To Testify?
Proto-Metal 2005
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Purity Accuracy
Proto-Metal 2005
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
I Can Only Give You Everything
Proto-Metal 2007
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Very Best Of
Proto-Metal 2008
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Back In The USA / Kick Out The Jams - 2 In 1
Proto-Metal 2008
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Kick Out The Jams!- Anthology 1965 - 1971
Proto-Metal 2008
.. Album Cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
The Anthology 1965 - 1971
Proto-Metal 2008

MC5 singles (9)

.. Album Cover
0.00 | 0 ratings
I Can Only Give You Everything / I Just Don't Know
Proto-Metal 1966
.. Album Cover
0.00 | 0 ratings
I Can Only Give Everything / One Of The Guys
Proto-Metal 1966
.. Album Cover
0.00 | 0 ratings
Ramblin' Rose / Borderline
Proto-Metal 1968
.. Album Cover
0.00 | 0 ratings
Looking at You / Borderline
Proto-Metal 1968
.. Album Cover
0.00 | 0 ratings
Tonight / Looking At You
Proto-Metal 1969
.. Album Cover
0.00 | 0 ratings
Kick Out The Jams / Motor City Is Burning
Proto-Metal 1969
.. Album Cover
0.00 | 0 ratings
Back In The USA / Tutti - Frutti
Proto-Metal 1970
.. Album Cover
0.00 | 0 ratings
Shakin' Streets / The American Muse
Proto-Metal 1970
.. Album Cover
0.00 | 0 ratings
Sister Anne / One Of The Guys
Proto-Metal 2008

MC5 movies (DVD, Blu-Ray or VHS)

.. Album Cover
0.00 | 0 ratings
A True Testimonial
Proto-Metal 2002
.. Album Cover
0.00 | 0 ratings
Sonic Revolution - A Celebration Of The MC5
Proto-Metal 2004
.. Album Cover
0.00 | 0 ratings
Kick Out The Jams
Proto-Metal 2005
.. Album Cover
0.00 | 0 ratings
Live: Helsinki, Finland 1972
Proto-Metal 2007

MC5 Reviews

MC5 Kick Out the Jams

Album · 1969 · Proto-Metal
Cover art Buy this album from MMA partners
UMUR
"Kick Out the Jams" is the debut album by US hard rock act MC5. The album was released through Elektra Records in February 1969. A bit out of the ordinary the album is a live album instead of a studio recording like the case is with most debut albums. Elektra Records felt that the band´s energy and wild performance were best captured in a live setting. "Kick Out the Jams" was recorded live on October 30 and 31, 1968, at Detroit's Grande Ballroom. The album sparked some controversy as the word "Motherfucker" is shouted on the album and also appeared on the inner sleeve of the first pressing of the album. That version was soon pulled from stores and two different versions with censored album covers where pressed after that. Even after that the band had trouble with the major department store Hudson´s, which refused to sell the album. In reaction to that MC5 moved in an add which depicted Rob Tyner and the words "Fuck Hudson´s". Although the band have later claimed that Elektra Records was in on the idea, MC5 was subsequently fired from the label to end the conflict. Damage control.

From the above it should be clear that MC5 weren´t the type of band who gave a fuck what others felt about them and that attitude is very much present in the material on "Kick Out the Jams". The band´s far left political ties and anti-establishment lyrics only further enhances the feeling that these guys were rebels and meant business. And that´s to a point where some of the talking between the songs is close to sounding like a political rally. But the politics out of the way "Kick Out the Jams" is ultimately just a filthy, loud, sweaty and distorted hard rock album that went just a bit further than most rock albums released around the same time. In addition to some of the energetic hard rocking tracks like "Ramblin' Rose", "Kick Out the Jams" and "Rocket Reducer N°62 (Rama Lama Fa Fa Fa)", the album also features the heavy blues cover of John Lee Hooker´s "Motor City is Burning" and the closing sonic experiment "Starship". The latter is the only time during "Kick Out the Jams", where I think the album loses it´s breath and becomes a bit tedious. Back in 1968 - 1969 this kind of experiment was probably considered bold and maybe even mindblowing to some people, but noisy sound collages like this one have a tendency to become tiresome after only a few spins. Quite frankly I always skip this one.

The sound production is raw, distorted and so "live" that you can almost feel the presence of the audience and smell the sweat, smoke and beer in the venue. I doubt if there are any overdubs on the album, this really does sound like the "real" thing.

Compared to their contemporaries in The Stooges and their more nihilistic ways, MC5 almost come off as gentle and today their outspoken far left wing views also come off as more humourous than they were originally intented, but "Kick Out the Jams" is still one hell of a raw and filthy hard rock live album. It´s the kind of album that you´ll remember long after it´s over. Despite the tedious nature of "Starship" which takes up about 8 minutes of the playing time, I still think a 4 star (80%) rating is warranted. A true classic this one.

MC5 Back in the USA

Album · 1970 · Proto-Metal
Cover art Buy this album from MMA partners
1967/ 1976
"SOMETHING IS ROTTEN IN THE USA"!!!

Why quote Shakespeare? Because MC5 was one of the most political band in the world. To say that MC5 was the musical expression of White Panthers is to tell the truth. Yet his music has no barriers: is loved by all. However, they proposed a raw rock and roll, damn Proto Punk but very honest. A gear music, then? Certainly. But not without technique. Simply they proposed a very immediate Rock'n'Roll without psychedelic influences. But you do not expect the Garage Rock, not even listening to "Call Me Animal".

Today the musical proposal of MC5 seems simple, direct and outdated. But in 1970 a middle-class american extreme surely found an album like this "Back In The USA". An album that, in any case, it is still relevant and fresh.

MC5 Kick Out the Jams

Album · 1969 · Proto-Metal
Cover art Buy this album from MMA partners
Warthur
Angry and politicised enough to edge towards punk rock, but with enough classic rock features - they slip in an old school guitar solo here and there, like at the end of Ramblin' Rose - to not quite qualify as founders of the genre (it would be down to the Stooges to do the honours there), the MC5 were still one of the loudest bands you could hope to hear in 1968. The band made the right call in making their first album a live one, because the music is so raw, so vital, and the energy of the crowd is so intense, that it would be impossible to capture quite the same atmosphere in a studio.

And if you want proto-metal, boy you've got it. Come Together, which emerges roaring from the tail end of the title track, reaches almost speed metal velocities, and with its lyrics about revolution and solidarity in the darkness is scary as hell - not in a "Satan is going to eat your soul" way but in a "they're going to riot in the streets and burn the world down" kind of way. In fact, the first five tracks all exude immense power and speed; the albums only slow down for Motor City is Burning, a bit of politicised blues-rock more interesting for the lyrical content than for the somewhat hackneyed musical content. Not that I have anything against the blues, but other artists did the whole blues-rock thing better than these guys. (And it continues into the next song, the uninspired I Want You Right Now.) Things pick up for the energetic Starship, but it has to be said that the album's second side seriously sags in the middle.

Those who don't agree with the MC5's politics might be put out by the lyrical content and the occasional rabble-rousing between songs - but then again, if you're not into rebellion and sticking two fingers up at authority you're hardly likely to be particularly keen on metal. Not a five-star album by a long way - the second side is just plain weaker than the first - but a very creditable three and a half stars.

MC5 Kick Out the Jams

Album · 1969 · Proto-Metal
Cover art Buy this album from MMA partners
Time Signature
Kick out the jams, motherfuckers...

Genre: garage rock

MC5 are hugely important in the history of extreme rock. Their style is sometimes described as proto-punk because of its dirty sound, but MC5 are just as important in the history of metal. What they did was to take the hard rock that would eventually develop into metal and take it to the nth degree of extremity - a move which has been incremental in the development of extreme metal genres ever since.

And, although the music is sloppy and noisy on this album, I think that its energy and bluesey groove is more akin to that which is characteristic of hard rock and classic metal, and in addition there are some psychedelic - almost progressive elements on some of the tracks, such as the last track "Starship" as well as "Borderline". While the energy is hard rock and more metal-like the DIY-attitude of punk music pervades the album. Although listed as and treated as a full length release proper, it is in reality a collection of two live concerts, which explains the sloppiness and noise of the album, but it also captures the intensity of the music in a way that a studio recording wouldn't.

This is a classic dirty hard rock release which should be of interest to both punks and metalheads.

MC5 Movies Reviews

No MC5 movie reviews posted yet.

MC5 Shouts

Please login to post a shout
No shouts posted yet. Be the first member to do so above!

MC5 Index

Member Zone

Username:
Password:
Stay signed in

Metal Subgenres

Artists Alpha-index

MMA TOP 5 Metal ALBUMS

Rating by members, ranked by custom algorithm
Albums with 30 ratings and more
Rust in Peace Thrash Metal
MEGADETH
Buy this album from our partners
Master of Puppets Thrash Metal
METALLICA
Buy this album from our partners
Symbolic Death Metal
DEATH
Buy this album from our partners
Paranoid Traditional heavy metal
BLACK SABBATH
Buy this album from our partners
Crimson Death Metal
EDGE OF SANITY
Buy this album from our partners

New Metal Artists

New Metal Releases

A New Code of Morality Death Metal
TWITCH OF THE DEATH NERVE
Buy this album from MMA partners
The Fracture Progressive Metal
MALMAS
Buy this album from MMA partners
The Mechanisms of Consequence Progressive Metal
SYNAPTIK
Buy this album from MMA partners
Generation Of Apocalypse Thrash Metal
LETHAL OUTCOME
Buy this album from MMA partners
Dazed and Delight Power Metal
ALDIOUS
Buy this album from MMA partners
More new releases

New Free Metal MP3 download/stream

New Metal Online Videos

More videos

New MMA Metal Forum Topics

More in the forums

New Site interactions

More...

Latest Metal News

members-submitted

More in the forums

Social Media

Share this site
Follow us

Buy Metal Music Online