MC5

Total Assault: 50th Anniversary Collection

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Rhino

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MC5 only released three albums, but they were ferocious, adventurous, and confrontational enough to secure the group’s place as one of the greatest rock ’n’ roll bands ever. Singer Rob Tyner, guitarists Wayne Kramer and Fred “Sonic” Smith, bassist Michael Davis, and drummer Dennis Thompson came together as the MC5 in 1965. The band performed for several years before making its first record. This year is the 50th anniversary of the recording of the band’s incendiary debut, Kick Out The Jams, which was recorded live over two nights at Detroit’s Grande Ballroom in October 1968. To celebrate, MC5 will release Total Assault: 50th Anniversary Collection, a limited-edition boxed set that features all three of the band’s albums pressed on coloured vinyl.

It includes Kick Out The Jams (red vinyl), Back In The USA (white vinyl) and High Time (blue vinyl). The albums come in sleeves that faithfully re-create the original releases, including gatefolds for Kick Out The Jams and High Times. All three are housed in a hard slipcase with new art and previously unseen photographs by world renowned photographer Raeanne Rubenstein. The music on TOTAL ASSAULT shows why the MC5 is held is such high regard today with indelible tracks like “Kick Out The Jams,” “Human Being Lawnmower” and “Sister Anne.”

TRACK LISTING

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. Motor City Is Burning
3. I Want You Right Now
4. Starship

BACK IN THE USA
Side One
1. Tutti-Frutti
2. Tonight
3. Teenage Lust
4. Let Me Try
5. Looking At You
Side Two
1. High School
2. Call Me Animal
3. The American Ruse
4. Shakin’ Street
5. The Human Being Lawnmower
6. Back In The U.S.A.

HIGH TIME
Side One
1. Sister Anne
2. Baby Won’t Ya
3. Miss X
4. Gotta Keep Movin'
Side Two
1. Future / Now
2. Poison
3. Over And Over
4. Skunk (Sonicly Speaking)

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