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The original "uncensored version" featured the opening line "Kick out the jams, mother@#$%ers!" on the second track, and liner notes from John Sinclair, Minister of Information of the White Panthers. The subsequent "censored version" had the lyric changed to "Kick out the jams, brothers and sisters!" and had the liner notes removed.



Ramblin' Rose2:39
Kick Out The Jams2:37
Come Together4:17
Rocket Reducer No. 62 (Rama Lama Fa Fa Fa)5:01
Motor City Is Burning4:30
I Want You Right Now6:02



Recorded "live" at the Grande Ballroom in Detroit
Paradox Music BMI

A1: Cedarwood Publ. BMI
A2 to B1: Paradox Music BMI
B2: Alstein Music BMI

With uncensored "Motherfucker"-intro starting Kick Out The Jams.
John Sinclair's liner notes at the inside of the gatefold sleeve.
Big E red Elektra label.

The New York SON pressing plant may already have switched from gold to red labels. This can be compared to first Monarch pressings of "The Soft Parade" from The Doors (that came out in July) who had already a red label, whereas other pressing plants had not yet made the switch by that time and still used gold labels for some time. To know for sure, one would need to know if there really is no gold SON around and it would be important to know, when the very first red labels where used (which was always believed to have happened in the summer of 69). However the MC5 record came out in March. Also, it is important to point out, that there are 2 variations of the first red Elektra label. The first one (also the one from this release) has NO Broadway address on the label and comes after the gold label but before the most known red label (with address), like the first Stooges record, that only exists with address and came out august 5. This would mean that this release of the MC5 with the first variation of the red label was probably issued spring - beginning of summer 69. To conclude, one could say that the red labels without address are NOT to be considered as a Repress. It would more likely be a first press with a label variant. Maybe someone can help...


MC5 - Kick Out the Jams - Uncensored [NEW][REISSUE][LP]

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