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American Ruse
American Ruse
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
  •  Track Listings (14) - Disc #1


CD Details

All Artists: Mc5
Title: American Ruse
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Total Energy
Original Release Date: 12/4/1995
Re-Release Date: 1/30/1995
Album Type: Original recording reissued
Genres: Alternative Rock, Pop, Rock, Classic Rock, Metal
Styles: Hardcore & Punk, Indie & Lo-Fi, American Alternative, Psychedelic Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 095081200128, 095081200111

CD Reviews

Historically Important but Sonically Disappointing
Paul J. Kray | East Hampton, NY United States | 09/25/2001
(4 out of 5 stars)

"The music is great and it's nice to hear different recordings that are closer to the ideal sound of what the MC5 should have sounded like in the studio as opposed to the official "Back In The USA" release. But I was disappointed with these muffled recordings. Supposedly, the studio tracks were digitally transferred and remastered from the original tapes, but after listening to it, it's hard to believe. I would expect this kind sound from a bootleg, but not an officially released CD. If you have the three original studio albums from the MC5, then this is the next logical step. However, if you're looking for something that will withstand repeated listening on a regular basis, then you should probably experiment with something else."
Rougher & Rawer versions of songs on Back in the USA
Paul J. Kray | 02/20/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Most of the songs on their 2nd studio album "Back in the USA" are watered-down pop junk. The American Ruse gives us different versions of the same songs, but more in the style you would expect from MC5."
MC 5 - 'American Ruse' (Total Energy)
Mike Reed | USA | 11/04/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Most of the tunes on this CD are left overs and out-takes from the band's 'Back In The USA' lp recording sessions.You know,cutting room floor material.But for the true MC 5 fan,it's okay.With a total of fourteen tracks,only a few are a bit muffled-sounding.The cuts I liked best are "Human Being Lawnmower",the hard-hitting "Looking At You","Teen Age Lust" and "Black To Comm".Pretty much aimed at MC 5 die-hard fans."