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Live Detroit 68/69
Mc5
Live Detroit 68/69
Genres: Alternative Rock, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Metal
 
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Japanese only live collection released in 1988 on Revenge Records through Victor. Featuring eight tracks in all, five of which were recorded at the Unitarian Church, September 8th 1968, 'Intro', 'Come Together', 'I Want ...  more »

      
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All Artists: Mc5
Title: Live Detroit 68/69
Members Wishing: 2
Total Copies: 0
Label: Jvc Japan
Release Date: 5/25/2004
Album Type: Live, Import
Genres: Alternative Rock, Jazz, Pop, Rock, Metal
Style: Hardcore & Punk
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPCs: 4988002417421, 766482805846

Synopsis

Album Description
Japanese only live collection released in 1988 on Revenge Records through Victor. Featuring eight tracks in all, five of which were recorded at the Unitarian Church, September 8th 1968, 'Intro', 'Come Together', 'I Want You Right Now', 'I Believe' and a 12+ minute version of 'Come on Down (High Rise)' plus three tracks recorded live at Westfield High School, October 1st, 1969, 'It's a Man's Man's World' (James Brown cover), 'Looking at You' and 'Fire of Love'. Liner notes feature lyrics to all tracks.
 

CD Reviews

MC 5 - 'Live Detroit 1968-69' (Revenge)
Mike Reed | USA | 10/22/2004
(3 out of 5 stars)

"Another good archive live recording of the Motor City Five in their heyday.I heard there's an extended version of this same release available.Not sure if it's extra tracks or longer versions of the eight songs that appear on this disc.'Live Detroit 1968-69' features some worthy material,like the twelve-minute "Come On Down",the ass kicking "Looking At You" and "Fire Of Love".Maybe not quite as good as 'Teenage Lust' or 'Kick Out The Jams'(see my reviews on both of those titles),but still enough to satisfy any true MC 5 fan.Die hards will,of course even enjoy it more."
Unreal!
Carl Slim | the factory | 06/22/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"OK, so I'm a fan of the MC5, and generally a fan of noisy hard rock-so you know I'm biased. This is very high energy. and the noise quotient is as powerful as on anything ever recorded. The intro is similar to "Kick Out the Jams", but a little looser maybe. "Come Together" and "I Want You (Right Now)" are tracks from that same album, done a little looser, recorded a little less professionally (still great sound quality, tho'). This has all been noisy, but when you get to "I Believe it to my Soul", the ground starts to quake, and this just sort of segue's into "Come On Down", which is a blend of their underground classic "Black to Comm" and a bunch of horribly beautiful noise that combines the wierdest moments of Captain Beefheart, the most unintelligible stuff from the No Wave scene, Free Jazz played on rock intruments filtered through an amphetamine haze, screeching feedback on a level of "Metal machine Music" and all Sonic Youth albums being played at the same time while a commercial plane takes off 10 feet away while being struck by lightening, and music can't get any noisier than that!The last three tunes are more subdued, and from the next year "1969"-A remake of one of James Brown's mellower tunes (and it is wierd), their early metal classic "Looking At You", and a 60's underground hit called "Fire Of Love". The '68 stuff is the best by far, although this is good too. By this, a bottle of Gin, and an electric guitar, and make me a tape!"