MC5’s Motor City Is Burning


Since I started re-ripping my CDs into FLAC files, I’ve been re-listening to many CDs I have touched for years. This week, I’ve been playing MC5‘s notorious Kick Out The Jams quite often. While the live album is rightly known for its explosive rockers (and the first two tracks Ramblin’ Rose and Kick Out The Jams are really aggressive riffers), the highlight for me is their take of John Lee Hooker’s Motor City Is Burning. The song as played by the MC5 has loads of attitude and Wayne Kramer guitar solos kick ass.

This first clip is from the album and the second clip from a TV performance.

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