Thunder Express (black Friday 2018)
MC5 (Motor City Five), the legendary Detroit band.
Their first single (included here) was released in 1967. In 1968 they played the infamous Democratic Convention that turned into a police riot, and they went on to be the ‘Official White Panther Party Band’. Their manager John Sinclair became a hippie martyr, after being jailed for 10 years for 2 joints, inspiring John Lennon’s ‘10 For 2’ song. Thrown off their first label Electra, they signed to Atlantic for 2 more albums but only achieved underground success. Now greatly revered as one of the seminal rock’n’roll bands and a huge inspiration for punk. 'Thunder Express' documents their first and last studio work - six tracks recorded in France in 1972 at Studio Castle Herouville for a TV show; and 4 tracks from their first two singles from '66 & '68. The title track is unavailable elsewhere.
- Kick Out The Jams
- Empty Heart
- Ramblin’ Rose
- Thunder Express
- I Can Only Give You Everything
- I Just Don’t Know
- Rama Lama Fa Fa Fa
- Motor City Is Burning
- Looking At You