#232 MC5 - Baby Won’t Ya (taken from the LP High Time - 1971, ). It’s common to hear people rave on about MC5’s debut LP Kick Out The Jams (1969, Elektra), but it’s not the record with which they made the grade in my opinion. For a start, Jams is a live album which never ever floats my boat. Despite the strong reputation as a proto-punk album I was totally un-wowed by the content (with the exception of the cover of Ted Taylor’s (Love Is Like) A Ramblin’ Rose). I’d read so much about the MC5 beforehand and was sorely disappointed. My introduction to MC5 was their second LP Back In The USA (1970, Atlantic). My brother had bought it for my birthday. That was even more of a surprise than hearing Kick Out The Jams. Back In The USA has really thin, powerless production. It just sounds flat, and with the addition of uninspired cover versions of Little Richard and Chuck Berry songs it might as well be a rock ’n’ roll novelty album. Shakin’ Stevens could’ve made it. I later found out the album was produced by Jon Landau who worked with Bruce Springsteen. He clearly didn’t understand how to capture the MC5’s energy. I don’t remember first hearing High Time, but I know that as soon as the guitar intro to the album’s opener Sister Anne came swirling in I felt as if I was hearing MC5 the way they were always meant to sound. Real heavy blues, with Wayne Kramer and Fred “Sonic” Smith ACTUALLY kicking out the jams.I don’t care what anyone else says, MC5’s best material’s on High Time. https://youtu.be/nIZgLiu6MqQ
On today's #vinylbattlewednesday by @vinylwife I'm going to post from my Boxes and Shelf's of Chaos! All album's in my humble Vinyl Collection should have been in alphabetic order but I'm simply out of space and talent here my Friend's in the #vinylcommunity
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Ramones 💿Ramones 23 April 1976 It's the debut studio album release from iconic Americans #punkrock Band #ramones
The album cover, photographed by Punk Magazine's Roberta Bayley? Features the four members leaning against a brick wall in New York City
Violence, Drug-Use, Relationship Issues, Humor, and Nazism were prominent in the album's lyrics I'll letz' you be the judge of that😎 The album opens with #BlitzkriegBop which is among the band's most recognized songs
Ramones 💿Rocket to Russia 4 November 1977 It's the third studio album release from the band
The album's cover art was directed by #JohnnyRamone He worked on illustration with the entire back cover contemplating a military theme! While the inner sleeve artwork depicted some of the themes portrayed in song's
Band members blamed the #SexPistolsband for their lack of sales😏 saying that they changed the punk image for the worse😆 I totally agree😂 This is the last album to be recorded with all four original members, as drummer #TommyRamone left the band in 1978 to work solely on production
This period was extremely significant to the punk rock genre in the U.S.A. as it was the initial wave of "New York City's" underground punk bands receiving recording contracts! New York based clubs like #CBGB and "Max's" in Kansas City!? Began to see bigger audiences crowd in to hear these bands like #blondieband#harleydavidsonclubofdenmark#stripperlife#supportourtroops#punk#punkrocker#sexpistol#psychedelicpunk#hippiepunk#newyorkpunk#joeyramone#deedeeramone#postpunk#protopunk#poppunk#punkrockmusic#sheenaisapunkrocker#rockettorussia ☮OUT Everyone enjoy your Wednesday music People👍 In Case of Fire🔥 SAVE THE VINYL'S!
On the table tonight, the pummeling swagger of the Stooges. It’s been a tough few days so there’s nothing like the savage agression of Iggy and the boys to get some of that tension out. I’m not going to review this album because that’s been done to death and everyone knows it’s an all-time great album. Instead I will tell you what I love about it. I love that six out of the seven songs have Iggy yelling, grunting or growling the first « lyrics ». I love that I can almost taste a fistfight while listening to this album. I love the lacerating, slashing guitars. I love the fact that I feel like going shirtless and contorting my body while listening to the album. I love the way Iggy shreds his vocal chords when he says « fire » on the song Dirt. I also love the repeated manic mantra of « I feel alright » on the song 1970. I love that despite the pure punch you in the mouth power of the album most songs are still down and dirty and sexy. I love the straightforward caveman drumming. I love the album art (especially the inner gatefold). I love the crazy sax attacks. I love the utter chaos, collapse and release delivered by the apocalyptic last song, L.A. Blues. And mostly I love that I feel unmistakably alive while listening to this album.
What do you love about this album?
The Stooges - Fun House originally released in 1970 this is the 2nd Canadian pressing from 1971.