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  • Audio CD (14 Mar 1993)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: CD
  • Label: Rhino
  • ASIN: B0000032UJ
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 68,621 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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Unquestionably AWESOME 1971 swansong includes "Sister Anne". Oh yeah...

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Mr. N. A. Sherreard on 7 Feb 2012
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If you like albums like Exile on Main Street or the Faces' A Nod's as good as a Wink, then this will fit in nicely. This album shows MC5 moving in the right direction to enter the 70's- sadly it was to be their last.

There really isn't a bad track on here. It could do with some Who-like remixing and mastering because the sound is a little thin and distorted but overall this is the best undiscovered album ever. Buy it now!!
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5 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Mr. A. S. Johnston on 12 Aug 2006
Format: Audio CD
They need no introduction. It's the MC5 & their 3rd album. Mind shattering rock n roll as only the MC5 can do. The guitars are a sonic tornado,and the approach to their song structures appear more developed. I couldnt say which is their best its a matter of opinion but its got more guts than the still excelent Back in the USA. Its just a different approach, all i can really say is if you havn't yet got it, its high time you did- recommended by me the man at Frontroomautos, my house is like a garage & the MC5 get a regular slot when im working, go get!!!
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14 of 21 people found the following review helpful By Jason Parkes #1 HALL OF FAME on 29 April 2004
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Kick Out the Jams is of course a complete classic, capturing the MC5 intheir full-on primal/political manner. Cut a few years later after Back inthe USA and you find the MC5 stuck in one of the bleakest periods inAmerican history: the revolution had failed to happen- Vietnam dragged on-Nixon had returned to power with the help of his "silent majority"-Watergate- Kent State...and so on...Add to that The MC5 had somehow notbecome the most popular, as well as greatest, rock'n'roll band in theworld. Their peers weren't doing that well- The Stooges moving towardstheir messy end as the NY Dolls were moving towards their messy beginning.Roky Erickson ended up in a mental home where ECT-treatment would damagehim. Sly Stone was moving towards Fresh before lapsing into addiction andmediocrity. The Velvets had split, Lou Reed going to work in an officebefore embarking on his solo-career etc. The idealism and freedom of the1960s was nowhere to be found...still the MC5 got on and made arguablytheir best LP.
Thanks to an NME-compilation in the 90s that featured Skunk (SonicallySpeaking) I wanted to explore this album as well as Jams (which I knewfrom its 1991 reissue) and Back in the USA (which I bought as the coverwas cool and it had a song called Teenage Lust on- which was very MaryChain/Larry Clark)- High Time is their most overlooked LP and a milliontimes better than the pitiful hype-practioners heaped on people by themusic press/record companies the last few years (e.g. The Von Bodies, TheKills, White Stripes, The Hives, The Vines...and so on). The MC5 were ontosomething & produced this LP which was rumoured to be the one that theband liked the best! (Wayne Kramer said as much in an interview with Uncuta few years ago...).
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2 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Furthur on 13 Jan 2008
Format: Audio CD
To me MC5 have always been kinda over-rated. However when they did good tracks they did 'em way better than anyone else. In this album Skunk is really the gem - Fusion Funk before anyone would ever have even thought about starting to think about the idea. Poison is another good track (but not as good as Skunk), but all other songs here fall way short of having me kneeling at the altar of the mighty MC5.
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41 of 43 people found the following review helpful
One of the all-time great American pre-Punk punk discs 29 Mar 2002
By Dave Lang - Published on
Format: Audio CD
With all the hoopla heaped upon their raucous debut, "Kick Out the Jams" (an essential purchase in itself), I'm baffled as to why this classic is so often merely referred to as being "their last album". In my opinion, it's easily the MC5's best, and indeed one of the greatest pure rock'n'roll albums of all time.
Firstly, some context: by this stage in their career (1971), the MC5 were on their last legs. Loathed by the West Coast hippies for being too loud and rambunctous, and equally derided by much of their radical, hardcore following for the supposed "sell-out" of their previous effort, the flawed-but-still-good "Back In the USA", the band was in no man's land. The revolution didn't happen, Nixon was still in, and what's worse, kids were starting to listen to Cat Stevens and James Taylor instead of the Rolling Stones, the Velvets or, yep, the MC5. Whadya do? Make the ultimate statement of disillusionment and despair and wrap it up in incindiary r'n'r riffs.
This disc is certainly a product of its time, yet it hasn't dated a bit in its call to arms for true believers. The given theme may be despair at the state of the world, but there's also an intense feeling of liberation in the cabalistic world - now that the band had little if any audience left - it inhabits. In other words, this one is for YOU.
The songs, in particular, are their strongest; "Baby Won't Ya" has a pile-driving riff brought to the fore with the twin guitar attack; "Miss X" is the kind of "power ballad" (for the lack of a better term) useless nudniks like Bon Jovi only wish they could pen; and the last 2 minutes of "Future/Now", with its creepy, quiet descending guitar notes, is some of the best and most effective music ever recorded to tape.
Let's make it plain and simple: if you're at all partial to the history of punk rock, hardcore, garage rock or even heavy metal in its pure form, you need this album. End of story.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
The Best 26 April 2006
By Fred Rayworth - Published on
Format: Audio CD
I remember hearing Kick Out The Jams and seeing a few photos of these guys but never picked up any of their stuff until this album came out. After a few listens, the songs grew on me and I like every track. My personal favorite is Sister Anne.

After getting their first two albums, this one seems to be the most refined and mature which is usually what ruins a group's sound. In this case, it was just the opposite. I think they grew into one hell of a band and had such potential, ruined by excess, bad management, the usual stuff. Too bad.

If you want a great slice of rock history and hear how this band could really "kick out the jams," buy this album!

Highly recommended.
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I just keep listnin to this "Over and Over"! 5 Sep 2004
By Rare Earth - Published on
Format: Audio CD
This record is rock. It is power. Its is energy, heavy, loud, everything a rock record should be. This is my favorite 5 record. Buy this if you wanna here loud, rockin' tunes from the early 70's. Gotta keep on movin folks, KICK OUT THE JAMS!
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
MC5's Masterpiece 17 Oct 2000
By Slim - Published on
Format: Audio CD
I bought this album on vinyl when it was brand new, and it sounds even more relevant and bold now than it did nearly 30 years ago. So much live stuff has been released in the last few years, that if you have not heard "High Time" it may shock you how tight and skilled these guys were in the studio. The production is a little murky in places (could have used some of the crispness of "Back in The USA") but the material is great (with the only exception being the last half of "Future/Now") with layer on layer of heavy guitar work. It's also sad, cause this was the end of the MC5. All that unfulfilled potential wasted by drugs and ego. This album should have been huge...
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Detroit's pride! 4 Aug 2006
By Ridel Antoine - Published on
Format: Audio CD
Forget everything you've been reading about the Stooges's seminal punk efforts & be serious...Get this cd,give it a listen with a a good stereo equipment .The result is one of the best records ever made,the band being at last perfectly engineered (thank you,Mr Haslam).The Five had almost everything:exceptional musicians,the best singer this side of Roger Daltrey(what he does on "over and over"is incredible),a collective songwriting genius,not to mention they sounded like a panzer division on any stage...

The reason why they didn't make it still remains a mystery today ,but this record is something like the Himalaya of Rock & Roll,few did better than the Five indeed!
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