MC5 'Thunder Express' CD with 12-page booklet
- Reissue on CD after being unavailable for a decade! A ‘MC50’ tour coincides.
- STUDIO RECORDING from 1972, recorded at Hérouville Castle for a French TV show, PLUS four extra tracks from two rare early singles. With 12-page booklet, notes, etc.
- Title song ‘THUNDER EXPRESS’ was not recorded anywhere else.
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.
Includes 12-page booklet with notes and interview from 1970, along with the White Panther Party '10-Point Program'.
**Wayne Kramer marks MC5 50th Anniversary with a tour in 2018!** ~ https://mc50th.com/tour-dates
Kick Out The Jams, Empty Heart, Ramblin’ Rose, Thunder Express, Rama Lama Fa Fa Fa, Motor City Is Burning, I Can Only Give You Everything*, I Just Don’t Know*, Looking At You*, Borderline* *bonus early singles. Live clip from this CD:- https://youtu.be/YlM9rn64n_Q
Cat no: FREUDCD071