In 1969, not everybody was ready for Detroit’s MC5. The MC5 had released their L…

Written by on April 16, 2018


In 1969, not everybody was ready for Detroit’s MC5. The MC5 had released their LP “Kick Out The Jams” and as most of you know the opening line of the title song was / is “Kick out the Jams Motherfuckers!”. A Michigan record store chain called ‘Hudsons’ refused to stock the record because of that line.

So, the band took out an ad in a local magazine advised buyers to “Stay alive with the MC5 — and fuck Hudson’s.”

The MC5’s record company, Elektra, stood behind the band… (we say in jest). Elektra kicked them off the label on April 16, 1969.

You have to love label loyalty back in the late 60’s……

“Kick Out The Jam”…. pure American Rock and Roll!!




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