MC50 will celebrate 50 years of 'Kick Out the Jams' with live recording

Oct 11, 2018 at 3:17 pm
click to enlarge MC50 will celebrate 50 years of 'Kick Out the Jams' with live recording
Chris McKay

Fifty years to the day, MC5's Wayne Kramer is getting ready to once again "kick out the jams, motherfuckers!"

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the MC5's controversial debut  — originally recorded live over two nights at Devil’s Night and Halloween in 1968 at Detroit’s Grande Ballroom — Kramer is bringing his MC50 supergroup to record a new version of the album at Third Man Records.

The band will perform the album live from start to finish on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018, recorded direct-to-acetate. Tickets to the show are $50 and available from Third Man Records, and attendees are also able to purchase a limited-edition of the final recording. Proceeds go toward Kramer's Jail Guitar Doors USA, which aims to provide musical instruments to inmates across the United States.

The MC50 lineup includes MC5 founder Wayne Kramer, Billy Gould of Faith No More, Marcus Durant of Zen Guerrilla, Kim Thayil of Soundgarden, and Brendan Canty of Fugazi. The Third Man Records performance will feature special guests Don Was and Matt Cameron of Soundgarden and Pearl Jam.

The band will also be in Detroit earlier in the month to perform on Saturday, Oct. 27 at the Fillmore.

Show is on Tuesday, Oct. 30 at Third Man Records, 441 W. Canfield St., Detroit; 313-209-5205; thirdmanrecords.com; Starts at 7:30 p.m.; Tickets are $50.
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