Kick Out the Jams (song)

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"Kick Out the Jams"
MC5 - Kick Out the Jams 1969 single.jpg
Cover of the 2009 American single
Single by MC5
from the album Kick Out the Jams
B-side"Motor City Is Burning"
ReleasedMarch 1969 (1969-03)
Format7"
Recorded
Genre
Length2:37
LabelElektra
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
MC5 singles chronology
"Tonight"
(1969)
"Kick Out the Jams"
(1969)
"Shakin' Street"
(1970)

Kick Out the Jams is a song by MC5, released as a single in March 1969 by Elektra Records.

Formats and track listing[edit]

US 7" single (EK-45648)
  1. "Kick Out the Jams" (Michael Davis, Wayne Kramer, Fred "Sonic" Smith, Dennis Thompson, Rob Tyner) – 2:37
  2. "Motor City Is Burning" (Fred "Sonic" Smith) – 4:30

Personnel[edit]

Adapted from the Kick Out the Jams liner notes.[4]

Musicians
Production and additional personnel

Release[edit]

The original release has the song begin "Kick out the jams motherfuckers!". For radio play, the line was censored to "Kick out the jams, brothers and sisters!".

Charts[edit]

Chart (1969) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard Hot 100[5] 82

Release history[edit]

Region Date Label Format Catalog
United States 1969 Elektra LP EK-45648

References[edit]

  1. ^ Stiernberg, Bonnie. "The 50 Best Garage Rock Songs of All Time". Paste. Retrieved 15 May 2016.
  2. ^ SPIN Media LLC (October 2002). SPIN. SPIN Media LLC. p. 70. ISSN 0886-3032.
  3. ^ Dave Marsh; James Bernard (1 November 1994). New Book of Rock Lists. Simon and Schuster. p. 391. ISBN 978-0-671-78700-4.
  4. ^ Kick Out the Jams (sleeve). MC5. New York, New York: Elektra Records. 1969.
  5. ^ "MC5 - Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved November 29, 2015.

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