Some of the best songs I ever played drums on with the MC5...totally progressive and brand new cut in England...these songswere ahead of their time...
Fred lead and rhythm guitar, Wayne on bass/piano, Rob vocals, and myself drums no Mike Davis. Dennis Thompson
Freak Flag Recordings
Published on Sep 2, 2018
After hunting this down for years I finally found the Gold Soundtrack that is known to contain the final studio recordings of the MC5.
Oddly enough the MC5 song "Gold" doesn't even appear on the LP which is a shame because it is personally one of my favourite MC5 songs and may have been a glimpse of what "Live on Saturn" (the proposed 4th LP) could have sounded like. What we are treated to instead are two free form jam instrumental workouts.
Also worth noting is that the version of the song Gold used in the actual film is a different mix, has an extra verse and is quicker in tempo. The Babes In Arms version of the same song is itself referred to as a "special edit" according to the Babes in Arms sleeve notes. It would be great to see a 10" of this one day with both versions of Gold, Train Music and Inside Out.
The tracklisting on the Purity Accuracy boxset has "Train Music" but this is actually "Gold" inaccurrately titled (pardon the pun!)
00:00 Gold - "special edit" from the Babes In Arms LP / Boxset - Not on the soundtrack
03:05 Train Music - from the soundtrack LP
08:08 Inside Out - from soundtrack LP
11:27 Gold - "alt mix" from the film - Not on the soundtrack LP
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Gold is my favourite with you guys. And Poison!!!
My favorite was always Black To Comm you could hear the jazz influence on the freeform parts very reminiscent of Pharoah Sanders and Sun Ra
Gold is absolutely one of my faves.
Sounds like some awesome jazz!!!
You had to be there it was f*ing fierce! What a joy! True music no bull sh*t.
Listened to High Time a couple of times today and was, once again, struck by your powerful drumming and snaredrum technique, esp. on Skunk. Love it!!!
High Time is, for me, the BEST MC5 album. The band hit some truly inspired peaks here.
As a “young” punk at 43 we ( my band) still hold the MC5 and Stooges as the gods of rock and roll. Still remember as a kid buying Kick Out The Jams at the record store and seeing the guy behind the counter eyes light up...”I saw the MC5 back in the day”...he got all choked up and it obviously meant a ton to him...I knew that record was gonna kick ass before I even hit the turntable
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