MC5 - Phun City Festival (1970)

Fred Smith, on his knees , his feet, his back ,jumping ,leaping through the air, firing his gun at the audience- machine fast, tripping over the boss and keeping the music coming. "The MC5, The MC5."
Too Much!


The Bomber said...

Passw: mza-garage.blogspot.com

Anonymous said...

As far as I know this is the only recording that has ever surfaced from Phun City. It sounds like it might be an sound board or at least a SBD feed . Its starts out sounding a bit rough but then improves considerably, to be around a B+ grade . Its a very good set , with plenty of energy. Since the MC5 set was filmed, its conceivable that this is a sbd feed to adeck , or even the original. Now hows about releasing ALL the film and recordings of this historic festival ? Its criminal its sitting mouldering in a vault somewhere.

Set list.
Rambling Rose.
Tonight . Ramalama( Fa , Fa, Fa )
Miss X
Looking At You.
I want You ( dedicated to all the dirty people in the audience.)
Sister Anne .
Kick Out the Jams /Black to Comm

Available on the Sonic label, it may well be a boot, the catalogue number is SRDC00040.

Anonymous said...

Thanks a lot. MC5 rules!

Dr. Funkenstein said...

Great bootleg, thank you!!!

Fifo said...

Hi Pablo I am a great fan of your blog. I read a comment in "dive into yesterday" blog about the wheels belfast r&b heroes.
You sad that it's a very good group but all those songs are only there and shareonall doesn't exist no more. Can you please post it here if it's npt a problem?

Pep Sonic said...

Veo que eres un gran fan de MC5. Yo la verdad es que nunca les he pillado el punto del todo. Me gustan, pero no me vuelven loco. Quizá Back in the USA. Y eso que soy un admirador de Fred Sonic!!! jeje...pero más de su etapa finales de los 70 con Rendezvous. Disfruto más de su guitarra con esa banda. Lástima que no dejaran más material de estudio grabado.

Un saludo Pablo,

The Bomber said...

@Fifo: i ll try to post em soon, indeed a great group.

@Pep: Y si, tengo una debilidad por las bandas de Michigan, especialmente los Rats y los Motor City, no segui mucho a Fred desp con los Rendz...quizas mas adelante...


Dr Faustroll said...

This one will be GOOOOD to my ears !

Thanks for sharing!

The Bomber said...

Ouh yeah, damn good!

Dr. Funkenstein said...

Hola Bomber,

Te dejo este disco de los MC5 que compré recientemente. Se trata de una recopilación de rehearsals, outtakes y directos de los MC5, no hay nada inédito (al menos yo había oido todo), pero se trata de una buena recopilación.


y en MP3

Las carátulas, en el interior.


Jim said...

MC5 A True Testimonial here


Anonymous said...

“It’s a great document of the band, it’s a great document of life, and it’s a great document of things ... far and beyond the band.” - Jackson Smith, Detroit-based musician son of Fred & Patti Smith

"Music so extraordinary that it transformed the lives of all who experienced it demands the release of a documentary that does the MC5 justice.  Few bands have ever seen so much go so wrong so quickly and have been so misunderstood in the process. A True Testimonial represents a belated opportunity to set things straight, put things right. The fans deserve it. So does the band. And so does the music." - Don McLeese, author of Kick Out The Jams (Continuum 33 1/3 series)


The Bomber said...

Thanks all for your kind words !
It´s been a long time since my last post of the MC5, think i´ll give them another post...

They always kick ass-

good to be,

martin41smith said...

Ismell a revolution! thamk you for the stunning MC5 kick out the jams!