MC5’s ‘Back in the USA’

MC5’s ‘Back in the USA’ is their debut studio album (following ‘ Kick Out the Jams,’ a live album) released on January 15, 1970 by Atlantic.

Track Listing : 1.Tutti Frutti (Dorothy Labostrie, Joe Lubin, Richard Penniman) -01:30 . 2.Tonight (Rob Tyner, Wayne Kramer, Fred Sonic Smith, Michael Davis, Dennis Thompson) – 02:29 . 3.Teenage Lust (Rob Tyner, Wayne Kramer, Fred Sonic Smith, Michael Davis, Dennis Thompson) – 02:36 . 4.Let Me Try (Rob Tyner, Wayne Kramer, Fred Sonic Smith, Michael Davis, Dennis Thompson) – 04:16 . 5.Looking At You (Rob Tyner, Wayne Kramer, Fred Sonic Smith, Michael Davis, Dennis Thompson) – 03:03 . 6.High School (Rob Tyner, Wayne Kramer, Fred Sonic Smith, Michael Davis, Dennis Thompson) – 02:42 . 7.Call Me Animal (Rob Tyner, Wayne Kramer, Fred Sonic Smith, Michael Davis, Dennis Thompson) – 02:06 . 8.The American Ruse (Rob Tyner, Wayne Kramer, Fred Sonic Smith, Michael Davis, Dennis Thompson) – 02:31 . 9.Shakin’ Street (Rob Tyner, Wayne Kramer, Fred Sonic Smith, Michael Davis, Dennis Thompson) – 02:21 . 10.The Human Being Lawnmower (Rob Tyner, Wayne Kramer, Fred Sonic Smith, Michael Davis, Dennis Thompson) – 02:24 . 11.Back In The U.S.A. (Chuck Berry) – 02:26

Musicians : Mc5 – Band . Rob Tyner – Vocals . Wayne Kramer – Guitar, Backing Vocals, Vocals On (11), Guitar Solo On (1 – 3 – 5) . Fred Sonic Smith – Guitar, Backing Vocals, Guitar Solo On (5), Vocals On (9 – 11) . Michael Davis – Bass . Dennis Thompson – Drums . Danny Jordan – Keyboards . Pete Kelly – Keyboards

Production : Produced By Jon Landau . Jim Bruzzese – Engineer

Package : Dave Marsh – Liner Notes . Stephen Paley – Art Direction, Cover Photography . Joan Marker – Design

Recorded In 1969 At Gm Studios, East Detroit, United States.

Released On January 15, 1970 By Atlantic.

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PopMatters
But I knew I would like this here MC5 Back in the USA record because there they were, ugly as sin but certainly not giving a fuck; peering out at me, all sweaty, laughing, and ready to party with the groupies from the commune that were waiting for them backstage. […]

Sputnikmusic.com
Where Kick Out The Jams showed the MC5 as a free-thinking revolutionary force, Back In The USA shows them as young men, doing what all young men are wont to do – have fun, party, and celebrate the best years of their lives. […]

Creative Noise
Dope, Rock’n’Roll, and Committing Primitive Mating Acts In The StreetsTied to the incendiary politics of John Sinclair’s White Panthers, the MC5 made their reputation as rabble-rousing revolutionaries, but by today’s post-feminist standards the MC5 seem pretty reactionary, to say the least: the one “political” idea the MC5 believed in fervently was the right to freedom of sexual expression […]

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