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M.C.5 - Thunder Express

Release Date: 23 Nov 2018
Limited Green and Red Splattered Vinyl
Jungle Records
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The legendary Detroit band. Their first single (included here) was released in 1967, and they went on to be the ‘Official White Panther Party Band’. They played the infamous 1968 Democratic Convention that turned into a police riot. Their manager, John Sinclair became a hippie martyr after being jailed for 10 years for 2 joints, inspiring John Lennon’s ‘10 For 2’ song. They were thrown off their first label, Electra, signed to Atlantic for 2 more albums but only achieved underground success. Now greatly revered as one of the seminal rock’n’roll bands and a huge inspiration for punk. 'Thunder Express' documents their first and last studio work - six tracks recorded in France in '72 at Studio Castle Herouville for a TV show; and 4 tracks from their first two singles from '66 & '68. The title track is unavailable elsewhere. Includes inner bag with notes and interview from 1970, and the White Panther Party '10-Point Program'. Side One: Kick Out The Jams, Empty Heart, Ramblin’ Rose, Thunder Express, I Can Only Give You Everything*, I Just Don’t Know*. Side Two: Rama Lama Fa Fa Fa, Motor City Is Burning, Looking At You*, Borderline* *bonus early singles.