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Kick Out the Jams Song
"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
"Motor City Is Burning"
ReleasedMarch 1969 (1969-03)
MC5 singles chronology
"Kick Out the Jams"
"Shakin' Street"

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

Formats and track listing

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


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

Production and additional personnel


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!".


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

Release history

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


  1. ^ Stiernberg, Bonnie. "The 50 Best Garage Rock Songs of All Time". Paste. Retrieved 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.CS1 maint: others (link)
  5. ^ "MC5 - Chart History". Billboard. Retrieved 2015.

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