MC5 Begin Recording


Fifth Estate # 82, June 26-July 9, 1969

As reported in our last issue, the MC5 started work on their first Atlantic album June 9 at the GM Recording Studios in Detroit. Producing the album will be Jon Landau, who has moved to the MC5’s home for the duration of the recording sessions.

Material tentatively scheduled for the album includes Little Richard’s classic “Tutti Frutti,” and James Brown’s “It’s a Man’s World.” Also included is “Shakin’ All Over,” “Back in the USA,” plus four original songs by the Five and a Pharoah Sanders song, “Upper Egypt,” with lyrics by White Panther Minister of Information John Sinclair.

The package will feature original artwork by Gary Grimshaw with liner notes by Sinclair.

A single from the sessions will be released in July and album production is scheduled as soon as the tapes are mixed.