MC5 – Kick Out the Jams Japan white label promotional LP


Free U.S. shipping!  A 1981 Japanese white label promotional copy of Kick Out the Jams by the MC5, including the original obi.

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Offered for sale is a Japanese white label promotional copy of Kick Out the Jams by the MC5, including the original obi.

About this copy: This copy of Kick Out the Jams is a 1981 Japanese limited edition pressing on the Elektra label of an album that was originally released in 1969.

The cover is M- with trace corner wear.  There is a sticker on the front cover that says “SAMPLE” in both English and Japanese.  The obi is VG+ with slight foxing, but no tears.  The insert is M-.

The white label promo disc is M- on side one.  Side two is difficult to grade.  It would be M- if not for some light scratches through the second track (see photo.) The record has not been played much; perhaps the record was dropped at some point.  The scratches look ugly, but they do not affect play and are confined to the second track.

The track plays through quietly; we’ll call the disc VG+.

A nice, if not quite perfect, copy of a very rare MC5 LP.

Background: Released in 1969, Kick Out the Jams was the first album by the MC5.

The album reached #30 on the U.S. album charts. gave Kick Out the Jams a 5 star review:

Rather than try to capture their legendary on-stage energy in a studio, MC5 opted to record their first album during a live concert at their home base, Detroit’s Grande Ballroom, and while some folks who were there have quibbled that Kick Out the Jams isn’t the most accurate representation of the band’s sound, it’s certainly the best of the band’s three original albums, and easily beats the many semiauthorized live recordings of MC5 that have emerged in recent years, if only for the clarity of Bruce Botnick’s recording. …For many years, Detroit was considered the High Energy Rock & Roll Capital of the World, and Kick Out the Jams provided all the evidence anyone might need for the city to hold onto the title.

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Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: Elektra
Catalog Number:
Year of Release: 1981
Format: Stereo
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Weight 9 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.2 in