Release Date: 12/07/18
Limited edition green & red splattered vinyl LP, 1972 French studio recording
The legendary Detroit band. Their first single (included here as extra tracks) was released in 1967, they went on to be the 'Official White Panther Party Band' preaching revolutionary ideology alongside dope, sex and r'n'r. 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, and signed to Atlantic for 2 more albums. 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; plus 4 tracks from their first two singles from '66 & '68. The title track is a previously unreleased song unavailable elsewhere. Two extra tracks from the rare earliest single 'Borderline', are added. Includes inner bag with notes and interview from 1970, and the White Panther Party '10-Point Program'.
WHITE PANTHER PARTY MANIFESTO: 'WE WANT A FREE PLANET. WE WANT FREE LAND; FREE FOOD; FREE SHELTER; FREE CLOTHING; FREE MUSIC; AND FREE CULTURE. FREE MEDIA; FREE TECHNOLOGY; FREE EDUCATON; FREE HEALTH CARE; FREE BODIES; FREE PEOPLE; FREE TIME AND SPACE ... EVERYTHING FREE ...'
**Wayne Kramer marks MC5 50th Anniversary with a tour in 2018!** ~ https://mc50th.com/tour-dates
|Label: JUNGLE RECORDS|
|Run Time: 42:00 mins|
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