Some of the best songs I ever played drums on with the MC5...totally progressive and brand new cut in England...these songswere ahead of their time...
Fred lead and rhythm guitar, Wayne on bass/piano, Rob vocals, and myself drums no Mike Davis. Dennis Thompson
Freak Flag Recordings
Published on Sep 2, 2018
After hunting this down for years I finally found the Gold Soundtrack that is known to contain the final studio recordings of the MC5.
Oddly enough the MC5 song "Gold" doesn't even appear on the LP which is a shame because it is personally one of my favourite MC5 songs and may have been a glimpse of what "Live on Saturn" (the proposed 4th LP) could have sounded like. What we are treated to instead are two free form jam instrumental workouts.
Also worth noting is that the version of the song Gold used in the actual film is a different mix, has an extra verse and is quicker in tempo. The Babes In Arms version of the same song is itself referred to as a "special edit" according to the Babes in Arms sleeve notes. It would be great to see a 10" of this one day with both versions of Gold, Train Music and Inside Out.
The tracklisting on the Purity Accuracy boxset has "Train Music" but this is actually "Gold" inaccurrately titled (pardon the pun!)
00:00 Gold - "special edit" from the Babes In Arms LP / Boxset - Not on the soundtrack
03:05 Train Music - from the soundtrack LP
08:08 Inside Out - from soundtrack LP
11:27 Gold - "alt mix" from the film - Not on the soundtrack LP
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