Ooh wee baby. Going through some old bookmarks, I wound up on a back page at Mustard Relics, on a page aptly titled Epic Tunes. What have we here? The first MC5 single, a cover of "I Can Only Give You Everything", from 1967, and Death's "Politicians In My Eye" from 1974, on the same page? I am down with that.
All of you should be familiar with the MC5. This first 45, released on the small regional label AMG, is a fairly straight forward cover, albeit with early Detroit gusto. Oh, but that thing by Death is a mighty blast, particularly when you consider it was recorded in 1974. It's like Pink Flag-era Wire meets metal.
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MC5 - I Can Only Give You Everything mp3 at Mustard Relics 1966 Go there to get it, about halfway down the page.
Death - Politicians In My Eyes mp3 at Chunklet 1974
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