Freitag, 10. November 2017

David Peel & Death With Wayne Kramer‎– Rock 'n' Roll Junkie (Single)

David Peel was, and still is, a street musician and political activist from the Lower East Side of New York City. With a collection of friends who became his bandmates and who were eponymously called the Lower East Side, he recorded two groundbreaking albums of social reflections, urban tales, and hippie mythology for Elektra Records. The first, entitled "Have a Marijuana", was released in 1968. The second, "The American Revolution", was released in 1970. Both were just exactly as you would think they would be from their album titles: Musical Counterculture Manifestos Presented With Guitars and Grins.        

The two tracks on this David Peel & Death feat. Wayne Kramer (MC5) single - "Rock´n´Roll Junkie" and "Junk Rock" - were recorded in 1979. Wayne Kramer played lead and rhythm guitar, David Peel did the lead vocals and the rhytthm guitar, and The Lower East Side performed the backing vocals and various other instruments. The single was released in 2000 on "Hate Records" in Roma, Italy.

Fresh link:
David Peel & Death with Wayne Kramer - Rock´n´Roll Junkie (Single)
(320 kbsp, art work included)

6 Kommentare:

Bob Mac hat gesagt…

Thanks for this, rare record indeed. And some pretty fierce guitar playing by Kramer.

zero hat gesagt…

You are always welcome!

Anonym hat gesagt…

Thanks for the chance to hear thses tunes. The guitar is out there.


zero hat gesagt…

Glad you are interested! Best wishes!

Feilimid O'Broin hat gesagt…
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Feilimid O'Broin hat gesagt…

The first concert I ever attended was MC5 at my all-male Catholic high school gym in 1969. Wayne Kramer and Fred "Sonic" Smith tore the place up with their guitars and "kicked out the jams". I was so excited to see them that the incongruity of the venue and the befuddled religious chaperones cringing in the back of the gym with the sound and subject matter of MC5's music escaped my young teen-aged mind. Prior to the concert, Kramer, Smith, and the other members of the band passed out literature for the White Panthers and "Free John Sinclair" buttons. I immediately bought the group's first album and blasted it for months. It is a wonder that my bewildered parents did not file for parental divorce from me for cruel and inhumane treatment. No judge would have ruled against them.

The week following the concert I remember one of the religious telling us in class that what had really appealed to us was not the music, which he regarded as loud, obscene, and tuneless, but Kramer's and Smith's use of the guitars as phallic symbols. In light of what would be disclosed about the impropriety of some male clergy with young males decades letter, the remark now strikes me as a prescient reflection of what his mind was focused on.

The comments from Bob Mac, who always has great taste here and elsewhere, and Anonym entice me to listen closely again to this one and revive memories from almost half a century ago. I also remember the first time I heard this album on what was then called "underground radio" during the year it was released. Thank you so much for re-posting it.

I wonder if the young Kramer and Smith, and Peel a decade later, thought we would be listening to their and others' rock music all these years later. The staying power of music, regardless of the genre, and the memories associated with it that come immediately to life are remarkable. As always, thanks for doing what you do.

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