Featuring Rob Tyner on vocals, Wayne Kramer and Fred 'Sonic' Smith on guitar, Michael Davis on bass, and Dennis Thompson on drums, the unrelenting 8-song set is as raw and powerful as they come, highlighted by the revered title track, John Lee Hooker's blues number "Motor City Burning," and an eight and a half minute Sun Ra workout "Starship."
"It's the ultimate rock salute: 'Kick out the jams, motherfuckers!' Recorded live in Detroit by Rob Tyner and his anarchist crew, Kick Out the Jams writhes and hollers with the belief in rock & roll as civil disobedience. The proof: It was banned by a Michigan department store!" - #294 on Rolling Stones 500 Greatest Albums of All Time