A compilation of tracks from pioneering Detroit proto-punk band the
MC5 will be released Feb. 15. The 21-track CD, The Big Bang!
A Best of the MC5, will feature songs from all three of the short-lived
band's albums, including live and studio recordings, as well as out-of-print
tracks and an uncensored version of the band's signature hit, "Kick Out
the Jams." Among the songs on the set will be "I Can Only Give You Everything,"
"Looking at You" and "I Just Don't Know," all unavailable since their
release 30 years ago. Also included will be a 1972 live performance of
"Thunder Express." The album was produced by the group's former guitarist,