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500 Greatest Albums of All Time

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MC5, 'Back in the USA'


MC5, 'Back in the USA'
446/500

Atlantic, 1970

In the late Sixties, the Motor City Five were the house band for the White Panther Party, devoted to "dope, guns and fucking in the streets." But on their second album, they channel their ferocious sound and politics into the concise, Chuck Berry-like riffs of "The American Ruse," "Looking at You" and "Shaking Street."


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