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...hailin direct from th'detroit underground,crashin thru th'years to party on down come th'UP,part o'th'white panther collective,these hard rockin cats had only one goal'n that was to spread th'word,th'gospel o'rock'n roll as set out by th'mc5'n th'stooges...fuelled by th'generation war'n th'counter-culture revolution th'UP gave forth with high energy proto metal shake'n thud jams,kickin up a ruckus,havin a high ol'time givin th'finger to th'MAN(who most definitely was tryin to bust th'music,or at th'very least buyin it up,makin stars'n takin rockin cats like MC5 away from th'people)...if'n these cats had gotten some serious studio time they coulda laid down a proper rockin joint but as it was just a few tapes'n acetates exist to show how it was'n how it coulda been...this semi legit boot is made up o' jams from differin sources,some not as hot sound quality wise,but perfectly acceptable to th'beatnik layabouts who dig this swill'n dig it good cos its mighty fine hootch with a bong-haze karma, these cats wont steer in a wrong direction, they know WHERE ITS AT'n brother thats a fine'n necessary state o' bein...th'UP come to free society from th'UPTIGHT BLAHS,to free th'people from th'useless addiction th'consumer world foisted 24hours a day,to free th'citizens from themselves...

8 Comments:

Blogger frumious bandersnatch said...

Heard this once while winin' & dinin' at a good friend's place & it sounded really cool though I can't tell much more about it right now.
Thank you spaced saviour !!

2:46 PM  
Anonymous Mrs Blast said...

Thank you SS

12:48 AM  
Anonymous Mrs Blast said...

Not one to look a G H in the M, Spaced, but aren't there a coupla tracks missing here? A song called I Don't Need You for examp.....

12:53 AM  
Blogger spacedsaviour said...

how'd that happen,ho hum...

1:45 AM  
Anonymous Mrs B said...

Will ya be able to avail us of the other tracks Spaced? No prob if you can't but if you cd let us know if you can (I don't want to keep on d/loading the same file in the hope the extra tracks are now there, if they ain't).

For what it's worth I thought this alb was a bit weak on first hearing but I love it now. Very good indeed. Enjoy the Ginzy track also. (I think I came across some more Ginsberg-related material on yr site but I can't remember what it was...maybe the Fugs or somesuch...). If you have anything else of his I for one wd be glad to hear. I think he recorded something with The Clash didn't he??!!

4:00 AM  
Blogger spacedsaviour said...

will let you know when th're-up is here,ginsberg,fugs in th'archive,th'clash stuff was round th'time o'combat rock...

8:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

a short note to state you have impeccable taste in post-motown revolutionary spirit. yes, i can attest to that having seen them first open for alice cooper at the wayne state university, tartar field on the other side of campus, over where warren avenue intersects with the same street where the blind pig raid set off the'67 riots. too much detail about the wrong thing? i know: acid flashbacks. sorry--
the up were reputed to be the skinniest band in the universe, at the time, but then--weren't we all? it may have been the speed too (everybody did some, maybe it was the autoworkers who brought it in off the assembly lines where the graveyard shift always went faster than the second one...)
ah yes, i cannot seem to separate this band from my early days... when the montieth college was being closed down for radical activities, the up came out and played the central mall between the student union and the liberal arts building until the cops came in swinging truncheons and we all ran for cover...when maybe we should have built barricades... (that was also where they published the fifth estate, before john sinclair helped them set up a press office off campus. this was the same period when "guitar army" hit the presses, and then the port huron statement, the ann arbor three, and then the john lennon appearance at the "free john sinclair" rally when he was given five years for two joints and hence the pair of wax trax here...)
yes, i know that paris in may '68 is accepted universally as the one victory of the revolution. but that doesn't mean that there weren't insurrections all over the place; tiny, little jolts of defiance to keep us awake and alive. kent state wasn't some kind of exception, and it was less than a hundred miles from detroit; the midwest seethed--it did! but how can i say that to a world that only believes what shows up on ancient b&w newsreel footage... it may be hard to recall the sequence and the exact shape of events nearly forty years later, and even harder to remember how it felt. but i still get dizzy when i smell eucalyptus or patchouly incense, and peacock feathers never lost their mystic aura.
then there's the music: the mc5 at tartar and the WABX belle isle kite-in, j geils recording full house at the michigan palace live, bob seger (how many people realize he was jamming with the 5 on skunk on "high time"?), the frut (which few ever heard of outside the state), the lyman woodward organization down on the cass corridor, iggy and the stooges (somebody tell guy debord to watch him and talk about the society of the spectacle, ok?) at the grande ballroom of uncle russ gibb... and then there's the Up, tribal and feral, pounding out a primitive roar that was no less than the blue cheer or frjid pink or the frost (who would later go on to back lou reed on "rock and roll animal") and shaggy shaking slinkys on stilts...
it just struck me that there may be someone here, dl'ing the alb without any background or understanding of the era, its challenges and changes, and might like a small taste of what it was like. the up were not a famous band, not like the 5 were, the best known white panther standard-bearers. they played less chords than the ramones, and the beat was never more than a thud. but nobody ever lost the tempo and everybody danced...
you know, i have no idea about the etiquette here, do i? it just seems that one should share a little bit of oneself once in a while, something more ink than "thanks for the link". we have so few significant moments in our lives and online i assume, being digital, must be paler than that. so if i let a little blood spill here, don't be upset. just some crazy old hippie, doddering in the dark...

9:06 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The Savage Grace stuff is really good, too, why is the band so rarely mentioned? And The Third Power? They rocked. And there's a bunch of duplicate MC5 Tartar Field video clips online, but no one mentions the audio boot of the concert? I'm thinking that a huge number of the so-called "fans" of MI rock know almost nothing about it. The out-of-towners are easy to spot: they use that stupid term "Detroit Rock," when those of us here know that very, very few rockers lived/recorded in Detroit. Not that it matters...

12:03 PM  

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