• The complete performances by two of the world’s best and most renowned rock n roll bands captured on film using a 5 camera shoot and ‘surround sound’ performing in front of one audience. Shows like this rarely happen in rock n roll history but we caught this one and this is the documentative evidence of one the most explosive rock n roll gigs to be seen in decades!

• The cover artwork is a painting by MC5 bassist Mike Davis (RIP) based on a sketch that was done whilst on the road in the sixties then redone exclusively for this release.

• The legendary DKT/MC5 Davis Kramer Thompson played their final show in July 2011 this being the only show they have done since this concert. Primal Scream have their profile higher now than it has been for ten years with the re issue and world tour of their seminal album “Screamadelica”!

• The set list is pulsating with classic rock tracks such as ‘ Ramblin’ Rose’, ‘ Kick out the Jams’, ‘Looking at You’ , ‘Movin on up’ , ‘Accelerator’ , ‘Rocks’ ‘Sister Anne’, ‘Shoot Speed Kill Light ‘ and the encore sees BOTH bands on stage together for half an hour with guest and former MC5 manager John Sinclair. Handling lead vocals for the MC5 on this night was William Duvall ( Alice in Chains)

• The Special package includes a 2xCD set of the complete show, plus a substantial booklet featuring photos from the concert and extensive liner notes by Primal Scream confidante Kris Needs including interviews with Bobby Gillespie and Mike Davis. This will also be housed in a de luxe package of 3 gatefold card sleeves with the booklet inside a specially designed box


Scott Richardson
Hey gang! Got a really cool email today from Drummer KJ Knight and he sent me a song from the band The Fallen Angels... So when Scott R called today I got his take on the song "Big River" and KJ was so kind to give us some background on this band. Take a listen... I really like these tunes. Thanks KJ and Scott! xxooK From Scott Richardson.. Fallen Angels was band we put together after hanging around London 73-74. Had the great Kj on drums, I don't remember where we recorded it but am happy to find out KJ had a copy of it.

I recorded Big River written by Bob Seger because I think it is one of his best songs. There is something about that song that really moves me. I have always loved it. The song sounds as good to me today as when he wrote it. Thanks KJ for sending this in...

SR Big River Life is like a big river sinkin' or swim, depends on you you can take or you can be a giver if you got love you're gonna get through once, a good woman loved me I was kinda cruel, and she left me one day now I'm cryin', she loves another gotta go alone the rest of the way take, the advice of a loser who's been livin' too long alone follow your heart follow your rainbow and one day you'll find you are not alone Bob Seger

From KJ Knight
This session was done at ABC Recording Studios, Inc at 8255 Beverly Blvd. Los Angeles, California in I believe 1975.We recorded three songs, "Big River," "Ride The Wind," and "Someone Like You." The Fallen Angels was a great band and loaded with talent!!!

The group featured Scott Richardson on vocals. Other members included: Richard Haddad Michaels on bass, Mike Nardone on guitar, and me, KJ Knight on drums. Scott Thurston, who later joined Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers, played keyboards on a couple of these tracks. Email me for tracks

Original post is from Retrokimmer.com 



Designer John Varvatos is from Allen Park originally...he is one of the very biggest supporters of DETROIT ROCKNROLL...We are buying his book today!

John's fashion designs THINK RATIONAL....

In John Varvatos, the legendary designer reveals his perspective on how rock & roll music and style have influenced his own designs and fashion worldwide. Varvatos’s personally curated collection of more than 250 images are some of the most provocative ever shot by top rock photographers from the late 1960s to today, from the Rolling Stones to the Kings of Leon.

The featured photographers are among the world’s finest, including Mick Rock, Bob Gruen, Elliott Landy, Danny Clinch, Lynn Goldsmith, and more. Also included are select images from Varvatos’s own advertising campaigns, featuring artists such as Slash, Iggy Pop, Scott Weiland, and Miles Kane.

Varvatos’s captions and incisive commentary on the artist and his or her look accompany each image. Every chapter also contains numerous quotes from the musicians themselves, including Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Iggy Pop, Jack White, Pete Townshend, Robert Plant, Steven Tyler, and Patti Smith.

An extraordinary anthology of some of the finest images in rock & roll and the most influential rock looks in fashion and popular culture, this volume will delight music lovers, and fans of music photography, fashion, and fashion history.




Jonezen aka Chris Jones, was voted top LA Hip Hop artist of 2013...you guessed it...always a DETROIT connection..Jonezen cut his teeth in Detroit..Jonezen grew up in Rochester and still has family here...

Yo!!! New Video for "Feels So Good" stoked to present this. 


My Sharona" is the debut single by the Knack. The song was written by Berton Averre and Doug Fieger, and released in 1979 from their album Get the Knack. It reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart where it remained for 6 weeks, and was number one on its 1979 Top Pop Singles year-end chart. It was certified gold by the Recording Industry Association of America, and was Capitol Records' fastest gold status debut single since the Beatles' "I Want to Hold Your Hand" in 1964


The characteristic riff of "My Sharona" was written by the band's guitarist, Berton Averre, years before he joined the Knack. He had played the riff as well as a drum groove for Doug Fieger, the group's lead singer and rhythm guitarist, who loved it and promised to make it a song, although he did not have any ideas for the lyrics.

When Fieger was 25, he met 17-year-old Sharona Alperin, who inspired a two-month-long run of songwriting, as well as becoming Fieger's girlfriend for the next four years. Fieger recounted that "It was like getting hit in the head with a baseball bat; I fell in love with her instantly.

And when that happened, it sparked something and I started writing a lot of songs feverishly in a short amount of time." Fieger and Averre worked out the structure and melody of the song. Averre was originally averse to using Alperin's name in the song, but Fieger wanted it to be a direct expression of his feelings; Averre ultimately relented. Fieger claimed that "My Sharona" was written in 15 minutes



I am totally blown to super nova smithereens. The really flabbergasted, slack-jawed and drooling kind of blown away. I was just surfing and dinkin’ around on the net and just for kicks I typed in “All Kick Out The Jams” on Youtube. I looked at the number of results on the top of the webpage and said to myself. “This can’t be!” there were 1,440 results! “What the f**k!”

Silverchair, Blue Oyster Cult, Pearl Jam, Presidents Of The USA, Rage Against The Machine, The Hellacopters, Monster Magnet, Jeff Buckley, Bad Brains and hundreds of others. I actually got tired of watching so many cover versions of the song, I had to come back next morning and check out a few hundred more! Just kidding…

Honestly though, I am flattered to the nine’s. I can’t even begin to tell you how great it feels to know I was involved in co-writing a world wide ROCK anthem. I really liked Presidents of the USA, Silverchair, Hellacopters, and Rage’s versions, but truth be told the deeper I went in, there were so many damn fine versions by so many young and not so young bands. I didn’t recognize the names of so many that took the effort and time to film themselves playing our song.

What an honor!

I am flattered beyond belief, but mostly I am sincerely humbled by this phenomenon. Thank you everybody for Kickin’ Them Out. I never would have dreamed when we first started playing this song way back in 1968 that it would be so dear to so many people’s hearts in the 21st century.

WOW! Once again, I want to thank all the bands and all the listeners out there. This rockin’ universe never ceases to amaze me!

Very Gratefully Yours,

Of Course... The Original...




Tino Gross promotes everyone else...rarely if ever.. talks about himself.. He works tirelessly promoting new bands, the city, his friends and puts in countless hours in the studio..Here is a little tip of the hat to a great man and a Detroit gem...

Here's a treat video clip: ' Green Bottle' -Howling Diablos 
Headline Sold-Out Show at Fillmore (State Theatre) 
You'll recognize many of our Detroit Pals in this one!!!

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