"Kick Out The Jams" as written by and Frederick Dewey/tomich Smith....
We gotta kick 'em out

Well I feel pretty good
And I guess that I could get crazy now, baby
'Cause we all got in tune
When the dressing room got hazy

I know how you want it
When you're hot and tight
The girl can't stand it
When you're doing it right when they're up on the stand
Let me kick out the jams
Kick out the jams, we're gonna kick 'em out

And I'm startin' to sweat
You know my shirt's all wet
What a feeling now baby
And the sound that abound and resounds and rebounds straight off of the ceilin'
You gotta have it baby
You can't do without
You get that feelin' gotta kick 'em out
Put that mic in my hand
And let me kick out the jams
Kick out the jams, we gotta kick 'em out

Got to get it up
You know you can't get enough miss Mckenzie
'Cause it gets in your brain
It drives you insane' a loopy frenzy
We got a guitar and a crash on the drums
If you wanna keep on rockin' till the mornin' comes
Let me be who I am
And let me kick out the jams, yeah kick out the jams
I done kicked 'em out


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"Kick Out the Jams" as written by Frederick D. Smith Dennis A. Tomich

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    General CommentUh, MC5 where far from "Psychedelic". The Motor City Five could of been one of loudest and raw Rock n Roll bands of the 60s.

    This Song was known for MC5's Lead singer yelling "Kick Out thhe Jams Muthafuker!" before this song started, which was a no-no in music standards in the 60s.
    Staticburn89on August 13, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is about a group of people in the late 70s that were known as the jams....the song is told through the perspective of a swat team leader, he has had orders to "kick out the jams" he got these orders from the leader of the CIA because he lived next door to a "jam" and he considered them the most annoying neighbours:

    'Cause it gets in your brain
    It drives you insane

    eventually after a short struggle with the jams the swat team won and this is how we get the lyric:

    I done kick 'em out.
    dugaholeon June 12, 2003   Link
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    General Commentha that's an interrestin view, dugahole. But to me,considering that this was not writen by Rage, that the phrase"Kick out the Jams" just ment rockout. I'd never looked up the lyrics until now. So I thought he said "Keep on rockin till the morin come" but he really says "If u want to feed my rocket" and now I'm real confused!
    RATM13LJHon June 01, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI, personally, think this song is about kicking out of said jams.

    But that's just me, though.
    BigJilmon June 06, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthese lyrics are way off!
    newrad39on October 29, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song was originally done by 60s psychedelic rockers MC5, and has since been covered by artists such as silverchair, presidents of the USA and the late great jeff buckley. and they all did better versions than rage. particuarly the presidents, they added their own nonsensical fun lyrics to the verses.
    atthedrive-inon November 16, 2004   Link
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    General Commentlol next door to a "jam"
    Insane JiMon April 08, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti absolutely love this song, especially when the did it and the grand olympic auditorium at their last show
    minidave666on December 26, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI would also like to point out that Monster Magnet did a version of this song also. Though I do agree with you that the president's version was the best. Though it really doesn't resemble the original much.
    Cape Kidon September 03, 2006   Link
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    General Comment"People said 'oh wow, kick out the jams means break down restrictions' etc., and it made good copy, but when we wrote it we didn't have that in mind. We first used the phrase when we were the house band at a ballroom in Detroit, and we played there every week with another band from the area.

    "We got in the habit, being the sort of punks we are, of screaming at them to get off the stage, to kick out the jams, meaning stop jamming. We were saying it all the time and it became a sort of esoteric phrase. Now, I think people can get what they like out of it; that's one of the good things about rock and roll.
    phayzedjaymzon January 21, 2008   Link

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