Amazon: Alice Cooper: “Detroit City” (Free MP3)
I missed this when it came out in 2003. But Amazon’s got the MP3 for free, so I checked it out. And if you’re a fan of big, dumb rock and roll, you should check it out too. He had me at the opening verse: “Me and Iggy / were giggin’ with Ziggy / and kickin’ with the MC5.” AMG says that the MC5‘s Wayne Kramer even plays guitar on this track.
After namechecking both the Nuge and the Seeg, we’re brought relatively up to date with an explanation of what the current roster of the Detroit music scene was up to back then: “The Kid was in his crib / Shady wore a bib / and the Posse wasn’t even alive.” I wonder if Jack White feels slighted. Then again, this was recorded before Elephant launched the White Stripes into the mainstream stratosphere.