Your Amazon Music account is currently associated with a different marketplace. To enjoy Prime Music, go to Your Music Library and transfer your account to Amazon.com (US).
  
& FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details
Only 1 left in stock.
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com.
Gift-wrap available.
Back in the Usa has been added to your Cart
+ $3.99 shipping
Used: Good | Details
Sold by econgo
Condition: Used: Good
Comment: minor cover wearr. Used - Good Item may show signs of wear.
Other Sellers on Amazon
Add to Cart
$12.75
& FREE Shipping on orders over $35.00. Details
Sold by: MEGA Media
Add to Cart
$12.78
& FREE Shipping on orders over $35.00. Details
Sold by: IMS Distribution
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Color:
  • Back in the Usa
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
  • To view this video download Flash Player
      

Back in the Usa


See all 14 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Listen Instantly with Amazon Music Album
Other Formats & Versions Amazon Price New from Used from
Audio CD, August 4, 1992
"Please retry"
$12.93
$4.34 $1.80
Includes FREE MP3 version of this album.
Provided by Amazon Digital Services, Inc. Terms and Conditions. Does not apply to gift orders.
Complete your purchase to save the MP3 version to your music library.
$12.93 & FREE Shipping on orders over $35. Details Only 1 left in stock. Ships from and sold by Amazon.com. Gift-wrap available.

Frequently Bought Together

Back in the Usa + High Time + Kick Out the Jams
Price for all three: $37.62

Buy the selected items together


Editorial Reviews

Chuck Berry meets Detroit anarchist punk, and the result is one of the great rock 'n' roll albums of all time! Includes Shakin' Street; High School (the Ramones wish they sounded this good!); Teenage Lust , and more, with notes from Dave Marsh.

1. Tutti-Frutti
2. Tonight
3. Teenage Lust
4. Let Me Try
5. Looking At You
6. High School
7. Call Me Animal
8. The American Ruse
9. Shakin' Street
10. The Human Being Lawnmower
11. Back In The USA

Product Details

  • Audio CD (August 4, 1992)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Rhino
  • ASIN: B0000032UI
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (45 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #13,293 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Customer Reviews

4.2 out of 5 stars

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

16 of 17 people found the following review helpful By matthewslaughter on August 15, 2003
Format: Audio CD
It's hard for me to believe that these guys weren't popular upon the release of "Back in the USA." Sure, they had previous ties with John Sinclair and the White Panthers, but the songs on this disc are catchy--a early 70s revisitation of the sound of Chuck Berry. While many prefer "Kick out the Jams," this is easily their best album. While not as slick as, say, Alice Cooper, their songs of teenage angst are much better. Cuts like "Teenage Lust," "High School" and "Call Me Animal" should have connected with a young audience had this album been promoted properly back in 1970. It also features two of the best, overlooked anti-war songs of all time: "The Human Being Lawnmower" and "The American Ruse." The later is my favorite song in the MC5 catalog--it is one part anti-war, another part anti-police (foreshadowing the brutal Black Flag track "Police Story" [1981]), while managing to totally rock and stay catchy. The only thing keeping this album from receiving the 5 star rating is the poor attempt at a love song, "Let Me Try," which is kind of like the "We Will Fall" (from the Stooges self-titled debut) of the album. While "We Will Fall" does damage the flow of the first Stooges album, it is genuinely eerie. "Let Me Try" is just plain bad, foreshadowing some of the worst elements of late-1970s Kiss (at least in the lyric department). Despite that, this album is well worth the purchase. Let me reiterate: this album is BETTER than "Kick Out the Jams"!
1 Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By Dean Kuschell on December 2, 2000
Format: Audio CD
Time has been cruel on the often maligned 2nd release from Detroit's MC5. Indeed it is a radical change from the 1st album, but you have to consider all that the band went through between recordings...but that's another story. The production is the main culprit (tinny sounding) but it's the songs man...just like the difference between Zeppelin's 4th & 5th albums or the Beatles Sgt. Pepper & the White album this is a band striving not to repeat itself. Make no mistake this album rocks! Even the one ballad that headbangers often cringe over, 'Let Me Try' shows the MC5's motown r&b influence...remember, the Five were rockin' Detroit while Barry Gordy was churning out the hits right accross the street...plus there's Fred 'Sonic' Smith's masterpiece 'Shakin' Street,' the stinging guitar work of 'Looking At You' and the superb 'Human Being Lawnmower' not to mention a couple of great rock covers of Little Richard and the real king of rock and roll, Chuck Berry. This is just part of the story of the MC5 but an album that any real fan or musician knows is real the real deal...KOTJMF!
2 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
13 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Otto on August 16, 2005
Format: Audio CD
The MC5's debut, 'KICK OUT THE JAMS', is usually regarded by newcomers to thier music as thier best album because it has the classic title song. But the last half of the album is really kind of a bore, which some slow blues-type dirges that go on too long.

For thier second album, 1970's, 'BACK IN THE USA', they stripped everything down to short, fast driving rock 'n' roll tunes that sound like The Rolling Stones on cheap speed.

The album's sound is high-treble, upbeat, fun, thin. This is straight up white-boy dope rock 'n' roll and an obvious influence on what would become punk rock.

The Big Bang: The Best Of The MC5 should be your starter kit (has 8 of the 11 tracks here) but most MC5 fans agree this is thier best album that you can listen to all the way through. With "The American Ruse" being the standout track.
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Grigory's Girl on July 25, 2009
Format: Audio CD
After not playing this album for a while, I broke it out again. It's better than its predecessor, Kick Out the Jams, for sure. It's not as fantastic as High Time (which is my favorite of MC5's albums and one of my top 30 favorite albums). The MC5 shed the political trappings of their first album, and got down to what they did best...rock and roll. This album is a short but perfect album (only around 29 minutes), and it's superb. Someone compared to the Ramones's first album, and I could see how the Ramones would derive inspiration from this album.

It starts out with a short but quick cover of Tutti Frutti. I also love the only ballad on the album Let Me Try. It's the longest song on the album (4 minutes 11 seconds), and it's surprisingly beautiful and moving. It also shows that the MC5 were ambitious and it would be more fully realised on their next (and sadly last) album High Time. The guitar soloing on Looking at You is pure rock and roll, noisy and full of emotion. In fact, Fred "Sonic" Smith's soloing is excellent througout the entire album. I love the song Call Me Animal (which has a great chorus). The song The Human Being Lawnmower has a great title and it's another great example of the MC5's ambition. Dave Marsh's liner notes call the song a mini rock opera, and in some ways it is. It's a pretty complex song, considering it's a mere 2 1/2 minutes long.

While the production sounds a bit tinny at times, it's still a damn fine album. It's also kind of sad to listen to, as MC5 only managed 3 studio albums, and a lot of great music was never heard because of personnel problems, lack of promotion, drug use, etc., etc.. In some ways, there were like Moby Grape, another brilliant band that burned out way too soon. Still, their albums will always shine on.
4 Comments Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Most Recent Customer Reviews


Forums

There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 

Set up an Amazon Giveaway

Amazon Giveaway allows you to run promotional giveaways in order to create buzz, reward your audience, and attract new followers and customers. Learn more
Back in the Usa
This item: Back in the Usa
Price: $12.93
Ships from and sold by Amazon.com

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?