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MC5 members and friends: 100 Club, London

Nick Hasted, Independent, The, 21 March 2003

FORGED IN DETROIT in 1965, the MC5 played rock'n'roll in an America where motorbike police charged their fans, and ferment and trouble trailed the band everywhere they went. Their talismanic debut, Kick out the Jams, had a title ordering its listeners to have a basic good time – but such a good time, it implied a revolution might follow.

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