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Teenage Outrage in Croydon: the MC5

Charles Shaar Murray, Cream, March 1972

THE Fox in Crydon, Surrey, is a very long way indeed from the Grande Ballroom in Dee-troit, Michigan, and the MC5 were a very long way from home, but it didn’t seem to matter. The stage was too small, there was no lighting worthy of the name, the gig was chronically under-advertised, and there was every reason to doubt that any significant proportion of the audience knew who the MC5 were.

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