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The MC5: High Time

Review by Greg Shaw, Phonograph Record, September 1971

WHENEVER I USED to say I liked the MC5, I would always preface the statement with some remark like "sure, I know they're a bunch ...

MC5 - A True Testimonal (Future/Now Films)

Review by Lindsay Hutton, Rock's Backpages, November 2002

SEVEN YEARS in the making, this is a multi-dimensional boot up the jacksy to the increasing legion of lazy tosspots that compares anything with a ...

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The MC5's Wayne Kramer (1994)

Interview by Roy Trakin, Rock's Backpages, January 1994

Detroit guitar-wrangler Wayne Kramer looks back at the MC5 and departed comrades Fred Smith and Rob Tyner, drugs and jail, and his life after the Five.

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An Interview with Rob Tyner

Interview by John Sinclair, Warren-Forest Sun, The, May 1967

The following interview with ROBIN TYNER, the lead singer of the MC5, the major Detroit avant-rock band, was recorded by JOHN SINCLAIR in the first ...

MC5: Rock & Roll Dope #2

Report by John Sinclair, Fifth Estate, June 1968

A STRANGE polarization (or maybe it's a natural one) seems to be happening with rock and roll fans right now, with white teen-age audiences turning ...

MC5: Rock & Roll Dope #3

Report by John Sinclair, Fifth Estate, July 1968

I PROMISED you when I started this column that I'd take you behind the scenes in the rock and roll industry so you can see ...

MC5: Rock & Roll Dope #4

Report by John Sinclair, Fifth Estate, July 1968

IN THE past two weeks since the last issue of this paper a bunch of new developments have taken place: Almost every job for the ...

MC5: Rock & Roll Dope #5

Report by John Sinclair, Fifth Estate, August 1968

Poet-MC5 manager John Sinclair and MC5 guitarist Fred Smith were brutally assaulted, beaten, MACEd, and arrested by members of the National Security Police, the Oakland ...

The MC5: Kick Out the Jams (Elektra)

Review by Miller Francis jr., Great Speckled Bird, The, March 1969

"Works of art which lack artistic quality have no force, however progressive they are politically. Therefore, we oppose both works of art with a wrong ...

MC5 Brings Back Body Rock To Overthrow The Country

Report by Mike Jahn, Pop Scene Service, March 1969

NEW YORK (PSS) – MC5, the Detroit rock band, has released its first album, Kick Out the Jams. Headquartered in Ann Arbor, near Detroit, MC5 ...

MC5: Kick Out The Jams (Elektra EKS-74042)

Review by Mick Farren, International Times, March 1969

MC5 Muddle ...

MC5: Kick Out The Jams

Review by Lester Bangs, Rolling Stone, April 1969

WHOEVER THOUGHT when that dirty little quickie 'Wild In The Streets' came out that it would leave such an imprint on the culture? First the ...

The MC5 Interview

Interview by David G. Walley, Jazz & Pop, July 1969

THIS INTERVIEW took place in the New York apartment of the MC5's press agent Danny Fields, the day after the Detroit band signed their new ...

Ronnie Hawkins: Ronnie Hawkins and Mr. Dynamo

Review by Greil Marcus, Rolling Stone, August 1969

RONNIE HAWKINS came down out of the Ozarks, and after gigging with Carl Perkins and Harold Jenkins (later Conway Twitty), he decided he wanted to ...

MC5: Back In The USA (Atlantic)

Review by Ben Edmonds, Fusion, March 1970

WHAT A difference a year can make. This time last year the MC5 were riding high on the crest of the biggest hype in the ...

MC5: Back in the USA

Review by Greil Marcus, Rolling Stone, May 1970

WOP-BOP-A-LU-BOP-A-LOP-BAM-BOOM. Thud. 'Tutti Frutti', which opens the partly excellent MC5 album, is easily the worst cut on it, and in a way a clue to ...

MC5 Problem

Interview by Caroline Boucher, Disc and Music Echo, August 1970

THE MC5 are a very good, very determined rock band. In the old days when people weren't too bothered about listening to them, they used ...

The Byrds: (Untitled); MC5: Back in the U.S.A.; Burning Red Ivanhoe

Review by Richard Williams, Times, The, December 1970

BESIDES BEING ONE of the seminal rock and roll bands, the Byrds also possess perhaps the music's oldest case-history. Of the group which came out ...

MC5: High Time (Atlantic)

Review by Metal Mike Saunders, Rolling Stone, 1971

‘SISTER ANNE,’ ‘Over And Over,’ and ‘Gotta Keep Movin’’ on the new MC5 album are without doubt among the best hard rock performances of the ...

MC5: High Time

Review by Lenny Kaye, Rolling Stone, September 1971

IT SEEMS almost too perfectly ironic that now, at a time in their career when most people have written them off as either dead or ...

MC5 Back On Shakin' Street

Essay by Dave Marsh, Creem, October 1971

Their mamas all warned 'emnot to come into townBut they got it in their blood,now they gotta get down– 'Shakin' Street', The MC5 ...

The MC5 on Shock Rock

Interview by James Johnson, New Musical Express, February 1972

OF ALL THE groups who have dabbled in politics over the last few years, the MC5 seem to have gained the reputation as one of ...

Teenage Outrage in Croydon: the MC5

Review and Interview by 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 ...

MC5 Turn Onto Love

Interview by Caroline Boucher, Disc and Music Echo, March 1972

IT COMES AS something of a shock when the MC5 – long since branded as a revolutionary and rather spine-jarring band – looks deep into ...

MC5 Interview

Interview by Nick Kent, Frendz, March 1972

NICK: Firstly, why the move to Europe? ...

MC5: No More Violence

Profile and Interview by Steve Turner, Beat Instrumental, April 1972

MC5 decided to conduct their interview with me in one of their cupboard-size hotel bedrooms. On the door was a poster of Chairman Mao, on ...

Detroit's Rock Culture

Overview by Lester Bangs, Phonograph Record, December 1972

DETROIT, FOUNDED in 1736 by a turncoat (to both sides) halfbreed Indian named Quazimodo from the Kuitee tribe which dwelled circa 1670-1777 on the shores ...

Kramer Climbs Back From MC5 Wreckage

Report by Mick Farren, New Musical Express, April 1974

NEW BAND AND A NEW IMAGE: Mick Farren in Detroit ...

MC5/Stooges: Panic in Detroit

Report by Mick Farren, New Musical Express, December 1974

THOSE FUN lovers from the motor city, the Stooges and the MC5, are winding up for another rampage. Of course, we've heard tales like this ...

MC5: Kick Out The Jams (Elektra)

Review by Charles Shaar Murray, New Musical Express, June 1977

‘BROTHERS AND sisters...the time has come for each and every one of you to decide whether you are going to be the problem or whether ...

Motorhead, Mighty Diamonds et al: Singles Reviews

Review by Giovanni Dadomo, Sounds, June 1977

REVIEWED BY PAUL SIMENON (BASS) AND RODENT (ROADIE) OF THE CLASH. TRANSCRIPTIONS: GIOVANNI DADOMO (AMATEUR) ...

The MC5: How the Jams Were Kicked Out!

Retrospective by John Sinclair, ZigZag, July 1977

In Britain, the MC5 are now far more popular than they ever were in their heyday – a fact which has prompted the recent re-release ...

Danny Fields: The Fields Connection

Interview by Giovanni Dadomo, Sounds, July 1977

The Doors, MC5, Iggy & The Stooges, John Cale, Lou Reed, Jonathan Richman & The Modern Lovers and The Ramones — without them the last ten years of ...

Wayne Kramer: Broke, Busted, Disgusted, Agents Can't Be Trusted

Interview by Max Bell, New Musical Express, August 1977

Former MC5 guitarist WAYNE KRAMER live from Lexington Penitentiary, talks to MAX BELL about times past and time passing ...

The Return of the MC5's Rob Tyner

Report and Interview by Giovanni Dadomo, Sounds, October 1977

'Vocalist with legendary Detroit rock band seeks gig with hot British combo. Has own harp...' ...

Rob Tyner: The Secret Life Of The MC5

Interview by Kris Needs, ZigZag, November 1977

ROB TYNER, NOW fronting a new MC5 after about four years away from the stage, was recently in this country to check out what's going ...

Wayne Kramer Forgets The Motor City

Interview by Mark Williams, Melody Maker, March 1979

"SOMETIMES we used to pass the Milan jail when the MC5 were driving to gigs outside of Detroit, and I used to look up at ...

MC5: Kicking Out The Jams With The Motor City Rebels

Retrospective by Tom Hibbert, History of Rock, The, 1983

"If you take everything in the universe and break it down to a common denominator, all you've got is energy", said the MC5's Wayne Kramer ...

MC5: Babes In Arms (ROIR cassette)

Review by Cynthia Rose, New Musical Express, August 1983

IDEALLY VLADIMIR Mayakovsky should be sitting down to this review, because never before or since has there been a band quite like the MC5 – ...

MC5: Kick Out The Jams

Review by Charles Shaar Murray, Q, January 1992

DETROIT'S ECLECTIC, MILITANT-HIPPY combo MC5 were the ultimate in late '60s punkadelia. Though they never sold any significant quantity of records, the influence of their ...

MC5 Alive

Report and Interview by Max Bell, Vox, February 1992

THE recent reissue of MC5's incendiary live album Kick Out The Jams, with the contentious "motherfuckers" rap reinstated in place of the toned down "brothers ...

The MC5: The Big Bang (Rhino)

Review by Jon Savage, Dave DiMartino, MOJO, February 2000

First overall retrospective of seminal late ‘60s/early ‘70s rabble rousers: includes material from all stages of their career. ...

The Wayne Kramer Interview

Interview by Ian Fortnam, music365.com, April 2000

DETROIT, MICHIGAN’S Motor City 5 slicked their savage, sonic sedition with pure, high octane, rock ‘n’ roll rocket fuel. When they initially spat their fretboard ...

The MC5: The Battle Of New York

Retrospective by Ben Edmonds, MOJO, September 2002

AS THEIR FLIGHT FROM DETROIT TOUCHED DOWN AT NEW York's LaGuardia Airport on Thursday, December 26, 1968, the MC5 figured they had the future by ...

MC5 members and friends: 100 Club, London

Live Review by Nick Hasted, Independent, The, 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 ...

MC5: Motor Boys Motor: 100 Club, London

Live Review by Nick Hasted, Uncut, May 2003

What's left of the MC5 kick out those jams again with help (and hindrance) from Dave Vanian, Ian Astbury and a razor-sharp Lemmy ...

DKT/MC5: The Truest Possible Testimonial

Report by John Sinclair, Detroit Metro Times, June 2004

IT'S BEEN MORE than 10 years since Wayne Kramer, Michael Davis and Dennis Thompson took the stage together in Detroit at Rob Tyner's memorial concert ...

MC5: Five for Fighting

Report and Interview by Jaan Uhelszki, Harp, September 2004

EVERYONE knows the old saw about the Eskimos having over 400 words for snow and the Parisians' two-dozen fevered phrases for passion. ...

The Top 10 Psychedelic Moments in Rock

Comment by Lenny Kaye, Harp, May 2005

Mind expansion. The walls are breathing. Herewith, a personal list of a trip into the whirlpool of creation. ...

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