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MC5: No More Violence

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 the wall a centre-page spread from Penthouse, and standing on a table was a superimposed photograph showing a full frontal view of a long-haired President Nixon. Unlike most visiting American bands they hadn’t taken a suite in a respected Park Lane hotel but had gone up the road a bit to Queensway, and to make it a little more like home, they’d brought along their own decorations.

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