The MC5 Kick Out the Jams, Paperback / softback Book

The MC5 Kick Out the Jams Paperback / softback

Part of the 33 1/3 series

Description

When the Motor City 5 stormed the stage, the band combined the kinetic flash of James Brown on acid with the raw musical dynamics of the Who gone berserk.

It's a unique band that can land itself on the cover of Rolling Stone, a month before the release of its debut album and then be booted from its record contract just a few months later.

Rock had never before seen the likes of the MC5 and never will again.

Many of us who were floored by the 5 in concert were convinced that this was the most transcendently pulverizing rock we would ever experience, while many more who heard or read about the band dismissed the 5 as a caricature, a fraud, White Panther bozos play-acting at revolution.

There was always plenty of humour to the 5 - visionary knuckleheads - though the question was whether they were in on the joke.

Frequently ridiculed during their short career, they've since been hailed as a primal influence on everything from punk to metal to Rage Against the Machine to the Detroit populist resurgence of the White Stripes, Kid Rock and Eminem.

Information

  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 128 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing PLC
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Rock & Pop music
  • ISBN: 9780826416605

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