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Mc5's Kick Out the Jams (MP3-CD) (Don McLeese)

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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 humor 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.

Genre: Music
Format: Mp3_cd
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
Author: Don McLeese
Language: English
Street Date: January 24, 2017
TCIN: 51996955
UPC: 9781536634860
Item Number (DPCI): 248-39-4389
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