Place: Beat-Club Show Bremen, Germany.
Presented By: Uschi Nerke co-host of Beat-Club
First Aired: 25th Marsh 1972
Type: Mpeg File / Quality: VG
Lenght: 04:16 min / Video Size: 352 x 288 (4:3)
The MC5 (Motor City Five) was an American rock band formed in Lincoln Park, Michigan in 1964 and active until 1972. They played hard rock music that also included blues-rock, psychedelic rock, rock & roll and garage rock. "Crystallizing the counterculture movement at its most volatile and threatening," their far left political ties and anti-establishment lyrics and music would serve as a prototype for later punk rock musicians. The band consisted of Wayne Kramer and Fred "Sonic" Smith (guitars) Michael Davis (bass), Rob Tyner (vocals), and Dennis Thompson (drums).
MC5 had a promising beginning which earned them a cover appearance on Rolling Stone magazine in 1969 even before their debut album was recorded. They developed a reputation for energetic live performances, one of which was recorded as the critically acclaimed Kick Out The Jams. Their career was ultimately short-lived, though within just a few years of their dissolution, the MC5 were often cited as one of the most important American hard rock groups of their era: their three albums are regarded as classics. Their song "Kick Out the Jams" is widely covered.
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Lineup On The Video:
Rob Tyner - Vocals
Wayne Kramer - Guitar
Fred Smith - Gutar/Vocal
Dennis Thompson - Drums
Seev Moorhouse - Bass