MC5

MC5

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Rob Tyner (v), Wayne Kramer (g), Fred "Sonic" Smith (g), Michael Davis (b), Dennis Thompson (d)

The Motor City Five started in Detroit in 1966 and were responsible for some of the loudest, most energetic rock music to be created in the late sixties and early seventies. They were a huge influence on punk not only by their sound, but by their sheer attitude: they ran a newspaper advertisement saying "Fuck Hudson's" after Hudson's (a department store) refused to carry their record (Kick Out the Jams (1969)) due to the explicit lyrics. This eventually had them fired from their label, Elektra. They created two more studio albums before disbanding in 1972.
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MC5 Discography

Albums

MC5 Kick Out The Jams (Album) Elektra US 1969 Sell This Version
MC5 Back In The USA (Album) Atlantic, Atlantic US 1970 Sell This Version
MC5 High Time (Album) Atlantic US 1971 Sell This Version
MC5 Do It (Album) Revenge Records (2) France 1987 Sell This Version
MC5 Live Detroit 68/69 (Album) Revenge Records (2) France 1988 Sell This Version
MC5 Live 1969/70 (Album) NKVD (2) France 1991 Sell This Version
MC5 Thunder Express (Album, Comp) Skydog France 1992 Sell This Version
ALIVECD0005 MC5 Power Trip(CD, Album) Alive Records ALIVECD0005 US 1994 Sell This Version
MC5 Phun City, UK (Album) Sonic Records (10) Europe 1996 Sell This Version
MC5 Teen Age Lust (Album) Total Energy US 1996 Sell This Version
MC5 Starship - The MC5 Live At The Sturgis Armory June 27, 1968 (Album) Total Energy UK 1994 Sell This Version
MC5 Human Being Lawnmower/The Baddest & Maddest Of The MC5 Total Energy US 2002 Sell This Version
MC5 Are You Ready To Testify? The Live Bootleg Anthology (Album, Comp) Castle Music Europe 2004 Sell This Version
MC5 Live At The Grande Ballroom 1968 Get Back Italy 2005 Sell This Version
Primal Scream / MC5 / Davis*, Kramer*, Thompson* Primal Scream / MC5 / Davis*, Kramer*, Thompson* - Black To Comm (Album, Comp) Easy Action UK 2011 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

MC-5* I Can Only Give You Everything / One Of The Guys (Single) AMG Records (2) US 1967 Sell This Version
MC5 Looking At You / Borderline (Single) A-Square Records US 1968 Sell This Version
MC 5* Tonight (Single) Atlantic, Atlantic US 1969 Sell This Version
MC 5* Shakin' Street / The American Ruse Atlantic US 1969 Sell This Version
MC5 Kick Out The Jams / Motor City Is Burning (Single) Elektra US 1969 Sell This Version
EKSN 45067 MC5 Ramblin' Rose(7", Single) Elektra EKSN 45067 UK 1969 Sell This Version
MC 5* Back In The USA / Tutti Frutti (Single) Atlantic, Atlantic Germany 1970 Sell This Version
ALIVE 0005/10 MC5 Power Trip(10", EP) Alive Records ALIVE 0005/10 US 1994 Sell This Version
MC5 The American Ruse Total Energy US 1995 Sell This Version
MC5 Ice Pick Slim (EP) Alive Records US 1995 Sell This Version

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ijustspeak

ijustspeak

September 12, 2013
edited 7 months ago
Best rock band that ever existed..PERIOD. Brother Tyner (RIP) was the most charismatic frontman during the 60´s and 70´s. Not to forget Wayne Kramer who also is an amazing guitarist that i would rank up there with Angus, Hendrix and the other legends. Not to mention, Kramer was a physical firecracker on stage as well just like Angus. Together this band formed a dynamite act on stage and laid down the foundation of punk to the world, and scared the shit out of their audience with it in the process.. Pure rock n roll.
Detroit is were it happen, and still is. "The D is nuttin to fuk wid.."

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