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.

MC5 Discography


EKS-74042 MC5 Kick Out The Jams (Album) Elektra EKS-74042 US 1969 Sell This Version
SD8247, SD 8247 MC5 Back In The USA (Album) Atlantic, Atlantic SD8247, SD 8247 US 1970 Sell This Version
SD 8285 MC5 High Time (Album) Atlantic SD 8285 US 1971 Sell This Version
YAK 5 EV 300 MC5 Do It (Album) Revenge Records (2) YAK 5 EV 300 France 1987 Sell This Version
MIG 8 MC5 Live Detroit 68/69 (Album) Revenge Records (2) MIG 8 France 1988 Sell This Version
NKVD 001, NKVD 01 MC5 Live 1969/70 (Album) NKVD (2) NKVD 001, NKVD 01 France 1991 Sell This Version
62254-2 MC5 Thunder Express (Album, Comp) Skydog 62254-2 France 1992 Sell This Version
ALIVECD0005 MC5 Power Trip(CD, Album) Alive Records ALIVECD0005 US 1994 Sell This Version
NER 3008-1 MC5 Teen Age Lust (Album) Total Energy NER 3008-1 US 1996 Sell This Version
SRCD00040 MC5 Phun City, UK(CD, Album) Sonic Records (10) SRCD00040 Europe 1996 Sell This Version
RRCD 185 MC5 Starship - The MC5 Live At The Sturgis Armory June 27, 1968 (Album) Total Energy RRCD 185 UK 1994 Sell This Version
NER3032-1 MC5 Human Being Lawnmower/The Baddest & Maddest Of The MC5 Total Energy NER3032-1 US 2002 Sell This Version
CMETD1040 MC5 Are You Ready To Testify? The Live Bootleg Anthology (Album, Comp) Castle Music CMETD1040 Europe 2004 Sell This Version
Get139 MC5 Live At The Grande Ballroom 1968 Get Back Get139 Italy 2005 Sell This Version
EARS042SP Primal Scream / MC5 / Davis*, Kramer*, Thompson* Primal Scream / MC5 / Davis*, Kramer*, Thompson* - Black To Comm (Album, Comp) Easy Action EARS042SP UK 2011 Sell This Version
2090 MC5 Kick Out The Jams Motherfucker!(LP, Album, Red) Cleopatra 2090 US 2015 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

AMG-1001 MC-5* I Can Only Give You Everything / One Of The Guys (Single) AMG Records (2) AMG-1001 US 1967 Sell This Version
A²-333 MC5 Looking At You / Borderline (Single) A-Square Records A²-333 US 1968 Sell This Version
45-2678 MC 5* Tonight (Single) Atlantic, Atlantic 45-2678 US 1969 Sell This Version
45-2724 MC 5* Shakin' Street / The American Ruse Atlantic 45-2724 US 1969 Sell This Version
EK-45648 MC5 Kick Out The Jams / Motor City Is Burning (Single) Elektra EK-45648 US 1969 Sell This Version
EKSN 45067 MC5 Ramblin' Rose(7", Single) Elektra EKSN 45067 UK 1969 Sell This Version
ATL 70 426, Atl. 70.426 MC 5* Back In The USA / Tutti Frutti(7", Single) Atlantic, Atlantic ATL 70 426, Atl. 70.426 Germany 1970 Sell This Version
ALIVE 0005/10 MC5 Power Trip(10", EP) Alive Records ALIVE 0005/10 US 1994 Sell This Version
NERCD 2001 MC5 The American Ruse Total Energy NERCD 2001 US 1995 Sell This Version

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September 12, 2013
edited 5 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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