- MOTOR CITY FIVE - DETROIT ARTISTS WORKSHOP - TRANS LOVE ENERGIES - WHITE PANTER PARTY - FIRST ZENTA CHURCH OF ANN ARBOR - MAGIC VEIL LIGHT SHOW - GUERRILLA - FIFTH ESTATE - ANN ARBOR ARGUS - ANN ARBOR SUN - GRANDE BALLROOM - MC5 SOCIAL AND ATHLETIC CLUB - HIGHLAND PARK STOMPERS - KICK OUT THE JAMS - BACK IN THE USA - HIGH TIME - DETROIT -
  • The Rise And Fall Of The MC5 : Rock Music And Counterculture Politics In The Sixties
  • by Michael DeWitt Cary- 1985 - Lehigh University
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  • This dissertation was presented to the Graduate Committee of Lehigh University in candidacy for the degree of Doctor of Arts - 1985

    This document is essential to any research on the MC5 story. It was certainly a big inspiration to many many books enlisted below.
  • The MC5 And Social Change : A Study In Rock And Revolution
  • by Mathew J.Bartkowiak- 2009 - McFarland
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  • The book is based upon Mr Bartkowiak's dissertation submitted to Michigan State University for the degree of Doctor Of Philosophy - 2007 - entitled "Rock And Revolution : The MC5 And Music's Political Life."

    "The MC5's 1969 live album Kick Out the Jams was a new measure of the relationship between music and cultural and political change. Evaluating the relationship between rock music and social change, examines how the rebelliousness of rock afforded both media producers and consumers a safe space in which to question social mores and ideas"
  • Guitar Army - Rock and Revolution with The MC5 and the White Panther Party
  • by John Sinclair - 2007 - Process
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  • "This 35th anniversary edition of Guitar Army includes two dozen previously unpublished period photographs, recent writings from John Sinclair, and an introduction from Michael Simmons that leads the reader through the revolutionary times to Sinclair’s life today. A bonus CD contains rare recordings of MC5 and other Detroit-area revolutionary bands, Allen Ginsberg, Black Panther Bobby Seale on the White Panthers, and original White Panther Party meetings."
  • Sonically Speaking - a tale of revolution and rock'n'roll
  • by Brett Callwood- 2007 - Independent Music Press on myspace
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  • An MC5 Biography. "Although nobody realised it at the time, the historic importance of the MC5 is vast. Fuelled by the radical politics of the White Panther party, the MC5 preached revolution and were often a target for the authorities. This work details not only the seismic impact that they've had on music, but also the social climate in which they evolved."
  • Grit, Noise & Revolution
  • by David A. Carson - 2005 - The University Of Michigan Press
  • "The Birth Of Detroit Rock'n'Roll"
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  • "Carson reveals in rich and engaging detail exactly why the Motor City is world renowned as a musical mecca." DENNIS THOMPSON, MC5
  • THE MANSION ON THE HILL
  • By Fred Goodman - 1997 - Random House
  • Dylan, Young, Geffen, Springsteen, and the Head-on Collision of Rock and Commerce
  • Book One "The American Revolution" Chapter 8
    "Brothers and Sisters, I give you a testimonial : The MC5"
  • IMAGINE NATION - The American Counterculture of the 1960s & '70s
  • by Jeff A.Hale - 2001 - Routledge
  • For a more detailed history of the White Panthers, as well as the Nixon Administration's focus on the group as part of a complex legal strategy to obtain expanded "national security" wiretapping authority, see the author's Ph.D. dissertation: Wiretapping and National Security: Nixon, the Mitchell Doctrine, and the White Panthers, (Ann Arbor, MI: University Microfilms,Incorporated, 1995)
  • "The White Panther's Total Assault on the Culture"
  • Published here by permissions of the author/publishers
  • FROM THE VELVETS TO THE VOIDOIDS
  • By Clinton Heylin - 1993 - Penguin Books
  • A Pre-Punk History for a Post-Punk World
  • Precusors - Energy Freak-out Freeform (1968-71) : MC5 - The Stooges
    and all
  • FORTUNATE SON
  • By Dave Marsh - 1985 - Random House
  • Criticism and Journalism by America's Best-Known Rock Writer
  • Chapter 7 "The MC5: Back on Shakin' Street"
  • PLEASE KILL ME
  • By Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain - 1996 - Little,Brown & Co
  • The Uncensored Oral History of Punk
  • Part One "I wanna be your dog: 1967-1971
    and all
  • THE FUTURE IS NOW!
  • By Michael Simmons and Cletus Nelson - 2004 - Creation Books
  • This is the first book ever published that is entirely devoted to the MC5
  • LOST FROM THE OTTAWA - THE STORY OF THE JOURNEY BACK
  • By Pun Plamondon 2004 - Bootleg Edition
  • A Memoir by Pun Plamondon
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  • "Pun Plamondon's story is a unique and compelling account of his odyssey from adopted son to White Panther Minister of Defense, FBI 10 Most Wanted List, political prisoner, alcoholic road dog and his redemption as an Odawa activist, storyteller and modern-day sage. Many important lessons here on The Journey Back." John Sinclair
  • INSTRUMENTS OF DESIRE
  • By Steve Waksman - 1999 - Harvard University Press
  • The Electric Guitar and the Shaping of Musical Experience
  • Chapter 6 "Kick Out the Jams! The MC5 and the Politics of Noise"

PRESS releases 1967-2005
 

1967-1972

  • THE SUN - 1967 , US - by John Sinclair "Interview with Rob Tyner"
  • DETROIT FREE PRESS - Feb. 17, 1967 , US - by Loraine Alterman "The MC-5: More Like One Big Musician"
  • FIFTH ESTATE - June 19 - July 1, 1968 - July 4 - 18, 1968 - July 18 - 31, 1968 - August 1 - 14, 1968 , US - by John Sinclair "Rock & Roll Dope"
  • ANN ARBOR SUN - July 27, 1968 - August 7, 1968 , US - by John Sinclair "Flash! . . . "
  • ANN ARBOR NEWS - Aug.16, 1968 , US - by Doug Fulton "Gallup Park - - Where The Sunday Action Is"
  • FIFTH ESTATE - Oct. 3 -16, 1968 - Dec. 12 - 14, 1968 , US - by John Sinclair "Flash! Elektra buys 5!" "White Panthers On the Move"
  • THE VILLAGE VOICE - Nov.?Dec. 1968 , US - by Richard Goldstein "Kick Out The Jams"
  • EAST VILLAGE OTHER - Dec. 1968 , US - by Bob Rudnick and Dennis Frawley "Kokaine Karma"
  • ROLLING STONE - Jan. 4, 1969 , US - by Eric Ehrmann "Detroit's MC5 : Kick Out The Jams!"
  • CIRCUS - Vol.4 #6, March 1969 , US - by Harley Madison "Actions Speak Louder Than Words - MC5"
  • EAST VILLAGE OTHER - April 14, 1969 , US - by Lita Eliscu
  • KISS - April 1969 - by Dean Latimer
  • BILLBOARD - May 17, 1969 , US - by Fred Kirby "MC5 Opens All Sound Throttles"
  • NEWSWEEK - May 19, 1969 , US - by Hubert Saal "Kick Out The Jams"
  • CHANGES - June 15, 1969 , US - by William Aronstein "MC5 - Kicking The Great Neck Jams"
  • JAZZ&POP - #9, July 1969 , US - by David G.Walley "Interview with MC-5"
  • CREEM - Aug. 31, 1969 , US - by ??? "MC5 On The Cusp"
  • CIRCUS - Sept. 1969 , US - by Jonathan Kundra "The MC5 - Get It On"
  • GO MAGAZINE - Sept.19, 1969 , US - by Chris Hodenfield "Real Cool Time - MC5 and The Stooges"
  • CIRCUS - Oct. 1969 , US - by Jonathan Kundra "MC5 : Muscle Music and Politics"
  • BERKELEY TRIBE - Vol.1 #21 Issue 21 Nov.27 - Dec.5, 1969 , US - by Sundog "MC5"
  • COUNTDOWN - #1 Feb. 1970 , US - by Richard Goldstein, John Sinclair, Dean Latimer Respectively "MC5" "The MC5 is a Whole Thing" "Brother John Sinclair in Darkest America"
  • CHANGES - April 1, 1970 , US - by Alice Polesky "Incendiary Symphathy"
  • CIRCUS - April 1970 , US - by David Harris "The MC5 again: Less Revolution...More Music"
  • MELODY MAKER - August 8, 1970 , EN - by Richard Williams "MC5 - Still The Bad Boys Of Rock"
  • STRANGE DAYS - Sept. 1970 , EN - by Chris Hodenfield "Rough Trade From Venus"
  • FUSION - Oct. 30, 1970 , US - by Robert Somma "Fusion Interview: Jon Landau Writer-Producer Part 2"
  • IT - Oct. 7 - 21, 1971 , EN - by Dave Marsh "Back On Shakin' Street"
  • FLASH - #2, 1972 , US - by Wayne Davis "MC5 / Back In The USA"
  • NME - Feb. 19, 1972 , EN - by James Johnson "The MC5 On Shock Rock"
  • CREAM - March 1972 , US - by Charles Shaar Murray "Teen Outrage In Croydon"
  • FRENDZ - March 31, 1972 - by Nick Kent "MC5 - Interview"
  • BEST - Spring 1972, FR - by Christian Lebrun "A La Une : MC5"
  • BEAT INSTRUMENTAL - April 1972 , EN - by Steve Turner "MC5 - No more Violence"
  • ACTUEL / NOVAPRESS - April 1972 , FR - in "Exit Les Superstars" - interview MC5 & Up
  • SUPERHEBDO - April 6, 1972 , BE - by Michel Dreyfuss "MC5, les révoltés de Détroit"
  • EXTRA - #17, April 1972 , BE - "MC5" at Herouville studio
  • ROLLING STONE - June 8, 1972 , US - by Ben Fong-Torres "Shattered Dreams in Motor City"
  • SUOSIKKI - Sept. 1972 , FI - by ??? "Rock-Pommi : MC5!"

1972-1979

  • ROCK&FOLK - #72, January 1973 , FR - by Yves Adrien "MC5 Le Dernier Souffle / MC5 au Bataclan"
  • GULCHER - #0, July 1975 , US - by Eddie Flowers
  • ROCK NEWS - #6, July 1976 , FR - by ??? "MC5"
  • ROCK&FOLK - #121, February 1977 , FR - by Alain Dister "MC5 (kick out the jams)"
  • COWABUNGA! - #11, 1977 , US - by John Koenig "Thunder From The Motor City"
  • COWABUNGA! - #12, 1977 , US - by Jim Heddle "The MC5 : A Motor City Phenomenon"
  • ZIGZAG - July - August, 1977 , EN - by John Sinclair "The MC5 : How the Jams Were Kicked Out!"
  • GOLDMINE - May 1979 , US - by John Koenig "Interview with Dennis Thompson"

1979-2008

  • NINETEEN - June 1986 , FR - by Alain Feydri "Quintet"
  • END TIMES - #8, Winter 1986 , US - by Eric Lorey "Michael Davis interview"
  • HARTBEAT! - #9, 1989 , GER - by Hans-Jürgen Klitsch "John Sinclair's Warriors"
  • MUSICIAN - #145, Nov. 1990 , US - by Dave Marsh "The MC5's Holy Spirit"
  • YOUR FLESH - 1992 - by Brendan Burke "Total Assault On The Culture : The Truth about John Sinclair"
  • GOLDMINE - April 17, 1992 , US - by Rick Clark "Wayne's World - Wayne Kramer Talks About the MC5"
  • ROLLING STONE - June 11, 1992 , US - by Eric Ehrmann "Toking down With The MC5"
  • DAS REICH - October 1992 , AU - by Harry Butler "MC5 and Related Bands"
  • FREAKOUT U.S.A. - Spring 1993 , US - by Efram Turchick "Breaking Through The Terminal Stasis - MC5's Michael Davis"
  • JUKE BOX - July - August, 1994 , FR - by Bernard Masanès "Motor City 5 - Le rock dur de Detroit"
  • RAGE - Issue #9 Nov. 1994 , FR - by Henri Charpin "The Motor City Five- La Théorie de Sinclair"
  • MAXIMUMROCKNROLL - June 1995 , US - by Chris Davidson "The MC5 - Pioneers of punk"
  • THE WIRE - June 1995 , UK - by Edwin Pouncey "Motor City Madness - MC5 Meets Sun Ra"
  • DO THE POP - Nov. 1995 , US - by Alan Wright "Wayne Kramer & the MC5"
  • DISCOVERIES - Dec. 1995 - by Ralph Heibutzki "Edge of the Switchblade : To hell, and Back, with the MC5"
  • FREAKOUT U.S.A. - 1996 , US - by Efram Turchick "John Sinclair Sincerely Clears the Air - A rap with a revolutionary"
  • MOJO - May 1997 , EN - by Jann Uhelszki "Hello, Goodbye : Wayne Kramer & The MC5"
  • GOLDMINE - March 10, 2000 , US - by James Thompson "Kickin' Out The Jams" "Wayne Kramer - Rockin' on after The MC5"
  • BLACK TO COMM - 2000 , US - by Ken Shimamoto "Michael Davis at the center of the universe" "A true testimonial : Dennis Thompson, Phantom Patriot"
  • MOJO - Sept. 2002 , EN - by Ben Edmonds "The Battle Of New York"
  • ARTHUR - Issue #9 - March 2004 , US - by Steffie Nelson , James Parker , Ian Svenonius , The Seth Man "High Five"
  • QUEST - Issue #16 - March 2004 , JP - by Tomoharu Kotsuka "MC5 - Still Crazy After All These Years"
  • UNCUT - May 2005 , EN - by Nick Hasted "Kick Out The Jams, Motherfuckers!! How The MC5 Kick-Started The Punk Revolution"