Aaron GOldberg- email@example.com
This is the fucken best!
Chris W- dollhouse_99
Hello Francois how ya doing????? We´re in copenhagen, giged last night
with the sewergroovies./Chris&Dollhouse
John Wiklanski- firstname.lastname@example.org
MC5 Lives on
Being a young blade of 34 I wasn't there to see or hear the brotherhood
in the golden glow of a setting sixties sun. Sadly, I lost out on that
glorious chapter in rock'n'roll, but at least I got to hear Britney
Spears. The thrill is there brothers and sisters. She testifies, she
truly does. Well, not really. She's shite, just like the rest of the
manufactured crap we're force fed by shiteating, money spewing corporations
running the music show these days. Such a shame. At least in the states
you get some choice on the radio. We get a choice of dance, dance, dance
,dance and maybe dance on a friday. Feel the groove baby. Utter bollocks.
Fine website. Keep up the good work and fly the flag friends. Sincerely
Mr Lost & found I shall visit this site time and again. The sounds of
the Five will be heard all over South Wales, UK one day!
RICK RIECKHOFF- email@example.com
Just wondering if anybody out there has an old copy of Creem magazine
that featured an article on the Tartar field show with the five? I'm
on the cover and would dearly love a copy of the rag. It's a picture
of a guy playing air guitar,during the fives set of course, in a black
kimono with a flaming dragon on it.I'd be willing to trade pix of the
five or Sonics rendevouz for a copy. We do it because we have to! Rick
Can anyone verify this--the MC5 and Funkadelic had the same manager?
I read this somewhere, and if there is a connection it makes sense to
me. Both bands changed my life about 10 years ago when I first heard
them. Freedom over form, passion and power over personna. EVERYBODY--call
your local commercial classic rock stations and request the MC5...if
we all do this the music will get heard and we will fix history. Also,
the White Stripes deserve some for keeping up the Detroit Rock tradition.
Virgil (fro.) Flournoy- Virgilius16
Don't Know much about the band but it looks cool I'm a fan of the presidents
of the unite states of america. They have a song called Kick out the
Jams, So I'm Guessing they got that from you. SO now I HAVE to get your
CD kick out the jams
Jay Thomas- SCROTOBAGGINS@YAHOO.COM
I was born in 1976 but I have become a huge fan of the MC5.I also dig
the Stooges, Hawkwind, Gong, Syd Barrett,etc. Is it true that the MC5
played in '74 with Syd Barrett, his band was called Stars (Twink played
drums), in Cambridge England. If anyone knows about this freaky show,
I would be pleased to hear about it! Peace for now! Thanks for your
Thomas Kugler- firstname.lastname@example.org
Will you eventually add lyrics to the songs featured on your lyrics
page which don't yet have them? I've always wanted to cover "Miss X"
but can't make out the words. If not, please advise me where else to
look. Thanks, -Tom K.
Aaron Duchan- email@example.com
BROTHERS & SISTERS, I WANT TO TESTIFY, I want to touch upon something
that has been bothering me for a while. You know, I've been feeling
kind of sad, thinking about the fact that almost all of us MC5 fans
who grew up in the late Sixties didn't REALLY (I mean R-E-A-L-L-Y) appreciate
the band -- yes, we LOVED them, they were home town boys, they were
part of us, rock 'n roll, drugs, and fucking in the streets, The White
Panther And Other Assorted Freaked Out Youth Of The Times. They made
us feel GOOOOD. But did we really think that they were a GREAT Rock
'n Roll band? Or did we buy the hype of the Rock critics, record companies,
disk jockeys, and other long haired nouveau establishment types who
thought that Rock 'n Roll was invented in England and that Clapton was
GOD? Or that the overblown, exaggerated theatrics of Plant, Page, &
Company was the last word in getting down with it and kicking out the
jams? I think that you know the answer . . . and with that said, I want
to apologize to Rob, Wayne, Fred, Dennis, & Michael, John Sinclair,
Brother JC, and everyone else who were at one time or another part of
the band's extended family. And to Rob, Wayne, Fred, Dennis, and Michael
themselves, I want to simply say . . . thank you for the good times
and thank you for the music . . .
juke joint jimmy- firstname.lastname@example.org
yes yes yes , I want to testify.........I'll give you a testimonial
THE MC5...........yes no, not the greatest, but very cool. nobody can
open a show better than the 5.. yes, i got down with it at several shows.
there was not a better show to be had... Brownsville Station, Iggy and
the Stooges, and the MC5, what a great show I'd love to see one of those
shows again, they were the best.........Juke Joint Jimmy Chili Cat Band
Aljosha Owen- email@example.com
Hey Mike its me Aljosha
Brother Francois.....It started on 12th & Clairmount.......... :) Get
it right son.
Aaron Duchan- firstname.lastname@example.org
THE MC5 & STOOGES IN Jerusalem -- I walked into a local branch of Tower
Records the other day (bought Jimmy Smith & Alice Coltrane disks)and
what do I see right out there on the stacks -- the MC5's "The Big Bang!"
and a disc by Iggy & the Stooges! It took over 30 years, but the total
energy out in your face sound of the MC5 has made it to the Holy City.
Algy Suicide- email@example.com
Kick Out The Jams MotherFuckers!!! 'Nuff said!
ludo du groupe Tomfool- firstname.lastname@example.org
salut! beau site dédié au meilleur groupe de rock'n' roll du monde!
merci pour les textes des chansons et tout, c'est génial! pourquoi ne
pas concsacrer une rubrique aux guitares qu'utilisaient wayne kramer
et fred "sonic" smith ainsi que des commentaires sur leurs jeux respectifs
?? Ce serait vraiment passionant !!
Detroit Tim- email@example.com
Bro Francois, Congrats on Martin! Yes, we do give a damn. Now......wassup
with the "Brothers and Sisters" version? KOTJMF!
Aaron Duchan- firstname.lastname@example.org
Wow! this site just blows me away. 35 years after I first saw the 5,
I still say they were one of the best live ROCK & ROLL bands ever to
plug into a Marshall amp (not to mention one of the loudest -- you didn't
just hear the 5 - you felt them in your gut!). Just reflecting on some
of the bands that I saw at the time (mostly at the Gran-deee) Joplin
rocked, her band stunk, Alvin Lee -- boring warp speed guitarist, The
Band -- over-rated underpowered country shit kickers, The Stones(Cobo
Hall) Mick did his shtick, acoustics were so so, overall a little TOO
predicable, BB King & Lucille at the fairgrounds (was this when the
5 played the fairgounds? I don't remember) BB ROCKED, James Cotton (Chessmate),
Jimmy ROCKED, the second Motown Review (1964? skipped school, $2.00
at the Fox Thee-ay-ter, me and my buddy the only white boys in the audience
-- what can you say, Marvin Gay, the Temps, Miracles, Martha Reeves,
Stevie Wonder -- the list goes on -- they all ROCKED, Bob Seger, the
Rationals, Amboy Dukes -- good old home town boys, but for INDUSTRIAL
STRENGTH XXX RATED ROCK & ROLL there was only Hendrix or the 5! I may
be commiting Rock & Roll heresy here by mentioning the 5 and Hendrix
together, but the 5 were one of the earliest groups to creatively harness
distortion & feedback, they did some interesting experiments with "white
noise" and the guitar equivalent of the upper register sqwauks and screeches
of free Jazz saxophones. The 5 listened heavily to free Jazz (Coltrane,
Ayler, Ornette Coleman, Sun Ra, etc.), loved R&B and blues, oozed SEX
on stage, and had one of the HIGHEST ENERGY stage shows ever (topped
only perhaps by JAMES BROWN). I don't care what you say, the parallels
are there. True, they weren't P-R-E-T-T-Y, they were B-A-D, true, they
weren't P-O-L-I-S-H-E-D, they were R-A-W & P-O-W-E-R-F-U-L. This was
ROCK AND ROLL at its most immediate and best. Like the Motor City itself,
unsophisticated, direct, exploding with the energy of a 1,000 factories
.. . . Footnote to the above -- the
band certainly was capable of polished, sophisticated work -- just listen
to Skunk (Sonically Speaking) . . .
Last note -- when I was living in Detroit (1966 - 1970) they were APPROACHABLE
as people. Little of the bullshit Rock & Roll star persona stuck to
the 5. I was living near the Artist's Workshop and the 5'th Estate and
used to see them frequently on the street. No big thing, they were just
regular people . . . smoked dope with them once in their dressing room
backstage at the Grande . . . Ultimately, the 5 failed to make it big
nationally due to their politics (which were mine, as well), Nixon's
paranoia, Sinclair's bust, the corporate co-opting of hippy America,
and last, but not at all, least -- the 5 were NOT New York hip or California
cool -- they were pure Urban Destructo Rust Belt Maniacs. To Wayne,
Rob, Michael, Fred, and Dennis -- THANK YOU FOR THE GOOD TIMES & FOR
THE MUSIC! Let it all BURN!
i just stumbled onto mc5 after watching a show on vh1. WHAT A GREAT
FUCKINGBAND! These guys are amazing. definitly one of the greatest bands
of their era. I was wondering if anybody has guitar tabs or knows a
link to a site with tabs for "ick Ot the Jams" thanks alot.
Great site! MC-5 forever one of the great rock bands of all time!!!
graaaaaaanndiiiiiiii!!!!!!!!1....dove posso trovare i testi da stampare????????????byebye*
Leonardo Valvassori- email@example.com
Billy Csernits- firstname.lastname@example.org
This is UNBELEIVABLE!!!!! What a great JOB on your MC5 website. My name
is Billy Csernits...I played with Mitch Ryder for 12 years( 1978 to
1990)... I now have a entertainment management company called "McZeus
Ltd." Our 2 "Detroit Rock and Roll Groups are called...."Gods Made Love"
and "G.I.V.E." The MC5 is the reason why I wanted to play rock and roll!!!!
I saw them the first time when I was 13 yrs old. All I can say is THANK
YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU...Its so great to have anything.....(let alone
all this) about the "5". write me ...any othe fans who share my love
for the best Band of all Time
Chris Winter- email@example.com
The Mc5 makes me real happy !!!!!
LEE MALASPINA- MC5FAN@MSN.COM
ALL I CAN SAY IS THE "SOUND THAT ABOUNDS AND RESOUNDS AND REBOUNDS"
IS STILL GOING STRONG IN MY WORLD. I WANNA KEEP ON ROCKIN''TILL THE
MORNING COMES! KOTJMF!!!!!!
Detroit Tim- firstname.lastname@example.org
Special not to the foaming dog who wanted the poetic lyrics to "Come
Together" It has the greatest opning line for a f... song ever written.
"I am out......you are in.....let us form a link of moving rythmmmmmmm"....At
least I think thats what Robyn sang. Correct me if I'm wrong Machine
OK, OK, sorry bout the rather rabid entry I made at my sisters house.
Computer etiquete is not my forte'. Just got an e-mail from Brother
Wayne. He's working on a new abum and will tour to promote it in the
spring. KOTJM Godspeed
Ahhh.... Goddamn, this is the best MC5 site, I've ever seen...!! Keep
up the good work! Cheers! Jens (Sweden)
Chris Ghiardi- Cggtr@aol.com
Enjoyed your site very much.Back when I was junior high school age,an
underground format AM radio station, the late WHMC in Gaithersburg,MD
,used to play the uncut version of "Kick Out the Jams".Talk about sonic
imprinting.I loved all the LPs,including the great High Time.Went to
school in A2 mid to late 70s and was exposed to Sonic's Rendezvous Band,Destroy
All Monsters,Kramer's Kreamers and Gang War,etc.I play guitar and have
happily nicked and been inspired by Fred Smith,Wayne Kramer and MD's
great bass lines.Thanks for putting this great site together.By the
way,my guess is that the Robert Gillespie who posted is the great Detroit
guitar player who has worked with Mitch Ryder,Scott Morgan and Rob Tyner,etc.Greetings
to the Hurley brothers who have helped keep the flame burning.Check
out www.realomind.com for some great Detroit music.KOTJMF!!-Chris
Randy M Foley- email@example.com
The MC5 were one of my faves way back when, and still are! I saw them
15 times from 1969 to 1972 in Michigan and Ohio, and I met the band
on a couple of occasions. And years later I would meet and become good
friends with singer Rob Tyner's younger brother Dave! Turns out I knew
more about Rob than his brother did! The Five were perhaps the most
underrated and unappreciated of all the 60s rockers...
awesome website, and MC5 are one of the most amazing bands ever! Hurry
up and get the lyrics to Come Together and Motor City is Burning on
the site so I can find out what the hell Rob is singing! :)
great website man. im glad that people still like to get the mc5 noticed
by more peopl today. for all the influence the mc5 had on music. bands
like the deadkennedy, sprending the political word out.also getting
it heard.it was a hard road for them, but they did their best... thanx
HI DENNIS! GLAD TO HEAR FROM YOU. KEEP ON BRINGING TO US THE GOOD NEWS.
WE'RE ALL LOOKING FORWARD TO LISTENING TO THE DANGEROUS "MACHINE GUN"
AGAIN. YOU CAN ALSO EXPECT TO RECEIVE TONS OF MESSAGES AS FAR AS DTOMICH@msn.com
IS YOUR RIGHT ADDRESS. STAY IN TUNE.KOTJ!!!
DENNIS"MACHINE GUN" THOMPSON MC5- DTOMICH@msn.com
WHERE IS EVERYBODY. PLEASE IGNORE THE "IF YOU DARE COMMENT. I AM CURRENTLY
RECORDING MY OWN FIRST RELEASE, AND I TRULY NEED YOUR IDEAS, COMMENTS,&
FEEDBACK. ROUGH CUT OF MOVIE SUBMITTED TO SUNDANCE. PRIVATE SCREENING
IN CHICAGO WAS A SMASHING SUCCESS!!! FROM NOW ON PLEASE E-MAIL ME AT
DTOMICH@msn.com----AOL-DO NOT USE!!! WAITING. PEACE LOVE AND ROCK N'
ROLL FOREVER! YOURS TRULY, DENNIS"MACHINE GUN" THOMPSON MC5---EXCELSIOR!
DENNIS "MACHINE GUN" THOMPSON- DENNISTOMICH@AOL.COM
HELLO WORLD!! SINCE WE WERE ABOUT THIRTY YEARS AHEAD OF OUR TIME, I
GOTS TA FIGURE THAT IT'S OKAY TODAY FOR ME TO FINALLY CATCH UP TO ALL
YOU COMPUTIN' MUTHA F**KERS!! KICK OUT THE JAMS AND KEEP MOVIN'!! THE
NET IS THE PEOPLES TRUE MEANS TO FREEDOM OF THOUGHT AND EXPRESSION.
WRITE ME IF YA DARE... MMMMMCCCCC55555
DENNIS THOMPSON- DENNISTOMICH@AOL.COM
HI FRIENDS! WRITE ME AND SAY HELLO. WE GOTS TO KICK 'EM OUT!!
Tim Hurley- DETROIT
BY THE WAY, GREAT FUCKIN' WEBSITE! You have to bone up on your lyrics
though, Fer instance, Verse 2, line 3 of "Baby Won't Ya'" is "Slidin'
and glidin' as she PAST BY MY WINDOW....." The Black to Comm lyrics
are missing the line about "Drop the Bomb" In KOTJ it's "with the frenzy"
not leapin' frenzy. No attempt to split hairs here but hey! This is
the gospel of the Motor Fucking City Five we're talking about, so don't
be sacriligeous. Contact by brother Joe in Whitmore Lake MI. He knows
every lyric to ever emanate from the oral orifice of Rob "Rensifier"
Tyner. Ya know why? Because the Hurly Bros of Detroit are the most rabid
dog fans the 5 ever had. Just ask Wayne. Keep up the good work!
Tim Hurley- DETROIT
My previous testimonial was cut short by my kids....At any rate after
losing my cherry at the fairgrounds, my next exposure was experiencing
the 5 spread their sonic semen all over the old Olympia Arena at the
Black Arts fesival. That's the night Wayne rolled backwards into Ted
Nugent's amps who were stacked behind the Marshall Alter of the MC5.
Another notable show was the HighTimes concert at the Palladium in Birmingham.
Mike Davis actually danced during the rodkenest live version of "Baby
Wn't Ya" that I ever heard. That night they rocked like a foaming motherfucker.
Towards the end, the shows got a little tired. To much smack. However,
one night in 71', they played at this downstairs bar in Mt. Clemons
called, "The Frut Cellar". It was a rainy night, maybe only 25 people
in the joint. They came out with nothing to lose. Did a killir rendition
of "Louie Louie". "Thunder Express" gave me a woody. Tyner got all pumped
and jumped up on a table to sing, kicking beers all over the place.
When the 5 were pumpin' on all 8 cylinders, there was'nt a dry panty
in the house. Kick em' Out!
My 1st exposure to the 5 was at the rock n' rollrevival at the state
fairgrounds in '69. They were awsome.
Felipe (LIPAN) Zangrandi- firstname.lastname@example.org
Hi,I have all my life looking for a home-page with lyrics of MC5 and
I never found it, but now the history will be diferent...I'm brazilian
and like so much of MC5 when I discovered about the film of MC5 I go
crazy man!!!! Thanks for all,and never forget "we're not the problem
we're part of the solution....."KICK OUT THE JAMS LIPA
Marcus of Dollhouse-
Hello Brothers and Sisters... just wanted to make sure that ya all had
checked out the Dollhouse from Sweden. You Danish people have to come
and see us at Lades oct 26 or at Ungdomshuset oct 27 (In Cobenhagen.)
fraNçais....on va dire que c'est la fatigue
Bravo ! Enfin un site digne de ce groupe ! Un FAN fraçais
Cisco Drake- email@example.com
The Mc5 were the most ferocious rock and roll band the world has ever
known. The power of their sound just sucked the air out of a concert
hall then blew it right back in your face. To this day they remain unrivaled,
unequaled, and unforgotten.
The Mashers- firstname.lastname@example.org
The MC5 documentry will be the best thing since Jesus walked the earth!
paul moreno- email@example.com
the mc5 movie is going to be the greatest thing next to seeing this
legendary band in person. i cant fucking wait.
tony mack- trmblue7@aol
great stuff i hope it never ends greatest rock band of all time
tony mack- trmblue7@aol
great stuff i hope it never ends greatest rock band of all time
rocky marino- firstname.lastname@example.org
i love the mc5 inever and i mean never get tired of talking about them
K. Salmivaara- email@example.com
GREAT BAND, GREAT SITE, KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK !
Mart from the Ben Dovers-
Excellent site! ´Mc5 ..probably thebest band inte the world!! bay won´t
ya scratch my back!!
Morten Clod-Svensson- firstname.lastname@example.org
YEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAH...MOTHERFUCKERS, its still fucking time to kick out
the jams!!!!!!!!!!! Great site, thanks Best regards: MC
Sergio Garcia- email@example.com
I love the MC5, and this site is fabulous for me. Thanks. KICK OUT THE
Swedish Scum - firstname.lastname@example.org
MC5 is true living legends. Both Dennis Thompson & Wayne Kramer did
a 3 song session(as MC2) with GG Allin & the Jabbers back in January
1981. "Gimme Some Head"/"Dead or alive" was released the same year and
today its a classic single. Not until last year was the 3rd song "Occupation"
released on a EP (limited to 300#). Check my page for more interesting
Well cool to meet you all! Great to find this site! Ever since Lester
Bangs tipped me off to MC5 way back when I have been a brother to the
band and its message! Fuck government and eat me George Bush while I'm
at it! haha I miss you more than a man should brother Rob and Fred!
Is Wayne fucking kicking ass beyond belief or what? Way to fucking go
Wayne! You rock rock rock! I have all MC5's stuff on LP and it is the
proudest part of my vast LP collection. These guys were light years
ahead their time. They did not just pave paths, they created jump points
between universes! But hey, if anyone has not heard it follow what Wayne
is doing! The torch burns brightly and he is taking it to the next level.
Anyone seen him live lately? Fuck 'em all up and spit them out for all
to see! Later
Marekus Boeddeker- email@example.com
Fantastic site. And a great information-source for one of the most soulful
bands ever. Brothers and sisters: RESPECT!!!
tazzina sellout- firstname.lastname@example.org
I'm a testimonial: MC5 is the most revolutionary band that i ever seeen
in my ffuckin lifee
I remember the first time I heard "Kick out the Jams" 9th grade catholic
high school, then later seeing the band play a free concert in Rouge
Park, and later opening up for the 5 in Livonia in a band I was in.
All highlights of my youth. I still play the two first albums on a regular
basis, I play them for those that haven't heard them before, and they
just don't get it. You really had to be there.
Brothers and Sisters! I`m ready to testify, This is the coolest fuckin
site on the internet, Thank you! Kick `em out!
Finn WP.- email@example.com
The so far untold story - just what the doctor ordered. YOU must choose
brother. Peace & Anarchy
Gabba Gabba Hey! Fuck!!! This wesite most copenensive website website
dedicated to MC 5 Thank you,Thank you
Dean Berry- firstname.lastname@example.org
Great website...Saw the mighty five at Tartar Field Detroit in 1970.
My first concert ever! A great memory...Keep up the good work. Would
love to meet you guys keeping the Detroit noize alive! Stay alive with
the MC5! Dean
Phil Klink- email@example.com
Congratulations on a fine site! Its good to see that people remember
the 5 after all these years of being overlooked and underrated by the
media and public alike. I saw the 5 in 1970 and they were incredible.
Real rock n roll lives!
Anders Röder- firstname.lastname@example.org
The Five was the greatest rockband ever and maybe one of the only true
rockacts there have ever been. On your feet brothers & sisters. They
knock me out with love.
ms m- REBMJB@aol.com
Great site and brought back lots of memories. We saw them everywhere.
What about the court case in Pontiac, friends of mine had to testify.
And by the way, The Beatles never played Cobo Hall, always Olympia.
Les Raebel- email@example.com
Kick out the jams. My bro went to college with Dennis Thompson and introduced
me to him. He was wild man Glad to heatr he's still out there. Still
rocks when I hear the 5.
Michael Bolan- firstname.lastname@example.org
This is the most comprehensive website dedicated to The MC5 that I've
witnessed to date! Congratulatiions to you Francois. I had the good
pleasure to have experienced The MC5 from 1967-70 in Detroit/Ann Arbor
and have some fantastic photos of the shoot in 1969 @ The Palladium
in Birmingham for KOTJMF promo film by Leni Sinclair. These photos were
loaned to David @ "A True Testimonial" and may be incorporated into
the film. Keep up the great work and "I hope you did all come together!"
John F. Kulas`- email@example.com
This is site is a great tribute to the greatest, highest-enery band
that ever got up on the stand! My memories of the MC5 still move and
inspire me today. They blew everyone else off the stage. I'm glad that
their music is still alive and being listened to by yet another generation.
It's sad that Fred and Rob are gone but their sounds will abound forever.
KOTJ/MF!!!!! John Kulas, Santa Monica, CA
Robert Gillespie- firstname.lastname@example.org
This is a great web site! it's good to see that there is GREAT HIGH
ENERGY-NIPPLE STIFFIN' jams coming out of Europe! I would like to come
over and met you guys one day! It seems like you have the right ROCK
& ROLL spirit!!! Which means everything! Keep doing it!!!!! Much Love!
Good Luck in the New Year!!!!! Robert Gillespie
Francois, Let me just repeat in public what I've already told you...a
fine piece of research, a great resource. Can't wait to see the lyrics
up there, too, for all the folks that's interested. Ken
GUESTBOOK (3) (2) MC-5