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14, 2005 : Guestbook is closed because of spam
postings. There are too much of them on a daily basis. Anyway, THANKS
TO ALL OF YOU who took the time to testify. ONE
CAN STILL POST A TESTIMONIAL VIA EMAIL AT THE
Now here are the last entries:
I cant wait the summer because
MC5 is coming to Finland. One of my dreams comes true. Even though I
dont maybe have money for ticket but Im going to see them anyway. It
would be unbelieviable if Iggy and the Stooges were there too! Joel
- Thursday, May 12, 2005 at 07:11:10 (EDT)
I AM STUPID BITCH eva
- Wednesday, May 04, 2005 at 08:43:00 (EDT)
This site rocks!!! I
want to testify!!!! I have always loved "The 5". I had the fortune of
meeting Mike Davis and Fred Smith back in 1968 in Port Austin,Mi. They
had rented a cottage,and were just hidin out,and chillin. My friend
Dale and I were just 14 years old,but they must have thought we were
cool kids,and we had a great time hangin and partyin with em. Unfortunately,during
their stay,my Jr. High gym teacher,and some of his redneck fucking buddies,jumped
Mike,beat his ass,and cut his hair!!! Almost cut the bottom of his ear
off!!! Before you know it,the rest of the band,including Mr.J. Sinclair
are roaming the streets of Port Austin...looking for BLOOD!!! lol That
was quite a site,the entire band,hangin at the local pool hall...DARING
someone to fuck with them!!!! LOL Mike,if you read this,Im sorry it
had to happen in my little hometown,but you guys were so cool to us,Ill
never forget that. And believe me,we found out who was involved,and
they DID pay!!!! Bad luck and misfortune DID befall them!!! Paybacks
are a bitch...lol Im 51 now,been a bass player for about 35 yrs,and
play in a blues band in the Chicago area. We are doing "Motor City's
Burnin" because...well...ITS THE RIGHT THING TO DO!!!!!!!! Luv u guys...keep
Kickin It Out!!!!! Charlee Throneburg email@example.com
- Tuesday, May 03, 2005 at 15:52:15 (EDT)
Great site, way cool
photos/art, a real pleasure to visit. Rock on dudes, bye bye gay gay
Paree, see ya later alligator!!!! www.gorilla-world.co.uk Johnny
- Tuesday, May 03, 2005 at 08:47:27 (EDT)
NEWS : CREEM and MVD
kick out the jams with new MC5 DVD! Kick Out The Jams: A film by Cary
Loren and Leni Sinclair hits stores in July 2005. Visit www.creemmagazine.com
for more information. NEWS : A downloadable sequence of underground
film 'GOLD' (1972) featuring MC5's original soundtrack of the same name
is available through the MC5 GATEWAY. Visit http://makemyday.free.fr/gold.htm
MC5 GATEWAY firstname.lastname@example.org
- Monday, April 25, 2005 at 05:06:29 (EDT)
Jose Luis Echeagaray
i Want to thank you for this page, I never knew it a site like this
about the MC%, I mean because I am from Mexico. a´m 22 the first time
I ever heard about the MC5 I was 17, in a Vh1 special, it was just a
clip but it was amazing, since that time I cuolud never forgot the name
of the band, when i first got a copy of Back In The USA, was a great
moment, now I listen moe oftenly about the MC5, some friends say about
it, but not a single one of them have ever listened to the band and
I hate that, is kind of disrespect to me, but anyway I do my best so
everyone can blow their mind out listening this amazing band. I say
thankyou again for the site, I have ever wondered how a concert in The
Grande Ball Room would be like, I saw a poster incluiding Cream, like
in 67, now that Cream will perform again in may, is so sad for the me
that the MC5 could never be listened again. Tanks for the site. Jose
Luis from Mazatlan, Sinaloa Mexico.
Jim - email@example.com
DStajic: Don't know if anyone else responded to your posting about Tyner
yet, but Rob passed away about thirteen years ago. The website link
is to an article which includes a description of the 1992 memorial concert
I use to live two houses down from Rob Tyner in the '70s. On Longwood.
Hey, Robin if you read this, this is John you're friend from Longwood.
We use to play baseball, while his mom was working at Henry Ford Hospital,
as a nurse.I was like 15 and you were like eight. So, if Robin and you're
little sister, who we use to hang out with too reads this messege send
me a letter to DStajic@aol.com!
doug kauffman -
I'm trying to find out any info about the Plymouth Mich. gig in late
1968 at "Purple Haze" Some people seem to remember this as happening
at Plymouth high School....Or was it at a teen club???? Anyone????
Check out a realaudio live clip with MC5 from Sweden at www.sr.se/p3/diverse/AppData/p3live/video/mc5.ram
HOW CAN ANYONE HAVE THE BALLS TO DIS "KICK OUT THE JAMS" AND THEN ACTUALLY
GIVE THEIR E MAIL ADDRESS TO THIS SITE? YOU MUST CHOSE BROTHER, YOU
MUST CHOSE!ARE YOU GOING TO BE A DUMBASS OR THE SOLUTION?MC 5 ROCKS
FOREVER! WE DO IT BECAUSE WE HAVE TO!!!DOWNRIVER RICK
Mark Prindle -
Hi! Your MC5 site is excellent. I was wondering if you would be interested
in exchanging links with me. I run an "irreverent" and silly, kind of
ridiculous interactive record review site at www.markprindle.com (I
write reviews, and post any comments I get from readers), and just posted
MC5 reviews a few days ago. You can find them at http://www.markprindle.com/mc5.htm
I'll warn you in advance that I really do not like "Kick Out The Jams."
However, I'm very fond of "High Time" and absolutely LOVE "Back in the
USA." Please take a look if you have a free moment. I also have a Stooges
page and about a billion other things. Thank you in advance, Mark Prindle
Joe Fiet - firstname.lastname@example.org
I bought the Kick Out the Jams album when it first came out and today
my order from Amazon arrived with the 6 CD Purity Accuracy collection.
I am proud to have been a fan of one of the most influential bands in
American music and society all that time.
Florian - email@example.com
I saw them yesterday in Lille FUCKIN GOOD!!!!!!!!! ROCK ON BABY!!!
darren smith -
hey. can't wait to see the 5 at the rfh with sun ra on 25th. saw the
guys at reading festival. they are still the best rock n roll band on
the planet. keep rocking!
nik - firstname.lastname@example.org
superb site that covers all things five... just wish i could find somewhere
that sells five shirts...
manouche - email@example.com
...i'm waiting for the 23...mc5 at lille...amazing me...i'm coming..
Terrific website here, glad to make my Goldmine article available for
(legal) reprint here only. Only saw the MC5 perform once--and it was
the 'MC4', at the Rob Tyner memorial concert--but their influence and
history here in Michigan runs deeply. Just listened to a recording of
that 2/22/92 concert a few nights ago. Have been an MC5 (and Sun Ra)
fan for years, and considering a group of the caliber of the Five, it
was nice (and rare) to be able to interview group members and family/"family",
and all who helped did so generously when assembling the article. Hope
to do some more new online work--maybe for this fine site, again--and
looking to contact magazines which may be interested in my work. Another
article of mine reviews the Smokin' 45s, a Michigan blues-rock band,
but their webmaster added some typos which are NOT mine. See http://www.loosestools.com/smokin45s/JimThompson.html
for the article, and smokin45s.com to hear song samples & more from
I just saw A True Testimonial. Massively cool. Will this ever see the
light of day?
mike law - firstname.lastname@example.org
The Mc5 started all the music including PUNK, jazz, heavy metal, it
was all abou fusion thats what made them special also they were who
they were so kick the mother fucking jams out
Bob Miller - email@example.com
I see that my son entered a little piece of history into this site,
so I'll just add my two cents. At 15, in 1968, The MC5 changed my life.
I love music and play music and to me those appearances by the MC5 that
I witnessed were galvanizing, mesmerizing and shook me my to my very
soul. And that's what music should be like. Even a very depressing show
at the Vanity ballroom had something memorable about it. I always wanted
to play in a band that presented the flash, excitement and musicianship
of the MC5. At 51, I still get a rush when I put on their music. I hate
the term classic rock, but there is something timeless about their music.
here is something for your (what bands have covered) section Silverchair
did Kick Out the Jams as part of there encore for a majority of there
last tour in 99.
sensational site, really does justice to a truly monumental band, and
their creed. I will feedback more comments later, as I have only scratched
the surface of the site today, someone deservers some plaudits and recognition,
for the detailed research involved.
Andrew Miller -
Just wanted to add my thoughts about the MC5. Well, I never got to see
the MC5 because I was born in 85', but my dad sure did. The MC5 for
my dad growing up in Michigan was "it!" He grew up in a small town,
Romeo, Michigan, where the Mc5 played once in 1968, I think. Either
way, he really did see the evolution of the MC5 from their radical early
days in Detroit to their drugged up final performances...my dad was
there man. I just wanted to pay tribute to my father's past of music
with hopes of identifying with others his age. MC5 KICK OUT THE MOTHERFUCKING
JAMS MOTHER FUCKER in 2005!!!
Does anyone remember seeing the MC5 play at the Grosse Pointe War Memorial.
It must of been 1972, around Halloween. The WM has no records for shows
that far back and it is not showing up on the concert dates section
on the website. Me and a friend rode our bicycles from 7 and Gratiot
to the show! Mike U. Flint, MI
Matt - firstname.lastname@example.org
This site rocks. MC5 is one of a kind. I've learned so much from your
site. Thank you.
lori manning -
I was 12 or 13 when i first saw the mc5 at the grande. My brother took
me. It was so cool and I was so in awe! It was quite an inaugaration
for someone from the burbs of Pontiac, still playing with barbie dolls.
Kick out the Jams!
sonic-ko - email@example.com
hello. i want trade cd-r. i have ... mc5(&dkt-mc5),iggy & the
stooges, sonic's rendezbous band,wayne kramer new race,radio birdman,thee
hypnotics blue cheer,n.y dolls & jonny,doors velvets & lou reed,patti
smith & n.y punk damned,hanoi rocks & cherry bombz etc......
i wait contact for collecters.
kenny d - firstname.lastname@example.org
i saw mc5 in one of the greatest concerts of all time. The narragansett
tribal rock festival at boston garden. the date was october 1969. mc5
opens the show. they were unbelieveable. johnny winter follows, then
the headliners...led zeppelin. it was tough to beat. we paid i think
5.50 for the tickets. mc5 is without doubt, one of the guttiest, raw
real rock bands that has stood the test of time. keep rockin. ken
k, mckenzie - email@example.com
the mc5, the best, onbe of the greats, plus, they are inastricablly,
weirdly, been poping up in the litrature i read, the movies i watch,
it as if they have been calling on me to start the revolution once again,
brothers i give u a new revolution, the tranquil
Ken Wilkerson -
im a fifteen year old from atlanta and one of the biggest mc5 fans ever.
to this day i havent heard much of anything better or as awesome than
the mc5's unique sound and attitude.
sam - firstname.lastname@example.org
50, life is gooood. dug the band in HIGH SKOOL, saw the movie at the
brattle in cambridge this spring? er winter... great piece of film!
ENJOYED VERY MUCH(i saw you sittin down front). we're still out there..here!
there! every Freak-ing where. stay healthy, maybe we can hook-up in
the park one more time and gat stoned...or talk about getting stoned,
smile, smile, smile. it was the best living in the heart of da beast.
jake barnes - email@example.com
born in 1963 was too young to see MC5 but really love the music. Saw
the movie, Saw DTK/MC5 in Atlanta, GA few months back...loads and loads
of fun! Jake
Sonic Mike - firstname.lastname@example.org
I remember getting my 1st copy of "KOTJS". It was on vinyl. My parents
were horrified when they heard the "motherfuckers!" part. I was in guitar
heaven. Getting through school was made easier by the comfort of my
room nightly, listening to the MC5. Wayne and Fred were both huge influences
on me. I started a band in 1981 called RED SQUARES. When a local DJ
heard us, he came up after the show and told me, "Man, you sound just
like Fred "Sonic" Smith and Wayne Krammer rolled into one." After that
I was blessed with the Sonic nickname. The band played everywhere, and
opened for every major act. It was funny playing punk rock; so many
of the folks involved were not musicians, and I took lotto shit from
different local "heroes" about my ability to play, (the fact I could
play...). When I wrote "Time Change", side 1 of our first 45 record,
it was with the 5 in mind. Fast screaming punk guitar with a MC5 solo.
Became a collector's item; the last one I had sold for $1,000.00. I
saw the 5 on VH1 playing at the 100 Club in London; it was so inspiring,
tears rolled down my face. If it wasn't for the MC5, I don't know how
I would have made it through life. It would be empty without them. Lift
a glass to the best American band ever!!!
derek - email@example.com
saw the mc3 in edmonton ab canada... my wife (riley) and I took some
mellow acid and had a few heineken... man i am one up on almost everyone
I know... my parents never saw "the five" then again they hated psychdelics...
truelly the most inspirational deadcity serpent moment...that when we
got it...anyone know MC 5 contact info I want to send them a demo...
Jeff Hale - firstname.lastname@example.org
Hey -- GREAT site. The most comprehensive I've ever seen on The 5. Thanks
also for crediting my essay "The White Panthers 'Total Assault On The
Culture'" in your Timeline. If I could ask for a minor addition, please
also credit the book in which my essay appears: Imagine Nation: The
American Counterculture of the 1960s & 1970s, Edited by Peter Braunstein
and Michael William Doyle; 2002, Routledge Press, New York. My essay
is Chapter 5 in the book, which runs from page 125 to 156. Thanks and
keep on kicking out the jams. --Jeff A. Hale, Baton Rouge, LA, September
5, 2004; email@example.com
Blinding gig at The Astoria this week... I'm a fully paid up part of
guy - firstname.lastname@example.org
A dream come true... 15 years after picking up Kick out the Jams, I
get to see the 5 at the Astoria. Mark Arm did a fine job, but they should
stick with someone who can do Rob Tyner's awesomely soulful vocal justice.
All hail Lisa Kekaula! She ROCKS!
Richey - email@example.com
Hey, I just got a copy of the official recording of the Australian tours
from this place. Sanity.com.au its kind of an Australian Tower Records.
It's a strange organic world out there and I'm all organic!!!!! (Figuratively
DAVID F. JACKSON
I WORK AS TELEVISION A NEWS ANCHOR HERE IN LOS ANGELES. IN THE PAST
20 YEARS I HAVE COVERED EVERY MAJOR WAR IN THE WORLD FOR ABC-TV AND
CBS. I WAS IN SOMALIA DURING THE BLACK HAWK DOWN EVENTS. IN AFGHANISTAN
DURING THE TALIBAN BOMBING. IN SERBIA, ALBANIA, THE GAZA STRIP, AND
BAGHDAD DURING LAST YEAR'S WAR. BUT THE MOST FREIGHTENING, EXHILARATING
AND MOTIVATING THING I'VE EVER SEEN WAS THE MC5 IN OCTOBER 1967 PLAYING
THE GRANDE BALLROOM WITH CREAM. MANY OF US ARE STILL READY TO TESTIFY...!
DAVID JACKSON KCAL/KCBS-TV 6121 SUNSET BLVD. HOLLYWOOD, CA. 90028
tim - firstname.lastname@example.org
By the way.....that fucking tatoo pop-up is really irritating. A serenity
ball-buster fer' sher'! Amen?
Easy Action - email@example.com
MC5 Purity ~ Accuracy Coming soon
I WAS FORTUNATE TO SEE AND HEAR THE DKT/MC5 SHOW AT THE MAJESTIC THEATER
JUNE 10 2004 IN DETROIT MICHIGAN. MET JOHN SINCLAIR WHO SIGNED MY CONCERT
TICKET AFTER THE SHOW ,HE IS VERY GENEROUS AND GIVING PERSON.I HAD MET
AND TALKED TO HIM AT THE MUSIC MENU CAFE ON MARCH 19 2004 BEFORE THE
PLACE CLOSED DOWN ON THE 27 OF MARCH 2004.IT WAS A VERY INTIMATE PLACE
TO SEE ANYONE.WHAT A LOSS FOR EVERYONE ANYWAY, JOHN SINCLAIR ONCE AGAIN
EXTENDED HIS WARMTH BY SIGNING COPIES OF HIS GUITAR ARMY.DURING THE
DETROIT SHOW GUITARIST KRAMER TOSSED HIS GUITAR PICK [ IT IS BROWN AND
SAYS FENDER ON IT] WELL I REACHED OUT IN FRONT OF A GIRL AND GRABBED
IT. GUITARIST KRAMER REACTED BY GIVING ME A SMILE AND A WHOOOOOOO HE
THEN REACHED IN HIS POCKET AND STRATEGICALY TOSSED ONE TO THE GIRL.THIS
WAS ANOTHER 60;s goodwill by another class act. I met a lot great people
, especially Andy a photographer from Rochester Michigan who sent me
a cd with photos from the show.
mikey p - firstname.lastname@example.org
Just wanna say MC5 is real music portions of kick out the jams reminds
me of RS out of our heads for intensity level ie sounds of (near) rioting
in crowd any body else hear that
ROBBIE - email@example.com
JUST SAW THE SHOW IN SYDNEY @ gaelic club!!!! killers!!!!
ONYEZE - MAGA@YAHOO.COM
GOOD SITE I DEY HERE
doug gay - firstname.lastname@example.org
I would like to communicate with anyone who is a true MC5 fan. I am
52 yrs old, and the very first live band I ever saw was the Motor City
Five, either at Lake Lansing Michigan or at the Grande when I was either
in 10th or 11th grade. I just saw the boys and guests at the Bluebird
Theatre in Denver (where I live) last week, and believe me, twas about
the best concert I have ever seen and heard. It was very nice talking
to Wayne, Dennis, and Michael afterward. I purchased the new DVD and
I have memorized the whole thing in the last couple of days. It would
be very nice to hear from someone! Doug, aka, the motown maniac.
Very good work. Very good site. Good luck for the continuation.
Johnny Gyno - email@example.com
This is for anyone who can help. How did Wayne Kramer get that killer
sustain on "Looking At You" from the "Back In The USA" album? It almost
seems like he dialed it in so easy, 1-2-3 and it's there. Just frickin'
incredible. I think he used a Strat with a Marshall amp setup for these
sessions, but I'm not sure. Does anyone know what his rig was when they
recorded that album? I knew a guy in 1979 who could do the same thing
with a Strat plugged into a Fender Super Twin through an Electro-Harmonix
LPB-1 cranked all the way, and then he controlled everything from the
volume knob on his guitar. But, drugs being as strong as they were back
then, I didn't think to ask how he did it(I did remember about the LPB-1,
though). It seems like everyone in here is pretty knowledgeable about
the 5 from back then. Hope someone can offer up the straight skinny.
Lavon - firstname.lastname@example.org
How can you say such awful things about Lincoln Park? I graduated in
1969 from Cass Tech so I got a first hand view of the Cass Corridor
and the "art" community. I lived in Delray from 11 yrs. old until I
was out of school. I went to McMillan Jr. High on West End right across
from Zug Island. I moved to LP in 1974 and thought it was heaven. I
lived there until 1988. Then it was starting to get bad. But in the
60's and 70's, not bad at all.
I was amazed to find footage of the MC5 concert in Aylesbury, England,
Feb 11, '72. I was there! I introduced myself to the band before the
show. I had just left high school at Cranbrook, a school outside Detroit.
Three of the band member and I went to a pub for some beers, and I visited
them for a brief bit the next day at their hotel. Even more memborable
for me was that the trains had stopped running when the concert let
out and I had to walk all night in the relentless rain from Aylesbury
to Clapham Common. The only part of the pub conversation I remember
is when the band members were talking about how great the posh town
of Birmingham, Michigan was, and Tyner (as I remember) said, "Yea, but
it's so bourgeois." Great boutiques and cafes, but, c'mon dudes, we're
revolutionaries! That was a great time for me, traipsing around England
and the continent. I saw T. Rex at Wembly Pool when Telegram Sam was
number one, and then Faces at the Rainbow Theater. I think the Faces
show was the best rock concert in the best venue I ever saw. I bought
a portable record player and had 20 LPs under my arm, along with my
backpack. I'll never forget finding a Rolling Stone in London with (the
man who would later be called) Alice Cooper on the cover.
To stay updated on the DKT/MC5 tour check in on http://launch.groups.yahoo.com/group/MC5_1967/
Mark Arm talks to Dennis, Michael & Wayne. http://www.thestranger.com/specials/mc5.html
big john - email@example.com
saw the mc5-dtk show in houston..it was great..hope they come back!!
i'm from detroit and saw the 5 many times there..they are onea my favorite
bands of all time..and seein them here again was great fun..love them
MIKE MITCH - GORILLAHOUSE@NETZERO.NET
I first saw the MC5 at the Shadowland Ballroom in Benton Harbor Michigan.
About 1968 I think. There was a buzz going around that "the coolest
band in the world was coming to BH" and they were from Michigan.There
was also a rumour the Police were gonna bust the five! Sure enough the
night of the concert Shadowland is crawling with cops(or pigs as we
called them then).If the five said "Motherfuckers" in the intro to Kick
out the Jams they were busted. So brother J.C.Crawford came out did
his rap and intro and the five get ready.."and now it's time to"......Rob
steps to the mic and there is dead silence.."KICK OUT THE JAMS."..he
looks around the police tense and he shouts B E N T O N H A R B O R
! The pigs are totally deflated we are assauled by a wall of music and
I experianced the best rock n' roll show ever! They did all the hits
plus James Brown's Papa's Got a Brand New Bag with John Sinclair on
saxophone. I was in the second row behind a little girl in a wheelchair.
Rob Tyner played up to her during I Want You Right Now.When he crawled
to the edge of the stage near her she peed her pants. After the show
we tried to go back stage but the cops said "nobody was getting back
there with those animals." I think they honestly believed the MC5 would
corrupt us if we got close to them. What they didn't realize is they
were too late!We had just been changed forever by the best rock n roll
band in the whole world. I could go on... about the night they destroyed
the Hulabaloo Club...but I've rambled enough. Brother Mike Kalamazoo
Ohh..Michael , but that was pretty high-energetic!
Dear fellow MC5 fanatics. Although my feelings have not changed from
last night, I was convicted by the power of the Holy Spirit for my offensive
language. Please accept my most humble amends. Stay alive with the power
of the Blood of the Lamb and the MC5!
Just finished watching da boyz on Kilborn and I've been holding back
since the show in Detroit. What is Wayne thinking? This dude Dando really
sucks big donkey dick! He cannot sing worth a shit! You would think
that the guy would at least learn the lyrics to the song before taking
the stage. But noooooooooooooooo this asshole has to tape a lyric cheat
sheet to the stage floor and still cannot get it right! Wassup with
that? This guy Dildo has no business on the same stage as the surviving
members of the Motor City Fucking Five! This punk was nothing more than
a polywog swimming around his daddy's sack when the Five were doin'
it right in the Motor City. His lousy stage presence was in full bloom
on the Kilborn show. Mark Arm....on the other hand...did a hell of a
job! What is DKT/MC5 thinking? DUMP THAT BITCH DANDO/DILDO and let Scott
Morgon finish out the tour. At least he can sing! I heard that the only
reson that Dildo did not get his ass kicked in Boston was because Wayne
backed off the audience with the neck of his Strat. DILDO was very lucky
that my wife had to take a squirt when he threw water at the crowd in
Detroit where I was standing.....because I would have jumped up onstage
and it would have taken a lot more than Wayne's Strat to seperate me
from him as I would have rammed Dildo's water bottle straight up his
skinny, faggot ass! Come to think of it.....he would have liked it.
Other than that it was a great show......BUT DANDO HAS GOT TO FUCKING
Saw the boys Saturday in Dallas! What a flashback. It aint the same
but what is now days. It was still better than 90% of the crap out there
in 2004. The 3 original bad boys all still have their chops and the
kids were out in force to hear war stories and see the real deal face
to face. They did all of the originals off of "USA","Rose","Jams","I
want you" and "Starship" off of the only live album that matters and
"Sister","Poison" and "Over & Over" from the grand finale of the
downriver boys. They threw in "I can only give you everything" and "I
believe it to my soul" for good measure. Watch for them on the late
late show with Craig Kilbourn coming up soon and remember "WE DO IT
BECAUSE WE HAVE TO!!!"
Fouck - firstname.lastname@example.org
Vu que je suis au boulot, j'ai eu tout le temps de parcourir et de tout
lire. Sacré boulot. Sacrée boulot.
1970...my older brother used to get weed off some older guys he knew,one
day he borrowed some records from themHendrix and MC5 Kotj was one of
them.We smoked and listened to them;he didn't like the 5"hendrix plays
better"I thought they were cool,dug the manic energy,Iwas 10 years old.fast
forward 8years and I'm listening to the hardest punk I can get my hands
on,craving speed and excitement;found KOTJin a cutout bin for a buck.Put
on side two Borderline....aahhh thats the stuff. funny how some things
keep re-entering your life when you're not even looking for them....1981...in
a punk club after work,the owner pulls out a press kit"listen to this
guy GG Allin,he has WAYNE KRAMER on Guitar!" saw wayne on tour right
aroundthen then he seemingly disappeared again...can't beleive I am
actually going to see DTK /MC5....the world is a strange place and I
am glad to be alive in it
Chris G. - Cggtr@xaxoxlx.com
DKT/MC5 played the Black Cat club in DC last night,6/18.Simply put it
was a great show.We arrived while Cobra Verde was playing and they were
pretty decent.DKT/MC5 drew a pretty decent crowd with a lot of younger
fans.Played songs from all 3 LPs as well as "I Can Only Give You Everything"
which MD sang and the Ray Charles tune,"I Believe to My Soul" from the
Grande days.Both Mark Arm and Evan Dando aquitted themselves quite well.Arm
had a rougher vocal style and plenty of stage presence and Dando did
fine,with none of the problems mentioned in reviews of earlier shows.The
vocalists cycled on and off stage as needed.Kramer,Thompson,and Davis
all played great and Marshall Crenshaw was a surprisingly good fit.
I don't imagine anyone reading this needs to be convinced,but if you
have a chance go to one of these shows-you'll be glad you did.
Dando sucked so bad Why did they do it? open an old vintage and cut
it with suger pop Fuck dando, Wayne blew it
It would be cool to see DKT write some new songs down the line.
TUB - email@example.com
Great site, big fan, nice one
Tim & Mike
Yo, Francois, I sent you the review........ post it for the edification,
consumption and delight of our fellow FIVE fanatics
We concur with gordana......3 encores and a packed house, the boys were
in fine form....see review to follow
g. - firstname.lastname@example.org
MC5 ROCKS!!! The show in Detroit on June 10, 2004 tore the house down!
Nothing short of Amazing! MC5 truly is the best band EVER!
Nile Moore - Nile_Ramone@hotmail.com
MC5 IS THE BEST BAND EVER
Tim Hurley - email@example.com
TONIGHT'S THE NIGHT! IT'S HIGH TIME WE ALL GOT BACK ON SHAKIN' STREET!
LOOK FOR A REVIEW OF THE SHOW!
Oktay, toutes les dates prévues sont dispos à www.dkt-mc5.com Francois
Gürbüz - firstname.lastname@example.org
Salut Francois, svp as tu les dates de la tournée 2004 ? Merci d'avance
tim - email@example.com
You rock Francois! I'll provide you with a full recon debriefing! It's
gonna be a great night in the motor city! We've not experienced these
jams for 32 years, 5 months and 10 daze........Every old Panther and
their brood of little cats will be there at the Majestic for the mighty
poser of the music of the MC5!
Francois - firstname.lastname@example.org
AMEN, BROTHER TIM!.... i had a dream ... the guys standing in the shadow
of the scene ready to kick'em out, sustain and feedback freezing up
the audience THEN... here is Brother TIM catching the mike and starting
his TESTIMONIAL... INTENSE & THRILLING... this is 2004 BROTHERS
AND SISTERS, and HE still believes in the mighty POWER of MICHAEL DAVIS,
DENNIS THOMPSON & WAYNE KRAMER altogether! SO DO I. Now Brothers
& Sisters... don't you all think that it's time to pay our respect
to the guys? I DO. MC5 forever.
Tim Hurley - email@example.com
Brother Mike, just one small correction.....the MC5 were the greatest
band of all time, not just the 60's to hit a stage and shower the audience
with a audio & visual total assault on the senses. One did not see
the MC5 they were an experience that has not been matched by anyone
since. You had to be there. Amen?
Tim Hurley - firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks Mike! See you at the gig!
MIKE ROUSSEAU -
BROTHER TIM: THANKS FOR EVERYTHING YOU ARE A TRUE BROTHER. I CAN'T KNOW
WERE I'M GOING TO UNTIL I FIND WERE I CAME FROM. GOING AS FAR BACK TO
THE TIMES OF THE MC5, AND THE MAD HEIGHTS IS THE BEST PLACE TO START.I
JUST THANK THE LORD JESUS CHRIST HE GAVE ME YOU. AS MY FIRST STEP.I
JUST CANT WAIT TO SEE YOU, ON THIS VERY SPECIAL NIGHT FOR ME. NOT JUST
TO SEE,THE GREATES'T ROCK BAND OF THE 60'S BUT ALSO TO SEE THE HURLEY
BROTHERS YOUR FRIEND IN CHRIST PEACE MIKE ROUSSEAU
Tim Hurley - email@example.com
Brethren & Sistren, Regarding some with agenda's other than the
music/jams...I just do not get it. Led Zeppelin music is being used
in an add for Caddilac, Dylan has hooked up with Victoria Secret....yet
there is no howling from the peanut gallery of SELLOUT! Be reminded
that "WHEN THE TIES THAT BIND US TOGETHER ARE STRONGER THAN THE FORCES
WHICH WOULD TEAR US APART.....ALL WILL BE WELL" Forget all of the divisive
crap. It's time to "COME TOGETHER"! That sweet, powerful and majestic
music of the MC5 is to celebrated live in the flesh in Detroit on June
10th @ the Majestic Theater.
Joe Seed - firstname.lastname@example.org
I just bought my tickets for the DKT show in Dallas june 26th. You can
get them at the DKT website(DKT-MC5) I saw the Five 15 times from 68
to 72 and have seen Wayne 5 times in big D. One thing I learned along
time ago is don't go see a band now and expect to see what you saw 30
years ago, you will be disappointed. I am willing to bet that this show
will not disappoint. My 3 brothers will not let me down! We do it because
we have to! Brother Rick
Tim Hurley - email@example.com
Brother Francois, Thanks so much! The article really "MAKEMYDAY"!Wassup
with the DKT/MC5 tour any info appreciated
Joe Seed - firstname.lastname@example.org
Emanuel - email@example.com
really enjoyed the website. I should say "we". My husband and I spend
hours surfing the net. It's hard to find quality websites such as yours.
Thank You for all the work.I
Tim Hurley HURLCO
By the way, does anyone have a copy of the article, "The MC5, Back On
Shakin' Street" written by Dave Marsh for an issue of Creem Magazine
where (if my memory serves me right) Dave stated, "If the Rolling Stones
and the MC5 were playing across the street from each other on the same
night......on a good night I'd take the MC5!" It's the copy with that
little punk Mick Jagger on the cover. If Creem had any real balls back
then, they would have at least put Fred "Sonic" Smith on the cover instead!
Can I get an Amen from someone out there?
Tim Hurley HURLCO
When you really think about it......at the end of the day.....it really
only takes 5 seconds.....5 SECONDS OF DECISION......5 SECONDS TO REALIZE
YOUR PURPOSE HERE ON THE PLANET! IT TAKES 5 SECONDS TO REAL-IZE THAT
IT'S TIME TO MOVE! IT'S TIME TO GET DOWN WITH! BROTHERS, IT'S TIME TO
TESTIFY AND I WANT TO KNOW......When in the fuck is "The MC5: A TRUE
TESTIMONIAL" going to have it's theatrical and DVD release? This is
turning into some serious horseshit and I'm about to lose my serenity
over this. You've seen "The Wall", "The Last Waltz" (I was there) "Sympathy
for the devil?" "The MC5: A TRUE TESTIMONIAL" blows all those limp-dick
flicks out of the water. As the prophet Moses might say were he with
us today, "LET MY MC5/PEOPLE GO!
James Dutton -
I was at the following gig: 1972 March 4th Saturday *Thomas Hall*, Canterbury,
UK The site says "Thomas Hall" but I remember the gig being in the local
cinema in Canterbury - Was it the Odean? The support act was Steve Pereguin
Took, formerly of Tyranosaurus Rex. I also remember having to queue
for ages to get in. As a 16 year old I was gobsmacked by the band who
I'd never heard before --- they charged onto the stage with a strobe
flashing, blasting out a terific racket! I later was into Punk and this
was, for sure, a seminal punk moment for me. James
psybergrub - firstname.lastname@example.org
MC5, how many bands cover this stuff ? well here in Australia it seems
its a cred ingredient. The Psychotic Turnbuckles really did have a go
at gettin those jams movin'. Lookin forward to the Oz gigs, as long
as there are more than just the Byron ones. Dont forget the mystery
bags while ya 'ere. Grub.
Mike Jahn - email@example.com
I was a newspaperman who found himself in the middle of the golden age
of rock in the late 60s and early 70s. I just put an MC5 page on my
noncommercial, for the love of it site, TALES OF THE ANCIENT ROCKER.
I knew them and wrote three stories about them for my syndicated column
in 1969. You might want to check it out. Go to www.geocities.com/theancientrocker.
A nice shot of Fred (w. Iggy) can be seen at: http://www.keeprocking.com/dkpunk/concert.fotos/sj.1978.05.29/sods.det%20ny%20teater.htm
Craig Nine -
As much as I would like to see the footage in 'A True Testimonial',
after reading the open letter from Brother Wayne I stand behind him
100 percent. They are trying to screw him over! Fuck them! Boycott the
film! It ain't worth it. C9
Brent Keneagy -
I was browsing through the upcoming dvd releases at www.rareandhardtofind.com,
and listed was the "A True Testimonial" DVD. According to them, it will
be in stock on July 7, and they are currently taking preorders. Cross
your fingers!!! Cheers...Brent
Leo - firstname.lastname@example.org
The most amazing rock'n'roll band in the universe RRRROOOOCCCCKKKEEERRRSSS
Michel SCMB -
Sugar Coated Mind Bombs, regards to the MC5
emily - email@example.com
I saw that damn documentary last night, and I was so excited after,
that I looked up the mc5 here on the internet, only to find that the
band (well, Wayne) is in court, and none of the remaining members support
the film. So I saw an illegal screening, I guess. I just want to say
that I sent an email protesting my local theater's decision to show
the film and the link to Mr.s Davis, Kramer, and Thompson's open letters...and
I'm pissed at Future/Now Films. The mc5 fucking rock, that's all, forever
and amen. And I want my six bucks back-Yours, Miss Emily Spencer
mark sisto - Mars6actual@hotmail.com
Support Wayne and Mike, I believe them. in the shit fight,
Just read this e mail from Brother Wayne. Listen up!!! As much as I
want to see the footage and the sorty of the Five, I stand behind Wayne.
he is a true friend and a true source of information. April 1, 2004
An Open Letter from Wayne Kramer Re: Future/Now Films & Rebecca
Derminer (Tyner) There have been vicious attacks directed at me in the
last few days and I will tell you why I am protecting my rights -- and
those of the MC5 -- from Future/Now Films. Last month Dave Thomas, Laurel
Legler and Rebecca Derminer (Tyner) entered a motion in court to strip
me of my MC5 songs. Now, I must now defend myself both in federal court
and in the court of public opinion. This is an effort on their part
to coerce me to relinquish my rights to my work and my story. Up to
the day I was served with the court papers, I held out hope that they
would do the right thing. They are doing this to me solely because I
insisted they honor an agreement that was made between them and me at
the start of this movie. This is a great disappointment for all of us
who worked so hard supporting a film we all believed in. Dave Thomas
and Laurel Legler should be explaining their actions to all of you.
They are at the core of these attacks and have enlisted many, including
Rebecca Derminer, to help them. For people who throw the word “righteous”
around a lot, they should know that it means right thinking and right
conduct. They have demonstrated neither. Around 1996, Dave Thomas and
Laurel Legler approached me. They wanted to make a film about the MC5.
They said my participation was vital. They also said they had never
made a full-length film before. I told them I would assist in whatever
way I could under one condition: That I would be the music producer
for the film and that I would share in any profits from my story. They
assured me, without hesitation, that we had an agreement. We could both
benefit from the fruits of our efforts. I would do the music and they
would get their movie made. In 1997 I worked with them in Chicago filming
in Lincoln Park. The seven-minute trailer-with my interview-was completed
and it won them the Roy W. Dean Film Grant award.
chris g - Cggtr@axoxlx.com
There is an open letter from Wayne Kramer on the www.dkt-mc5.com site
regarding the True Testimonial film.Ironically after getting an email
from the folks selling ATT merch yesterday with the Detroit News story,I
got one from the same folks today with Wayne's letter.Fair and balanced,I
guess.Personally I think this mess a shame and was looking forward to
finally seeing the film and the 100 Club show.Too bad for everyone,fans,filmmakers
and principals that its come to this.Talk about a band born under the
proverbial bad sign.
tom - tc8trax@NOSPAMyahoo.com
WAYNE, WHAT'S WRONG WITH YOU??!?!?! CAN'T TAKE THE HEAT WHEN Y OU'VE
GOT YOUR LITTLE CONCERT FILM COMING OUT HUH? COME ON...WHY STOP "A TRUE
FRancois - firstname.lastname@example.org
I hope the news about the film MC5*A True Testimonial are just an April
joke! I hope...
I just got an e mail telling me that the MC5 film is beh=ing held up
from sale to the public because of a lawsuit instigated by Wayne kramer/
Please, Please Wayne, say it ain't so! How can you keep this film (after
so long of a wait) from the masses? We need this film.Please reconsider,
if it's true.
jonny - email@example.com
brothers and sister testify to a new band, a new band brothers and sister,
this band has come from the ashes of rock and roll and the sperm of
a wild wild demon. the time is now brothers and sister the time is now
and the band is the labrador hip, the labrador hip brothers and sister,
now you have to decide will you comprimise for some light wieght band
or will you conquere your soul feel it, feel it brothers and sisters
the time is now and the band is labrador hip
Jeff "Quinn" Curtis
MC5 are superchrist..more people need tohear thier music, they inspired
me to learn an instrument and i play drums now thanx MC5 for making
Hi, i´m danilo, and im from brazil(south america), and yours band it´s
very nice enter in my website too (i have a band too, of punkrock hardcore)
www.drbacalhau.com.br , and write in the guest book please!!! thank
Chris G. - Cggtr@xaxoxlx.com
Seems MC5:A True Testimonial is finally getting some distribution.Currently
playing at the Roxie in San Francisco and the Brattle in Boston.Check
out www.roxie.com also a Boston Herald review http://theedge.bostonherald.com/movieReviews/view.bg?articleid=277
Great site. I bought my first copy of kick out the jams in 1975 and
i've never stopped to listen to the band ever since. Geeetings Pedro
Michael Bolan -
Brothers and Sisters: "A True Testemonial" is scheduled for release
on May 1st. I cannot wait, although I waited a year and a half for the
film to play in Detroit! Here are kudos to Laurel and David from Future/Now
Luca Banche Niclot
One of the Best Rock Sites I've seen, about one of the Best Bands! The
moving photos are fantastic! Good Luck and stay alive with MC 5!!! L.B.N.
Swami - firstname.lastname@example.org
Just saw/heard Wayne Kramer at the Baked Potato last Wednesday night
(Feb. 11, 2004). He was in great form, truth-telling lyrics and oblong
jazz/blues/beat vibe for all to enjoy. Thanks to Wayne for giving some
of us something else to aspire to.
Wish i have been there at the time when mc5 ruled the Detroit sceen.
They where the real deal...... They are an icon in rock music......
Matt - email@example.com
I heard about the MC5 when they made a top 100 list on VH1. So I went
out and picked up a couple of their cds. I was so floored by their intesity.
It reminded me of a demolition derby and war at the same time. Now I
know where bands like Rage Against the Machine, Black Flag, Minor Threat,
and the like got their intensity from. Too bad the MC5 never had the
press to secure their rightful place in history.