* Grande Ballroom *
10,11 ~ Friday, Saturday /May 1968
|Set the First|
The NOW infamous compositions by Wayne Kramer
EGYPT"; Inspired by the planet shaking "Tauhid"
MONDAY BLUES"; The MC5 always include one stone
4. "ICE PICK SLIM (5 for Shepp)"; This original piece, dedicated to
Archie Shepp, features each of the 5 in solo performance. "We
wanted to do some more complex arrangements (ie., ensemble
passages & time signature changes, for those of you who are into
that & still leave everyone enough roon to get out their hot licks".
|The order of solos:|
| 1. Rob
Tyner, Gronk Saxophone
2. Fred Smith, Sonic-Boom Kamakazi guitar
3. Rob Tyner, Vocal solo
4. Wayne Kramer, Cosmic wiggle guitar
5. Michael Davis (Free Bass solo)
6. Dennis Thompson (Drums)
Ending in mass improvisation & Energy blast.
|Set the Second|
OUT THE JAMS, MOTHERFUCKER!"; An original with lyrics
SIGN" (Born under a . . . ) written by Albert King, a bit of
DOWN"; ROCK AND ROLL MUSIC. The subversive device used
OF A THIN MAN"; Off Bob Dylan's Highway 61 Revisited
(Toon'-jee) A composition from the beautiful "Coltrane"
AT YOU"; (The MC5's latest recording fiasco) "This one
7. "I PUT
A SPELL ON YOU"; written long ago by Screaming Jay
TOGETHER"; A little spontaneous generation, written live
9. "I BELIEVE
IT TO MY SOUL"; This is your emotional-transition
TO COMM"; (Song of the Planets...)
Come Down, Down
Down . . ."
MC5 have been an entity for 4 years. They opened the Grande
Ballroom in October of 1966 with the Chosen Few (Then comprised
of members of the INCREDIBLE SRC and the EARTH SHATTERING
PSYCHEDELIC STOOGES.) The MC5 are; Wayne Kramer & Fred
(Sonic) Smith on Guitar ("Nobody plays lead... We just play...")
Michael Davis on Bass, Dennis Thompson, Drums & Rob Tyner
on harmonica, flute, theremin & lead vocal. All play saxophone,
organ, piano and "Whatever else we can get our hands on."
|For MC5 Social & Athletic Club Write:|
Detroit, Michigan 48202
Got to Move in the Music, Got to Get Out in the Sun
Got to Get Out of Your Head Now, Got a Lot to be Done."