Alternative music reviews

May 22, 2006

MC5

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I’ve been listening to the MC5 tonight. Various live and demo recordings of a band that loom large in my history of rock music. The particular video I have chosen to feature is poor quality but it transmits the excitement of finding a band and revelling in the most deadly dual guitar attack known to Mankind.

Another video that is interesting is Rambling Rose – featuring Wayne Kramer on vocals rather than the Afro haired Rob Tyner. I love the girl that introduces this video surrounded by balloons. Television has come a long way since. But just play attention to Wayne’s guitar playing. You may notice that the audience seems disinterested, while the roadies enjoy sharing a spliff and bopping along.

Ramblin Rose

If you want to them in context of what was going on in the the MC5s world then you need to watch a short Spanish-subtitled documentary:

MC5 documentary

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