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MC50 - Kick out the jams 2018
« on: May 15, 2018, 09:45:08 AM »
https://justlistentothis.co.uk/news/mc50-announces-kick-out-the-jams-november-2018-uk-tour/

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Now Wayne Kramer, leader of Detroit’s proto-punk/hard rock band MC5, has announced 15 concerts and 4 summer festivals for Kick Out the Jams: The 50th Anniversary Tour. MC50 includes guitarist Kim Thayil, drummers Brendan Canty and Matt Cameron, bassists Dug Pinnick and super producer Don Was, and 6’7” powerhouse frontman Marcus Durant. With this team, Kramer will be celebrating the landmark anniversary of the MC5’s incendiary debut album Kick Out the Jams as well as the release of his memoir The Hard Stuff: Dope, Crime, the MC5, and My Life of Impossibilities, to be published August 16th by Faber & Faber in UK.
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Re: MC50 - Kick out the jams 2018
« Reply #1 on: August 31, 2018, 04:57:41 PM »
https://www.rollingstone.com/music/music-features/book-review-two-dueling-narratives-pick-through-the-wreckage-of-the-mc5-714605/
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Few bands can match the legacy of the MC5 – or the tragedy. Their hi-energy music and anarchic attitude would make them an important touchstone for generations of punk and alternative rock, but such recognition came much too late for the band and most of its members. That sad story is recounted in dueling memoirs from Kramer and bassist Michael Davis. The questions posed by two these books are essentially the same: how did things go so wrong? and how do you chose to live after the death of a dream?
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Re: MC50 - Kick out the jams 2018
« Reply #2 on: September 28, 2018, 04:50:31 PM »
https://www.austin360.com/entertainment/music/wayne-kramer-never-expected-tour-years-later/

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Asked if he or his bandmates ever entertained the possibility that they’d be shaping musicians five decades into the future, Kramer said the likelihood of self destruction – both for the band’s members and for the country in an escalating Cold War – prevented them from looking or thinking about what the future could hold.

“During the height of the nuclear arms race we really doubted we were going to make it another 20 years, let alone another 50 years,” he said. “I thought if we could make it another 20 years we would go on to this beautiful, creative, utopian existence. Not only did that not happen. … look at the mess we’re in today.”
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