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4.0 out of 5 stars I give you a testimonial, the MC5, 13 Aug 2007
This review is from: "MC5", Sonically Speaking: A Tale of Revolution and Rock 'n' Roll (Paperback)
A well-researched and well-written biography of the band - the author managed to interview the three remaining members of the band plus a number of people associated with them back in their hey day including Russ Gibb and John Sinclair. As a long-standing anorak fan of the band the book contained little new information but it does succeed in documenting the group's life from the very early stages, through its turbulant association with the White Panthers to its rather sad ending in Europe when only Kramer and Smith were left of the originals. Any book on the MC5 will suffer from not having any input from Tyner and Smith so what you get here is mainly the views of the rythmn section plus Wayne K. Consequently, the internal splits that developed in the group after the first LP and the influence of drugs are rather glossed over, although the author cannot be blamed for this. In conclusion, the book is a good read and will appeal to both hardcore fans - such as myself - and to those curious to learn about one of rock's more colourful and mercurial bands.
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