Personalities | MC5 | Sixties | Rock

(Vocal group, 1968–72)

Michigan’s loud and politically resolute MC5 – Rob Tyler (vocals), Wayne Kramer (guitar), Fred ‘Sonic’ Smith (guitar), Mike Davis (bass) and Dennis Thompson (drums) – were connected with The White Panthers. Riddled with slogan-ridden social comment, rude words and raw musical attack, their three albums may be seen to have pre-empted the more dogmatic punk groups like The Clash and Crass, as well as later acts such as Killing Joke and The Levellers.

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Source: The Definitive Illustrated Encyclopedia of Rock, general editor Michael Heatley


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