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* NiceJewishBoy: Brother Wayne's Jewfro had a respectable circumference but Brother Rob's is an all-time great.


[[caption-width-right:350:Brothers, it's time to testify and I want to know, are you ready to testify? I give you a testimonial: THE [=MC5=]!]]

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[[caption-width-right:350:Brothers, it's time to testify and I want to know, are you ready to testify? I give you a testimonial: THE [=MC5=]!]]
[=MC5=]! The classic lineup, from left to right: Fred "Sonic" Smith, Dennis Thompson, Rob Tyner, Wayne Kramer, Michael Davis]]


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* HighSchoolRocks: "High School"


* CoverVersion: "Ramblin' Rose" by... I don't really know, "Motor City Is Burning" by Al Smith, "I Want You Right Now" by... some guys, "Tutti Frutti" by Music/LittleRichard and "Back in the USA" by Music/ChuckBerry.

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* CoverVersion: "Ramblin' Rose" by... I don't really know, by Music/JerryLeeLewis, "Motor City Is Burning" by Al Smith, "I Want You Right Now" by... some guys, "Tutti Frutti" by Music/LittleRichard and "Back in the USA" by Music/ChuckBerry.


The [=MC5=] were a highly influential rock band from UsefulNotes/{{Detroit}} (their name meaning "Motor City 5"), active between 1964-1972. They're known for being one of the leading proto-punk bands (alongside the Music/VelvetUnderground and Music/TheStooges--incidentally from Ann Arbor, which isn't far from Detroit--among others) that helped inspire the PunkRock movement.

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The [=MC5=] were a highly influential rock band from UsefulNotes/{{Detroit}} (their name meaning "Motor City 5"), active between 1964-1972. They're known for being one of the leading proto-punk {{Protopunk}} bands (alongside the Music/VelvetUnderground and Music/TheStooges--incidentally from Ann Arbor, which isn't far from Detroit--among others) that helped inspire the PunkRock movement.


Oh, and they were also one of the first bands to [[PrecisionFStrike put out a song with the word "fuck" in it uncensored]].

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Oh, and they were also one of the first bands bands, along with Music/TheFugs, to [[PrecisionFStrike put out a song with the word "fuck" in it uncensored]].



The band had a short career, releasing only three albums before breaking up. However, these albums proved to be [[TropeMaker enormously influential]]. Boasting Kramer and Smith's furious guitar playing, Tyner's strong vocals and the solid support of the Davis-Thompson rhythm section, the sheer energy and fury of the band combined with the undoubtedly {{Epic Riff}}s they wrote and their "back-to-basics" rock 'n roll sound became a key influence on PunkRock. While their debut album ''Kick Out the Jams'' ([[RunningGag MOTHERFUCKERS]]) is one of the most highly acclaimed live albums ever made, their other albums ''Back in the USA'' and ''High Time'' aren't anything to sneeze at either.

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The band had a short career, releasing only three albums before breaking up. However, these albums proved to be [[TropeMaker enormously influential]]. Boasting Kramer and Smith's furious guitar playing, Tyner's strong vocals and the solid support of the Davis-Thompson rhythm section, the sheer energy and fury of the band combined with the undoubtedly {{Epic Riff}}s they wrote and their "back-to-basics" rock 'n roll sound became a key influence on PunkRock. While their debut album ''Kick Out the Jams'' ''Music/KickOutTheJams'' ([[RunningGag MOTHERFUCKERS]]) is one of the most highly acclaimed live albums ever made, their other albums ''Back in the USA'' and ''High Time'' aren't anything to sneeze at either.



* ''Kick Out the Jams'' (1969) - LiveAlbum

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* ''Kick Out the Jams'' ''Music/KickOutTheJams'' (1969) - LiveAlbum



* CoverVersion: "Ramblin' Rose" by... I don't really know, "Motor City Is Burning" by Al Smith, "I Want You Right Now" by... some guys, "Tutti Frutti" by LittleRichard and "Back in the USA" by ChuckBerry.

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* CoverVersion: "Ramblin' Rose" by... I don't really know, "Motor City Is Burning" by Al Smith, "I Want You Right Now" by... some guys, "Tutti Frutti" by LittleRichard Music/LittleRichard and "Back in the USA" by ChuckBerry.Music/ChuckBerry.


The [=MC5=] were a highly influential rock band from UsefulNotes/{{Detroit}} (their name meaning "Motor City 5"), active between 1964-1972. They're known for being one of the leading proto-punk bands (alongside the Music/VelvetUnderground and Music/TheStooges--incidentally from Ann Arbor, which isn't far from Detroit--among others) that helped inspire the Music/PunkRock movement.

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The [=MC5=] were a highly influential rock band from UsefulNotes/{{Detroit}} (their name meaning "Motor City 5"), active between 1964-1972. They're known for being one of the leading proto-punk bands (alongside the Music/VelvetUnderground and Music/TheStooges--incidentally from Ann Arbor, which isn't far from Detroit--among others) that helped inspire the Music/PunkRock PunkRock movement.


* AuthorFilibuster: ''Kick Out the Jams'' (MOTHERFUCKERS) opens with a long speech by the band's "spiritual advisor" Brother J.C. Crawford before they kick into the first song. I'd be surprised if anybody actually sits through it instead of just skipping to the song itself.

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* AuthorFilibuster: ''Kick Out the Jams'' (MOTHERFUCKERS) opens with a long speech by the band's "spiritual advisor" Brother J.C. Crawford before they kick into the first song. I'd be surprised if anybody actually sits through it instead of just skipping to the song itself.


** "Kick Out the Jams" (MOTHERFUCKERS) itself has been covered quite a bit. And TheDamned have made their cover of "Looking at You" a concert staple.

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** "Kick Out the Jams" (MOTHERFUCKERS) itself has been covered quite a bit. And TheDamned Music/TheDamned have made their cover of "Looking at You" a concert staple.


The [=MC5=] were a highly influential rock band from UsefulNotes/{{Detroit}} (their name meaning "Motor City 5"), active between 1964-1972. They're known for being one of the leading proto-punk bands (alongside VelvetUnderground and TheStooges--incidentally from Ann Arbor, which isn't far from Detroit--among others) that helped inspire the PunkRock movement.

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The [=MC5=] were a highly influential rock band from UsefulNotes/{{Detroit}} (their name meaning "Motor City 5"), active between 1964-1972. They're known for being one of the leading proto-punk bands (alongside VelvetUnderground the Music/VelvetUnderground and TheStooges--incidentally Music/TheStooges--incidentally from Ann Arbor, which isn't far from Detroit--among others) that helped inspire the PunkRock Music/PunkRock movement.


The [=MC5=] were a highly influential rock band from [[MotorCity Detroit]] (their name meaning "Motor City 5"), active between 1964-1972. They're known for being one of the leading proto-punk bands (alongside VelvetUnderground and TheStooges--incidentally from Ann Arbor, which isn't far from Detroit--among others) that helped inspire the PunkRock movement.

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The [=MC5=] were a highly influential rock band from [[MotorCity Detroit]] UsefulNotes/{{Detroit}} (their name meaning "Motor City 5"), active between 1964-1972. They're known for being one of the leading proto-punk bands (alongside VelvetUnderground and TheStooges--incidentally from Ann Arbor, which isn't far from Detroit--among others) that helped inspire the PunkRock movement.


Oh, and they were also one of the first bands to [[PrecisionFStrike put out a song with the word "fuck" in it uncensored]] - the first ones who actually did it were JeffersonAirplane back in '68, but nobody seems to remember that. [=MC5=] were the second.

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Oh, and they were also one of the first bands to [[PrecisionFStrike put out a song with the word "fuck" in it uncensored]] - the first ones who actually did it were JeffersonAirplane back in '68, but nobody seems to remember that. [=MC5=] were the second.
uncensored]].


[[EverybodyRemembersTheStripper Oh, and they were also one of the first bands to put out a song with the word "fuck" in it uncensored]] - the first ones who actually did it were JeffersonAirplane back in '68, but nobody seems to remember that. [=MC5=] were the second.

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[[EverybodyRemembersTheStripper Oh, and they were also one of the first bands to [[PrecisionFStrike put out a song with the word "fuck" in it uncensored]] - the first ones who actually did it were JeffersonAirplane back in '68, but nobody seems to remember that. [=MC5=] were the second.

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