Rock's lost another legend...

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  1. Marcfordsfuzz513

    Marcfordsfuzz513 Member

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    Michael Davis of MC5 passed away. [​IMG]


    they basically started heavy metal in my opinion.
     
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    That sucks. 3 of the 5 gone.
     
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    Totally blows...they still do not get the recognition they deserve!
     
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    RIP Michael..



    Jeff
     
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    Aiigh, what a drag. I still listen to and try to rip off "Borderline" weekly

    RIP
     
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    That's a great riff.
     
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    I grew up in Detroit on "the Five". They had attitude & energy I have not seen since. Sorry to hear about Michael. Yep, only 2 remain.
     
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    Rod Tone is Paramount Silver Supporting Member

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    Geez..RIP Michael... They were 1 of a kind musically..... Marcford is right on.. The MC5 really were the 1st heavy metal band
     
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    So who's left? Those guys were at my house in Cal. in the late 60's when they toured. I lived with a guy from Detroit. It was a real change of pace for our home scene, to put it mildly.
     
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    the way GOD intended rock to be.


    they were like....Revival Metal
     
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    As far as I know Wayne Kramer & Dennis Thompson are still kickin' (out the jams).

    Those guys WORKED IT!
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LEi1-FSec24
     
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    DKT/MC5 played a gig ion Paris back in the spring, more or less, opening for the Stooges. There is a new release available in different formats- audio and video of a DTK/MC5 gog with Primal Scream a few years ago.

    Besides the MC5, Mike played bass in Ascension with Sonic Smith and Dennis Thompson, the post Ron Asheton Destroy All Monsters, Los Luminarios, DTK/MC5 with the surviving Thompson and Kramer and other bands as well.

    I once borrowed his bass when a pickup band I was in opened for the Sillies and DAM at East Quad cafeteria in Ann Arbor and our bass player turned up bassless- and witless as well, I guess. This was about a half hour after I had run back and forth to my apartment to grab my copy of High Time to have Mike Davis and visiting Dennis Thompson sign it.

    RIP Mike.
     
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    If you aren't aware of why the MC5 are a legend, you need to turn in you're rock and roll shoes, miss...no offense. And pick up their 3 elpees, KOTJ, Back in the USA, and High Time. Made the cover of Rolling Stone, Time Magazine and the FBI and Richard Nixon/Cointelpro Hate lists, only band to play at the 1968 Chicago democratic convention. Coined the phrase "Kick out the Jams, Mother****er" and done kicked them out. The single of KOTJ was top 40 before the blowback.
     
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    "Let it all burn...let it all burn..."
     
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    Oh... Love me some of The MC5.
     
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    wow, bummer. i love the mc5. huge inspiration to me.
     
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    I am well aware of MC5 and their prolific, ahem, catalog.

    Respectfully, while Michael & company had some influence in their time, "legendary" just doesn't apply. Sorry, but let's be reasonable.
     
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    My thoughts exactly. He was not a "legend" in any way, shape, or form, I'm sorry to say. Not to denigrate the guy, but The MC 5 fizzled out after two albums and never broke through to a large audience. They may have been a cool band at the time, and they might have been influential, but calling one of their guitarists a "legend" is really stretching it.

    Hank Williams is legendary. Johnny Cash is legendary. Ray Charles is, and so is B.B. King, Bob Dylan, and The Beatles.
     

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