Discussion in 'The Sound Hound Lounge' started by Marcfordsfuzz513, Feb 19, 2012.
Michael Davis of MC5 passed away.
they basically started heavy metal in my opinion.
That sucks. 3 of the 5 gone.
Totally blows...they still do not get the recognition they deserve!
Aiigh, what a drag. I still listen to and try to rip off "Borderline" weekly
That's a great riff.
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.
Geez..RIP Michael... They were 1 of a kind musically..... Marcford is right on.. The MC5 really were the 1st heavy metal band
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.
the way GOD intended rock to be.
they were like....Revival Metal
As far as I know Wayne Kramer & Dennis Thompson are still kickin' (out the jams).
Those guys WORKED IT!
Kickin' em out!
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.
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.
"Let it all burn...let it all burn..."
Oh... Love me some of The MC5.
wow, bummer. i love the mc5. huge inspiration to me.
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.
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.