Tag Archives: MC5

Watch the MC5 kick out the jams in Germany in 1972

Video: MC5 – Beat Club Recording Sessions: Bremen, Germany 1972 This footage is amazing. It’s from the weird time right after they had kicked out original bassist Michael Davis. They were in Europe promoting their third and final (and best) album, High Times, although they don’t play anything from that record in this clip, filmed … Continue reading Watch the MC5 kick out the jams in Germany in 1972

Louder Than Love: The Grande Ballroom Story

Video: Louder Than Love – The Grande Ballroom Story This looks awesome. I love that the trailer uses the Bob Seger System‘s “Heavy Music.” De-fucking-troit! The filmmakers’ Facebook page claims a release date of Summer 2010, but they also say they “have more scheduled interviews in early 2010,” so we’ll see. Let’s hope this one … Continue reading Louder Than Love: The Grande Ballroom Story

Cool Band: 1776

I must admit: I got very, very drunk Saturday night. I went to see a couple of local bands who are somehow associated with the Dandy Warhols and ended up mostly incoherent in the back of a cab stinking of gin and Voodoo Donuts. But just before everything went south (and maybe because of it) … Continue reading Cool Band: 1776

Meg White Marrying Sonic Smith's Kid

Sorry, boys, she’s no longer available. According to the Detroit Free Press, Meg White is getting married. Who’s the lucky guy? Turns out it’s none other than Detroit rock royalty: Jackson Smith, son of Patti Smith and the MC5‘s Fred “Sonic” Smith. Smith, who grew up in St. Clair Shores, was 12 when his father … Continue reading Meg White Marrying Sonic Smith's Kid

MC5 Movie Lawsuit Resolved?

Detroit Tango publishes the United States District Court’s Findings Of Fact And Conclusions Of Law (along with some pointed commentary) in the case that prevented the MC5 documentary, A True Testimonial, from being distributed. The gist: the judge ruled in favor of the filmmakers. The Honorable Andrew J. Guilford, United States District Judge, issued his … Continue reading MC5 Movie Lawsuit Resolved?

DKT/MC5 Electrifies the City of Lights

DKT/MC5 celebrates the music of the MC5Like everyone who cares about real rock and roll, Glorious Noise loves the MC5. That’s why we had to fly to Paris to catch the reunion tour of the surviving members.