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From the Soundboard - MC5
@ WBAI 99.5 FM, Wednesday Aug 23 2017
Wednesday August 23, 2017
Every Wednesday
03:00 am - 05:00 am
All Ages
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From the Soundboard is a show that usually focuses on concerts regardless of genre. Where the artist and/or group perfecting the art of “call and response” with its audience. On Wednesday, August 16 starting @ 3 am, we will on the Detroit based band that helped laid down the foundation for the Punk Rock movement.  They are the Motor City 5 aka MC5

Alongside their Detroit-area brethren the StoogesMC5 essentially laid the foundations for the emergence of punk; deafeningly loud and uncompromisingly intense, the group's politics were ultimately as crucial as their music, their revolutionary sloganeering and anti-establishment outrage crystallizing the counterculture movement at its most volatile and threatening. Under the guidance of political activist John Sinclair (the infamous founder of the radical White Panther Party), MC5 celebrated the holy trinity of sex, drugs, and rock & roll, their incendiary live sets offering a defiantly bacchanalian counterpoint to the peace-and-love reveries of their hippie contemporaries. Although corporate censorship, label interference, and legal hassles combined to cripple the band's hopes of mainstream notoriety, both their sound and their sensibility remain seminal influences on successive generations of artists. [Jason Ankeny - All Music Guide]

 From the Soundboard promo video