...As one of the bands that managed the transition from mid-1960s blues rock to proto-punk, the MC5 developed into one of the era’s most historically influential outfits. By 1965, friends Wayne Kramer and Fred Smith, who had grown up...
...‘No other decade of the twentieth century has acquired the mythological status of the 1960s’, begins M. J. Heale’s The Sixties in America. That depends, we might want to riposte, on what is meant by the word ‘mythological’.
Don McLeese has written about rock for the alternative weekly Chicago Reader, as the award-winning pop music critic for the Chicago Sun-Times and Austin American-Statesman and as a frequent contributor to Rolling Stone, Request and other national music magazines. He is now an associate professor of journalism at the University of Iowa, and a senior editor at No Depression. He continues to contribute to national music, literary and general-interest publications. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.
...When the Motor City 5 stormed the stage, the band combined the kinetic flash of James Brown on acid with the raw musical dynamics of the Who gone berserk. It’s a unique band that can land itself on the cover of Rolling Stone a month before...
Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume IV: Locations: North America
...Population: city – 951,270 (2000); metropolitan area – 5,456,428 (2000)
Detroit is among the 10 largest cities in the United States, and next to Chicago is the main urban center of the Midwest. Located along the Detroit...
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