Filmmakers Resurrect the Legend of the MC5
For most Americans, the MC5 are just a footnote in rock music history. "* In 1968, played at the Yippies Festival of Life rally right outside the Democratic Convention in Chicago before the police started bashing everyone's brains in." Yet despite their relative obscurity in the US mindset, the MC5 were one of the major foundations of modern punk rock, a huge influence on many heavy bands, and also a quintessential example of the ups and downs of rock stardom. Their tale would make any Behind The Music story seem weak by comparison.
Interview by Ken Wohlrob
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