Monthly Archives: September 2016

Personality Crises

The third band from the states that really influenced British punk had a similar career pattern to the MC5 and the Stooges. Underappreciated even derided in their lifetime they released enough material to at least have a small if slightly … Continue reading

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More from Detroit

For a long while Detroit has held a fascination for me. It’s not exactly on the tourist trail so I am probably not ever going to visit. I imagine that in Detroit it is always winter and everyone is driving … Continue reading

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Kick out the Jams!

Initially punk was unique in its Britishness. Yeah I know Richard Hell of Television wore ripped clothes and the Ramones wore leather jackets and New York had developed an urban attitude well before Strummer and Jones had started to write … Continue reading

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Kick Out The Jams

Fantastic clip or the MC5 at their incendiary best. Still not enough of a people’s band to allow their fans onstage though!  Full story next week 

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