Monday, November 9, 2015

DKT/MC5 PLAYS THE GAELIC CLUB IN SYDNEY


Paul Brian Jones The Five played the Gaelic Club with Asteroid B6-12 the night before the Selina's(Coogee Bay} show,they all hung around after the gig ,chatted and signed autographs,cheers lads,you were brilliant in every way!
Deniz Tek That's right - smaller venue. We got Rob Younger up to sing that night. It was a great gig.

read more HERE

Thursday, November 5, 2015

NEW ORDER ARTICLE FRENCH FANZINE JAN 1976


Inside Rock News Rock News. Januari 1976. French Fanzine. — with Ron Asheton and Dennis Machinegun Thompson. Any of you readers have a copy of this article? Please send me some better photos...(machinegunthompson@gmail.com)



Getty has these images now...Electra Record Signing of MC5

Wednesday, October 28, 2015

DENIZ TEK: DKT/MC5 PACIFIC TOUR


I came across this setlist while going through some old papers recently. I was hired to play guitar on the Pacific leg of the DKT-MC5 world tour in 2004, Japan, Australia and New Zealand.

A couple of months prior to the tour, I called Wayne (Kramer) to ask what songs we would be doing. He said "we might do anything". I would have to learn their entire back catalog - and all the covers they used to do!

That amounted to over 70 songs. This set list reminded me of that challenging experience. I had played with Dennis Thompson, Michael Davis and Wayne Kramer before, individually - but never all together as "The 5".

It was excellent. The jams were most definitely kicked out. Deniz Tek

Saturday, September 5, 2015

Friday, September 4, 2015

KICK OUT THE JAMS: MC5 PLAY AT CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL


By Bill McGraw

In 1968, the students returning to my suburban Detroit Catholic high school, Bishop Gallagher, had a surprise waiting for them: For the back-to-school dance that September, someone had booked the MC5, just as the band was starting to break out nationally as one of loudest and most outrageous acts of that tumultuous era.


There was a lot of good music in Detroit in those days, starting with Motown, Aretha Franklin, and Bob Seger, and hundreds of garage bands playing British Invasion covers. But the MC5 – originally the Motor City Five – were the only group promoting a 10-point revolutionary program that included a call for “total assault on the culture by any means necessary, rock’n’roll, dope and fucking in the streets.”

And in a city whose flamboyant acts have ranged from Iggy and the Stooges to Insane Clown Posse, the MC5 still stand out. They were part of a loosely organized group of politicized hippies called the White Panthers that had been co-founded by the band’s manager, John Sinclair, a poet-provocateur and admirer of the Black Panthers who called himself the White Panthers’ Minister of Information. (A Black Panther reportedly once dismissed the White Panthers as “psychedelic clowns.”)

Four months after playing in the Bishop Gallagher High School gymnasium, the MC5 were featured on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine, and musicologists today are generally praiseful, with some considering them the first punk band, or at least an important link between rock and punk and/or heavy metal. In a used record store in Amsterdam 20 years ago, I saw a copy of an MC5 album that cost the equivalent of about $150. And it was not in good condition.

 READ FULL ARTICLE HERE

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Friday, June 5, 2015

MC5 50TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION EVENTS LINCOLN PARK JULY 11-12

 https://www.facebook.com/events/831421073597843/


This year is the 50th anniversary of the MC5, one of Detroit’s most influential rock bands. The guys all came from Lincoln Park, and in the absence of the kind of big-time recognition we’re still waiting for (Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, ahem), the Lincoln Park Historical Museum will present “MC5 50th: Fifty

Years of the Motor City Five,” an exhibition featuring photos and art work by Leni Sinclair, Carl Lundgren,Gary Grimshaw and Emil Bacilla, plus many rarely-seen photos from family and friends of the Five when they were growing up, in high school and their early band years. The group, then known as the Motor City Five, played high schools and teen clubs around town, looking innocent and Beatlesesque.

The opening reception will be 7-9 p.m. July 11. Of the Five, singer Rob Tyner, guitarist Fred “Sonic” Smith and bassist Michael Davis have passed on. Of the surviving members, drummer Dennis “Machinegun” Thompson will be there. READ MORE; DETROIT NEWS

https://www.facebook.com/events/831421073597843/

Poster by Carl Lundgren
Come early for a special 
meet and greet with legendary MC5 Drummer
Dennis Thompson!

50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE MC5 CELEBRATION
LINCOLN PARK HISTORICAL MUSEUM
1335 SOUTHFIELD RD AT FORT ST
LINCOLN PARK MI
FOR MORE INFORMATION
FREE ADMISSION
RSVP REQUESTED (CLICK HERE)

 INTERVIEWS AND SPECIAL REQUESTS
EMAIL
 MACHINEGUNTHOMPSON@GMAIL.COM

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

MASSIVE MC5 PAINTING BY ARTIST KELLY KEITH NEEDS A HOME IN DETROIT!

Kelly Keith from Charlotte, NC

Kelly Keith is a very talented young artist from Charlotte, NC and she did a beautiful job capturing the Mighty MC5 in her painting.. Email the MGT page if you have a suggestion of where this painting should reside in Detroit...

MC5 are my favorite. I'm trying to find a home/place to hang this thing preferably in the Detroit area if you have any suggestions lemme know! I'm proud of it. Kelly Keith.


Saturday, May 16, 2015

MACHINEGUN'S 22" 1962 ZILDJIAN CYMBAL AUCTION WINNER MIKE KOLESAR!


Mike Kolesar of Monroeville, Pennsylvania won the auction of MGT's 1962 Medium Ride 22" Zildjian Cymbal. Dennis used this cymbal in many of his historic sessions and live performances over the years. What a magnificent piece of rock memorabilia!

Mike is one of the best informed MC5 historians out there and owns a vast collection of their memorabilia. The cymbal is in fine hands indeed.


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