Tuesday, October 18, 2016

KICK OUT THE JAMS! MC5 NOMINATED FOR ROCK HALL OF FAME 2017


GREAT News from AP just came in today that the Cleveland Rock Hall of Fame has once again nominated the Mighty MC5!!

The number of punk fans who can ID an MC5 song that doesn't begin with a profanity-laden promise of jam-kicking-out is ever-dwindling, but they still feel Important -- one of the defining names of proto-punk -- and no one would be tremendously surprised to find out they'd been a down-ballot inductee a decade ago without anyone really noticing. The Stooges are already in and the New York Dolls haven't been nominated in 15 years, the MC5 seems like a solid pick here.



Legendary Drummer Dennis Thompson feels it is a great honor to be nominated with all the many greats of rock and roll history!

So all of you legions of MC5 fans get on all of your devices and let's share this story world wide... VOTE FOR THE MC5!!!!

AND A BIG SHOUT OUT TO HBO, MICK JAGGER, MARTY SCORSESE, AND TERENCE WINTER FOR USING KICKING OUT THE JAMS ON VINYL!!!

Dennis Thompson

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KICK OUT THE JAMS! MC5 NOMINATED FOR ROCK HALL OF FAME 2017


GREAT News from AP just came in today that the Cleveland Rock Hall of Fame has once again nominated the Mighty MC5!!

The number of punk fans who can ID an MC5 song that doesn't begin with a profanity-laden promise of jam-kicking-out is ever-dwindling, but they still feel Important -- one of the defining names of proto-punk -- and no one would be tremendously surprised to find out they'd been a down-ballot inductee a decade ago without anyone really noticing. The Stooges are already in and the New York Dolls haven't been nominated in 15 years, the MC5 seems like a solid pick here.

Legendary Drummer Dennis Thompson feels it is a great honor to be nominated with all the many greats of rock and roll history!

So all of you legions of MC5 fans get on all of your devices and let's share this story world wide... VOTE FOR THE MC5!!!!

AND A BIG SHOUT OUT TO HBO, MICK JAGGER, MARTY SCORSESE, AND TERENCE WINTER FOR THE KICKING ON THE JAMS ON VINYL!!!

KICK OUT THE JAMS IN 2017!!!  Dennis Thompson

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Sunday, April 24, 2016

KICK OUT THE JAMS CLOSES VINYL'S FIRST SEASON!!


I was caught totally off guard to hear the producers end Season 1 of Vinyl (HBO) with Kick Out the Jams. I felt good about it...and thought it befitting for them to end the season with a big jolt!

Perhaps that song choice legitimized the series...the part where the Little Bits band gets assaulted by the police while playing onstage looked a wee bit familiar....though the police at the MC5 shows were very REAL. Nice job!

Many thanks to HBO, Martin Scorsese, Mick Jagger, and Terrance Winter....
KOTJ -MGT


Yes I’m starting to sweat
You know my shirt’s all wet
What a feeling
MC5, "Kick Out The Jams"

Thursday, March 24, 2016

MACHINEGUN THOMPSON IN STAINED GLASS BY CECIL WILLIAMS


ARTIST CECIL WILLIAMS

Here is the second in the series of windows of the MC5. Dennis "Machine Gun" Thompson drummer extraordinaire. The window, like the first one, measures 13 inches wide and 18 inches tall. If you are in the area, stop in at the Raven Coffee House where this and the first are hanging. As always your feedback and comments are most welcome.

Keywords: portrait, Stained Glass, Detroit, MC5, drummer
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