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...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...

If You Don’t Care to Remember ‘The Sixties’, You Probably Weren’t There

Pete Dale

Pete Dale is a Senior Lecturer in Popular Music at Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. Author affiliation details are correct at time of print publication.

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Popular Music and the Politics of Novelty

Bloomsbury Academic, 2016

Scholarly Books

...‘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’. M. J...

MC5's Kick Out the Jams

Don McLeese

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.

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Continuum, 2005

33 1/3 Books

...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...

‘Kick Out the Jams’: Creative Anarchy and Noise in 1960s Rock

Resonances : Noise and Contemporary Music

Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 2013

Scholarly Books

...Unity is princely violence, is tyrannical rule. Discord is popular violence, is freedom.The satirist and cultural revolutionary, Oskar Panizza ‘developed an ultimately tragic view of history, which postulated that genuine freedom –...

Detroit, MI

Bloomsbury Encyclopedia of Popular Music of the World Volume IV : Locations: North America

Continuum, 2016

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...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...