Kick Out The Jams Mother Fucker

mc5-liveUsually, when the band stops playing and the mob doesn’t have any-thing to focus on, the riot starts. At least that’s the way it generally went down with my band:
The MC5. 

We played a fair amount of riots in our day. It was Riot Season in America. It happens every few years. The Belle Isle police riot of April 30, 1967 was one of the first I was in. Heralded in the Detroit news-papers as “Love-In Turns to Hate,” the date happened to be my 19th birthday. The hippie movement had arrived in Detroit and the MC5 were the band on the cutting edge of the counter-culture, so it was only natural that we play.”

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