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MC5*: A True Testimonial (2002)

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Cast

Credited cast:
Michael Davis Michael Davis ... Himself (as MC5)
Wayne Kramer ... Himself (as MC5)
Fred 'Sonic' Smith Fred 'Sonic' Smith ... Himself (as MC5)
Dennis Thompson Dennis Thompson ... Himself (as MC5)
Rob Tyner Rob Tyner ... Himself (as MC5)
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 March 2004 (USA) See more »

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Mono

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Rob Tyner: I was watching TV the other night, and they had these guys from Indonesia, and
[the anthropologists]
Rob Tyner: said "You guys have a lot of parties and stuff; stay up all night and chew drugs, and dance on logs, and walk in the fire and do all this stuff, you know". And like, the guys said "Of course we have to have decent festivals! We do this so that our souls will be happy; so that our souls dont get mad at us, fly away to the gods and we'll die"
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This rocks!
27 April 2003 | by poikkeusSee all my reviews

This documentary, made over a period of eight years, tells the remarkable story of an extremely influential rock'n'roll band. Starting from their mid-60's garage band roots (sounding amazingly like the Sonics), the Motor City 5 deveoped into an icon for a brand of loud, crushing music reflecting their industrial roots. Even if you don't care for their music (and you're bound to like even a few of their songs), their story is fascinating. It combines 60's protest, youthful braggadocio, and a style of music that would help carry one to the likes of Iggy and the Stooges (not to mention certain aspects of punk rock). This film is clearly a labor of love, combining extraordinarily rare live shows, still shots, a nearly-continuous backdrop of MC5 tunes, penetrating interviews with the remaining members and their spouses, and even FBI surveillance shots. It's the ultimate testimonial to a band that only gains in stature as time goes on.


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