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Alongside their Detroit-area brethren the Stooges, MC5 essentially laid the foundations for the emergence of punk; deafeningly loud and uncompromisingly intense, the group's politics were ultimately as crucial as their music, their revolutionary sloganeering and anti-establishment outrage crystallizing the counterculture movement at its most volatile and threatening. Under the guidance of svengali John Sinclair (the infamous founder of the radical White Panther Party), MC5 celebrated the holy trinity of sex, drugs, and rock & roll, their incendiary live sets offering a defiantly bacchanalian counterpoint to the peace-and-love reveries of their hippie contemporaries. Although corporate censorship, label interference, and legal hassles combined to cripple the band's hopes of mainstream notoriety, both their sound and their sensibility remain seminal influences on successive generations of artists.

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That band was what rock n' roll was about! Even though I maintain that the Stooges surpassed them. MUSIC IS REVOLUTION!

Although I hate that they sold out the band's logo to big companies to become one of those hip chic rock n' roll band shirts hipsters wear when they haven't even heard of the band. Motherfucking worst sell out since Judas sold Jesus out to the Romans maaaaan.

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