MC5 will start headbanging again after losing in 1972.
Before the debut of next generation rock bands, MC5 was one of the founding bands in punk rock history. Despite the huge demand for rock music at that time, the band called it quits in 1972 after releasing three albums.
But things came to life recently when Wayne Kramer confirmed the band’s return.
On Wednesday, the rocker confirmed that MC5 is set to release two new singles, an album and a nationwide tour for their “We Are All MC5.” Although it took them five decades to come back, the guitarist revealed what inspired them to make music again as a band.
“We’ve barely survived four catastrophic years of a failed presidency and a devastating pandemic. It had become so polarized and depressing that bringing in other writers was like an injection of hope,” he said. he said, quoted by Billboard.
Kramer then mentioned that Tom Morello, Kesha, Tim McIlrath, Jill Sobule and Alejandro Escovedo all helped him expand the work again by reigniting the rock band’s weapon: their creativity.
What people should expect on MC5
MC5’s comeback came as a shock, but the rock band have seemingly done it again after their recent nomination to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. According to Iggy Pop, MC5 indeed belongs in Rock Hall for their charismatic and influential music. He also warned that there was no group “as dangerous as MC5”.
Their new songs, “Heavy Lifting” and “Edge of the Switchblade”, will feature Kramer and other surviving original member Dennis Thompson. Kramer also expressed excitement about returning to the studio alongside Bob Ezrin.
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Meanwhile, “We Are All MC5” will also compose eight shows during the first half of May. It will start in Detroit before moving to the East and West Coast. Kramer will perform alongside Brad Brooks, Stephen Perkins, Vicki Randle and Stevie Salas.
“Touring nonstop, especially the past decade, I’ve come to realize that the music of the MC5 is needed more than ever,” Kramer continued. “It really is high time to write and record new songs and deliver an uncompromising hard rock message to fans everywhere.”
The tour will conclude on May 15 at Soda Bar in San Diego, California.
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