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Birth Place: Detroit, Michigan, United States
Years Active: 1964—1972, 2003—present
Genres: Punk Rock, Garage Rock, Hard Rock, Protopunk

The MC5 is an American rock band first formed in Lincoln Park, Michigan. They are most noted as forerunners of punk rock. The band was originally active from 1964 until 1972, before reforming in 2003 with punk singer Handsome Dick Manitoba, of The Dictators, as its new vocalist. The original band line-up consisted of vocalist Rob Tyner, guitarists Wayne Kramer and Fred "Sonic" Smith, bassist Michael Davis, and drummer Dennis Thompson. "Crystallizing the counterculture movement at its most volatile and threatening", according to ''Allmusic'' critic Stephen Thomas Erlewine, the MC5's far left political ties and anti-establishment lyrics and music positioned them as emerging innovators of the p... Continue Bio >>

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