The Hard Stuff: Dope, Crime, the MC5, and My Life of Impossibilities


Super Savings Item! Save 37% on the The Hard Stuff: Dope, Crime, the MC5, and My Life of Impossibilities by Da Capo Press at Jeff Beck Guitars. Hurry! Limited time offer. Offer valid only while supplies last. The first memoir by Wayne Kramer, legendary guitarist and cofounder of quintessential Detroit proto-punk legends The MC5 In January 1969, before the world heard a note of their music, The MC5 was on the cover of Rolling Stone. The missing link between free jazz and punk rock, they were raw, primal, and, when things were clicking, absolutely unstoppable.Led by legendary guitarist Wayne Kramer, The MC5 was a reflection of the times: exciting, sexy, violent, chaotic, and out of control, all but ass


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The first memoir by Wayne Kramer, legendary guitarist and cofounder of quintessential Detroit proto-punk legends The MC5 In January 1969, before the world heard a note of their music, The MC5 was on the cover of Rolling Stone. The missing link between free jazz and punk rock, they were raw, primal, and, when things were clicking, absolutely unstoppable.Led by legendary guitarist Wayne Kramer, The MC5 was a reflection of the times: exciting, sexy, violent, chaotic, and out of control, all but assuring their time in the spotlight would be short-lived. They toured the country, played with music legends, and had a rabid following, their music acting as the soundtrack to the blue collar youth movement springing up across the nation. Kramer wanted to redefine what a rock 'n' roll group was capable of, and there was power in reaching for that, but it was also a recipe for disaster, both personally and professionally. The band recorded three major label albums but, by 1972, it was all over.Kramer's story is (literally) a revolutionary one, but it's also the deeply personal struggle of an addict and an artist, a rebel with a great tale to tell. The '60s were not all peace and love, but Kramer shows that peace and love can be born out of turbulence and unrest. From the glory days of Detroit to the junk-sick streets of the East Village, from Key West to Nashville and sunny L.A., in and out of prison and on and off of drugs, his is the classic journeyman narrative, but with a twist: he's here to remind us that revolution is always an option.

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Manufacturer:
Da Capo Press
Category:
Kramer Guitars
Release Date:
2018-08-14
EAN:
9780306921544
ISBN:
0306921545
Author:
Wayne Kramer
Publisher:
Da Capo Press
Publication Date:
2018-08-14
Binding:
Hardcover
Item Weight:
1.2 pounds
Item Size:
1.25 x 9.38 x 6.38 inches
Package Weight:
1.15 pounds
Package Size:
6.4 x 1.3 x 9.3 inches

 


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