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no name no slogan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 11:49 PM
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Poll question: Battle of the bands: The Stooges vs. The MC5
Personally, I say the pre-"Raw Power" Stooges, with Ron Asheton on guitar. About as Rock-n-fawking-Roll® as you can get.

"Funhouse" is an all-time CLASSIC.

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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flamingyouth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 11:50 PM
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1. This poll makes my head explode
Not that that's an entirely bad thing, mind you. :D
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no name no slogan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-28-05 11:57 PM
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2. And here's me, without the handi-wipes
Yeah, I figured this would draw out the die-hards :)
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Dirk39 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:00 AM
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3. Stooges...
although today I would wish, we had more MC5s. And I really like, what the later husband of Patty Smith has written, played and done.
But during the late sixties, the nihilism of Iggy Pop is unchallanged.
To write something like this in the "summer of love":
"Well, it's 1969, o.k.
all across the U.S.A.
another year for me and you
another year with nothing to do"

So many years after Baudelaire but 8 years before the Sex Pistols.

And "Gimmie Shelter" (The Rolling Stones)
Gimmie Danger (The Stooges)

But after nihilism didn't work and being older, I wish we had more MC'5s.

But I don't care,
Dirk
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no name no slogan Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:03 AM
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4. Yeah Fred Smith was the sh!t
...and I gotta respect the guys in the '5. My only gripe was the John Sinclair connection, and the hackneyed pseudo-"revolutionary" bullshit on the records-- it really does sound hokey in retrospect. Sinclair was no better than what he sought to replace-- a megalomaniac that wanted to run "the Scene" in Detroit his way, everybody else be damned.

If the Stooges had stuck with him, they would have gone down in flames after their first record.

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Wat_Tyler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:04 AM
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5. Stooges.
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mitchum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-29-05 12:09 AM
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6. The MC5 were the better band, but The Stooges made better records...
if that makes sense
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