Moore and bassist DeLuca trade off on the massive Messiah Of Love, no frills funk laden rock, that will absolutely cook live. The same can be said for penultimate track Rollin Rollin, Chris Tsangarides, who has produced heavyweights like Thin Lizzy and Judas Priest in the past, has cleverly utilised this bands natural instincts to the maximum. Just for good measure, a ferocious blast of classic UFO, with King Of The Hill closes out the album in scorching fashion. This album probably won’t blow a hole in the Billboard Top 200, but it’s still heartening to know that great rock music is still being created by great rock bands.
Wayne Kramer of the MC5 on his new book, The Hard Stuff: Dope, Crime, the MC5, and My Life of Impossibilities – We Were Able to Push the Idea of Rock Music and How it Could be Played!
So much of what the MC5 talked about 50 years ago is relevant today, and it’s not a stretch to sing “The American Ruse” or “Kick out the Jams” and sing it with the same fervor it had so long ago.