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Band Name Origins:

  • Rob Tyner named the band the MC 5 because it sounded like the name of a car part - the Motor City part of the name was a coincidence after the fact. Submitted by: Chris Gansz
  • The band liked the name for some reason before thinking up the acronym "Motor City Five" (they were 5 loud hippies from Detriot). Submitted by: Bobo

New Song Names:

Original Song Name
New Song Name
Submitter Name
"Kick Out The Ham's""Kick Out The Jam's"princejellyfish

Songs for Duets, That Haven't Been Done Yet:

First Band/Song Name
Second Band/Song Name
New Song Name
Sister Anne
And I Love Her
   The Beatles
Sister Anne- I Love Her
Too creepy (unless your from West Virginia.)

If Groups Combined, Their Names Might Be:

MC5 Hammer
MC5 combined with M.C. Hammer
Submitted By: Candy Welty

Inappropriate Song Lyrics:

"Kick Out The Jams"
The Inappropriate Lyrics:
Kick out the Jams, mf
Why They're Inappropriate:
MC5 were one of the most experimental groups of all time, but ... they were rock music critics darlings, but did not sell well. Back in 1969 these lyrics would be thought of as very inappropriate. Just the word that ends the first line makes it still inappropriate, today.
Submitted by: Peter

How to Pronounce a Band Name:

Some people think it's pronounced mik-five but it isn't.
Submitted by: Travis

Songs That Open With Their Titles:

"Kick Out The Jams"
Opening Lines:
Kick out the jams motherfucker!
MC5 (short for Motor City five -- they were a band from Detroit, MI and had five members)'s "Kick Out The Jams" almost seems out of place for 1969 America (when it made a small dent on many FM and AM radio dials -- although not becoming a national hit -- it was a hit in many American markets), and this isn't just because of the racy opening line. No, the thing that makes "Kick Out The Jams" and MC5 unique was the combining of several forms of music available at that time, and even some that were just in the experimental early stages to come up with a sound that would become more common place three decades later and sound not to unlike such 1990's and 2000's bands as Nirvana, Rage Against The Machine, Living Colour, etc. A matter of fact, MC5 was way ahead of their time, combining not only psychedelic rock and funk, but also proto-punk and the yet to be realized sounds of later hip-hop and even a trace of rap can be heard in MC5's sound.
Submitted by: Peter

Songs That Are Banned:

"Kick Out The Jams"
After Hudson's, a then large department store chain, refuses to carry the debut album from MC5 when it is released in April 1969, the group agrees to delete the expletive "mother******" from the song.
Submitted by: Peter

Song Title Acrostics:

LAY: "Looking At You"
Submitted by: Travis

What A Band is Best Known For (aside from their music):

"Outragous Acts"
Considered today to be 'punk' before there was a name for it, the MC5 did quite a number of provacative acts on and off stage. One act was wearing nothing but American flags out by a street and swearing. The CD tray of my copy of 'The Big Bang! The Best of the MC5' has a picture of a band member pulling his pants down to reveal his butt crack. And that's just the tip of the iceberg.
Submitted by: Kick Out the Jams, MFs!

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