Patti Smith: "They were a great band and they should be remembered. And they should be remembered together. This film is a very good opportunity to give them recognition."
Seven years after the highly regarded MC5: A True Testimonial
film was withdrawn from release in a highly controversial publishing dispute, the embattled documentary that captures the volatile Sixties music scene in Detroit through the story of the MC5 might see a commercial release after all.
The alleged ‘copyright infringement’ claims have been thoroughly litigated, found to be without merit and one of rock & roll's finest documentaries has been cleared for release. One last hurdle remains and you can help unleash it.
It's pretty much now or never so please spread the word and support this magnificent film.
"Music so extraordinary that it transformed the lives of all who experienced it demands the release of a documentary that does the MC5 justice. Few bands have ever seen so much go so wrong so quickly and have been so misunderstood in the process. A True Testimonial represents a belated opportunity to set things straight, put things right. The fans deserve it. So does the band. And so does the music." - Don McLeese, author of Kick Out The Jams (Continuum 33 1/3 )