Sonic Revolution – A Tribute To The MC5

Sonic Revolution The MC5

Format: Digibeta/DVCam/Super 8mm
Directed By: Dom Phillips
Produced By: Dom Phillips
Released : 2003
Duration: 30 min
Created For: Channel 4 Music

Rockumentary about the three surviving members of the revolutionary 1960s rock group coming together for a London tribute show.

In March this year, the three surviving members of one of the most influential rock groups of all time reformed for a one-off tribute show at London’s legendary 100 Club. Joining original MC5 members Wayne Kramer, Michael Davis and Dennis ‘Machine Gun’ Thompson on stage were Lemmy, Dave Vanian of The Damned, Nicky Royale of the Hellacopters and Ian Astubury. This programme intersperses explosive concert footage with rare archive and interviews with commentators like Radio 1’s Zane Lowe and musicians such as the White Stripes’ Jack White. It tells the gripping story of a group who survived through drug addiction, FBI surveillance and the white heat of the 60s to become key influences in the new rock revolution.