The guitarist of MC5 discusses his challenging and ultimately redemptive life, as detailed in his new autobiography
Nine out of 10 rock star autobiographies trace the same arc: musician achieves fame, parties too hard, becomes an addict of some sort and yet, in the end, somehow finds redemption. Wayne Kramer, leader of the revolutionary proto-punk band MC5, does double-time mining that well-trodden territory in his new book. Not only was he an addict, he spent over two years in prison for dealing cocaine before plowing a happier path. Yet, along the way, he takes so many rare, and revealing, side-trips, he wound up writing a book as suited to the sociology section as the music aisle.
“I knew there was much more to my story than most,” Kramer, now 70, said.Continue reading...
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