Legendary Proto-Punk Bassist Michael Davis Has Kicked Out His Last Jam
Michael Davis (06/05/1943 - 02/17/2012)
But it was while in jail and on the road with some of the most extreme and harsh bands of their respective eras, that Davis would find the impetus to return to his original passion of the visual arts.
From the Ramones to Rage Against the Machine, the influence of the MC5 is undeniable; they were contemporaries of The Stooges, Death, Alice Cooper, and the Velvet Underground. They were instrumental in laying the foundations of punk rock, hip-hop, and metal - in short, all the musical styles that dared challenge the droning and pussyfication of the American airwaves in the '60s and '70s.
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