The Hard Stuff: Dope, Crime, the MC5, and My Life of Impossibilities

The Hard Stuff: Dope, Crime, the MC5, and My Life of Impossibilities

by Wayne Kramer

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780306921544
Publisher: Da Capo Press
Publication date: 08/14/2018
Pages: 320
Sales rank: 66,839
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Wayne Kramer, as the leader of Detroit's incendiary rock band The MC5, helped form the White Panther Party in solidarity with other organizations working for racial and economic equality during the Vietnam War, making him a target of the FBI's counterintelligence program. After serving a federal prison term, he released ten solo albums. He is considered a pioneer of both punk rock and heavy metal, with Rolling Stone naming him one of the top 100 guitarists of all time. Alongside songwriter Billy Bragg, Kramer founded Jail Guitar Doors USA, a non-profit with a mission to help rehabilitate prison inmates by teaching them to express themselves positively through music.

Table of Contents

Part 1

Prologue 3

1 Back to Detroit 6

2 Huck Finn Hits the Streets 14

3 Corrina, Corrina 23

4 Lincoln Park 28

5 The Siren's Call 38

6 Teenage Lust 48

7 Great Big Amp 54

8 "Burn, Baby, Burn!" 67

9 Come Together 78

10 The Human Being Lawnmower 84

11 Kick Out the Jams 88

12 The Fillmore Fiasco 96

13 Back in the USA 103

14 High Time 123

15 White Panther Justice 132

16 Last Legs 135

Part 2

17 Small-time Detroit Criminal 145

18 Misfire 153

19 Busted 157

20 Radiation 162

21 No Witnesses 166

22 Jailhouse Bound 175

23 The White Boy with the Wah-Wah 182

24 The Red Arrow 185

25 Day-to-Day Life and Death 192

26 Freedom 202

Part 3

27 Wheel Me Out 213

28 Gotham 219

29 In Exile 227

30 A Dead Man's Vest 231

31 Nashville Cats 235

32 Welcome to the Best Coast 240

33 Back on the Boards 247

34 A Farewell to Whiskey 256

35 No Easy Way Out 266

36 Problems of Abundance 277

37 Jail Guitar Doors 237

Epilogue 239

Acknowledgments 297

Index 299

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