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

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

The first memoir by Wayne Kramer, legendary guitarist and cofounder of quintessential Detroit proto-punk legends The MC5 In January 1969, before the world heard a note of their music, The MC5 was on the cover of Rolling Stone. The missing link between free jazz and punk rock, they were raw, primal, and, when things were clicking, absolutely unstoppable. Led by legendary gui The first memoir by Wayne Kramer, legendary guitarist and cofounder of quintessential Detroit proto-punk legends ...

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Title:The Hard Stuff: Dope, Crime, the MC5, and My Life of Impossibilities
Author:Wayne Kramer
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Genres:Music
ISBN:0306921545
Edition Language:English
Format Type:Hardcover
Number of Pages:320 pages pages

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

  • Matt
    Aug 22, 2018
    Disappointing. Kramer's lived an interesting life, been in a cool band, had some hard knocks, but he doesn't go into any of it in depth or says all that much about it to make it sound different than your usual rock n roll story of excess, rock bottom, and redemption through rehabili...
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    Oct 13, 2018
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    Sep 19, 2018
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    Aug 01, 2018
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    Oct 07, 2018
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  • Sean Kottke
    Aug 05, 2018
    Wayne relates his life with the same intensity that characterizes the MC5's music: vivid, painful, melodic and exhilarating. ...
  • Phil Overeem
    Oct 12, 2018
    This is a fast-moving, informative recollection of a restless life through crazy times. Particularly powerful is Kramer?s memories of incarceration before our government completely went racist-rogue. Also, Kramer painfully tracks his personal evolution through addiction, incarceratio...
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    Sep 03, 2018
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  • Phil
    Aug 16, 2018
    You can read my review of the book here: Recollections and Recovery of a Revolutionary Rockstar ...
  • Kate Mazzara
    Jul 14, 2018
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  • RecoveringDJ
    Oct 19, 2018
    As a native Detroiter and music fan, there were some interesting tales entertaining about both. But overall a little meandering. ...
  • Neil Sarver
    Aug 29, 2018
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    Oct 17, 2018
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    Aug 30, 2018
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    Sep 30, 2018
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    Oct 01, 2018
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  • Jason
    Aug 19, 2018
    I think it is too perfect for words that Wayne Kramers's memoir has come out just in time for the fiftieth anniversary of the 1968 Democratic National Convention. I wrote my master's thesis on cinematic representations of the events of August 1968, specifically the unrest that broke ou...
  • Nestor Rychtyckyj
    Sep 12, 2018
    Wayne Kramer remains a divisive figure in his hometown of Detroit. For all of the accolades he rightly deserves for helping create the MC5 and his long distinguished career in music after the MC5, there are many who dismiss him for various things he has done over the years. Why did he ...
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    Jul 31, 2018
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    Sep 16, 2018
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    Aug 30, 2018
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  • John Spiller
    Oct 12, 2018
    If you are more than a casual fan of the MC5, then Wayne Kramer?s autobiography, ?The Hard Stuff?, will be a worthwhile read. As a practical matter, he is one of the few people who can tell the full story of the MC5 from beginning to end. (I hold out hope that erstwhile manager J...
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    Jul 31, 2018
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  • Carlton Duff
    Sep 08, 2018
    A warts and all autobiography that is obviously a must read for any fan of the MC5 or Mr. Kramer?s other musical vehicles, but my 4 stars could be a little higher than this book deserves but, but ?let me be who I am, and let me kick out the jams? ...
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    Sep 03, 2018
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    Jul 31, 2018
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    Sep 25, 2018
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    Aug 30, 2018
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  • Wendy Pakrul
    Aug 23, 2018
    Wow! ...
  • Alex
    Sep 04, 2018
    I wanted to love this book, but I just couldn't. The beginning was okay, when artists go into their childhood, there are parts that can be interesting, but for the most part a lot of it is lack luster. I know they're trying to set the stage for what happens in their adulthood, but that...