The Craig Fahle Show

Guitarist Wayne Kramer talks MC5

Friday, July 27, 2012

Wayne Kramer

Metro Detroiters who came of age in the 1960s know the song "Kick Out the Jams" well. It was the biggest hit of one of Detroit’s brightest bands, the legendary MC5. Sadly, the '70s weren’t as bright and one member of the band, guitarist Wayne Kramer was jailed after selling cocaine to an undercover cop. The Clash immortalized Wayne Kramer in the song "Jail Guitar Doors" by The Clash.

British Musician Billy Bragg founded an organization in England named for The Clash song and Wayne Kramer picked up the baton here in the United States. Kramer spoke with host Jiam Ghomeshi on "Q" about music and prisoners.

Photo courtesy waynerkramer.com

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