“This record is kind of out of nowhere for a guy like me, but I really like the primal nature of the music. Wayne Kramer is a friend of mine, and he’s awesome.
“The band was just full-on. It seemed like anything went with those guys. They would go from moments of musical genius, with everything very tight and put together, to complete and total mayhem. Somehow or other, they managed to find their way back together again. It seemed like pre-determined chaos.
“They kind of started a musical movement. They were like the original garage band, and punk was a bit of a spin-off of the MC5’s generation. Plus, they’re from Detroit. I’m a big American car guy, so I love anything that comes out of Detroit.”