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'MC5 - a True Testimonial' traces the story of the rock 'n' roll radicals...

PRIMAL SCREAM frontman BOBBY GILLESPIE and

SPIRITUALIZED’s JASON PIERCE were among the audience who turned out to the UK premiere of MC5 documentary ’MC5 – A TRUE TESTIMONIAL’ in LONDON last night (October 30).

The screening of the movie, described by Jack White as “a documentary anyone who calls themselves a rock ‘n’ roll musician should definitely see,” was part of the Raindance Film Festival.

It traces the story of late-60’s legends the MC5 as they exploded in a fusion of rock ‘n’ roll and radical politics, through to their demise in the early 70’s amid in-fighting, cancelled recording contracts and an unmanageable reputation.

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Also in the audience at The Other Cinema in Rupert Street were Geoff Travis of indie record label Rough Trade and Rat Scabies from

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