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The Hard Stuff

Dope, Crime, the MC5, and My Life of Impossibilities

by Wayne Kramer

Hardcover, 311 pages, Perseus Books Group, List Price: $28 |

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

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Published to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the song "Kick out the Jams," a memoir by MC5's legendary guitarist traces the band's brief but significant role in redefining rock n' roll, while reflecting on his personal struggles with addiction and creativity.