2007, August / Wayne Kramer
The Return of Citizen Wayne
Wayne Kramer lives in the quiet legends of Detroit rock and roll bad boys! He was a punk before the word was coined. I saw him play hundreds of times in Detroit while I worked at the Crows Nest East, a club in the suburbs of St. Clair Shores where I worked in 1967-68. His spirit has only become more sophisticated as he has traveled through time. This is in my opinion, his best work! With the help of Was Not Was member David Weiss ( a youngster) he has mastered some of the most dynamic lyrics, and guitar playing out of Detroit since 1967!
No Easy Way Out is serious and connecting...Revolution in Apartment 29 is sarcastic and still sends a message...Count Time is Wayne laughing at the tragedy of of darker times...the album as a whole is the story of his incredible life as an icon of Detroit Rock.
If you lived in Detroit in 1967 you must have this album! Its like a lost photo album of your own family! If you didnt live then...you really need it to know what you missed!