I think, as Clay has explained before, that POTW doesn't always mean, the best poster of the week, month or batch. It's supposed to be a good example of what can be done with a poster, or a good example of someone's or a group of people's style. Not necessarily supposed to represent the best of an artform.
It's got a Monty Python/Terry Gilliam thing going on there. But you're right--it does not evoke the MC5 for me, but then again, a lot of the artwork on this site seems to have a lot more to do with the designers' tastes than the bands'.
i saw the mick five in detroit last week and it was amazing, mark arm is the ghost of rob tyner, evan dando needs to lay off the drugs but when he sang it was pretty right on. i have to agree with the people who said that it doesn't scream mc5 but it's not like the guy had to recreate a gary grimshaw poster... all in all pretty cool.
This doesn't say "KICK OUT THE JAMS MOTHERFUCKER!!!" to me at all.
I like the design. It's an engaging image. But, I don't feel it at all in this instance. I guess that's to be expected with Evan Dando doing guest vocals for them.