MC5

Sister Anne

Composed by Fred "Sonic" Smith

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The opening track to the MC5's High Time marked a slightly different change of direction for the group. Eschewing the political/social leaning of their previous albums, the band hits the boards running with a somewhat amusing and surreal comic book sexuality that is positivily engaging. Led by the dual guitar attack of Fred "Sonic" Smith and Wayne Kramer, the melody explodes into a combination of proto-punk and heavy metal, all the while propelled by an unrelenting boogie rhythmic base. Despite lacking some of the political slants of early work, it was clear that the band was blossoming, despite the fact that this was to be their last album. But what a way to go.

Appears On

Year Artist/Album Label Time AllMusic Rating
High Time 1971
MC5
Atlantic
Babes in Arms 1983
MC5
ROIR 6:45
Phun City, UK 1996
MC5
Sonic 5:07
The Big Bang: The Best of the MC5 2000
MC5
Rhino 7:22
Take 2: High Time/Back in the USA 2004
MC5
Warner Music
Purity Accuracy 2005
MC5
Easy Action Records 6:24
From the Velvets to the Voidoids 2007
Various Artists
WEA International 7:22
Anthology 1965-1971 2008
MC5
Cleopatra 6:51
No Image 2008
MC5
Landmark 6:51
The Very Best of MC5 2009
MC5
Cleopatra
Kick Out the Jams Motherf*cker! 2015
MC5
Cleopatra 6:46
The  Motor City Five 2017
MC5
Atlantic / Elektra / Run Out Groove Vinyl / Warner Bros.
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