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High Time (MC5 album)

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Released  July 6, 1971
Producer  Geoffrey Haslam, MC5
Artist  MC5
Label  Atlantic Records
Length  41:56
High Time (1971)  Teen Age Lust (1996)
Release date  6 July 1971
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Recorded  September–October 1970 at Artie Fields Studios, Detroit, United States; Lansdowne Studios and Pye Studios, London, England
Genres  Rock music, Hard rock, Proto-punk
Similar  Back in the USA, Kick Out the Jams, The Big Bang!: Best of the MC5, Teen Age Lust, Purity Accuracy

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High Time is the second studio album (and third album overall) by the American rock band MC5, released in 1971 by Atlantic Records.

Contents

Mc5 skunk sonically speaking


Production

High Time was co-produced by the band and Atlantic staff engineer Geoffrey Haslam.

Release

High Time was released on July 6, 1971, by Atlantic Records. Dave Marsh wrote in the liner notes to the 1992 reissue:

Sadly, High Time's 1971 release represented the end of the line for MC5. Hard drugs had entered the bandmembers' lives, and within a year they'd split up, drifting off into various other configurations. At least two members wound up in federal prison on drug charges, and they never did reunite before the untimely death of Rob Tyner in mid-summer 1992.

Although the band's debut album, Kick Out the Jams, had peaked at No. 30 on the Billboard 200 chart, their second album stalled at No. 137, and High Time fared even worse commercially.

Reception

High Time has been generally well received by critics.

Lenny Kaye, writing for Rolling Stone, called the album "the first record that comes close to telling the tale of their legendary reputation and attendant charisma". In his retrospective review, Mark Deming of AllMusic called it "[MC5's] most accessible album, but still highly idiosyncratic and full of well-written, solidly played tunes. [...] while less stridently political than their other work, musically it's as uncompromising as anything they ever put to wax and would have given them much greater opportunities to subvert America's youth if the kids had ever had the chance to hear it."

Personnel

MC5
  • Michael Davis – bass, vocals, ka (track 7), production
  • Wayne Kramer – guitar, vocals, piano (tracks 2 and 3), production
  • Fred "Sonic" Smith – guitar, vocals, harmonica (track 1), organ (track 1), sandpaper (track 2), production, cover concept (as Frederico Smithelini)
  • Dennis Thompson – drums, vocals (track 1), tambourine (track 1, 2 and 7), reen (tracks 2, 5), tamboes (track 4), acme scraper (track 5), percussion (track 8), production
  • Rob Tyner – vocals, harmonica (track 1), maracas (track 1), rockas (track 2), castanets (track 6), conga (track 8), production, cover cartoon illustration
  • Additional personnel
  • Pete Kelly – piano on "Sister Anne"
  • Dan Bullock – trombone on "Skunk"
  • Ellis Dee – percussion on "Skunk"
  • Lil' Bobby Wayne Derminer – wizzer on "Future/Now"
  • Merlene Driscoll – vocals on "Sister Anne"
  • Rick Ferretti – trumpet on "Skunk"
  • Dave Heller – percussion on "Skunk"
  • Leon Henderson – tenor saxophone on "Skunk"
  • Joanne Hill – vocals on "Sister Anne"
  • Larry Horton – trombone on "Sister Anne"
  • Skip "Van Winkle" Knapé – organ on "Miss X"
  • Brenda Knight – vocals on "Sister Anne"
  • Kinki Le Pew – percussion on "Gotta Keep Movin"
  • Charles Moore – flugelhorn, vocals on "Sister Anne", trumpet, horn arrangement on "Skunk"
  • Dr. Dave Morgan – percussion on "Skunk"
  • Scott Morgan – percussion on "Skunk"
  • Butch O'Brien – bass drum on "Sister Anne"
  • David Oversteak – tuba on "Sister Anne"
  • Bob Seger – percussion on "Skunk"
  • Technical
  • Geoffrey Haslam – production, engineering
  • Mark Schulman - art direction
  • Francis Ing - cover photography
  • Songs

    1Sister Anne7:26
    2Baby Won't Ya5:34
    3Miss X5:12

    References

    High Time (MC5 album) Wikipedia


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