Recently I finished reading Brett Callwood's book MC5 Sonically Speaking. One thing that popped out at me from Brett was his favorite MC5 song is "Over and Over" written by Fred Sonic Smith. Honestly... I didn't know that song.

So I dropped the book and hopped in front of my computer. I have a very good collection of all the MC5 tunes gifts from Dennis Thompson, Carlton of Easy Action UK, and fans. Searching through my long list of songs I found "Over and Over" and clicked it on play.

The song was from an MC5 rehearsal and it was just Fred playing his part of the song. I fell in love with it and have been playing it everyday this month. Made a cd for the Jeep too.

Riding in the Jeep Christmas shopping with drummer Al King, the instrumental Over and Over came on. Al turned it up and began softly singing the lyrics over it. It was so cool!
Don't have much back story on the song except that Dennis laughed and told me that Rob had to really work to keep the fast pace and sing higher than normal. I am censoring the rest! LOL
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Ira Paul said...

Good Song !!!

Brett Callwood said...

It's still my favorite too. Hey Kim, check out this cover of "Over and Over" by a band from Texas called Young Heart Attack. It truly does the MC5 justice. Also, you'll note that the singer looks likes a young Ian Hunter from Mott the Hoople. LOL. http://www.facebook.com/l/af26f;www.youtube.com/watch?v=O6DlmnRWlzU"

Fast Film said...

GREAT sonic find!

Anonymous said...

Excellent~How music can take you back! Feelings~it makes you feel so awesum! Thanks Kim.Peace-out Cherie

patti quatro said...

awesome one......really enjoyed this.
You have a kick ass new year!!!!!

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