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Great to hear him away outside of the "On Air Personality" job again!

The guy is an awesome guitarist/song writer who was just didn't have the looks to break into the US market and really be recognized.

Gotta love Kim Mitchel. :smilie_flagge17:
 

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Great to hear him away outside of the "On Air Personality" job again!

The guy is an awesome guitarist/song writer who was just didn't have the looks to break into the US market and really be recognized.

Gotta love Kim Mitchel. :smilie_flagge17:
There is amazing guitar work on the old Max Webster cds, and his solo catalogue. Definitely underrated. Some of the old Max stuff is very jazz/rock fusion IMO.
 

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Kim has an incredible knack for writing songs that get me speeding tickets...
 

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Interesting. Not a single nay sayer.



I agree wholeheartedly. I remember seeing Max Webster opening for Rush several times.

He's a great player, a great rock and roll singer and an awesome showman. Add to that, a humble and friendly guy and what's not to love.

I particularly love Universal Juveniles and the first KMB EP ("Missdemeanor" totally rocks).
 

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Interesting. Not a single nay sayer.

I particularly love Universal Juveniles and the first KMB EP ("Missdemeanor" totally rocks).
MY favourite Kim stuff is UJ, and the EP and Akimbo Alogo.

I've seen Kim 10 or 12 times, and when I see live clips from 85 or so, there's just a whole different energy level. You can find some of the clips on youtube.
 

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Used to see him/them (Max Webster) sharing
News Years eve with Rush at Maple Leaf Gardens
for years. I just happened to be at the 'Knob Hill'
(old bar in Scarberia) when he debuted his solo
career. Checked out http://www.myspace.com/officialkimmitchell.
Interesting that he didn't include his release EP ('82)
in the discography list. Like Milkman, I also
think that 'Miss Demeanor' rocks.
 

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Not a nay really, but I couldn't quite forgive him for "Patio Lanterns" and "Go for a Soda" but then there was "Lager and Ale".... :smilie_flagge17:
 

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Not a nay really, but I couldn't quite forgive him for "Patio Lanterns" and "Go for a Soda" but then there was "Lager and Ale".... :smilie_flagge17:
Well that's reasonable.

I can't say I dislike those tunes, but they're NOT among his best works IMO. You could call them his "Another one Rides the Bus".


Check out "Drive and Desire" from Universal Juveniles or as I and others have mentioned, "Missdemeanor" from the first KMB solo EP.

Fantastic stuff.
 
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Not a nay really, but I couldn't quite forgive him for "Patio Lanterns" and "Go for a Soda" but then there was "Lager and Ale".... :smilie_flagge17:
I can relate to that. It's not the songs, but rather the
overplay that kills it for me. Like 'Stairway' and 'Freebird'.
However, a lot of the cred's go to Pye DuBois, his lyricist
of many years. Lines like, ...cocaine colored computer cards...
 

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I can relate to that. It's not the songs, but rather the
overplay that kills it for me. Like 'Stairway' and 'Freebird'.
However, a lot of the cred's go to Pye DuBois, his lyricist
of many years. Lines like, ...cocaine colored computer cards...
Coding cosmic zipper skies


Acid warped the global fetus



Yikes. Put down the Lysergic Pye.


Kidding. I love his tone poems. Very cool stuff.


And hey while we're talking about the Max Machine, you really can't forget the first album.

There are some KILLER prog/classic tracks on there.
 

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Check out "In the World of Giants" off Max's Universal Juveniles, or Chain of Events from the Kim EP, they are both great tunes.

Anyone here ever seen the cover band Universal Juveniles? They were amazing too. I almost joined them at one point as rhythm guitarist.
 
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Anyone here ever seen the cover band Universal Juveniles? They were amazing too. I almost joined them at one point as rhythm guitarist.
I thought they pulled it off really good. The lead guitar/vocals even
looked a bit like Kim (there was a rumor that he was Kim's kid brother).
 

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I thought they pulled it off really good. The lead guitar/vocals even
looked a bit like Kim (there was a rumor that he was Kim's kid brother).
LOL, he was like Kim's "mini-me". They were quite good.


At various points I have played:

High Class in Borrowed shoes
Oh War
Here Among the Cats
Get Lucky
That's the Hold


Oh War was a long time set starter (third set) for me.


It's great music plain and simple.

ALKASELTZER!!
 

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I thought they pulled it off really good. The lead guitar/vocals even
looked a bit like Kim (there was a rumor that he was Kim's kid brother).
The Kim lookalike was named Mike Wilson. I think he quit music and got into psychology. They used to do a big stage show based around Max tunes as well.
 
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