Max Webster

Profile:
Canadian progressive rock band formed in 1973 and based in Sarnia and later Toronto, Ontario. Vocalist and guitarist Kim Mitchell went on to have a solo career and has a radio show on Toronto's Q107.

Dubois and Mitchell composed the bulk of their music while Watkinson contributed several songs over the years as well.
Max Webster was first signed to Taurus Records, who issued their debut album in 1976. Several months later, the group was picked up by Anthem Records, who released all future Max Webster albums.

The band broke up in 1982. Mitchell cites the fact that they could not break in the States as one of the reasons they broke up.

Lineup
Kim Mitchell - guitar, lead vocals
Terry Watkinson - keyboards, vocals
Dave Myles - bass, vocals (from third album)
Gary McCracken - drums (all other albums)
Pye Dubois - lyricist

Former members
Mike Tilka - bass, vocals
Paul Kersey - drums
Jim Bruton - keyboards
Phil Trudell - drums
Greg Chadd - keyboards
Dave Stone - keyboards
Billy Sheehan - bass
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Albums

TR 101 Max Webster - Max Webster album art Max Webster Max Webster (Album) Taurus Records (4) TR 101 Canada 1976 Sell This Version
8AN-1-1007 Max Webster - High Class In Borrowed Shoes album art Max Webster High Class In Borrowed Shoes (Album) Anthem (5) 8AN-1-1007 Canada 1977 Sell This Version
8AN-1-1012 Max Webster - Mutiny Up My Sleeve album art Max Webster Mutiny Up My Sleeve (Album) Anthem (5) 8AN-1-1012 Canada 1978 Sell This Version
2S068 85847 Max Webster - A Million Vacations album art Max Webster A Million Vacations (Album) Anthem (5) 2S068 85847 France 1979 Sell This Version
4AN-1-1019 Max Webster - Live Magnetic Air album art Max Webster Live Magnetic Air (Album) Anthem (5) 4AN-1-1019 Canada 1979 Sell This Version
SRM-1-3855 Max Webster - Universal Juveniles album art Max Webster Universal Juveniles (Album) Anthem (5) SRM-1-3855 US 1980 Sell This Version

Singles & EPs

TR.006 Max Webster - Blowing The Blues Away album art Max Webster Blowing The Blues Away(7", Single) Taurus Records (4) TR.006 Canada 1976 Sell This Version
ANS-003 Max Webster Words To Words(7", Single) Anthem (5) ANS-003 Canada 1977 Sell This Version
ANS-005 Max Webster - Diamonds Diamonds album art Max Webster Diamonds Diamonds(7", Single) Anthem (5) ANS-005 Canada 1977 Sell This Version
CL 16088 Max Webster - Let Go The Line album art Max Webster Let Go The Line (Single) Anthem (5) CL 16088 UK 1979 Sell This Version
CLP 16079 Max Webster - Paradise Skies / In Context Of The Moon album art Max Webster Paradise Skies / In Context Of The Moon (Single) Anthem (5) CLP 16079 UK 1979 Sell This Version
ANS-013 Max Webster - A Million Vacations album art Max Webster A Million Vacations (Single) Anthem (5) ANS-013 Canada 1979 Sell This Version
SFI 424 Max Webster - Excerpts From 'A Million Vacations' album art Max Webster Excerpts From 'A Million Vacations'(Flexi, 7", S/Sided) Capitol Records SFI 424 UK 1979 Sell This Version
CL 16088 Max Webster - Let Go The Line album art Max Webster Let Go The Line(7", Single, 4-P) Capitol Records CL 16088 UK 1979 Sell This Version
CL 16104 Max Webster - Night Flights album art Max Webster Night Flights(7", EP, Promo) Capitol Records CL 16104 UK 1979 Sell This Version
MER 59 Max Webster - Battle Scar album art Max Webster Battle Scar (Single) Mercury MER 59 UK 1980 Sell This Version
SPE-006 Max Webster Drive & Desire(12", EP, Promo) Anthem (5) SPE-006 Canada 1980 Sell This Version
ANS-027 Max Webster - Blue River Liquor Shine (Edit) album art Max Webster Blue River Liquor Shine (Edit)(7", Single) Anthem (5) ANS-027 Canada 1980 Sell This Version
MK-163 Max Webster - Check album art Max Webster Check(12", Promo) Mercury MK-163 US 1980 Sell This Version
ANS-037 Max Webster - Hot Spots album art Max Webster Hot Spots(7", Single) Anthem (5) ANS-037 Canada 1981 Sell This Version
OLE44-8 Max Webster - The Bootleg album art Max Webster The Bootleg (EP) Ole OLE44-8 Canada 2017 Sell This Version

Compilations

9199 275 Max Webster - Rock On album art Rush, Max Webster Rush, Max Webster - Rock On(LP, Comp) Philips 9199 275 Sweden 1977 Sell This Version
E-ST 25392 Max Webster - Magnetic Air album art Max Webster Magnetic Air (Comp, Album) Capitol Records E-ST 25392 UK 1979 Sell This Version
ANR-1-1033 Max Webster - Diamonds Diamonds album art Max Webster Diamonds Diamonds (Comp) Anthem (5) ANR-1-1033 Canada 1981 Sell This Version
WAGK 1058 Max Webster - The Best Of Max Webster Featuring Kim Mitchell album art Max Webster Featuring Kim Mitchell Max Webster Featuring Kim Mitchell - The Best Of Max Webster Featuring Kim Mitchell (Comp, Album) Anthem (5) WAGK 1058 Canada 1989 Sell This Version

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Kevin_Beglan

Kevin_Beglan

February 18, 2020
I first saw them at Massey Hall, when RUSH was recording All The World's A Stage. Blew me away man. I love Max so much that I've created a team at SETI@home called Max Webster Cafe. I plan to keep the joint open, despite the fact that I'm the only patron.
I'm sure the rest of that community thinks I'm crazy - which is fine with me. Long live Max!
Bard1970

Bard1970

December 16, 2018
Wow! Great music. Never heard them before now. Will buy the compilation boxset.
Dr.Flippy

Dr.Flippy

November 8, 2015
I am a fan of Max Webster since 1976. I first saw Max with Rush during the Farewell To Kings tour. I started collecting Max Webster albums the day after seeing them LIVE. I was fortunate to be sitting stage side during the recording of half of the Album Live Magnetic Air at Guelph Ontario University War Memorial Hall. The other half of the album was reportedly done at The Lyric in Kitchener within days of the Guelph show. I am fortunate to know the band members and still see them occasionally when I am in the Toronto area. I will say they are humble guys and very interactive with their fans still. They truly are one of the greatest Canadian bands ever !
midniteinjuansan

midniteinjuansan

November 7, 2014
Best Canadian band ever...

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