1973

Gasworks

Toronto, ON

Setlist Included:

Peaches en Regalia

Details:

For some time they were a cover band, with a repertoire including things like Frank Zappa, Captain Beefheart, Jethro Tull, J. Geils Band, Led Zeppelin, and The Who. They often opened with Peaches en Regalia, which may well be why the band used this as their entrance music to their final reunion show in 2007.

Keyboardist Jim Bruton (often referred to as "Sparks") had joined the band, making them a quartet, but Phil Trudell soon departed. Paul Kersey replaced him as drummer on April 1.

Paul recalls a few original songs from this era: Anna-Leah, Marmalade Mama, and Coming Off The Moon - only one of which would end up on a Max Webster album.

Other original songs played live around this time include Crunch and Cats And Kittens-Relish And Dogs.

Kim once said Anna-Leah was the second song he ever wrote, and he even wrote the lyrics, which is a rarity. Lily, from the debut Max Webster LP, is the only published song in Kim's extensive canon where he is credited as lyricist.

Photos:


These photos from 1973 are the earliest live shots of the band (although taken at a different venue).

Lineup

Kim Mitchell - Vocals/Guitar
Mike Tilka - Bass
Jim Bruton - Keyboards
Paul Kersey - Drums

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