June 25, 1975

Massey Hall

Toronto, ON


Coming Off The Moon, Marmalade Mama, Blowing The Blues Away, Hot Spots, Toronto Tontos, Here Among The Cats, Lily, Hangover


This is Max Webster's first theatre gig, supporting Rush. Even before they play a note, audience members are shouting out song titles.

They elect to stick to the rockers for an opening set, and most of the weirder material is left in the bars (they had over 30 originals by this point). Having played nearly 500 gigs together by this point, needless to say their performance is spotless.

Between songs Mike Tilka refers to their lyricist as "a good friend of ours, Paul Woods," suggesting that the Pye Dubois moniker hasn't yet been adopted.

The review of the show (from a July paper) reveals that Max's debut album had already been recorded by this point. It wouldn't be released until the following May.

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Kim Mitchell - Vocals/Guitar
Mike Tilka - Bass
Paul Kersey - Drums
Terry Watkinson - Keyboards