February 26, 1976

Larry's Hideaway

Toronto, ON


Anna Leah, Research (at Beach Resorts), Only Your Nose Knows, Mash Moon In Hawaii, Hoosh Rah, Do You Or Don't You Want To Know, In Context Of The Moon, Coming Off The Moon, Marmalade Mama, Beyond The Moon, This Side Of Red, Lady Let Me In, Walk Don't Run, Sunday Morning Cereal, Lily, Let Your Man Fly, Lip Service, Here Among The Cats, Toronto Tontos, Hangover


Kim has 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.

This Side Of Red is a longer piece that has a Doors-like vibe to it. Like many pieces the band played in this period, it wouldn't end up on a Max Webster album.

Kim leads the band into a brief noodle of The Ventures' 1960 classic Walk Don't Run before Paul Kersey's showcase piece Sunday Morning Cereal.

According to Paul Kersey, Lily was nearly a half hour long when it was first written, no doubt inspired by progressive rock bands like Jethro Tull and Yes. Bit by bit many of the sections would be cut, eventually resulting in the seven and a half minute version heard on the album and at the shows during this period.


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