March 19, 1976

Le Cercle Electrique

Quebec City, QC

Setlist Included:

Anna Leah, Beyond The Moon, Don't Be A Moon / Controversial, Howdy Doody Boogie, In Context Of The Moon, Do You Or Don't You Want To Know, Blowing The Blues Away, 96 Tears, Blue River Liquor Shine, X and Y, Hangover, Coming Off The Moon, Marmalade Mama, Let Your Man Fly, Hoosh Rah, Lip Service, Toronto Tontos, Lady Let Me In, Sunday Morning Cereal, Here Among The Cats, Research (at Beach Resorts), Mash Moon In Hawaii, Diamonds Diamonds, Distressed, Lily


This is the longest known Max show on tape, clocking in at around 140 minutes. It was common for them to do four or five sets a night in the bars, before they graduated to theatres and arenas.

Although it's 1976 and the band hasn't released an album yet, little do they realize they are playing songs that would end up on all five of their studio albums. Distressed has a different arrangement from what would end up on Mutiny Up My Sleeve. Blue River Liquor Shine is perhaps the most interesting of the bunch, as it has a slower and much more psychedelic arrangement with Terry Watkinson on organ (and block vocal harmonies throughout).

There are also quite a few songs that never ended up on a Max Webster album - Anna Leah, Don't Be A Moon, Howdy Doody Boogie, Do You Or Don't You Want To Know, X and Y, Marmalade Mama, Hoosh Rah, Lady Let Me In, and Sunday Morning Cereal (the last of which is mostly a Paul Kersey drum solo).

Also of note is that they perform 5 of their 6 moon songs.


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