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[Album Review] Max Webster | Diamonds Diamonds
By '81, the behind-the-scenes activity at camp Webster was not going well. Disarray with lineup changes and an apathetic record label were the driving forces for Kim Mitchell to dissolve the band. The greatest hits compilation Diamonds Diamonds was the send-off and marked the last Webster output during their original run. In addition to the … Continue reading [Album Review] Max Webster | Diamonds Diamonds
[Album Review] Max Webster | Universal Juveniles
It kills me to say it but... almost nothing about Universal Juveniles resonates with me. The music, Rush's cameo, Kim hanging to the left on the cover art... What the heck? Why did he think we wanted to see his meat and veg? Maybe he was trying to distract us from the skullet. Check this … Continue reading [Album Review] Max Webster | Universal Juveniles
[Album Review] Max Webster | Live Magnetic Air
Ah, the '70s. When Peter Frampton convinced every record label that a live album meant an easy street to riches. And sometimes they were right. Max Webster's contribution to the trend was 1979's Live Magnetic Air, a decent success in their native land of Canada as it peaked at number 17. Their only other album … Continue reading [Album Review] Max Webster | Live Magnetic Air
[Album Review] Max Webster | A Million Vacations
A Million Vacations is Max Webster's studio album that earned the most success. It peaked at 13 on the charts, reached platinum level in sales, and has their only top 40 hit*, Let Go The Line. In Canada, that is. Outside of Canada... well, Paradise Skies charted at 43 in the UK, earning them a … Continue reading [Album Review] Max Webster | A Million Vacations
[Album Review] Max Webster | Mutiny Up My Sleeve
Three albums into Max Webster's catalogue and we finally get to an album that I really, really like instead of love. Actually, Mutiny Up My Sleeve grew on me with its extreme highs this week, so I might enjoy this album even more in the future. As for right now, I do find it is … Continue reading [Album Review] Max Webster | Mutiny Up My Sleeve
[Album Review] Max Webster | High Class in Borrowed Shoes
I can see why many prog fans have fallen for High Class in Borrowed Shoes. This one has the genre taking up a good chunk of the album: High Class in Borrowed Shoes – hard rock Diamonds Diamonds – pop Gravity – prog Words to Words – ballad America's Veins – prog/hard rock hybrid Oh, … Continue reading [Album Review] Max Webster | High Class in Borrowed Shoes
[Album Review] Max Webster | Max Webster
Delivers a little rock, a little pop, a little prog to help blow those blues away.