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MAX WEBSTER - "1980 Live"
1980 - unknown city & venue
Excellent Soundboard Recording
*** "Universal Junveniles" tour ***

Notes: by September 1980 Max Webster's line-up was expanded to a five piece (listed below), and since this is a soundboard recording and literally tons of soundboards originate from the Capitol Theater in Largo Maryland, it wouldn't surprise me to find out this is from that venue on November 17th, 1980....but that's just pure speculation :)

Kim Mitchell - Vocals - Guitar
Gary McCracken - Drums
Mike Gingrich - Bass
Steve McMurray - Guitar
Greg Chadd - Keyboards (formerly of SAGA)

01 Check
02 Oh War!
03 Paradise Skies
04 Lip Service
05 Rascal Houdi [cut]
06 Cry Out For Your Life
07 Here Among The Cats
08 Drive And Desire
09 In The World Of Giants
10 In Context Of The Moon
11 What Do You Do With The Urge
12 Look Out
13 April In Toledo
14 Waterline
15 Never Coming Down
16 The Party
17 Battle Scar [cut]

Notes:
This is a previously uncirculated mono soundboard recording. Unknown date and venue, but it's surely in the autumn, as per the band lineup.
Fans of early Max Webster, steer clear. There are a mere three songs from the first two albums, while most of Universal Juveniles is played - and this is the only available live recording of some of those songs.
Kim's solo in the middle of Cry Out For Your Life is one of the most interesting guitar solos you'll ever hear. He is truly one of a kind.
Later he invites someone from the audience to play drums on What Do You Do With The Urge while Gary McCracken plays guitar (both to mixed results). Gary returns to the drums after the tune train wrecks, and slays on the double kick.
Steve McMurray comes in handy for the new tunes that need a second guitarist. He plays the EBow in April In Toledo, replicating Kim's parts from the studio version perfectly. He also does some delightful slide work in Waterline.
Look Out was not played often, nor was Never Coming Down, a non-album track performed by Kim solo during this period.
Combined with some of the between song banter, everything that made Max Webster a truly brilliant and truly bizarre band is here for the taking.

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since this is a soundboard recording and literally tons of soundboards originate from the Capitol Theater in Largo Maryland, it wouldn't surprise me to find out this is from that venue on November 17th, 1980....but that's just pure speculation :)
That's some good detective work there.

But the date of this one has since been worked out - it's at Harpo's in Detroit, on December 21, 1980.

And it's Terry Watkinson on keys - he has just rejoined the band at this point.

The recording actually comes from the collection of Steve McMurray (now sadly deceased), and was given to him by Max's front of house tech, probably just for reference.
 
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