Friday, March 15, 2013
Max Webster (1976)
Back in the day we called this the "Blockhead album".....and no question this album was part of my growing up. My brother and I listened to this album to death and to this day remains a treasure of the 70's Canadian Rock scene !
Max Webster always straddled the line between Rock 'n Roll and Progressive Rock and this debut album is no exception.
I also remember buying this album while in Sudbury Ontario at a Records On Wheels shop.......yikes that is a long long long time ago.
After hearing this album Kim Mitchell became a household figure and I can't tell you how many times we rocked out to this.
"Hangover" and "Here Among The Cats" are 2 of the best 70's Canadian rock tracks ever IMHO!
Blockheads was remastered magically by the folks at Rock Candy and this is THE best version I have ever heard. Terry Watkinson's keyboards finally get the real treatment here and you can hear just how key his playing was. This mix also brings out subtleties that I have never heard before and has an extra depth that is all new to me.
Max Webster was also produced by Rush's Terry Brown so it does have a very good vibe and sound about it!
This was a great band and this album is just awesome............if you r a fan of Max then you owe it to yourself to get THIS version......
......no cigarettes, no matches