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4 hours ago, ytserush said:

Love them. Never got to see them. I imagine they would be an acquired taste these days.

Same here, very quirky for sure! Always had that Rush connection going on though, touring. same record label, (Battle Scar). Pye Dubois (lyricist) and of course being Canadian.

Discovered them by accident, was at the local record store in 79 looking for the artist of "Lay it on the Line" (Triumph) I wasn't sure of the title, the guy at the counter said maybe it's "Let Go the Line" by Max Webster who he assured me was a very talented band! So yah I bought "A million Vacations" and was pleasantly surprised although not getting the song I was looking for.

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I appreciate their musicianship and their progressive leanings in terms of how "part-y" some of their music is...but Kim Mitchell is super annoying to me.  And Pye Dubois' lyrics are just on the wrong side of quirky for me.

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Love them, one of my all time faves. Small discography. 5 studio albums, 1 single live album and 1 best of released shortly after the band's demise.

 

Pye's lyrics were a bit Beefheartesque which is not for all tastes but I loved them. Not a bad record in the bunch. A couple of years ago the fellow who runs maxwebsterlive.ca had a treasure trove of live board tapes, unreleased studio material and audience recordings and shared them. What a gift he gave to all of us fans. There was enough unreleased songs included in those tapes that would make up another 3 maybe 4 studio records. 

 

A little bit of prog, a little Zappa, a little Beefheart and a lot of Canadiana

 

High Class in Borrowed Shoes is generally considered their best album but all 5 records have plenty to offer

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On 11/26/2023 at 2:36 PM, Timbale said:

Kim Mitchell is super annoying to me. 

Hey, I think I have to agree somewhat, saw an interview on youtube around covid (2019-20) Every thing he said annoyed me!! I was surprised to say the least!! However he is a good guitarist which I appreciate!!

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