It’s no secret that I’m a big Kim Mitchell fan. For those who are not familiar with Kim, he fronted a band called Max Webster back in the 70’s and 80’s that was just fantastic. Like my other Canadian favorite, Rush, I’ve got all of their albums and there is not a bad track on any of them.
Although I don’t love Kim Mitchell’s stuff quite as much as the old Max Webster stuff, it certainly is not far behind and ranks right up there with my all-time favorites.
I never understood why Max Webster never achieved greater fame here in the U.S. but I guess that’s the way it goes. They got some U.S. airplay back in the early 1908’s and that is where I first heard them. The boys from Rush sat in on one of their songs and with Rush being so popular here, the song was on the air quite a bit for a while.
I was an instant fan and have been listening to that stuff ever since. I really don’t know what to compare it to, because to me it was totally unique.
Anyway , the point of this is to let you know that Kim Mitchell is going to release a new album. He’s also doing some touring and if I was able to take a vacation up north, I’d be headed for one of those shows for sure.
Word has it that there is work underway to create a new web site for Kim, but for now his online home appears to be his MySpace page. There are a few videos there as well as the dates for his tour. The videos are all old stuff but it stands the test of time very well if you ask me.
Keep rockin’, Kim.