7/12-inch Singles/E.P.s Hard Rock/Heavy Psychedelic Rock Canada 1970s (Tracks) Max – “Run Run”

Max – “Run Run” Video on YouTube

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7/12-inch Singles/E.P.s Hard Rock/Heavy Psychedelic Rock Canada 1970s (Tracks)

Band :

Max (Montreal, Canada)

Track :

“Run Run” B’ Side Single, released on Trans-World (TWS-1740), in 1970 (recorded at Montreal’s Studio 6 in 8 tracks).

Line-up :

Ian Lebofsky (singer)

Gerry Markman (guitars & vocals)

Sam Borsuk (bass)

Colin Jacques (drums)

Ed Borsuk (sound & lights)

Max – “The Flying Dutchman”  Single photo (A’ Side)

Information about the album/band/track :

Gerry Markman : The band was formed in 1969 as a blues trio called Dawn. I had known Sam since high school where he played with The Kreatures. I had been living in Val David at Jazz et Cafe playing blues during the week. On the weekends the jazz band was The Peter Leitch quartet. I have been friends with Peter ever since. Sam had been living in New York for a while with a band whose name I can’t remember. They recorded an album but soon disbanded. Sam came back to Montreal and wanted to play and knew Colin Jacques from another band called The Fyve. I was the blues guy, Colin was the hard rock/Stones guy and Sam just made it all work. Eddy was Sam’s brother and he was into sound and lights. We made such lousy money dividing it into 4 didn’t make much difference from dividing it into 3! By 1970 or 71 we were played out and needed something. Ian was intorduced to us by a friend (?) and we tried it out. His wonderful  Morisson-like baritone and stage presence was the last ingredient. My guitar playing freed up and the band’s sound evolved.

Dawn played mostly in Montreal and Quebec City in the Centre de Loisirs and played at McGill on the campus and in the big ballroom a lot. This was the era of liquid light shows and psychedelia. We also played at the Gallery Café in Old Montreal and the Hotel Nelson. Other bands I remember were Higgins Hill and the Mike Jones Group.

Jones (aka Michael LaChance) also engineered a session at Studio 6 for my future band, Dandy Batt for the song Play On, written by Ian and me. It that was produced by Frank Marino from Mahogany Rush.

When Tony Orlando and Dawn came onto the scene we had to change our name even though I had registered it exclusively in Quebec. Couldn’t afford a lawyer and we were nobody. We called ourselves The Max Band after my cat. Ian and I were writing original songs that were folky in origin but quite dynamic when played live. Our sound was influenced by Led Zeppelin and The Who and Colin’s drumming was awesome. The band collaborated on Run Run, Up The River, Young and Strong. Ian and I were the song writers for Flying Dutchman, Black Willow, Melinda, and Grey Havens. We covered Babylon by Blue Cheer, South California Purples by Chicago Transit Authority and had a long band-arranged version of I Can’t Keep From Crying, sometime incorporating classical themes that Sam wrote and Colins ‘heavy music’ drumming style that later was known as metal. And we played blues.

We met Hilly Leopold through some mutual friends and he decided to produce the band. He was also our personal manager….sort of.
We recorded The Flying Dutchman at Montreal’s Studio 6 in 8 tracks. Hilly’s neighbour was Lori Zimmerman (Sweet Lorraine) whose husband Danny was the bass player in Life. Lori’s voice voice can be clearly heard in the background vocals although she was standing 6 feet away from the mic. What a voice. Hilly had made the Trans World deal without any of our signatures. I still don’t know what the deal was or why Ian and I aren’t credited as writers although the song(s) were registered with BMI (CAPAC). Hilly abruptly left us to pursue managing aband called Alabama (no, not THAT Alabama) and produced a country single called Highway Driving.
We were another great band that nobody heard of….little or poor management, no agent, no prospects. We started to argue over the usual stupid things and the band just fell apart. I don’t remember any newspaper reviews but we were featured in event promotions and somewhere there must be some posters of Dawn and The Max Band. The Flying Dutchman did get a little airplay overseas and earned a few dollars in writers royalties but it was always a popular song played live. Run Run was fun fun….lots of posturing and loud guitar….
We couldn’t agree on much anymore and Ian and I wanted to try working as a duo but that didn’t get very far.
The band split up around 1972 or 73 and by then nobody noticed but us. Ian is a respected voice teacher, singer/performer and choir master. He lives in Hudson Quebec and we’re still in touch every few years. I heard that Colin had moved to England but I don’t know if he continued playing music. Sam lives somewhere in Ontario and I don’t know what became of him. Eddy stayed doing sound and lights and was a member of another of my bands called Dandy Batt (nee Sunrise) with Danny and Lori Zimmerman.

Photos :

Max – “The Flying Dutchman” Single Photo (A’ Side)

MAX THE FLYING DUTCHMAN 1 (2)

Max – “Run Run” Single Photo (B’ Side)

MAX RUN RUN (2)

Gerry Markman

Links about the album/band/track :

Max – “Run Run” Video file link on YouTube

Max Band’s Page on Discogs

Max Band’s Interview on Patrimonie P.Q. Blog

Max Band’s Page on Rate Your Music

 

 

Rush Band’s Photos

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Geddy Lee (Rush)
Keyboard Magazine
September 1984

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Rush – “Spirit of Radio / The Trees / Working Man”, 12-inch E.P., Mercury Records (Radio 12), 1980

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Rush (Canadian guitarist Alex Lifeson, Canadian drummer Neil Peart and Canadian bassist Geddy Lee, reclining on a sofa), Canadian rock band Rush, pose for a group studio portrait, United Kingdom, in May 1979. (Photo by Fin Costello/Redferns/Getty Images)

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Irvine, California – August 13: (L-R) Guitarist Alex Lifeson, drummer Neil Peart and Bass/singer Geddy Lee of the band Rush perform at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater on August 13, 2010 in Irvine, California. (Photo by Joe Scarnici/FilmMagic)

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Photos of Geddy Lee’s Fender Jazz Basses from Rock Hall Exhibit: Black bass used on “Moving Pictures” and Orange bass used on the last live performance of “Working Man.”

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Photo, Neill Cunningham, owner of Pandemonium Records. (The boy from Rush’s Power Windows is all grown up, and he’s now stocking copies of the 1985 album at his own record shop. In fact, Neill Cunningham has assembled an entire wall of the records, just behind the counter at Toronto’s Pandemonium Records, thanks to Rush’s ongoing vinyl reissue campaign.

“I had to do the wall,” Cunningham, now 52, told The Star. “You would have done the wall, too.”
Cunningham is the young boy on the front of Rush’s concept album, bare-chested and wearing white pajama pants. Flip the cover over and he’s pictured again, this time looking through a pair of binoculars. Cunningham’s moment in the spotlight came courtesy of a friend who heard that photographer Dimo Safari (who was charged with creating the cover for Rush) was looking for a skinny blond-haired kid as a model.
The funny part is Cunningham wasn’t a huge Rush fan back then. “Dimo had been working with Madonna, so I was all excited at the idea I could be on a Madonna cover,” he recalled. “When he said Rush, I was like, ‘Yeah, oh, all right. Not bad, either.’” Much has changed since then, as evidenced by the display at his shop. “How many record-store owners get to sell records of themselves?” Cunningham mused, adding that the display “is hard to miss. I’m just having fun with it.”
Cunningham was also featured in the music video for the album’s lead single, “Big Money.” the lead single from Power Windows. Later, he received a backstage pass to Rush’s 1986 tour stop at the Maple Leaf Gardens, where he met the band for the first – and, so far, only – time).

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Rush, Band’s photos by Ben Upham, (Coliseum in Spokane, Washington, U.S.A., 16th September 1977)

Ben Upham Photographs of the Band Rush taken at the Coliseum in Spokane, Washington, on 16th September 1977

Rush: “A Brief History of Time
The Early Days: From ‘Rush’ to ‘2112’ & Beyond”

Rush: “A Brief History of Time The Early Days: From ‘Rush’ to ‘2112’ & Beyond”

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Rush Band’s Photos 

Rush Band’s Photos

Waterloo Lutheran University – Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, 12th October 1973

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Artists/Bands appearing on T.V. Shows Buffalo Springfield – “Mr Soul”

Artists/Bands appearing on T.V. Shows 

Buffalo Springfield, Multinational (Canada, U.S.A.)

“Mr Soul”

Buffalo Springfield – “Mr Soul” (A band’s appearance on T.V. in 1967)

The Hollywood Palace T.V. Show, Season 4, Episode 27
Hosts : Cyd Charisse, Tony Martin
Aired Saturday 9:30pm on ABC, on 8th April 1967
(Buffalo Springfield – “For What It’s Worth” (30-second excerpt) & “Mr. Soul”), Hollywood Palace Theater – 1735 N. Vine Street, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA”.

Neil Young (vocal, guitar); Stephen Stills (guitar); Richie Furay (guitar); Dewey Martin (drums); and road manager Dickie Davis (pretending to play bass on this appearance with pre-recorded music).

The track is included on the album “Buffalo Springfield Again” (Atco Records, 33-226), released in June 1967. It’s the album’s opening track. Buffalo Springfield Again is the second album by Buffalo Springfield. It peaked at #44 on the Billboard 200. In 2003, the album was ranked number 188 on Rolling Stone magazine’s list of the 500 greatest albums of all time. The album was included in Robert Dimery’s 1001 Albums You Must Hear Before You Die.

The track is also included on the B’ Side of the band’s single “Bluebird”, released on Atco Records (45-6499), released in August 1967 (Billboard Hot 100: entry – 15 Jul. 1967, peak – 58, stay – 7 weeks)

“Mr. Soul” was written and performed by Neil Young, the contested frontman for Buffalo Springfield, backed up by co-frontmen Richie Furay and Stephen Stills. It forms the first track of their second album Buffalo Springfield Again.
One hardly knows where to begin with this song’s lyrics. In just three short verses with no chorus, Young practically flaunts his lyrical prowess at this early stage in his career. He invokes both Beatles and early proto-punk, in verses that manage to be both angry and whimsical at the same time. Like the team of Lennon-McCartney, Young and Stills experienced friendly rivalry with their equally matched talents that also inspired each of them to top the other, bringing their work to an edginess that drove them to brilliance.
At the time of “Mr. Soul,” Young was wavering on leaving the band. His first departure was on the eve of Buffalo Springfield’s booking to appear on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, which he was vehemently opposed to. Young later told British music magazine Mojo, “I thought it was belittling what the Buffalo Springfield was doing. That audience wouldn’t have understood us. We’d have been just a f–kin’ curiosity to them.”
Along with missing The Tonight Show, Young’s sudden departure also cast a cold shadow over Buffalo Springfield’s appearance at the now-legendary 1967 Monterey International Pop Festival. Buffalo Springfield brought in Doug Hastings to substitute on guitar and had Stephen Stills’ friend David Crosby drop by to assist with the Festival appearance, but even so, the group’s performance suffered so much that they were dropped from the Pennebaker documentary.
The book Neil Young: Long May You Run: The Illustrated History says that this song “was likely more indicative of where his [Young’s] head truly was. Much like the songs from the Springfield’s debut, ‘Mr. Soul’ suggests that Young’s work was still razor-sharp, even when it was coming from a very unhappy place.”
While we’re book-hopping, there are some ties between Buffalo Springfield members and Al Kooper (of Blues Project / Blood Sweat & Tears fame). In Kooper’s memoir Backstage Passes and Backstabbing Bastards, Kooper consulted with David Crosby when the idea of Blood Sweat & Tears was forming in his mind, and also recruited Jim Fielder (Frank Zappa and the Mothers alumni), who also part of Buffalo Springfield when they were seeking a replacement for Bruce Palmer’s continuous absences. And then Stephen Stills himself popped by to fill in for Mike Bloomfield when Kooper, in a panic, called him to help complete the album Super Session. There, is that enough threads weaving everything together?
Robin Lane ran in Young’s circle in the late ’60s. She also lived with him for some time and sang on “Round and Round (It Won’t Be Long).” Lane told Songfacts that the song “Mr. Soul” was inspired in some way by the death of Lenny Bruce, who died less a year before the song was recorded. In Shakey, Jimmy McDonough writes that Young himself had no recollection of the Bruce connection.

Lyrics :

Oh, hello Mr. Soul, I dropped by to pick up a reason
For the thought that I caught that my head is the event of the season
Why in crowds just a trace of my face could seem so pleasin’
I’ll cop out to the change, but a stranger is putting the tease on
I was down on a frown when the messenger brought me a letter
I was raised by the praise of a fan who said I upset her
Any girl in the world could have easily known me better
She said, “You’re strange, but don’t change”, and I let her
In a while will the smile on my face turn to plaster?
Stick around while the clown who is sick does the trick of disaster
For the race of my head and my face is moving much faster
Is it strange I should change? I don’t know, why don’t you ask her?
Is it strange I should change? I don’t know, why don’t you ask her?
Is it strange I should change? I don’t know, why don’t you ask her?
Songwriters: Neil Young

Track List :

01. Mr Soul
02. A Child’s Claim To Fame
03. Everydays
04. Expecting To Fly
05. Bluebird
06. Hung Upside Down
07. Sad Memory
08. Good Time Boy
09. Rock & Roll Woman
10. Broken Arrow

Buffalo Springfield – “Buffalo Springfield Again” Album cover photo (front)

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Buffalo Springfield – “Mr Soul” Single photo (B’ Side)

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Buffalo Springfield, 1967

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Buffalo Springfield Superstar group ‘Buffalo Springfield’ pose for a portrait in 1967. (L-R) Neil Young, Richie Furay, Stephen Stills, Dewey Martin, Bruce Palmer. (Photo by Michael Ochs/Getty Images)

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Buffalo Springfield

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Buffalo Springfield

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Buffalo Springfield 

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Neil Young

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Buffalo Springfield Poster 1967

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Bufffalo Springfield – “Mr Soul Video file link on YouTube

Buffalo Springfield – “Buffalo Springfield Again” Full Album Video file link on YouTube

Buffalo Springfield – “Buffalo Springfield Again” Full Album Audio file link on Spotify

Buffalo Springfield – “Buffalo Springfield” Full Album on Apple Music

Buffalo Springfield – “Buffalo Springfield Again” Full Album on Google Play

Buffalo Springfield Band’s Page on Discogs

Buffalo Springfield Band’s Page on Rate Your Music

Buffalo Springfield Band’s Page on Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

Buffalo Springfield Band’s Page on Getty Images

Buffalo Springfield Band’s Page/Discography/Full Albums/Download Links on Muro Do Classic Rock Blog

Buffalo Springfield Band’s Page/Discography/Full Albums/Download Links on Lagrima Psicodelica4 Blog

Buffalo Springfield Band’s Page on Wikiwand

Buffalo Springfield Band’s Singles Discography on Rock And Roll Music History

Bufffalo Springfield Band’s Page on Facebook

Stephen Stills, Interview on Rolling Stone

Buffalo Springfield, band’s t.v. appearance, The Hollywood Palace T.V. Show, Season 4, Episode 27 Hosts : Cyd Charisse, Tony Martin Aired Saturday 9:30pm on ABC, on 8th April 1967 (Buffalo Springfield – “For What It’s Worth” (30-second excerpt) & “Mr. Soul”), Hollywood Palace Theater – 1735 N. Vine Street, Hollywood, Los Angeles, California, USA”.

Buffalo Springfield Band’s Page on Rhino Records

 

 

 

 

Classic/Country/Folk Rock Multinational (Canada/U.S.A.) 1990s (Tracks) Neil Young With Crazy Horse – “Interstate”

Classic/Country/Folk Rock Multinational (Canada/U.S.A.) 1990s (Tracks) 

Neil Young  (Toronto, Ontario, Canada) With Crazy Horse (Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.)

“Interstate” (written by Neil Young), recorded spring 1990 ( outtake, Ragged Glory sessions, 1990), included on the cd single “Big Time” (Reprise Records, 9362437312), bonus track included on the vinyl edition of the album “Broken Arrow”, released on Reprise Records (9362-46291-2), on 2nd July 1996.

Line-up/Credits :

  • Art Direction [Assistant], Design [Assistant] – Jesse Burden
  • Art Direction, Design – Gary Burden
  • Artwork [Back Cover, Panel And Cd Disc Paintings] – K.P.O.B.
  • Cover [Front Cover] – George Catlin
  • Crew [Amplifiers] – Sal Trentino
  • Crew [Drums] – Jerry Conforti
  • Crew [Lights And Ambiance] – Keith Wissmar
  • Crew [Monitor Engineer] – Mark Humphries (3)
  • Crew [Neil’s Guitar] – Larry Cragg
  • Crew [Poncho’s Guitar, Billy’s Bass] – Armando Garcia
  • Design [Computer Design] – Jenice Heo
  • Edited By [Editing], Mastered By [Mastering] – Tim Mulligan
  • Engineer [Live Sound] – Tim Mulligan
  • Engineer [Senior Technical Engineer] – Harry Sitam
  • Engineer [Transfer Analog-to-digital] – John Hausmann, John Nowland
  • Management [Production Manager] – Tim Foster
  • Mixed By – Greg Archilla, Neil Young
  • Photography By [Band Photograph] – Larry Cragg
  • Producer – Neil Young
  • Recorded By – Greg Archilla (tracks: 1 to 7), Tim Mulligan (tracks: 8)
  • Vocals, Bass, Tambourine – Billy Talbot
  • Vocals, Drums, Percussion – Ralph Molina
  • Vocals, Electric Guitar – Poncho Sampedro
  • Vocals, Electric Guitar, Acoustic Guitar, Piano, Harmonica – Neil Young
  • Written-By – Jimmy Reed (tracks: 8), Neil Young (tracks: 1 to 7)

Lyrics :

[Verse 1]
Children are laughing
In the sun
I count the voices
One by one
But I’m not there
To share the fun

[Chorus]
I’m out on the interstate
I can hear
A soft voice calling
Calling me
To bring my guitar home

[Verse 2]
I’m happy singing
In a crowd
The lights are bright
The music’s loud
I like to look
In every face

[Chorus]
But out on the interstate
I can hear
A soft voice calling
Calling me
To bring my guitar home

[Verse 3]
Out in the dusty
Desert wind
The fox goes looking
For a friend
She sees a light
Around the bend

[Chorus]

Neil Young With Crazy Horse – “Broken Arrow” Album cover photo (front)

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Neil Young With Crazy Horse – ” Interstate” Video file link on YouTube

Neil Young and Crazy Horse Band’s Page on Discogs

Neil Young And Crazy Horse Band’s Page on Apple Music

Neil Young And Crazy Horse Band’s Setlists/Tour Dates on Setlist Fm

Neil Young Artist’s Page on Facebook

Neil Young Artist’s Page on Twitter

Neil Young Artist’s Online Store

Neil Young Artist’s Archives

Neil Young Artist’s Page on Discogs

Neil Young Artist’s Page on Spotify

Neil Young Artist’s Page on Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

 

Garage/Mod/Psychedelic Rock Canada 1980s (Tracks) The Chessmen – “Time Machine”

Garage/Mod/Psychedelic Rock Canada 1980s (Tracks)

The Chessmen (Hamilton, Ontario, Canada)

“Time Machine” A7 track included on the album “The Chessmen”

Released in 1989 on Zapp Records (2001)

Line-up/Credits :

Dan Beer, vocals/guitar/harmonica/maracas
Rick Blythe, guitar/vocals/tambourine
Warren Cavanaugh, bass
Stephen Jameson, organ

The Chessmen – “The Chessmen” Album cover photo (front)

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The Chessmen – “Time Machine” Video file link on YouTube

 

Garage/Psychedelic Rock Canada 1960s (Tracks) The Paupers – “South Down Road”

Garage/Psychedelic Rock Canada 1960s (Tracks)

The Paupers 

“South Down Road” A1 (opening track), written by Adam Mitchell, Skip Prokop, included on the album “Ellis Island” 

Released in 1968 on Verve Forecast Records (FTS3051)

Line-up/Credits :

Arranged By [String Choir] – Charlie Fox

Artwork [Collage] – Ollie Alpert

Bass – Brad Campbell

Design – Acy R. Lehman

Drums, Koto, Guitar – Skip Prokop

Engineer [Director] – Val Valentin

Guitar, Piano, Organ – Adam Mitchell

Keyboards – Al Kooper

Lead Guitar, Steel Guitar – Chuck Beal

Lead Vocals – Adam (tracks: A1 to A4, B3 to B5), Brad (tracks: B1), Skip (tracks: B2)

Photography By – Daniel Kramer

Producer – Elliot Mazer

Recorded By [With Love] – Fred Catero

The Paupers – “South Down Road” Album cover photo (front)

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The Paupers – “South Down Road” Video file link on YouTube

The Paupers – “Ellis Island” Full album video file link on YouTube