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Canadian band Max Webster was both popular and successful in their home country in the 1970s. Although they never achieved the prominence of their good friends in Rush, the two bands toured together and even appeared on each otherís albums.

After several name changes, the name Max Webster was chosen in 1973. At that stage, the bandís line-up was guitarist and vocalist Kim Mitchell, Terry Watkinson on keyboards, bass player Mike Tilka and drummer Paul Kersey. Kim Mitchell wrote most of the material, working alongside poet and lyricist Pye Dubois.

The self-titled album Max Webster was released in 1976 and hit number 30 in the Canadian charts. It was also released in the USA but with the title Hangover, which was also the first song on the album.

Drummer Paul Kersey left the band, replaced by Gary McCracken for the recording of second album High Class in Borrowed Shoes (1977).

Mike Tilka left to pursue a career in record production, so Dave Myles, an old friend of Kim Mitchell who had played in several of the pre-Max Webster bands, joined on bass. Mike Tilka helped produce the third album, Mutiny Up My Sleeve (1978).

1979 saw two albums released, A Million Vacations and the live album Live Magnetic Air.

Watkinson departed before the recording of the bandís last album Universal Juveniles (1980). The band used a number of guest musicians to fill in, including the complete band Rush, the three of whom appeared on the track Battle Scar.

With the bandís success limited mainly to Canada, you may never have heard of Max Webster. However, you can now as Dave Hewitt presents Max Webster - In Focus on Phoenix Radio - Saturday evening at 8pm.

Once again, Saturday evening is when Phoenix Radio turns to its dark side. DJ Cruel Britannia presents Fadeout - an hour of the best in goth, darkwave, industrial and alternative. It's a good introduction for those listeners just getting to grips with the genre and an unashamed wallow in favourite tracks for the more dedicated.

So pull on your leather and join Cruel Britannia on Fadeout every Saturday at 7pm, as usual on Phoenix Radio.

Paul Baker will foray into the world of Prog Rock on Sunday. As usual on Soundscapes, Paul will review the latest releases, talk about and to the major artists in the genre, and perhaps even get out one of his infamous 'long tracks'.

To find out what's happening on the Prog scene, be sure to tune in to Phoenix Radio from 3pm every Sunday for Soundscapes with Paul Baker.

Wednesday night favourite Ian has a wide range of musical tastes. From post-rock to post-metal, post-punk to post-hardcore. That's why he hosts (POST) - a weekly look at everything that no-one else plays.

So whether you like Cult of Luna, Isis, Pelican, Mono, Sigur Ros, This Will Destroy You, Porcupine Tree or a host of other 'cult' bands, listen in to Ian's favourites on (POST), this and every Wednesday at 7pm on your favourite station - Phoenix Radio.