Martin Popoff – Live Magnetic Air: The Unlikely Saga of the Superlative Max Webster – Audiobook


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The audiobook version of the 2018 Martin Popoff ebook about Max Webster.

Martin Popoff here, with my most satisfying labour of love book yet, a tome on a band that is both obscure, and also MY FAVOURITE BAND OF ALL-TIME.  It’s called...

Live Magnetic Air: The Unlikely Saga of the Superlative Max Webster

Guys, a few opening words. Whatcha get is 260 pages and over 100,000 words—plus loads of pictures... live, studio, ads, memorabilia, sleeves—on a band you may not know and love... yet! They only made five studio albums and a live album, all between 1976 and 1980, but they are indeed, my #1 top fave rave rock ‘n’ roll unit of all time.

You’ve heard me say that in radio interviews over the year and  you’ve seen it in print. Sure, occasionally I tucked a few together, including ZZ Top, Deep Purple, BOC, Gillan... but Max Webster is always in that list of five and depending on the day, get the most props.

For those soon to see the light... best description I can give is 92% Blue Oyster Cult crossed with Cheap Trick, topped by 4% Kansas and another 4% Zappa.

So... you wanna learn something, step up. Back cover sez...

Dubious, unlikely, improbable...

...but indeed verifiable and certifiable! The book now buzzing in your privileged hands is in fact the story of the finest rock ‘n’ roll band that ever was. Zeppelin, The Beatles, U2, Springsteen, Queen, King’s X... none can hold an expiring lighter to the conflagration that was the near mythical Max Webster.

Consume these pages, and you will learn the secrets—often in the impenetrable code of the band’s top-shelf wordsmith Pye Dubois—of the wily Canuck wizards who made the above boast sing with unassailable truth.

Toronto Tontos, Hangover, High Class In Borrowed Shoes, America’s Veins, Oh War!, Beyond The Moon, Lip Service, Charmonium, Paradise Skies, A Million Vacations, In The World Of Giants, Battle Scar... these are towering anthems from the band’s tight catalogue of five classics spanning the years 1976 to 1980. And so the time has come to re-celebrate and re-calibrate their majesty, along with dozens of other Kim Mitchell classics stuck in cult status... until now?!

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01. Live Magnetic Air


Options - You can choose to download as a single file with the full audiobook in MP3 format, or a zip file that contains nine individual chapters in MP3 format.


Audiobook File Size (as a single file) - MP3 Format - 383 MB
Audiobook File Size (as nine individual chapters) - MP3 Format - 327 MB
Audiobook Total Time - 9 hours and 9 minutes


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