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Joseph Kim Mitchell
Kim Mitchell
(born July 10, 1952) is a Canadian musician. He was the lead singer and guitarist for the band Max Webster before going on to lead a solo career. His 1984 single, "Go For Soda", was his only charted song on the US Billboard Hot 100, reaching number 86.[1] Six other singles, "Patio Lanterns", "Rock and Roll Duty", "Rockland Wonderland", "Expedition Sailor", "America", and "Some Folks", reached the top 20 in Canada.[citation needed]

Contents

1 Early life 2 Career

2.1 2004 to present

3 Discography

3.1 Albums

3.1.1 Studio albums 3.1.2 Live albums 3.1.3 Compilation albums

3.2 Singles

3.2.1 Guest singles

4 Juno Awards 5 Television appearances 6 Family 7 See also 8 References 9 External links

Early life[edit] Mitchell attended St. Clair Secondary School in Sarnia. During the 1970s, Mitchell began playing with local bands in Sarnia. After going through a few name changes with essentially the same band, Mitchell and "Zooom" headed for Toronto, Ontario. Zooom eventually dissolved, with Mitchell travelling to the Greek islands. Career[edit] On his return to Canada, he formed the band Max Webster with fellow Sarnia
Sarnia
native Pye Dubois. Max Webster toured extensively and built a string of hits. Mitchell's solo career began after his departure from Max Webster, with session work and a succession of solo albums. A new sound was tested on the club circuit and recorded on his 1982 self-titled mini-album. Songs such as "Chain of Events" featured Mitchell's lead vocal and guitar and Dubois' suburban storytelling, anchored by the visceral drum/bass combination of Paul DeLong and Robert Sinclair Wilson. Peter Fredette added a vocal and guitar counterpoint. In early 1985, the song "Go For Soda" from the Akimbo Alogo
Akimbo Alogo
album became an international hit and remains his best known song outside of his native Canada. His most successful Canadian album was the follow-up, 1986's Shakin' Like a Human Being, featuring the hits "Alana Loves Me", "Easy to Tame", and the biggest hit of his career, "Patio Lanterns". In 1992, Mitchell played guitar on the track "Brave and Crazy" from Tom Cochrane's album Mad Mad World. In that same year he also made a cameo appearance (as himself) on the third season finale of the Canadian sketch program The Kids in the Hall. In 1995, Mitchell participated in the Kumbaya Festival to raise money for AIDS research.[2] 2004 to present[edit] From 2004 until August 2015, Mitchell entered the radio broadcasting industry, becoming an afternoon drivetime host on Toronto
Toronto
classic rock radio station Q107 (CILQ-FM).[3][4] On November 15, 2004, Mitchell was awarded the National Achievement Award by SOCAN at the 2004 SOCAN Awards in Toronto.[5] In 2006, Mitchell provided a guitar solo on the song "Wind It Up" from the Barenaked Ladies' album Barenaked Ladies
Barenaked Ladies
Are Me. Mitchell opened for Def Leppard
Def Leppard
at the Molson Amphitheatre in Toronto on July 16, 2007. His eighth studio album, Ain't Life Amazing, was released on July 17, 2007.[6] Mitchell has been on the same live bill with many acts over the course of his solo career including Sammy Hagar, Def Leppard, Aerosmith, and Van Halen. In January 2016, Mitchell suffered a heart attack, for which he underwent emergency surgery.[7] Discography[edit]

Mitchell at the Fergus Truck Show, 2008

See also: Max Webster § Discography Albums[edit] Studio albums[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name

Year Album Peak chart positions Certifications

CAN [8] US CAN [9]

1982 Kim Mitchell 38 —

1984 Akimbo Alogo 23 106 Platinum

1986 Shakin' Like A Human Being 6 — 3× Platinum

1989 Rockland 4 — 2× Platinum

1992 Aural Fixations 17 — Gold

1994 Itch 55 —

1999 Kimosabe — —

2007 Ain't Life Amazing — —

Live albums[edit]

Year Title Chart positions Certifications

CAN CAN [10]

1990 I Am A Wild Party — Platinum

Compilation albums[edit]

Year Title Chart positions Certifications

CAN [11] CAN [12]

1995 Greatest Hits 31 Platinum

2005 Fill Your Head with Rock —

Singles[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name

Title Year Peak chart positions Album

CAN US [13] US Rock [14]

1982 "Miss Demeanor" — — — Kim Mitchell

1984 "Lager & Ale" — — — Akimbo Alogo

"Go For Soda" 22 86 12

"All We Are" 81 — —

1986 "Patio Lanterns" 12 — 36 Shakin' Like a Human Being

"Alana Loves Me" 31 — —

1987 "Easy to Tame" 32 — —

"In Your Arms" 97 — —

1989 "Rock and Roll Duty" 7 — — Rockland

"Rockland Wonderland" 10 — —

1990 "Expedition Sailor" 20 — —

"Lost Lovers Found" 78 — —

"All We Are" (Live) 73 — — I Am a Wild Party

"I Am A Wild Party" (Live) 43 — —

1992 "Find the Will" 28 — — Aural Fixations

"America" 3 — —

"Pure as Gold" 21 — —

1993 "Some Folks" 16 — —

1994 "Acrimony" 40 — — Itch

"Wonder Where and Why" 63 — —

1995 "The U.S. of Ache" 78 — —

"Rainbow" 21 — — Greatest Hits

"No More Walking Away" 35 — —

Guest singles[edit]

Year Title Artist Album

2006 "Young at Heart" Charlie Major Shadows and Light

Juno Awards[edit] Mitchell has been awarded several Juno Awards for his work:

1983 – Most Promising Male Vocalist of the Year 1987 – Album of the Year: Shakin' Like A Human Being 1990 – Male Vocalist of the Year

Television appearances[edit]

Mitchell made a cameo appearance on the show Twitch City. In 2005, Mitchell played a taxi driver on the sixth episode of the third season of Puppets Who Kill, titled "Buttons and the Paternity Suit". On the sixth episode of the seventh season of the Canadian sitcom Trailer Park Boys, Ricky (Robb Wells) plays one of Mitchell's songs, "Go For Soda", on 8 track, while exclaiming "Bubbles, while you rock a piss, I'll rock some Mitchell."[15] Mitchell appeared in a skit on the Canadian show The Kids in the Hall, teaching senior citizens how to tune the electric guitar. Mitchell does several voices on the PBS Kids animated TV series CyberChase, uncluding the Poddleville Chief, Walter and various other characters.

Family[edit] Kim Mitchell
Kim Mitchell
has two sons, Josh and Jesse. Jesse works for his father as a drum tech and road manager. See also[edit]

Max Webster Canadian rock Music of Canada Juno Award

References[edit]

^ "Billboard > Artists / Kim Mitchell
Kim Mitchell
> Chart History > The Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved 2016-04-12.  ^ "Kumbaya disc needs more odd couplings". Toronto
Toronto
Star - Toronto, Ont. By Peter Howell and Geoff Chapman Sep 2, 1995 Page: L.8 ^ " Kim Mitchell
Kim Mitchell
becomes DJ". CBC News. July 27, 2004. Retrieved 2017-11-10.  ^ http://www.q107.com/schedule/ ^ "2004 SOCAN Awards". SOCAN website ^ "Kim Mitchell's back in his groove". Hamilton Spectator. August 2, 2007. Retrieved 2017-11-10.  ^ "Rocker Kim Mitchell
Kim Mitchell
recovering after heart attack". Toronto
Toronto
Star. The Canadian Press. 2015-01-13. Retrieved 2016-01-15.  ^ Peak positions for Kim Mitchell's albums in Canada:

For "Kim Mitchell" "Top Albums/CDs – Volume 37, No. 19, December 25, 1982". RPM. Retrieved 2011-09-02.  For "Akimbo Alogo" "Top Albums/CDs – Volume 41, No. 2, September 15, 1984". RPM. Retrieved 2011-09-02.  For "Shakin' Like A Human Being" "Top Albums/CDs – Volume 44, No. 21, August 16, 1986". RPM. Retrieved 2011-09-02.  For "Rockland" "Top Albums/CDs – Volume 50, No. 16, August 14, 1989". RPM. Retrieved 2011-09-02.  For "I Am A Wild Party" "Top Albums/CDs – Volume 52, No. 11, July 28, 1990". RPM. Retrieved 2011-09-02.  For "Aural Fixations" "Top Albums/CDs – Volume 55, No. 19, May 09 1992". RPM. Retrieved 2011-09-02.  For "Itch" "Top Albums/CDs – Volume 60, No. 3, August 08 1994". RPM. Retrieved 2011-09-02.  For "Greatest Hits" "Top Albums/CDs – Volume 61, No. 26, July 31, 1995". RPM. Retrieved 2011-09-02. 

^ "Gold Platinum Database: Kim Mitchell". Canadian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 2011-09-02.  ^ "Gold Platinum Database: Kim Mitchell". Canadian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 2011-09-02.  ^ Peak positions for Kim Mitchell's albums in Canada:

For "Kim Mitchell" "Top Albums/CDs – Volume 37, No. 19, December 25, 1982". RPM. Retrieved 2011-09-02.  For "Akimbo Alogo" "Top Albums/CDs – Volume 41, No. 2, September 15, 1984". RPM. Retrieved 2011-09-02.  For "Shakin' Like A Human Being" "Top Albums/CDs – Volume 44, No. 21, August 16, 1986". RPM. Retrieved 2011-09-02.  For "Rockland" "Top Albums/CDs – Volume 50, No. 16, August 14, 1989". RPM. Retrieved 2011-09-02.  For "I Am A Wild Party" "Top Albums/CDs – Volume 52, No. 11, July 28, 1990". RPM. Retrieved 2011-09-02.  For "Aural Fixations" "Top Albums/CDs – Volume 55, No. 19, May 09 1992". RPM. Retrieved 2011-09-02.  For "Itch" "Top Albums/CDs – Volume 60, No. 3, August 08 1994". RPM. Retrieved 2011-09-02.  For "Greatest Hits" "Top Albums/CDs – Volume 61, No. 26, July 31, 1995". RPM. Retrieved 2011-09-02. 

^ "Gold Platinum Database: Kim Mitchell". Canadian Recording Industry Association. Retrieved 2011-09-02.  ^ "Billboard > Artists / Kim Mitchell
Kim Mitchell
> Chart History > The Hot 100". Billboard. Retrieved 2016-04-12.  ^ "Billboard > Artists / Kim Mitchell
Kim Mitchell
> Chart History > Mainstream Rock Tracks". Billboard. Retrieved 2016-04-12.  ^ Trailer Park Boys
Trailer Park Boys
– Season 7 – "We Can't Call People Without Wings Angels – So We Call Them Friends"

External links[edit]

Official website Kim Mitchell
Kim Mitchell
– The lovelorn troubadour Kim Mitchell
Kim Mitchell
Music Summary "Kim Mitchell" The Canadian Encyclopedia

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Juno Award
Juno Award
for Album of the Year (1980–1999)

1980s

1980: Anne Murray
Anne Murray
– New Kind of Feeling 1981: Anne Murray
Anne Murray
– Anne Murray's Greatest Hits 1982: Loverboy
Loverboy
– Loverboy 1983: Loverboy
Loverboy
– Get Lucky 1984: Bryan Adams
Bryan Adams
– Cuts Like a Knife 1985: Bryan Adams
Bryan Adams
– Reckless 1986: Glass Tiger
Glass Tiger
– The Thin Red Line 1987: Kim Mitchell
Kim Mitchell
– Shakin' Like a Human Being 1988: no award ceremony held 1989: Robbie Robertson
Robbie Robertson
– Robbie Robertson

1990s

1990: Alannah Myles
Alannah Myles
– Alannah Myles 1991: Celine Dion
Celine Dion
– Unison 1992: Tom Cochrane
Tom Cochrane
– Mad Mad World 1993: k.d. lang – Ingénue 1994: Neil Young
Neil Young
– Harvest Moon 1995: Celine Dion
Celine Dion
– The Colour of My Love 1996: Alanis Morissette
Alanis Morissette
– Jagged Little Pill 1997: The Tragically Hip
The Tragically Hip
– Trouble at the Henhouse 1998: Sarah McLachlan
Sarah McLachlan
– Surfacing 1999: Celine Dion
Celine Dion
– Let's Talk
Talk
About Love

(2000–2019)

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