After going through several line-up changes and experiencing poor selling European tour shows, thought by some to have been a result of mismanagement by record company officials, Max Webster disbanded in 1982. Kim Mitchell, however, was just getting started.
Mitchell's first self-titled album reached No. 36 in Canada, but failed to chart outside the country. The songs that Mitchell are most known for, both in and outside Canada, "Go For A Soda" and "Patio Lanterns," would come on his next two albums Akimbo Alogo and Shakin' Like A Human Being. 1985's "Go For A Soda" was Kim Mithchell's only charting U.S. hit, topping out at number 86 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Then, while still performing rock shows, Mitchell worked as a drive-time D.J. with Toronto's biggest rock radio station, Q107, from 2004 to 2015. He could often be heard playing his guitar on the radio, in between spinning classic rock hits from bands like Rush, Led Zeppelin, and The Rolling Stones. Mitchell also interviewed many other musicians, giving listeners the unique perspective of listening to a seasoned rock veteran speak with rock superstars, ranging from Robert Plant to the Barenaked Ladies.