Kim Mitchell – Go For a Soda

I have fond memories of this song in the 80s. Candian Kim Mitchell released this it in 1984 off his Akimbo Alogo album. The song peaked at #86 on the US Billboard 100 but #22 in Canada. I remember it getting plenty of airplay in my region. It did hit #12 on the Billboard Top Rock Tracks.

MADD (Mothers Against Drunk Driving) used this song as a theme song. The reason the song caught on with me is the bass guitar sound. I was playing bass at the time and loved the huge sound of it when it kicks in.

Kim Mitchell had a very good career in Canada with 7 top twenty singles…Welcome to early eighties videos!

 

Go For A Soda

Might as well go for a soda…Nobody hurts and nobody cries
Might as well go for a soda…Nobody drowns and nobody dies

So we’re in one of our blue moods
You wanna have it your way and I want it mine
All this debating going ’round in our blue mood
Makes me thirst for love

Chorus:
Might as well go for a soda…Nobody hurts and nobody cries
Might as well go for a soda…Nobody drowns and nobody dies

Life seems to be a bomb inside your head
Well the bomb in my head is love
All this debating going ’round in our blue mood
Makes me thirsty for love

Chorus:
Might as well go for a soda…Nobody hurts and nobody cries
Might as well go for a soda…Nobody drowns and nobody dies
Might as well go for a soda…It’s better than slander
It’s better than lies
Might as well go for a soda…Nobody hurts and nobody cries

 

Author: badfinger20

Guitar, Bass, song writer,

10 thoughts on “Kim Mitchell – Go For a Soda”

    1. It took me to the 90s to run down that song…as far as who sang it. I like Lager and Ale… that was on the album that I ordered to get Go for a Soda.
      I still like the Bass sound….

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      1. So you’re a bass player? I love the bass. Some of my favorite bassists are: Bootsy Collins, eNuff said. John Enstwistle. I can’t believe he OD’d. He was in his sixties, he knew better. Phenomenal talent. The Who didn’t need rhythm guitarist. They had Enstwistle. Flea, he’s kind of Bootsy lite with more melodious riffs. Larry Graham of Sly and the Family Stone. He invented the thumping technique. You probably knew that already. Lee Rocker of The Stray Cats and, my favorite all time bassist, Marshall Lytle of Bill Haley and the Comets.

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      2. John Entwistle was the bass player I looked up to the most and tried in vain to emulate. Him and Keith Moon as a rhythm section was just controlled chaos that I loved.
        McCartney is so melodic so I tried to blend the two. I like Bootsy Collins also…James Jamerson was great also.

        I never have played a stand-up bass…though it looks fun! All of those fifties bassist and fifties styled bassist are reall solid.

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  1. Cool that so many remember it! His previous band, Max Webster, were regulars in clubs around my hometown when I was growing up and put out some pretty decent records, most notably (to me at least), “A Million Vacations” in 1980. they were great friends of Rush and even recorded one song together. Kim was a long time popular afternoon radio DJ in toronto on the classic rock station, Q107. I ran into him one time in the food court of a downtown shopping mall. Only spoke briefly but he was a pleasant enough guy

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    1. I knew nothing of the Rush connection. I didn’t track down who sang it until the 90s and got the album. The song got a lot of play but I never knew who sang it…
      That is cool that you got to talk to him. I need to check out Max Webster because I did run across that group while getting info…
      I was going to ask you the other day if he was still popular or done much now.

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