In 1972, they released just one single as Mainline, the rockin', melodic guitar driven blues-rock number "Get Down To" backed with "Pedalictus Rag" a mid-tempo rather odd little rocker with great guitar licks throughout.
The bands live shows became raunchier, in stark contrast to the usual staid Canadian R&B acts performing up and down the Toronto bar circuit. The result of their new found infamy was 1972's "The Mainline Bump 'N Grind Revue" album.
One more album, "No Substitute" was recorded before the band disbanded in 1973.
Mendelson renamed himself "Mendelson Joe" and has had a successful independent recording, writing and painting career.
Mike McKenna continued as a legendary slide guitar player, including a stint replacing Domenic Troiano as in the final days of the original Guess Who lineup.
In the spring of 1998 a Classic Rock Revival Festival at The Warehouse Club in Toronto found the group Mainline hitting the stage for the first time in 25 years. The new Mainline has remained a constant contributor to the Toronto blues scene ever since and can now claim the title of being the last band to play at legendary El Mocambo on Nov. 4, 2001.
-Titles: Get Down To / Pedalictus Rag
-Both sides written by Joe Mendelson