Max became quite the cult favorite in the Iowa area and was recently reissued digitally for the 25th anniversary of that release.Their first EP, Man and Beast was single of the week in NME in 1988 and featured the smash "Moving in the Grass". Their first official vinyl LP was Burn your Sister which came out in 1990. Produced and recorded at Butch Vig's Smart Studios in Madison, it captured the critics eyes with such noise pop tunes as "Hairball", "Cha Cha with Hal " and "Montanar Stomp". Original band members were John McNeill, Brian Hageman, Mike Turnis and Scott McWilliams. Hageman left the group in 1986 and moved to San Francisco to help form Thinking Fellers Union Local 282. Scott Siegling replaced Hageman.
McWilliams left in 1989 and was replaced by Tom Schipper on drums. McNeill later performed in a splendid little group called Snotwhistle in Madison, WI whilst also doing a solo thang as Planet Coral. Turnis did three cassettes under the moniker Wovoka Jr. and Siegling released albums in his group Little One. McWilliams and Siegling still reside in Iowa, Turnis and McNeill reside in Wisconsin.
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