MAX AND THE MAKEUPS: Chasing the Monsters: LP

A collection of rarities by an obscure Austin group active in the early ‘80s and has some interesting ties to Junkyard and a few other bands older folks might know by name. The sound is a bit more on a “rock” side of the new wave, clean yet quirky enough to ensure mainstream radio was not gonna come calling. Jerky teen Jimmy circa 1983 would’ve likely sneered at such blatant wimpiness, but older, more esoteric Jimmy finds appreciation in the musicianship and attempts to do something a bit different. –Jimmy Alvarado (Puke N Vomit, pukenvomitrecords.com)