Sound description: Roy Rogers meets the Offspring.
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Inception: San Diego, 2014
Influences: The Expendables, Frank Zappa, The Offspiring, Faith No More, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Steely Dan, Ohio Players, Steel Panther, Weird Al Yankovic, Steve Vai, Liquid Tension Experiment, Black Label Society, Tribal Tech
Founded as a studio-only outfit, Max Maharaja plays high energy mega-rock, sexy bossa nova, swank funk, stoner reggae, and trippy psychedelia.
In summer 2014, an album called EZ2H8U was released via Fat Free Radical Records, a DIY label based between Mira Mesa and Scripps. The album includes two covers, an instrumental version of Judas Priest's “Electric Eye” called “Electric Eye Socket” and a Weird Al Yankovic-styled spoof of “Purple Haze” entitled “Purple Joose."
According to the band, “The humorous lyrics lightheartedly cover topics like religious gullibility, well-developed female anatomy, personal accounts of post-zombie apocalypse, tales of the cerebrally disadvantaged, and other assorted existential lunacy.”