In 2002 the band released its first single, ‘Cops of Craziness’, boasting a riff so original that, despite its limited pressing, managed to catch the ears of lyrical wonder MC Paul Barman: "It's George Orwell meets Talking Heads meets that Vietnam-style barracks alarm you hear in Hendrix's 'Machine Gun.' It's sung like you got David Byrne'd and David Yow'd!" Indeed, Barman was so taken that he invited the band to support him on both legs of his recent Paullelujah tour. Other creative commitments forced them to graciously decline. Guitarist/vocalist Yazan, however, obliged, managing two full runs of the continent as DJ Orange Alert, with White Stripes protégés Whirlwind Heat also along for the ride.
To date, other releases include 'The Ebony Cycler EP' and a promo version of ‘Steamin’’. The latter, featuring sleigh bells, pianos, and slide guitar, sounds like a tantrum at your favorite beachside taverna and can currently be heard floating on the airwaves of Buenos Aires. Shrewd ears might also hear their work featured in a popular hair care advert.
Some of Max Nasty, Private's key influences are: The Jesus Lizard, XTC, Talking Heads, Supergrass, Los Lobos, Jimi Hendrix, and Otis Redding.
They mean it when they sing, "There's nothing real left in my city."