If you’ve been keeping up with the Max Creeps saga here on Glasse Factory or elsewhere, you know there’s been an information downpour about the seminal duo over the last couple of months. To recap briefly, Max Creeps announced their “breakup” via the interwebs in April, to which stars of the punk-rock sector reacted to, very publicly, with lamentation and melancholia. But many had never even heard of Max Creeps until this celebrity outpouring, leaving fans to wonder: who are these guys, and is it just a big hoax?

From Henry Rollins’ private Max Creeps flier collection, courtesy of Loudwire

Answers are slowly beginning to trickle out, and the story they paint favors the veracity of the Max Creeps mythos. First there was the music, all of which prior to 2022 had apparently never been cemented to vinyl or any format du jour. Despite creating what we now call punk rock, Max Creeps had managed the impossible: they left no digital trace of their existence. But in a seeming frenzy, 2022 saw the breakup and reunion of Max Blastic and PC Bullshit, as well as a handful of singles and their first ever recorded studio album Nien.

Now, Max Creeps has celebrated the arrival of Nien (via Velocity Records) with a 30-minute feature length documentary called Max Creeps Night Flight Special that aired on May 13––and yes, that was an ominous Friday celebration. Night Flight explores the pioneering punk band’s history, their chattered-about breakup, and the release of the pair’s eagerly-awaited album. 

Watch office Night Flight Special trailer on YouTube

“We LOVED Night Flight when we were in the BFC (Betty Ford Clinic),” explains Blastic. “It was really tough for us to find anything we liked there, the bar was basically NONEXISTENT, dinner was peas and carrots… but once a week we could tune in to Night Flight to keep in touch with some actual rock ’n’ roll. We’re very pleased that they have put us on their station. Really brings us back to those days at the BFC. Man – you think things SUCK now… well they DO, but they sure SUCKED back then too. More NIGHT FLIGHT and LESS of EVERYTHING ELSE.” 

Image courtesy of Brooklyn Vegan

Following the band from their now-legendary meet-cute at David Bowie’s Hammersmith Odeon gig in 1973 through their recent breakup and onto the release of Nien, Night Flight is the culmination of quite a mysterious month. Both dorky and hardcore, the documentary is viewable via the Night Flight Plus streaming channel and is hosted by the series’ original narrator, Pat Prescott. You’re in for exclusive clips, music videos, and more from the enigmatic project. Soon to come in the Night Flight library are unseen clips, a marathon of cult films, and punk documentaries curated by Max Creeps themselves. Talk about a treasure trove.

For more about Max Creeps, you can read about their original breakup and subsequent reunion tour here at Glasse Factory. For some musical background on these two, stream Nien now.

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