Album artwork for Maxx Traxx: Third Rail by Maxx Traxx and Third Rail
Album artwork for Maxx Traxx: Third Rail by Maxx Traxx and Third Rail
Album artwork for Maxx Traxx: Third Rail by Maxx Traxx and Third Rail

There was one irrepressible Chicago club act that refused to be replaced by any DJ’s sound system. Maxx Traxx (and Third Rail before them) were a scene unto themselves in the early 80s, happening live on-stage five-plus nights a week somewhere in the 312. Their two LPs, both recorded in 1982, are like catching a bullet train, a sheer energy ride almost too explosive to be captured by studio tape. And yet these two stone classics would remain unanswered by a city as it moved determinedly toward the motorik sound of house. Hop the turnstile and move with this complete document of Chicago’s last great club band told in detailed text, newly revealed photos, and complete studio recordings painstakingly remastered.

Maxx Traxx and Third Rail

Maxx Traxx: Third Rail

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Album artwork for Maxx Traxx: Third Rail by Maxx Traxx and Third Rail
LPx2

$34.99

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Released 11/03/2023Catalog Number

825764108416

Maxx Traxx and Third Rail

Maxx Traxx: Third Rail

Numero Group
Album artwork for Maxx Traxx: Third Rail by Maxx Traxx and Third Rail
LPx2

$34.99

Black
Released 11/03/2023Catalog Number

825764108416

There was one irrepressible Chicago club act that refused to be replaced by any DJ’s sound system. Maxx Traxx (and Third Rail before them) were a scene unto themselves in the early 80s, happening live on-stage five-plus nights a week somewhere in the 312. Their two LPs, both recorded in 1982, are like catching a bullet train, a sheer energy ride almost too explosive to be captured by studio tape. And yet these two stone classics would remain unanswered by a city as it moved determinedly toward the motorik sound of house. Hop the turnstile and move with this complete document of Chicago’s last great club band told in detailed text, newly revealed photos, and complete studio recordings painstakingly remastered.