Today, on Behind the Music: the Max Rebo band. The Max Rebo Band was an underground success in the crime-lord industry, but their climb to the top was not an easy one. Today we look at the rough and tumble childhood of Max Rebo.
Raised at home alone by his mom, Max was always plagued with the fact that his father, Rusty Rebo, had left the family when Max was just a child in order to follow his dreams as an actor. Rusty landed a couple of repeated stints on the semi-popular daytime drama "Dantooine Days" and was in a couple of small playhouse shows called "The Sun Sets on Tatooine". Then Max's world was turned upside down.
Rusty was found dead in his studio apartment from an apparent spice overdose. Max did not take the news well, and in his innocence he turned to the comforts of nature that his home provided him, in order to avoid dealing with his true feelings of abandonment and sadness over his father's death.
In an effort to coax Max out of the garden, Max's mother, Luna Rebo used a month's worth of food stamps to buy Max a jizzwailer, in hopes that the young boy would take to the instrument and be able to express himself by song. Unfortunately, Max's large nose hindered his ability to play the instrument very well, and in an act of defiance, mixed with his guilt towards failing to please his mother or being able to keep his father at home, Max left his grief stricken mother and decided to run away from home. He took his jizzwailer and stowed away on a ship, not knowing where it was going, and left his old life behind.
At the young age of 15, Max was now living on the streets of Tatooine, the planet where the nameless ship had eventually dropped him. Max only had the jizzwailer that had cost his family so dearly, and in spite of not being able to play very well he managed to eke out a living among the less reputable taverns and cantinas of the desert planet. Max soon fell in with a bad crowd, and took to drinking heavily. Often he would barter his musical services in order for a drink, in lieu of money.
But a storm was lingering over the horizon of Max's career. He started to hang around with members of Jabba's palace, bounty hunters and mercenaries and the like. Max was almost at the end of his rope.
Next week on Behind the Music: Max's life turns around when he meets a kind stranger named Droopy McCool.