Painted Willie PhotoFormed from the ashes of Sin 34, Painted Willie debuted on SST with the label's trademark sense of adolescent humor, though tied more to straight-ahead rock than punk or hardcore. Guitarist Vic Makauskas, bassist Phil Newman, and drummer Dave Markey formed in Los Angeles in the early '80s, released Mind Bowling in 1985, then recorded a live EP in nearby Van Nuys one year later. Upsidedowntown followed in 1987, after which the band broke up, though SST released the Relics compilation in 1988. ~ John Bush, All Music Guide