In its year of inception, Kurt Hauenstein, multi–instrumentalist and forward thinking musician founds SUPERMAX in the city of Frankfurt am Rhein, and he releases his first Album "Don't stop the music". After his first tour through Germany’s biggest concert venues, SUPERMAX changes gear into the club-scene and introduces his exocentric, monotone (aficionados will know…) and smooth sound to a new flair oriented towards the European and American Underground-scene.
The second album "World of today" yields a barn-burner hit after eleven months. SUPERMAX breaks all sales records and becomes "Best selling Artist" of WEA-Records. SUPERMAX receives its first Golden album, including the "Golden Aphax-Tape" award. Over 160 feverish concerts were played in Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Holland, Belgium and Spain. Born from this album was and still is the ambient disco-hit "Lovemachine", which excels SUPERMAX into galaxies of ephemeral disco heaven. Towards the end of 1978, Kurt Hauenstein leaves the European mainland to seek new inputs in the Caribbean Islands.
The third album "Fly with me", containing the hit "It ain’t easy" is finally the international break-through for SUPERMAX. Kurt Hauenstein flies to Los Angeles, where he returns with two promising new background singers. In Frankfurt’s Hotline-studios he produces and promotes three girls from Surinam and then announces their global project as "BAMBOO". All this followed by concerts all over Europe and the former East Block with a finishing touch crowning a spectacular Sylvester-gala in Tunisia.