The band was started by the neighbors in Brentwood CA, Tim Harrison (3) (drums) and Warren Hansen (vocals and keyboards). Their friends from the Palisades High School, Mike Butte on guitar and Chuck Spieth on bass, joined. The lead guitarist Mark Bird was the last. Initially named 'The Reasons' the changed the name due to a quote of their manager, who told, to get a hit record is as difficult as a fight between David and Goliath.
Their first contract for a single was with 20th Century Fox Records, that tried to enter the rock scene.