BAM Magazine: "Who are the biggest punks in the Bay Area--the Nuns? Crime? The Avengers? Those bands? Art school students and poseurs, all! The real punks are a hard-rockin', pogo-dancin' quartet of teenagers from Hayward [CA], called the Street Punks".
Berkeley Barb: "Crazed vocalist Tringali...Don Lamb's laconic arrogance...the [Street Punks] tension can scar you while the stance arouses you".
Howie Klein (former President of Reprise Records): "This hard rocking quartet packs the dynamic punch of true rockers like AC/DC or the early Stones, with a bona fide 1977 approach to the art".
Hayward Daily Review: "their act is anything but boring..."
S.F. Examiner: "the shows [at the Mabuhay Gardens] are rounded out by two of the best local bands the Bay Area has to offer--the Avengers on Thursday and the Street Punks on Friday. The choice is too hard. Go Both Nights."
Street Punks started out in 1972, with the name Cornerstone. Don Lamb, was the founder, and original
member. Brian Humes, neighborhood friend was the lead guitar player. Having the gift of a musical ear
Brian could literally, pick up any song, and play it exactly, like the recording.
Playing all the local clubs, they mounted a huge following, with their hard rock sound. In 1975 Rick Clare
joined the band as a second guitar player, thus giving the band a fuller sound.
Don and Rick started writing a newer sound, Don called, "New Wave Rock".. They added the name
Street Punks to the Cornerstone name. After winning several battle of the bands, in 1975 and 76,
they wrote all original songs, in a punk, new wave style. Dropping Cornerstone from the name in Feb.
of 1976, they became "Street Punks"