Street Punks (2)
In 1975, neighborhood musician, and friend, Rick Clare joined the band as guitar player. Rick was still a senior in high school, at the time.
Joined with guitar player Brian Humes, and drummer Rick Gonzales, they started to change their sound, to a more New Wave Rock sound.
They changed their name to, Cornerstone Street Punks. Playing all the big bay area clubs, such as: All 3 Keystones, Berkely, Palo Alto
and San Francisco, The Longbranch, Center Theater and so on. Playing with the popular groups of the time like, Eddie Money, Y&t, ,
Journey, they started to draw their own crowds..Street Punks stage would be set with an alley background. Old buildings
with lights in a few of the windows. Their guitars would be set in garbage cans. They started to write all originals and dropped Cornerstone
from the name. Now the "Street Puinks". In July of 75 Ken Cimino replaced drummer Rick Gonzales. They went on to win a local battle of
the bands in Jan of 76. Replacing guitar player Brian, in Feb. was Tony Lourenco. Friend of new drummer Ken Cimino. Winning a couple more battle of the bands
they wrote more in the New Wave Punk, that was in very early stages..Playing at a few early punk clubs in San Francisco, they would draw even bigger crowds.
In March of 1976 they played for the first time, at The Mabuhay Gardens (The Fab Mab). Owner Dirk Dirksen and the audience was so responsive, that Dirk
knocked off one of the bands scheduled 3 weeks later, to play on the same bill, with The Damned, from England. Now traveling around to the top punk,
clubs like The Whiskey A Go Go, they had sold out shows they headlined at. In June of 1976, the punks caught the eye of Mary Monday.
She was looking for a band to record with. Mary and Street Punks merged and became Mary Monday And The Bitches. Recording 4 tunes on a 7in. ep
called "Out Of The Alley" Mary had "Popgun" and a revised version of Street Punks song, "Leave Us Alone" on side A. On side B was Street Punks doing,
Suburban Boredom" and "Leave Us Alone". 5 promo copies were cut and distributed to local radio stations. San Jose station KSJO, had a punk show,
deejayed by members of punk group Nuclear Valdez", who also worked at the station. Street Punks song Leave Us Alone, was played at the beginning of the shows
for 6 weeks, and 3 weeks ended the show. No more records were pressed as the company went out of business. Other bands were waiting for their records
and never got them/ So they wrote 6 more tunes, Blue Jeans And Jelly Beans, Mass Confusion, Punk Jacket,, as well as others. So Mary Monday and the Bitches went on to record
Gave My Punk Jacket To Rickie and Popgun on another label.
Going their own ways after August, the punks picked up long time friend Mike Tringali (The Dix) as lead vocals.
CBS came to The Fab Mab to film Street Punks, for a news broadcast, showing punk bands in the U.S. New York, Los Angeles and San Francisco. Each city filmed one band.
The first recording of Mary and Stret punks, on one of the promos, resurfaced and pressed by Mid_Nite Hi Productions.
Street Punks (2) Discography Tracks
|RUR082||Mary Monday / Street Punks (2) / Da Statikz||Mary Monday / Street Punks (2) / Da Statikz - In The City (LP, Ltd)||Rave Up Records||RUR082||Italy||2017||Sell This Version|
Singles & EPs
|MNH002||Street Punks (2) Plus Mary Monday||Street Punks (2) Plus Mary Monday - Leave Us Alone (7", Single, Ltd, RE)||Mid-Nite Hi Records||MNH002||US||1977||Sell This Version|
|MNH 001||Mary Monday And The Bitches / Street Punks (2)||Mary Monday And The Bitches / Street Punks (2) - Out Of The Alley (7", Ltd, RE, Red)||Mid-Nite Hi Records||MNH 001||US||2014||Sell This Version|
|MNH 005||Street Punks (2)||BreakOut (7", EP)||Mid-Nite Hi Records||MNH 005||US||2014||Sell This Version|
|MNH007||Street Punks (2)||T.V. Time Live At The Fab Mab (7", Single, Ltd, RE, Cle)||Mid-Nite Hi Records||MNH007||US||2017||Sell This Version|
|MNH 008||Street Punks (2)||Blackout 77 (CD-ROM, Comp, Col)||Mid-Nite Hi Productions||MNH 008||US||2014||Sell This Version|