Stepmothers, Claremont, East L.A., California, USA

Formed: Claremont, East L.A., California, USA

Lineup:
Steve Jones - vocals, guitar
Jay Lansford - guitar
Larry Lerma - bass
Pat Mullis - drums, replaced by Dusty Warren

Superb L.A. punk band. All Systems Go is first-rate punk, but by the time of You Were Never My Age they incorporating heavy metal elements, although not enough to become a major problem. Jay Lansford (guitar) had been with The Simpletones prior to Stepmothers. When Stepmothers split in the 1983 he and drummer Dusty Warren joined Channel 3. In the late '80s singer/guitarist Steve Jones reinvented himself as John Henry Jones and formed The Unforgiven, the lineup of which eventually featured Lansford, spurring a brief Stepmothers reunion in the mid-'90s which spawned a superb split single in 2000 (Stepmothers / Gigantor) and unreleased album.

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DISCOGRAPHY

Singles & Albums

Stepmothers - All Systems GoAll Systems Go (12", 1981)

Stepmothers - Guardian AngelsGuardian Angels (7", 1981)

Stepmothers - You Were Never My AgeYou Were Never My Age (LP, 1981)

Extraneous Releases

Stepmothers - You Were Never My Age... And More - The Complete Posh Boy RecordingsYou Were Never My Age... And More - The Complete Posh Boy Recordings (LP/CD, 2001)

Various Artists

Battle Of The Garages US LP 1981 (Voxx): Let Her Dance

Rodney On The Roq: Volume 2 US LP 1981 (Posh Boy): Where Is The Dream

Posh Hits Vol. 1 US LP 1983 (Posh Boy): Push Comes To Shove

'God Bless America' Posh Hits Vol. 1 UK LP 1985 (Fall Out): Push Comes To Shove

The Posh Boy Story (More Or Less) UK CD 1993 (Damaged Goods): All Systems Go / If I Were You

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Links

Record Collectors Of The World Unite

Music Ruined My Life

 

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jane@punkygibbon.co.uk

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