Bill Evans didn't even have a band when Darby Crash of the Germs asked him to open for them at the seminal punk venue the Masque in Hollywood for Thanksgiving weekend 1977. Not about to pass up a golden opportunity, Evans lied and said, "No problem." He scrambled to get a band ready to play the hot-ticket punk show: Most of his friends from Fullerton High School were in hippie bands or, in the case of future OC punk icon Rikk Agnew, a KISS cover band. A few of his long-haired friends blindly agreed, and after a few haircuts and a trip to a hardware store for barbed wire to wear during their set,... More >>>