The Stepmothers formed in Claremont , CA. around 1977. Steve Jones was the only original member of a band that saw at least a half dozen different lineups, but the definitive Stepmothers lineup was Steve Jones on guitar and vocals, Jay Lansford on Guitar, and Larry Lee Lerma on Bass. They had a revolving door of drummers, including Pat Mullis, Dusty Watson, and Eric West. They released singles on Bomp, Slash and Posh Boy records, another EP and an LP — “You Were Never My Age” on Posh Boy, and they were featured on “Rodney on the Roq, Vol. 2,” as well as several other punk rock compilations. Most of the songwriting was handled by Steve, although Jay co-wrote some tunes while he was in the band. They played the Hollywood club scene, and local Inland Empire gigs. A punk metal band years before the term would be coined, they had the unique ability to play with a Punk band one night and a Metal band the next. If you weren’t there, too damn bad. It was an amazing time. It all ended in 1983.