Evil Clowns got together in 1988, after Taylor and Teitelbaum
met at Nine of Clubs (a very un-punk venue, for certain!).
Recruiting their friends Bacik and Sheinton, all they
needed was a drummer. Songwriting began with a drum
machine until a band member's girlfriend introduced
the guys to Matthews. This lineup lasted several years
until Matthews quit to join Spudmonsters. Chastain was
found via an ad, and was a more than worthy replacement.
Band dissolved when Sheinton decided to leave in order
to persue other projects; after Matthew's departure,
all members had agreed that any further lineup changes
would ruin the integrity of the band. Only extant recordings
are a 4-song demo tape and a half-dozen live gigs recorded