Avengers were formed in San Francisco, in the first wave of American Punk. Penelope Houston was the lead singer, primary songwriter, and her persona was a large part of the draw for the act. The other band members were James Wilsey (bass), D. Furious (drums), and Greg Ingraham (guitar). Critic Greil Marcus once said Avengers were, "...San Francisco's best punk band - in their moments, they were, you knew, better than any other band playing that night anywhere in the world."
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