“I’ve got a sad song in my sweetheart…”
The story goes that Christopher Owens was born into a fundamentalist cult in Texas called the “Children of God,” where he wasn’t allowed outside music. As a teenager he took off and became a street kid, discovering punk and hardcore music for the first time, eventually becoming a ward of Stanley Marsh 3– a man implicated in a number of lawsuits for sexually assaulting underage boys. Later Owens began busking, moved to San Fransisco, got heavy into heroin, and met Chet “JR” White. They started a band. That band was Girls.