The Lewd 7" single (2000!)
The Lewd 7" single
(recorded 8/2000 with current line-up) 702 Records, 2000
A West coat punk band active throughout 1978-1982, the Lewd originated in Seattle in the late 1970's, then migrated south to San Francisco where they gained critical acclaim. Other than singer J. Sats Baret, who remained a constant, the group underwent numerous personnel changes both in Seattle and in San Francisco, too many to outline here in any great detail. During the band's strongest incarnation - J. Sats Baret on vocals, Bob Clic on guitar, Olga Devolga on bass and Chris Reece (ex-Social Distortion) on drums, they released their only LP, America Wino, on ICI Records in 1982. After the LP was released, Bob Clic quit and was replaced by Greaves (a Reno native who also produced the first EP by Seven Seconds). Unfortunately, the band ran out of steam and folded soon after that, and Olga moved to Hawaii.
Although the Lewd's records have been out of print for years (and some are apparently raking in huge prices on the Internet due to their rarity), songs from the original 1979 three-song Kill Yourself EP have been re-released on several 1970's punk compilations over the years. Recently, all their material was compiled onto a bootleg vinyl release entitled The Lewd - Complete Discography. In addition, the band's material is now available on CD as well, including numerous previously-unreleased early demos and outtakes.
The band recently reformed with J. Sats Beret and Bob Clic with a new rhythm section, and are still wowing crowds with their music and stage antics.
Vinyl rip, MPC~278kbs encoded.