Saturday, 10 March 2012

The Lewd - Live at the Mabuhay Gardens (1980)

Formed in 1978 and moving to San Franciso, The Lewd built a reputation as a good live band and are probably best known for their first 7'' which is highly lauded. I think their finest moment is the 1982 album American Wino, which I still own and is one of my favourite HC albums.

This album (Lewd conduct in a public place) was released in a limited quantity to create a collectors item, which is did, by Vampir records. It has three demo tracks made with Subterranean.



  1. Great post! I have this and the Lewd were my first punk show along with Crucifix and other locals in San Jose...they are still playing to this day! One of the great SF punk bands (via Seattle)

  2. Good to hear they're still playing Ken....I thought they'd split again.

  3. mmmm they might have split again. This was about 6-8 months ago that I saw an ad for a show at Gilman St.