LEWD, THE: Self-titled: 7″ EP

Yeah, that San Francisco Lewd, who first released the Kill Yourself 7″ single in 1979 on Scratched Records. “Dressed in Black” is mid-tempo and drags along. “Roughouse” picks up the tempo, and is OK. The standout track is “Mobile Home,” a Turbonegro cover. It exhibits the Lewd I remember the most fondly – dirty, snotty, driven, barely able to play, but as catchy and debilitating as tetanus. Maybe if they listened more to Norway’s denim demons before they lay the tracks for their next album, they’ll have more snap and drive. That said, the physical vinyl looks delicious. Split milky white/ cherry Jolly Rancher. Yum.

 –todd (702)