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Framed Poster Record-Release Poster for Seattle Punk Band The Lewd
The Lewd, Seattle, 1979. Promotional poster advertising the release of a 45-RPM extended-play record titled "Kill Yourself." Poster measures 18" x 25.5". Exposed dimensions are 17" x 24.5". Three-color printed on glossy stock. The Lewd were formed in 1977 by Derek Weikel who, as "Satin Sheets" and, later, "J. Satz Beret" or just Satz, had been a member o Ze Fabulous Whiz Kidz. The theatrical troupe transitioned to a glam band, a high point was opening for the New York Dolls at Seattle's Moore Theater, 1974. When they disbanded, member Tomato du Plenty founded the Screamers, and Satz formed the Lewd, a band that gleefully exploited the opportunity to offend. After exhausting the few limited venues in Seattle, Satz and bassist Kurdt Vanderhoof ("Blobbo") quit Seattle for San Francisco, where new members were recruited, including Olga DeVolga (see our f.Stop Fitzgerald photo for reference to VS. As a footnote, Vanderhoof was exposed to the punk underground when the Ramones, on their first tour, 1977, played to a tavern filled with bewildered loggers in the remote town of Aberdeen, WA. Unfamiliar with the expansive Western geography, it was as far west as the Ramones could drive before hitting the Pacific Ocean. Later, Kurt Cobain would spell his name as "Kurdt" in homage to his fellow Aberdeen-refugee.
Bookseller: Long Brothers Fine & Rare Books, ABAA [Seattle, WA, U.S.A.]
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