“Lewd Buddha : Soap and Tobasco
Review: This is a band who problably won't appeal to most people who are into this site, but I kind of enjoyed this. They're kind of funky rock with some soulful singing. You can tell that they really feel their music. It's got a great vibe. The production quality is outstanding, and they're all pretty good musicians. What the vocalists lack in technical skills, they make up for in feeling and soul. Very creative band name and CD cover concept. This band sounds like a lot of fun!
Favorite Tracks: "Habitual Ritual", "Pieces", "Eight Days Ago"
Least Favorite Tracks: "She's So Cool"
By Ryan Lane
“*A blend of rock, soul, funk, blues, jam, and some Latin flavor provide a magical beat with vocals to match.
* …you can tell that Buddha is not afraid to show off everything they've got...
* ...the album features the funky beats and a great combination of complementary male and female vocals..
* What this band doesn't fall short on…is a kick-ass debut CD that does not cease to entertain.”
“... this band has plenty of talent and heart.
The band sounds like they truly love to sing, make music and party down. The players can all play their instruments very well. The singers muster up plenty of soul and energy.
"Sucka Punch" is a good example of making it work. Big, soulful vocals, a ripping sax solo and tastefully inventive changes make this track stand out.
The best tracks on the disc are the last two. The gear shifting "Eight Days Ago" is a decent piece of funk metal, complete with electrifying guitar pyrotechnics and haunting harmonies.
It's followed by the head-banging "Good Old Rotten Days." Bristling with doom-ridden punk rock energy.
“Lewd Buddha cuts across many of the music’s pre-conceived notions and their rock/funk axis unfurls when they emerge on a solid groove
This records persona is half soul, half rock and where the twain meets, they overlap cleverly and in synch. There is a fresh approach and the writing is original.”
Good Times Magazine
“Lewd Buddha performed 3 songs from their CD - “Stay Away From Me,” “Sucka Punch,” and “Pieces.”
Their sound is very funky, jazzy, fun, and unique... Hendrix meets Santana. Lewd Buddha produced an amazing wall of sound, created quite a lot of energy from the stage and throughout the room, and were quite a bit of fun. Definitely would have liked to hear more music beyond this short 20 minute set which was the format for all performances except for the headliner.”