70s punk band, The Destroyed, re-forms after 25 years, releases new CD,
Outta Control CD is follow-up to last year's underground success: Bert Switzer, 1977-2002

                                                                                                                                                                                
For Immediate Release

Media Contact: Bert Switzer, 617.628.4088

Bert Switzer, 54, and J.D. Jackson (formerly Joe Rainbow), 48, former members of 
70s punk band The Destroyed, play together for the first time since 1979, on the new CD, 
Outta Control. 10 Destroyed tracks from the 70s are included as bonus tracks, released 
for the first time ever.  

"Except for our original guitarist, who is pursuing a solo career," says Bert Switzer, drummer, 
"this CD is effectively a reunion of The Destroyed." 

The CD also reunites Switzer for two non-Destroyed tracks with guitarist Henry Kaiser, 
who Switzer played with in the band Monster Island in 1977.  Kaiser has gone on to 
play with or record with such musicians as Jerry Garcia, Herbie Hancock, 
David Lindley, and Michael Stipe.

Switzer and Jackson decided to re-form after the success of last year's CD entitled 
Bert Switzer 1977-2002  that also featured Kaiser and The Destroyed. An underground hit, 
the CD was played on college radio all over North America, charting on WPRP, WIDR, 
CLUT, KCSB, WNUR, WXYC, WLFM, and WRFL, and received incredible reviews 
in the national press.  Tracks 1, 6, and 12 on the new Outta Control CD are hot picks 
as radio singles. Is You With Us?

On Switzer's drumming: 
"Totally insane drummer" - The Alternative News 
"Furious drumming" - Ink 19 
"Amazing drumming" - Punk Planet 
"Boston Drummer Extraordinaire" - The Big Takeover 

On The Destroyed: 
"Impressive 70s band" - Roctober 
"Some fantastic live tracks" - Punk Planet 
"Insane stuff" - Scram 
"One of Boston's earliest and wildest punk bands" - The Alternative News 
"They would have made a killing if they had only bothered to take the time 
     to record at least a single." - Razorcake 
"The great unknown Boston uberpunk band" - Northeast Performer 

Says Switzer, "We're back. It's different, but we were true to the spirit of the original 
Destroyed. I truly believe Jackson is one of the best songwriters around.  And 
Henry Kaiser, who was in the first band I ever played in (Monster Island), is 
always amazing on guitar."  

The CD is available from  cdbaby.com/destroyed/   or   onewayproductions.com  

Media Contact: 
Phone: 617-628-4088  
Email: bert@bertswitzer.com  (please send reveiws and playlists)
Snail Mail: Bert Switzer, 12 Summer St., Somerville, MA 02143 
www.bertswitzer.com - www.thedestroyed.com 


Press Release for 2002 Bert Switzer CD

TheDestroyed.com - BertSwitzer.com