Ju Suk Bio

Dec.17, 2023


Ju Suk Playing Bass

Eric Stewart (Ju Suk Reet Meate) was born in 1952, to a non-musical family in Covina Calif and played trumpet in fourth grade through high school marching band, then stopped playing music. However shortly after moving to Pasadena in 1972, and with no further musical training “The Artist ” Ju Suk Reet Meate was born, and with the help of many friends, started the band Smegma (the band without musicians) in 1973 which continues to this day. He moved to Portland, in 1975 and started Pigface Records, putting out Tiny Quantities of 45’s , EP’s, LP’s and cassettes, some with hand drawn covers that are now very collectible. He has played live gigs(mostly in Portland),several times a year, ever since. Recently, he has performed collaboratively as The Tenses with Rock and Roll Jackie (also of Smegma) and solo at the High Zero Festival 2010 in Baltimore.

At this time Ju Suk Reet Meate is mostly playing lap steel guitar, pocket trumpet, cassette loops, Sydrassi Organus (Synth), toys, petals and percussion, and has been the musical director of the music group Smegma for 50 years