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Naked Raygun



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Hometown: Chicago, IL (USA)

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Naked Raygun was founded in Chicago, in 1980, by Marco Pezzati, Jeff Pezzati and Santiago Durango. During their eleven–year career, they released six albums that would change the sound of punk rock indefinitely.

Shortly after their first release, Basement Screams Durango left to join Big Black permanetly, and was replaced by John Haggerty, whoâ??s unique style of buzzsaw guitar would define Raygunâ??s sound for their next four albums. Additionally, Pierre Kezdy replaced Camilo Gonzalez and Eric Spicer took over drums for Jim Colao. In 1990, Haggerty left the band to start Pegboy. Bill Stephens joined the band for their final studio release entitled, Raygun...Naked Raygun.

Naked Raygun is widely recognized as being one of the most influential punk bands of the 80â??s. Their anthemic style incorporated politics in a uniquely accessible way, melding pop and hardcore into one cohesive sound, that would later be dubbed, â??The Chicago Soundâ?ť. In 1999, Quarterstick Records reissued the entire Naked Raygun catalog.

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Reviews

Naked Raygun Live in Grand Rapids

Naked Raygun

Live in Grand Rapids (2014)

live show

Naked Raygun What Poor Gods We Do Make: Story and Music Behind Naked Raygun DVD

Naked Raygun

What Poor Gods We Do Make: Story and Music Behind Naked Raygun DVD (2007)

Riot Fest

Naked Raygun / the Briefs / the Bomb live in Chicago

Naked Raygun / the Briefs / the Bomb

live in Chicago (2006)

live show

Naked Raygun Throb Throb

Naked Raygun

Throb Throb (1999)

Quarterstick

Naked Raygun Jettison

Naked Raygun

Jettison (1988)

Caroline Records

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