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Naked Raygun was a very influential Chicago-based punk band of the 1980s and early 1990s. All incarnations featured Jeff Pezzati on vocals. Members over time include Jim Colao and Eric Spicer on drums, Pierre Kezdy and Camilio Gonzalez on bass, and Santiago Durango. John Haggerty, and Bill Stephans on guitar. Naked Raygun began as a noisy, free-form artist, often trading members with Big Black but later sharpened into a hard pop outfit in a league with the Buzzcocks, Stiff Little Fingers, and The Jam.

The Misfits were known for their sing-along “Whoa-oh-oh” choruses after the 1982 ”Walk Among Us” LP — and although Naked Raygun are often cited as having been influenced by The Misfits in this regard, the reverse is the case.

Haggerty and Kezdy would later join with Larry Damore of the Bhopal Stiffs to form Pegboy. Pezzati fronted The Bomb. A reunion in the late 90s produced the live album Free Shit!. The band reunited for Riot Fest 2006 on November 5, 2006 in Chicago, Illinois, and is playing a west coast tour in December, 2007.


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  • thethons

    @fonderreel checkout Basement good + unique, especially the original Swingo.

    3 Nov 2014 Reply
  • Nickandroff

    I am the peacemaker .................................................................................................................................. I'm right and you are wrong

    23 Oct 2014 Reply
  • Caribou1983


    28 Nov 2013 Reply
  • aFonderReel

    which album should I check out first?

    30 Aug 2013 Reply
  • VaiCavalo

    there are two separate demos for seperate reissues of basement screams. both are required listening

    19 Aug 2013 Reply
  • joecubbie

    My homeboys! Chi-town representin!

    9 Jun 2013 Reply
  • lesypersound

    basement screams...really solid.greatstuff.

    4 Apr 2013 Reply
  • Elturtle

    Still so underrated and so good.

    22 Jan 2013 Reply
  • wretched-one

    I'm Still buzzing after all these years on this lot...

    6 Jan 2013 Reply
  • headgear56

    "Throb Throb" LP, on my train ride home from work...

    4 Oct 2012 Reply
  • yJURAy

    only in america

    11 Mar 2012 Reply
  • sophteonal

    My favorite punk band? Quite possibly.

    5 Mar 2012 Reply
  • doctorincredibl

    Greatest band in the world

    11 Nov 2011 Reply
  • WiJoCo

    I don't always drink punk, but when I do, I prefer Naked Raygun. Stay loud my friends.

    29 Sep 2011 Reply
  • WiJoCo

    ...and then come back home to Chicago!

    29 Apr 2011 Reply
  • wretched-one

    Love this band so many great songs :) Check out a band called the Bomb also it's the singers side project who I think are really quite great!!!!

    13 Oct 2010 Reply
  • Paolobt1

    does anybody have a download link for basment screams? I lie is there best song and I need it

    14 Jul 2010 Reply
  • m-hide

    Jettison is great ...

    5 May 2010 Reply
  • inkandskin


    12 Apr 2010 Reply
  • SingToMe2

    I saw a band called The 1st Line that sound really similar to NR. I believe they are on here also.

    11 Oct 2009 Reply
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