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Biography

NAKED BEAST started as a literary vehicle with CRIME members Hank Rank and others backing up a series of readings Johnny Strike gave in San Francisco with cut-up tapes, distorted guitars and old timey sound effects under the name Remote Viewer, and later as Dr. D.

Strike met Michael Campbell, a local artist who also worked in soundscapes and found sound. Another CRIME part-time member Joey D'Kaye came aboard to pick up a 2nd guitar, synthesizers and theremin. With Roger Strobel on bass the gang morphed into NAKED BEAST. The group developed new material, but kept some of the spoken word, as well as the experimental spirit. After various mishaps, setbacks, illnesses, name changes etc the band finally, after two years, got down to business in the summer of 2014 and recorded their album.

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