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Wednesday, February 22nd, 2012
4:28 pm

Saturday, December 11th, 2010
9:27 pm
Naked raygun's show at the busted at oz reunion
As stated above, this is a link for the busted at oz reunion show In October 2010. I flew with some friends to go see this one all the way from south Florida, and it was worth it.

The first couple bands were kind of mediocre. Strike under played a blazingly fast 5 song set, which if interest is showed I can also put up on here in the comments section. The Effigies were gonna play, but Earl Letiecj(sp?) had a family issue and they couldn't play I guess. Anyway, here it is.

Friday, October 2nd, 2009
5:09 pm
Thursday, December 20th, 2007
10:18 pm

Same as Conandammit before except embedded from youtube.
Saturday, November 24th, 2007
10:18 pm
Saturday, May 5th, 2007
9:08 am
Got New Dreams
Went to see Naked Raygun last night at the Triple Rock Social Club. With me were Rampion, Caveman and The Mighty Mojocatt. Before the show we enjoyed a fine dinner at the Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery. Dinner was great. We did a fair amount of reminiscing, mostly about school, and the trouble we got into because we were too smart for public school, which in turn led us to be bored.

Then we went to the venue, and did a bunch more reminiscing. That is what you call it when you go to see a band whose last studio album came out in 1990, right? We were the first group of fans into the venue and so we got our pick of places to hang out. We chose (wisely) to sit at the rail surrounding the main floor. (similar to the 7th St. Entry, for those who know what that is like.) The upshot of sitting is that you get to sit. The downside to sitting is that it adds to the whole feeling of... well, I'll figure out the feeling as I go.

We sat patiently through the first two bands (Shot Baker, Methadones) and finally after a brief introduction by some guy from Extreme Noise Records (who were celebrating thier 13th year in existence, so they are allowed to be snotty now) Naked Raygun took the stage. Although I was stone sober, I cannot remember what song they opened with, and I will now list the songs they played, as I remember, in no particular order. (Any help with this will be appreciated, Mojo, caveman, rampion)

The Strip
Potential Rapist
Rat Patrol
Surf Combat (Jeff's mike died halfway through!!)
Dog At Large
Knock Me Down
Backlash Jack
New Dreams (Closed the set)
Hip Swingin
Which Side You're On

All songs were played very well, Pierre's bass was crisp, deep and resounding, Bill's guitar playing was SPOT ON, Eric's drumming was on time and poweful, and Jeff's voice has lost nothing to the passage of time. This is not to say they are not showing thier age, these are no longer twenty-something kids getting kicks. They are fully fledged middle aged men, with all the scars and warts that come with age. Pierre looked like he might fall asleep the first 2 songs or so, but then the Red Bull started kicking in and he got some wings. As for me, I too was showing my age. My ass stayed firmly in the chair the whole show, well, it rose slightly near the end as I sang along mightily to Rat Patrol.

But mostly I just sat there listening, watching and thinking. I often gazed longingly at the pit, where people in their late 30's and 40's tried to relive thier past pit glory. I thought about joining them, but then my knees would pang, and I would be reminded of the last NR show I went to, where I left with life-long knee damage due to my only bad pit experience ever. That, and there was a mohican out there who insisted on crowd surfing even though he was too big, and the crowd was too loosely packed. I kept imagining getting booted in the head, and having to kick his dumb haircutted ass. I hate crowd surfers, alway have, always will. I have damaged a good many of them in my day, and did not want to miss a minute of NR because of it. I also remember an Arcwelder/Shellac show I went to a few years ago that I got so wild in the pit that I nearly caused severe and permanent damage to my neck. I want none of that.

So I sat. And Listened. And Watched. And I enjoyed. I sang along with all of the "singalongsongs", doing my part to make the song happen. They only played 3 songs I did not know, and one of them was not even a NR song, so I did not feel bad.

It was a great show, and I would like to thank Naked Raygun for coming out to play, and I hope they come again.
Monday, March 26th, 2007
9:41 pm
Saturday, March 3rd, 2007
11:40 am
Wednesday, August 16th, 2006
5:37 pm
Naked Raygun is reuniting for one show in Chicago.

Body: Date: Nov. 5, 2006
Venue: The Congress Theater (2135 N. Milwaukee Avenue Chicago, IL)
Doors: Noon

Naked Raygun
The Blue Meanies
The Misfits
The Bollweevils
The Adicts
Mustard Plug
The Business
The Toasters
UK Subs
With special guests: Deal's Gone Bad, Secret Agent Bill, Iattack, The Gravetones, Fear City, The Massacres, Audio Violence. Juicehead

Tickets go on sale Saturday, August 26 at noon on http://www.ticketmaster.com



Sunday, August 13th, 2006
6:17 pm
Sunday, December 4th, 2005
5:45 pm
missed this show last night because I did not know about it!


December 3rd at the Triple Rock.

Monday, September 26th, 2005
3:55 pm
New Communities
Well, one of the advantages of LJ is that you can carve out little corners for small groups. Those interesed in Naked Raygun might have a passing interest in the new communites below.




Wednesday, August 17th, 2005
4:00 pm
Pegboy is playing at the Liars Club 8/18/05
I believe the doors open at 9:00, but I will be there much earlier.
Sunday, March 27th, 2005
3:03 am



Join it!

2:31 am
Friday, March 25th, 2005
8:32 pm
Mojocatt, How's the "best of" compilation coming?

You can't possibly be waiting around for a copy of Basement Screams to surface.

Given that we have both owned one, and both are missing, perhaps it is a sign.

C'mon, make the compilation!

I'm tired of only being able to listen to Throb Throb on cassette.
Thursday, March 10th, 2005
7:38 pm
Tuesday, February 22nd, 2005
11:24 am
Well, what do you know. Only 2000 copies of the LP are being released (with poster and booklet "free shit"), release date March 2005

CD (22 tracks w/16 page booklet of lyrics & exclusive live photos) *tracks only on CD
LP (16 tracks w/ free 18 x 24 full color poster. Ltd. to 2000 copies!!)

Two final sold out NAKED RAYGUN shows. 22 punk classics, a full glorious hour, captured very live and very loud in front of the hometown crowd.

12:35 am
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Monday, February 21st, 2005
11:59 pm
Anyone go to see the Effigies in chicago back in november? I actually flew up there to see it. Had a blast. They played a bunch of the old songs, plus some new ones that they said were going to be on the next albulm coming out. When they played security, the whole place went nuts; people started dancing that before didn't seem to register a pulse.

I was wondering if anyone knew anything about the albulm coming out by them? Is it anytime soon? Yeah, I know this isn't Naked Raygun news, but they were both from Chicago, and influenced each other to some degree.
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