Naked Raygun

Pierre Kezdy, Jeff Pezzati, Eric Spicer, Bill Stephens

Members of Naked Raygun: Bill Stephens, Bobby Strange, Camilo Gonzalez, Eric Spicer, Jeff Pezzati, Jim Colao, John Haggerty, John Lundine, Marko Pezzati, Pierre Kezdy, Santiago Durango
This performer (group) in the Internet: http://www.nakedraygun.org, http://punkdatabase.com/wiki/Naked_Raygun, http://www.myspace.com/nakedraygun

Discography of Naked Raygun:

# Release title Total tracks Type of release is Imprint date Label
1 Throb Throb 14 Audio 1999 Quarterstick Records
2 Vanilla Blue 2 Audio 1987 Sandpounder Records
3 All Rise 11 Audio 1985 Homestead Records
4 Throb Throb 12 Audio 1988 Homestead Records
5 Throb Throb 13 Audio 1984 Homestead Records
6 All Rise 13 Audio 1999 Quarterstick Records
7 Throb Throb 13 Audio Homestead Records
8 Jettison 12 Audio 1988 Caroline Records
9 Basement Screams 14 Audio 1999 Quarterstick Records
10 Raygun...Naked Raygun 14 Audio 1999 Quarterstick Records
11 Understand? 14 Audio 1999 Quarterstick Records
12 Huge Bigness - Selected Tracks From Collected Works 1980-1992 13 Audio 1999 Quarterstick Records
13 Free Shit! 22 Audio 2001 Haunted Town Records
14 Jettison 16 Audio 1999 Quarterstick Records
15 Basement Screams 11 Audio 2007-11-27 Haunted Town Records
16 Basement Screams 11 Audio 2007-11-27 Haunted Town Records
17 Throb Throb 14 Audio 2008-03-00 Haunted Town Records
18 Throb Throb 14 Audio 2008-03-00 Haunted Town Records
19 Raygun...Naked Raygun 11 Audio 1990-10-31 Caroline Records
20 Home 2 Audio 1990 Caroline Records
21 All Rise 13 Audio 2008-11-00 Haunted Town Records
22 All Rise 13 Audio 2008-11-00 Haunted Town Records
23 All Rise 11 Audio 1985 Homestead Records
24 Understand? 12 Audio 1989 Caroline Records
25 Throb Throb 13 Audio 1984 Homestead Records
26 Basement Screams 12 Audio 1991 Not On Label
27 The Art Of Throb Throb 18 Audio 1990
28 Flammable Solid 3 Audio 1984-04-00 Ruthless Records (2)
29 Last Of The Demo Hicans 16 Audio 1997 Dyslexic Records (2)
30 Raygun...Naked Raygun 13 Audio 1990-10-31 Caroline Records
31 Jettison 16 Audio 1988 Caroline Records
32 All Rise 13 Audio 2008-11-00 Haunted Town Records
33 Basement Screams 6 Audio 1983 Ruthless Records (2)
34 Jettison 13 Audio 2009 Haunted Town Records
35 Understand? 13 Audio 2009 Haunted Town Records
36 Mein Iron Maiden / Out Of Your Mind 2 Audio 2010-05-00 Riot Fest Records
37 Growing Away / Just For Me 4 Audio 2010-06-00 Riot Fest Records
38 All Rise 11 Audio 1985 Homestead Records
39 Understand? 12 Audio 1989 Caroline Records
40 Basement Screams 6 Audio Not On Label (Naked Raygun)
41 Understand? 12 Audio 1989 Caroline Records
42 Understand? 12 Audio 1989 Caroline Records
43 Basement Screams 11 Audio 2007-11-27 Haunted Town Records
44 Throb Throb 14 Audio 2008-03-00 Haunted Town Records
45 Throb Throb 13 Audio 1984 Homestead Records
46 All Rise 11 Audio Homestead Records
47 Burning Red / Black Eyed Blue 2 Audio 2011 Riot Fest Records
48 Understand? 12 Audio 2009 Haunted Town Records
49 Throb Throb 13 Audio 1984 Homestead Records
50 Throb Throb 13 Audio 1988


Naked Raygun is a popular punk rock band from Chicago, IL. Early in their career, the band was a very arty punk band, but as time passed and band members changed, the group became a more streamlined power pop/punk act. The group was founded in 1980 by guitarist [a=Santiago Durango] and bassist [a=Marko Pezzati], although both would leave the band early on. [a=Jeff Pezzati], Marko's younger brother, was soon recruited to sing and would be the only member to remain with the band throughout their entire history. The band made their recorded debut on the "Busted At Oz" compilation in 1981. 1985's "All Rise" (the group's 2nd LP) would be the first Naked Raygun record to feature what many consider the group's "classic" line up of Jeff Pezzati, [a=John Haggerty] (guitar), [a=Pierre Kezdy] (bass), and [a=Eric Spicer] (drums). The group was now among the most popular bands in Chicago and had a dedicated following around the country. In 1989, Haggerty, frustrated over the band's lack of consistent touring, quit the group. Many felt this was a fatal blow to the band's chemistry. Haggerty was replaced by [a=Bill Stephens] for 1990's "Raygun...Naked Raygun". The band continued on until 1992. Although no formal break up announcement was made, the group essentially disbanded. In the ensuing years, the band would play sporadic reunion gigs in Chicago (with Bill Stephens in place of John Haggerty, who refused to participate). In 2006, the band announced that they were reforming and have since played shows across the country.

Current line-up:

Jeff Pezzati - Vocals

Bill Stephens - Guitar

Pierre Kezdy - Bass

Eric Spicer - Drums

Former Members:

Marko Pezzati - Bass (1980-1981)

Santiago Durango - Guitar (1980-1983)

John Haggerty - Guitar (1983-1989)

Camilo Gonzalez - Bass (1981-1985)

Jim Calao - Drums (1980-1984)

Bobby Strange - Drums (1980)

John Lundine - Drums, Keyboards (1980-1981)


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