Naked Raygun

Profile:
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 Santiago Durango and bassist Marko Pezzati, although both would leave the band early on. 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, John Haggerty (guitar), Pierre Kezdy (bass), and 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 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. In 2011, Pierre Kezdy was sidelined by a stroke and the band was assisted for live shows first by Pete Mittler and later Fritz Doreza. In 2020, Kezdy passed away after a battle with cancer.

Current line-up:
Jeff Pezzati - Vocals
Bill Stephens - Guitar
Fritz Doreza - 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)
Pete Middler - (Bass (live, 2011-2013)
Pierre Kezdy - Bass (1985-2020, R.I.P.)
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Albums

HMS 008 Throb Throb — Naked Raygun Naked Raygun Throb Throb (Album) Homestead Records HMS 008 US 1984 Sell This Version
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HMS 045C All Rise — Naked Raygun Naked Raygun All Rise (Album) Homestead Records HMS 045C US 1985 Sell This Version
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CAROL CD 1348 Jettison — Naked Raygun Naked Raygun Jettison (Album) Caroline Records CAROL CD 1348 US 1988 Sell This Version
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CAROL MC 1371 Understand? — Naked Raygun Naked Raygun Understand? (Album) Caroline Records CAROL MC 1371 US 1989 Sell This Version
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CAROL 1642-4 Raygun...Naked Raygun — Naked Raygun Naked Raygun Raygun...Naked Raygun (Album) Caroline Records CAROL 1642-4 US 1990 Sell This Version
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HTR#11 Free Shit! — Naked Raygun Naked Raygun Free Shit! (Album) Haunted Town Records HTR#11 US 2001 Sell This Version
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none Over The Overlords — Naked Raygun Naked Raygun Over The Overlords (Album) Wax Trax! Records none 2021 Sell This Version
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Singles & EPs

RRNR03 Basement Screams — Naked Raygun Naked Raygun Basement Screams (EP, Album) Ruthless Records (2) RRNR03 US 1983 Sell This Version
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none Flammable Solid — Naked Raygun Naked Raygun Flammable Solid(7") Ruthless Records (2) none US 1984 Sell This Version
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SR 001 Vanilla Blue — Naked Raygun Naked Raygun Vanilla Blue (Single) Sandpounder Records SR 001 US 1987 Sell This Version
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CAROL 1455 Treason — Naked Raygun Naked Raygun Treason(12", EP, Ltd, Num, Pin) Caroline Records CAROL 1455 US 1989 Sell This Version
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CAROL 1463-0 Home — Naked Raygun Naked Raygun Home(7", Single, Gre) Caroline Records CAROL 1463-0 US 1990 Sell This Version
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RFR-0004 Mein Iron Maiden / Out Of Your Mind — Naked Raygun Naked Raygun Mein Iron Maiden / Out Of Your Mind (Single) Riot Fest Records RFR-0004 US 2009 Sell This Version
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RFR0005 Growing Away / Just For Me — Naked Raygun Naked Raygun Growing Away / Just For Me (Single) Riot Fest Records RFR0005 US 2010 Sell This Version
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RIFR06 Burning Red / Black Eyed Blue — Naked Raygun Naked Raygun Burning Red / Black Eyed Blue (Single) Riot Fest Records RIFR06 US 2011 Sell This Version
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WAX PRO 8 Living In The Good Times — Naked Raygun Naked Raygun Living In The Good Times(12", S/Sided, Single, Promo) Wax Trax! Records WAX PRO 8 US 2021 Sell This Version
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Compilations

DYS 21 Last Of The Demo Hicans — Naked Raygun Naked Raygun Last Of The Demo Hicans (Comp, Album) Dyslexic Records (2) DYS 21 US 1997 Sell This Version
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QS89CD Huge Bigness - Selected Tracks From Collected Works 1980-1992 — Naked Raygun Naked Raygun Huge Bigness - Selected Tracks From Collected Works 1980-1992(CD, Comp) Quarterstick Records QS89CD US 1999 Sell This Version
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RFR-0001 What Poor Gods We Do Make : The Story And Music Behind Naked Raygun — Naked Raygun Naked Raygun What Poor Gods We Do Make : The Story And Music Behind Naked Raygun(DVD + CD, Comp) Riot Fest Records RFR-0001 US 2007 Sell This Version
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PLATE074CD Totally... Naked Raygun — Naked Raygun Naked Raygun Totally... Naked Raygun(5xCD, Comp) Audio Platter PLATE074CD UK 2021 Sell This Version