Thursday, July 31, 2008

Naked Raygun II

Two years ago I went to Chicago and saw Naked Raygun play at the Riot Fest. Here's a live recording from that very same show! And of course the incredible sound was done by none other than the great Dan Precision. (R.I.P. 88 Fingers Louie) Unfortunately it's not the whole show but, something is better than nothing! Above picture is one of the two Raygun skateboards I won at the same show! Pretty cool, huh? I'll get around to taking a picture of the other one. Audio taken from the "What Poor Gods We Do Make" DVD set. Now go out and buy it! A definite addition to anyone's Raygun collection.

Jake Burns sings Suspect Device with the band. That was awesome!

Riot Fest 2006

Home Of The Brave
Hips Swingin'
Dog At Large
Surf Combat
Suspect Device
The Strip
I Don't Know
Rat Patrol
Get It

Tuesday, July 29, 2008

The Effigies II

Even though these next two records are widely available on the internet, they have to be two of my favorite's not only for the music, but also for the artwork. So here's two more great records from The Effigies!

We're Da Machine E.P.

We're Da Machine
No Progress
Quota/Techno's Gone
Get It

For Ever Grounded

A Tight And Blue Cut
Silent Burn
What's The Beat
The Infiltrator
Hand Signs
Rather See None
Coarse In Vein
Mob Clash
Something That...
Get It

Monday, July 14, 2008


As mentioned before in the Strike Under post, Chris Bjorklund would go on to form Bloodsport in 1984. What I forgot to mention was Trial By Fire. Right after the demise of Strike Under, the remaining members (excluding Steve Bjorklund) would form Trial By Fire. I believe they recorded what would be their debut, but nothing was ever released. Naked Raygun would cover their song "Rocks Of Sweden" on the Rat Music For Rat People Vol. III compilation. If anyone out there has any of their recorded material and are willing to share, please let me know. I'd love to take a listen!

Back to Bloodsport. They released their I Am The Game LP in 1985 (Homestead). If I had to compare it to anything, I'd have to say the Effigies. Anything from For Ever Grounded and on. The first two tracks are my favorites. Drummer Joe Haggerty would later join Pegboy with his brother John Haggerty. Other members would sporadicly play with the Effigies.

I Am The Game

Better & Best
Hangman's Dance
Rhymes Of Reason
Ghosts Of Scrooge
Sixes & Sevens
Mettle Of Man
Killing Floor
Get It