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Articles Of Faith - 51% match to Naked Raygun

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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From Chicago, Illinois, USA, the highly politicized hardcore punk band Articles Of Faith (previously known as Direct Drive) originally comprised Vic Bondi (vocals/guitar), Dave Shield (bass), Bill aka Virus X (drums) and Joe Scuderi (guitar). Dorian Taskbasksh was added as second guitarist in 1983, and the line-up also included musicians such as Pat Grueber, Steve Ross and Jon Read more

Big Boys - 40% match to Naked Raygun

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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From Austin, Texas, USA, the Big Boys line-up comprised Tim Kerr (guitar), Chris Gates (bass), Randy ‘Biscuits’ Turner (Randall Turner, 1956, USA, d. 18 August 2005, Austin, Texas, USA; vocals) and a succession of temporary drummers including Steve Collier, Greg Murray, Fred Shultz and Rey Washam. Formed in 1980, they were punk-funk pioneers, a trait highlighted on Read more

Leatherface - 40% match to Naked Raygun

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Although little known outside of punk circles, Leatherface has produced a highly impressive body of work and had in vocalist/guitarist Frankie N.W. Stubbs a sublime lyricist and, in conjunction with original second guitarist Richie Hammond, an outstanding songwriting team. Formed in Sunderland, England, in 1988, the band in addition to Stubbs and Hammond comprised drummer Andre Read more

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Die Kreuzen - 38% match to Naked Raygun

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This punk/thrash band was formed in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA, in 1981, their name deriving from the German for ‘the crosses’. The band, featuring Dan Kubinski (vocals), Brian Egeness (guitar), Keith Brammer (bass) and Eric Tunison (drums), started life with a highly regarded album of embryonic thrash (incorporating all six tunes from their 1982 debut EP Cows And Beer Read more

Dicks - 33% match to Naked Raygun

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Jawbox - 31% match to Naked Raygun

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1990s
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While Fugazi tends to get the majority of the attention for putting Washington, D.C. on the alt rock map, the oft-overlooked post-punk quartet Jawbox proved to be just as important. Stop-start rhythms, slashing guitar work, almost hardcore like vocals, and a pinch of melody served as the blueprint for the style that Jawbox would follow throughout their career, and as a result, Read more

Killdozer - 31% match to Naked Raygun

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s
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Killdozer were formed in Madison, Wisconsin, USA, and the music of the area was regularly celebrated in their primal country blues. The original line-up featured Michael Gerald (bass, vocals), plus the brothers Dan (guitar) and Bill Hobson (drums). From their formation, the trio released a steady stream of albums that often highlighted their distaste at what they saw as the soc Read more

Fear - 30% match to Naked Raygun

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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One of the most entertaining and influential of the punk bands that emerged in the late 70s in Los Angeles, California, Fear consisted of Lee Ving (vocals, guitar, harmonica), Philo Cramer (guitar), Derf Scratch (bass) and Johnny Backbeat (drums). Formed in 1978, the band’s sarcastic, almost nihilistic, stance, captured on Penelope Spheeris’ The Decline Of Western Civ Read more

Dag Nasty - 29% match to Naked Raygun

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Dag Nasty was one of the first bands to temper hardcore music with melodicism, a style that would eventually infiltrate the US charts in the late 90s courtesy of disciples such as Blink-182 and the Offspring and the new wave of emo (emotional hardcore) bands. The Washington, DC, USA-based outfit originally formed in the mid-80s, when Brian Baker (guitar; ex-Minor Threat) and Sh Read more

Big Black - 28% match to Naked Raygun

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Initially based in Evanstown, Illinois, USA, Big Black made its recording debut in 1983 with the six-track EP Lungs. Fronted by guitarist/vocalist Steve Albini (22 July 1962, Pasadena, Callifornia, USA), the band underwent several changes before completing Bulldozer the following year. A more settled line-up was formed around Albini, Santiago Durango (guitar) and Dave Riley Read more

D.I. - 28% match to Naked Raygun

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
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Saccharine Trust - 28% match to Naked Raygun

Genres: Pop / Rock
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Firehose - 26% match to Naked Raygun

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This propulsive US hardcore trio (usually titled fIREHOSE) was formed by two ex-members of the Minutemen, Mike Watt (20 March 1957, Portsmouth, Virginia, USA; vocals/bass) and George Hurley (drums), following the death of the latter band’s founding guitarist, D. Boon, in 1985. Ed Crawford aka eD fROMOHIO, completed the new venture’s line-up, which made its debut in Read more

Scratch Acid - 26% match to Naked Raygun

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s
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Formed in Austin, Texas, USA, in 1982, Scratch Acid originally comprised Steve Anderson (vocals), David William Sims (guitar), Brett Bradford (guitar), David Yow (2 August 1960, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA; bass) and Rey Washam (drums), although Anderson was quickly ousted. The reshaped quartet made their live debut as an instrumental act, supporting the Butthole Surfers, followi Read more

Gang Green - 25% match to Naked Raygun

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This quartet from Boston, Massachusetts, USA, specializing in a fusion of hardcore and thrash, was put together by guitarist/vocalist Chris Doherty. Although originally formed in 1982 by Doherty, Mike Dean and Bill Manley, it was a completely different 1985 incarnation that secured a contract with Taang! Records (Doherty had spent some of the intervening period with Jerry’ Read more


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