(11-12/90) - "...classic and distinctive Naked Raygun..."
4.Jazz Gone Bad
5.Prepare to Die
9.In My Head
12.Last Drink - (bonus track)
13.Love Battery - (bonus track)
14.Running Free - (bonus track)
Naked Raygun: Jeff Pezzati (vocals); Bill Stephens (guitar); Pierre Kezdy (bass); Eric Spicer (drums).
With the departure of guitarist John Haggerty, Naked Raygun seemed to stumble out of touch, as Raygun...Naked Raygun fails to achieve the full potency of their previous few albums. Part of that is due to the lack of clarity in some songs' production, but Haggerty's absence also deprives the group of some of its edgy instrumental spark, and the lyrics seem less relevant than before, mixing clich‚d skateboard anthems with affected cyberpunk posturing. Make no mistake, there are still some good songs to be found here; it's just that the album is nowhere near as consistent as its predecessors. ~ Steve Huey