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Interview taken form Bum Leg #2 (I think--no issue number present).

Naked Raygun....what can you say? I know....the top, in my opinion in hardcore from the Chicagoland area. The band consists of Jeff Pezzati - vocals, John Haggerty - guitar, Camilo Gonzalez - bass, and Eric Spicer - drums. They have one LP, "Throb Throb" and two EPs, "Basement Screams" and the "Flammable Solid" (the latter is out of print). They have a new LP planned entitled "All Rise" which should contain new songs such as "Home of the Brave" and others (the one that goes 'Na na na na na na ... na na na na na"). Since I'm not one for gabbing, read the interview/gab session with Naked Raygun and others at the Metro.

Me: Alright.....interview number two with Naked Raygun....first one didn't work out too well.......
Jeff: What happened to the first one?
Karen: His recorder broke, remember?
Jeff: Alright, we'll give you another chance!
Me: One more chance....one of you said something about a new record from Naked Raygun coming up....tell me about the new record...
John: It's a lie....a vicious lie
Jeff: Just a rumor...
Me: Tell the truth.....
(Some major confusion happen at this point when everybody changes their name on me)
John: John's middle name is Bruce.
All: Bruce...Bruce...Bruce...Bruce...Bruce
Eric: Wait, wait...(strange noises that sound like "Crete" or "Greece")
Camilo: You won't have to change a thing...ha ha...
Me: Tell me about the record that's coming out...
Other: It's black and round...
Me: Ha....you did new songs tonight, right?
John: Yeah, all new ones...all brand new ones...
Me: Tell me about it...
Jeff: Well it's the one that starts with the guitar that goes "Na na na na na na na na na...na na na na na na na..." (This proceeds into a rousing chorus of a new Naked Raygun where all group members hum their respective instruments in perfect unison...It sounded rather good too...)
John: "Bruce Brothers live at Metro...Bruce, Bruce and Bruce..."
Me: What's the record called?
[OBIK: Line missing here?]
Me: "All Rise"....Is he tellin' the truth?
John: Could be.....
Other: The sun also rises....
Me: Good....so the album's called "All Rise", is it coming out on Old Homestead?
Jeff: Yes, unless you make us a better offer right now, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1...sorry...
Other: It's coming out on K-Tel...
Me: How many people were here tonight? It looked like a very large crowd...
Other: 953...but next time there will be 5000 people...
Me: I had a whole bunch of questions but I lost 'em...
Eric: Eight and a half Inches....
(Overwhelming laughter and more foreign noises)
Me: What do you think of the 'Romantic Violence' people...they are evidently a group of Nazis, KKK, and facists who are going around beating up people because of who they are or what they stand for...
Other: Vicious rumors...we never did that...
Me: Shut up...what do you think of this kinda stuff?
Eric: It sucks!
John: Never heard of it...
Me: Well what about what I just told you...
Eric: I know a couple of them...
Me: You do?
Eric: They were at the show tonight...
Me: Do they enjoy what they do?
Eric: I don't think they'd ever really admit it...
John: I think they just got drawn in somehow...I don't think they sought out some racist party to join.....
Me: They were on the guest list....with the rest of the world
(More laughter....and 'Bruce" confusion.....)
Me: Ok...Nazis, the KKK and the such are...
Eric: Are what?
Me: You finish the sentence...
Other: Sieg heil...
Eric: They aren't livlng with reality...so what, what do you want me to say?
John: Just because yer a skin doesn't mean....
Me: No, I didn't say anything about skins...I like 'em and some are my friends... there isn't anything wrong with skins...
John: Oh...
Me: What is it like to be one of the bigger hardcore bands in Chicago?
John: We aren't...
Me: Ok...then how do you feel about drawing 950 people to a concert?
John: IT'S GREAT!
Eric: It doesn't suck...
John: TOP OF THE WORLD MON...
Me: You aren't gonna get too big are you?
Eric: What?
Me: You know, you get really big and you switch from Old Homestead to something like RCA or Enigma...whatever...
John: We're gonna do whatever feels right to us so...trust us...
Me: Who do you guys like to do concerts with or listen to in yer spare time?
Camilo: Marvin Gaye.
Me: He's dead....
John: All he needed was some sexual healing.
Other: He's real cold now...
Camilo: I've been listening to Trio...
Me: The German band?
Camilo: Yeah...
(Blithering mischief...)
Me: Upcoming events for Naked Raygun...any big shows coming up?
Camilo: Eric's having a Bar Mitzvah...
John: We're making another record...
Me: Are you in the studios?
John: Not yet...
Eric: We also recorded "Home of the Brave" for the ZigZag compilation and we were on the Flipside compilation and others...
Me: Flipside number 2?
Eric: Yeah....
Me: You're also getting national attention...what do you think of that?
Eric: What attention?
Me: SPIN magazine, Matter and the such...
Other: And the latest Flipside...
John: Spicer's battle with AIDS is in People...
Eric: After I had sex with Rock Hudson...
Me: No really, are you planning a big tour?
John: If we want to...
Me: Do you?
John: I dunno
Me: How about you?...(to Eric)
Eric: Sure...
Camilo: Are we known around the country?
Other: You are in New York...
Eric: But do they know the music, that is the question...
John: Yeah, we played there a few years ago...
Me: Where did you play?
Eric: Peppermint Lounge, Irving Plaza, the Subway, we played the matinee...
Me: Ok....I gotta go....but you can write to you guys at Naked Raygun World HQ, right?
Camilo: Yeah...
Me: Any concerts coming up?
Eric: One in Milwaukee.
Me: And the album will be out...
Eric: By Christmas...
Me: Anything else?
Camilo: CD Presents "Rat Music for Rat People Vol 3" and ZigZag comp....
Eric: Plus some more...
Other: Compilation city man...
Me: Oh yeah...about stage diving...what was the deal?
Eric: What?
Me: Some kids would go up the sides and the Security would go and push them right off again...and they told us only four seconds on the stage...that's it!
Camilo: We didn't say that...
Me: And when I went to Black Flag the security didn't say "Stay off the stage"--the band did....
Eric: It seems to be a trend now for the bands to tell the bouncers to keep the kids off because they're worried about their equipment...
Me: Oh...well thanks for the Interview...
Eric: Uh huh...

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