90s in 90 Days #65: The End of Naked Raygun

90s in 90 Days #65-The end of Naked Raygun

Naked Raygun ended their run as the Chicago punk band in 1992 with a now-legendary show at the Riviera.

Raygun (and the band’s ongoing inspiration to Chicago musicians) takes up a nice amount of ink in Chicago Rocked.  For today, 90s in 90 Days looks back at the end of Raygun.

Frontman Jeff Pezzati, he of the “whoa whoas,” explained that Naked Raygun’s demise was brought about by very non-rock forces, “Eric (Spicer, drummer) was married and had a kid.  I was married and had a kid.  Eric was going to have his second child, maybe, or for some reason he said he didn’t want to do it anymore.  I really couldn’t do it without Eric.  He was really the attitude of the band.”  


90s in 90 Days

Over the course of 90 days (not consecutive, though I’ll try), I’ll be offering up a capsule look at something about Chicago music from the 90s.  It could be a radio memory.  Thoughts on a song, show, band, or album.  Maybe a review aided by hindsight.  Whatever it is, it’ll be original content just for this site, and not found in my book.  

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