Naked Raygun – All Rise – Cassette
Naked Raygun – All Rise is the 2nd studio album by the American punk rock band Naked Raygun. Released in 1986, it is considered one of their most influential and acclaimed releases, showcasing their energetic and melodic punk sound. Something happened during the two-year time span between Naked Raygun’s first album and the follow-up All Rise.
Rather than having more of the offbeat, absurd song formality that gave their debut Throb Throb its edge, this album has more of a structured quality. Not to say that Naked Raygun have lost their touch; by progressing into a more mature sound, they have remained one step ahead of all the Raygun clones emerging from their hometown Chicago.
The results are pretty decent; with songs like “Home of the Brave,” “Knock Me Down” and “I Remember,” their Buzzcocks roots are more apparent, while “New Dreams” kicks it into overdrive with a more positive aspect, and “I Got New Dreams and I’m Going to Make Them Real” displays vocalist Jeff Pezzati. Sometimes change can be for the better.
Naked Raygun, formed in 1980, gained recognition for their powerful and melodic approach to punk rock. “All Rise” represents a pivotal moment in their career, where they further refined their songwriting and sound, incorporating elements of post-punk and alternative rock.
The album features a collection of catchy and anthemic tracks that combine aggressive punk energy with melodic hooks and thoughtful lyrics. Naked Raygun’s tight musicianship and vocalist Jeff Pezzati’s distinctive voice shine throughout the album, creating an infectious and memorable listening experience.
Standout tracks from “All Rise” include “Dog At Large,” “Home of the Brave,” and “The Envelope.” These songs exemplify Naked Raygun’s ability to deliver dynamic and engaging punk rock with introspective and socially conscious lyrics.
“All Rise” received critical acclaim upon its release, praised for its energetic performances, strong songwriting, and the band’s ability to fuse punk rock aggression with melodic sensibilities. The album has since become a beloved classic within the punk rock genre and has influenced subsequent generations of punk and alternative rock bands.
For fans of punk rock and those seeking energetic and melodic music, All Rise offers a powerful and memorable punk rock experience. It represents a significant release in Naked Raygun’s discography and remains a testament to their enduring influence in the punk rock scene.
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1. Home Of The Brave
2. Dog At Large
3. Knock Me Down
4. Mr. Gridlock
5. The Strip
6. I Remember
7. Those Who Move
8. The Envelope
9. Backlash Jack
11. New Dreams
13. Rocks Of Sweden