Label: Little Mafia Records - LM058 • Format: Vinyl LP, Compilation Purple • Country: US • Genre: Rock • Style: Math Rock, Art Rock, Post-Punk
Post a Comment. Friday, August 1, Naked Raygun - Jettison. Blending post-punk stylings with the speed and fury of hardcore, they created a distinct niche for themselves, never being afraid to experiment with their sound or to diversify their attack.
On Jettisonthe band takes the ferocity of previous releases and tames it somewhat, relying more on strong hooks and powerful storytelling to get their point across. The vitriolic sentiment once pointed at government and military now seems more introspective, and the power of the lyrics is gained from within rather than aimed at afar.
Rather than continuing I Dont Know - Various - When The Screaming Stops: A Tribute To Naked Raygun attacking the false ideals of trickle-down conservatism that permeated the times directly, they focus more on the affects of those policies. The same bottled hope and frustrations that appear on so many punk albums of the time appear here as well.
The caustic anger is thick and unrelenting, giving DespairsRay - -Gemini- anthemic feel to many of the songs. This succeeds in really driving home the despondence of the themes that emerge throughout, striking a delicate balance between anger and dysphoria.
The guitars are just as dense in their assault, fashioning vivid, broodingly atmospheric soundscapes. Distortion surrounds these guitars, as you can practically hear them crackle and fizz at times. Yet as rough as Jettison sounds at times, it also shows off an incredible set of pop hooks to it, as Naked Raygun utilize cutting guitar riffs and haunting backup vocals in order to effectively build the mood of the album.
It shows the innovation of the band that they can create catchy punk tunes that also work as blistering hardcore masterpieces at the same time. That they can remain arty and subversive, yet still pull off a memorable pop-influenced hook that will stay in your head for days. With JettisonNaked I Dont Know - Various - When The Screaming Stops: A Tribute To Naked Raygun created their magnum opus.
With the ability to combine pop sensibilities with the furor and velocity of hardcore, Naked Raygun set themselves apart from the pack and prove themselves as true luminaries of the American Underground. Posted by cretin at PM. Labels: american undergroundart-punkhardcorepost-punkpunk. Newer Post Older Post Home. Subscribe to: Post Comments Atom. A Comprehensive List of Various Important Subject Matters alt-country 1 alternative rock 1 american underground 5 americana 1 art-punk 5 Astrobase Go 1 avant-garde 1 Best of 22 black metal 1 crossover thrash 1 D.
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