Naked Raygun is simply one of the greatest bands to emerge from Chicago. They helped define the Chicago punk sound in the 1980s with a handful of timeless albums and legendary live shows.
Proving there is still justice to be found in the world, Raygun’s legend continues to be discovered and the band’s catalog is finding its way into a new generation’s streaming playlists. Of course, it doesn’t hurt that one of the band’s most high-profile evangelists is Dave Grohl, who frequently shares the story of seeing Naked Raygun back in the 1980s at the Cubby Bear in Chicago.
In this episode, I sit down with Tony Lovato of Mest in the parking lot of this year’s 350 Fest in Tinley Park.
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