RAYGUN - finally the 00s has its own Gay Dad

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Fuck burying this on the Guardian zing thread, this is way too important.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NzWpNdGb4Ps&feature=related

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMkqQWnbtaI&feature=related

Matt DC, Tuesday, 4 August 2009 18:23 (eight years ago) Permalink

Granted this was from a few months ago and was only ever meant to be a puff piece but WTF.

I found that after searching for info/evidence for prosecution after seeing this:

<LINK TO NOW DELETED YOUTUBE CLIP>

― Ned Raggett, Saturday, 1 August 2009 17:16 (3 days ago) Permalink

There was a time when I was at the job centre! Trying to get a job - in music! And they couldn't even get me a job in one of the record stores!

― splash the praying duck (DJ Mencap), Sunday, 2 August 2009 13:37 (2 days ago) Permalink

These guys are the new Palladium then?

― CosMc (Raw Patrick), Sunday, 2 August 2009 18:40 (2 days ago) Permalink

The new Gay Dad surely?

― Matt DC, Sunday, 2 August 2009 19:36 (2 days ago) Permalink

ned is their street team.

― djh, Sunday, 2 August 2009 20:44 (2 days ago) Permalink

Most likely to: Swagger like Jagger.

Louis, presumably?

― N1ck (Upt0eleven), Sunday, 2 August 2009 20:47 (2 days ago) Permalink

Vengeance is Sony's. The pricks.

― Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 4 August 2009 14:42 (3 hours ago) Permalink

Perhaps hoping Rhodri will write a story about it?

― djh, Tuesday, 4 August 2009 15:54 (2 hours ago) Permalink

You never know. He just mentioned on Twitter that he'll have a blog post soon, at least...

― Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 4 August 2009 15:59 (2 hours ago) Permalink

What was it when it was at home?

― seni seviyorum / senden nefret ediyorum (Masonic Boom), Tuesday, 4 August 2009 16:01 (2 hours ago) Permalink

A hapless band, best ignored (though ned was a fan).

― djh, Tuesday, 4 August 2009 16:04 (2 hours ago) Permalink

They entertained me in ways few bands have.

― Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 4 August 2009 16:08 (2 hours ago) Permalink

Anyway, here's Rhodri's blog piece on it:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/musicblog/2009/aug/04/raygun-sony

― Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 4 August 2009 16:56 (1 hour ago) Permalink

Wow. It's been a long time since I saw a boy wearing that much eyeliner.

This is a parody, right?

― seni seviyorum / senden nefret ediyorum (Masonic Boom), Tuesday, 4 August 2009 17:01 (1 hour ago) Permalink

Go nuts:

http://www.myspace.com/raygunofficial

― Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 4 August 2009 17:05 (1 hour ago) Permalink

No, seriously, this is like Shut Up Bands has put together a compendium of all the stupidest things that bands say and do in press kits and made a movie about it, right?

― seni seviyorum / senden nefret ediyorum (Masonic Boom), Tuesday, 4 August 2009 17:07 (1 hour ago) Permalink

Here, have a mojito.

― Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 4 August 2009 17:07 (1 hour ago) Permalink

errr... MAYBE coz I can't say no coz I'm too scared... on facebook... A HA HAHAH.

― seni seviyorum / senden nefret ediyorum (Masonic Boom), Tuesday, 4 August 2009 17:09 (1 hour ago) Permalink

It's kind of alarming when a band's image makes me want to crack wise about 19th-rate late 90s Stay Beautiful bands and then their music makes me wish they actually did sound like that (not a wish I'd ever previously have thought possible)

― a passing spacecadet, Tuesday, 4 August 2009 17:14 (1 hour ago) Permalink

I find Raygun's latest Myspace blog to be curious:

August 4, 2009 - Tuesday

Le Weekend
I've spent a lot of my weekend watching you tube. I blame Cody High school for this because he posted a link to a video on my last blog and that turned out to be like crack to me. It resulted in me getting very into watching conspiracy theory videos about the Illuminati. They passed the time excellently. When I got over my fear of the end of the world I decided to go out and watch Moon, which by the way is excellent. Highly recommended, I'll say no more.

It's a busy week for us this week, it being single release week. Lots of interviews today and tomorrow and then a gig at the Water Rats on Thursday - I expect to see you all down the front.

Yesterday we worked up a little surprise cover for attendees of the show we're playing at G-A-Y on Saturday. I'm not gonna reveal what it is but it was sounding good yesterday and as long as we still remember it on Saturday night at 1am after several fizzy lemonades all will be good. Now then, G-A-Y?! Do real gay people actually go to G-A-Y? Or is it just straight people wanting to have a night out going gay clubbing? I guess I'll find out on Saturday.

Next week we're off to Malaysia. We're playing a show on MTV Asia with Kasabian and All American Rejects. It's a hard life i know but someone's got to do it.

Oh and I nearly forgot to say that this week on Friday we'll be in Westfield shopping centre in Shepherds Bush playing a couple of sets at 3pm and 7pm so if you want to see exactly what kind of a mess we're in then come and say hi!

See you there!

Adj

P.S. i just realised we've put up a video game on our myspace, it's particularly good because I get to crash the car and kill Ray whenever I want, it's even got blood!

― Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 4 August 2009 17:16 (1 hour ago) Permalink

Sorry, I didn't actually notice the music at all, it left utterly no impression on my ears. None at all. That's actually really quite curious. I can't remember if I hated them or not. The songs just slid off my ears without leaving a trace with only their abject stupidity (wrapped up in the wide-eyed innocence that they clearly thought they were being very clever) to remember them by.

― seni seviyorum / senden nefret ediyorum (Masonic Boom), Tuesday, 4 August 2009 17:20 (1 hour ago) Permalink

Wait, that picture of that singer with blond hair. They've been around a long time, haven't they? 8 years, they said? I've run into them before in some dingy toilet venue.

― seni seviyorum / senden nefret ediyorum (Masonic Boom), Tuesday, 4 August 2009 17:22 (1 hour ago) Permalink

Matt DC, Tuesday, 4 August 2009 18:25 (eight years ago) Permalink

I love that the deeper meaning of one of their songs is about getting annoyed about having to do temping work.

Matt DC, Tuesday, 4 August 2009 18:26 (eight years ago) Permalink

Yeah, I was figuring this had to happen.

(This thread, not this band.)

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 4 August 2009 18:26 (eight years ago) Permalink

The link in my WTF post up there:

http://www.guardian.co.uk/music/2009/mar/16/new-band-raygun

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 4 August 2009 18:26 (eight years ago) Permalink

We're playing a show on MTV Asia with Kasabian and All American Rejects. It's a hard life i know but someone's got to do it.

Oh and I nearly forgot to say that this week on Friday we'll be in Westfield shopping centre in Shepherds Bush playing a couple of sets at 3pm and 7pm so if you want to see exactly what kind of a mess we're in then come and say hi!

Truly, pimpin' ain't easy.

all yoga attacks are fire based (rogermexico.), Tuesday, 4 August 2009 18:32 (eight years ago) Permalink

"Pschycedelia Smith"

chap, Tuesday, 4 August 2009 18:33 (eight years ago) Permalink

Jeez the singer is a cock.

chap, Tuesday, 4 August 2009 18:36 (eight years ago) Permalink

"Reason, Logic, Ableton or whatever"

grocery groin (snoball), Tuesday, 4 August 2009 18:41 (eight years ago) Permalink

Strokes tribute band with Mika's kid brother on vocals and namedropping?

grocery groin (snoball), Tuesday, 4 August 2009 18:45 (eight years ago) Permalink

Psychedeliasmith was a big beat act on Skint, right?

Matt DC, Tuesday, 4 August 2009 19:26 (eight years ago) Permalink

ok, so i'm not going to click on those youtubes, but can someone just explain why people are finding them so hilarious, compared to the usual hilariously awful indie?

lex pretend, Tuesday, 4 August 2009 19:29 (eight years ago) Permalink

Oh the music's anonymous, it's the sublimely stupid interview responses that are the real LOLs.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 4 August 2009 19:33 (eight years ago) Permalink

Although here's a live clip playing at a venue called, of course, Freebutt.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 4 August 2009 19:39 (eight years ago) Permalink

god they even xerox the opening movie to Rock Band 2 in their video.

tulsa anti-juggalo league (M@tt He1ges0n), Tuesday, 4 August 2009 19:45 (eight years ago) Permalink

The standing-on-cars idea also appears in an old video by Ash.

grocery groin (snoball), Tuesday, 4 August 2009 19:47 (eight years ago) Permalink

Given the thread title, let us compare to the masters:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C33u1NMaR8c

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 4 August 2009 19:47 (eight years ago) Permalink

good lord this is great stuff.

psychedelia smith (M@tt He1ges0n), Tuesday, 4 August 2009 19:49 (eight years ago) Permalink

"I go to church to repent my sins
I can't stop singing these urban hymns!"

psychedelia smith (M@tt He1ges0n), Tuesday, 4 August 2009 19:50 (eight years ago) Permalink

(xxpost) ^^^ looks like an advert for "hairwax" or whatever it is kids put on their hair nowadays

grocery groin (snoball), Tuesday, 4 August 2009 19:52 (eight years ago) Permalink

but I ain't no stranger
to the thought
that heartbeat's don't come back

psychedelia smith (M@tt He1ges0n), Tuesday, 4 August 2009 19:53 (eight years ago) Permalink

And you are moved, M@tt, yes you are.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 4 August 2009 19:55 (eight years ago) Permalink

Honestly man...I've got a lot to think about....

"It's like on Facebook, when someone invites you to something....you've got 'Yes', 'No', and 'Maybe'...'Maybe' is for people that are too afraid of what someone will think when they say they can't come...'Can't Say No' is for them."

psychedelia smith (M@tt He1ges0n), Tuesday, 4 August 2009 20:00 (eight years ago) Permalink

"I go to church to repent my sins
I can't stop singing these urban hymns!"

That's got to be made up. Puzzled at the way the singer keeps looking to the fat beardy one for approval.

Ismael Klata, Tuesday, 4 August 2009 20:03 (eight years ago) Permalink

oh it's very real.

psychedelia smith (M@tt He1ges0n), Tuesday, 4 August 2009 20:03 (eight years ago) Permalink

The funny thing I try to remember about doing radio interviews is that you have to try to be good value. I put myself in the position of the radio station and think if I was filling air time with a band I'd want them to be entertaining. The best interviews I've heard or seen are usually with people like Jack Black and Dave Grohl from the Foo Fighters, they're not afraid to let you know they're in the room. We try to bear that in mind whilst we're doing these things ourselves. Before anyone gets the wrong idea I'm not trying to say that we think we're as funny as Jack Black or Mr Grohl, we just aspire to that level of quality.

Anyway the best thing about all this is meeting new people. Of course with local radio there's always a high chance of bumping into Alan Partridge 'local celebrity' types. Unfortunately they've been pretty thin on the ground so far this tour but I'm still holding out hope.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 4 August 2009 20:03 (eight years ago) Permalink

We filmed the video in the shadow of the Capitol Records building which added to the 'showbiz' feel of our LA experience. These trips were my first time in LA and if you've never been, its difficult to go to LA and not feel like you're in a movie. This is because everywhere you look you see something thats been in a blockbuster movie. Being British I have to mention the weather which was to quote Bill Hicks "Hot and sunny, hot and sunny, everyday is hot and sunny..." The Native Americans called LA 'Tapu' which apparently means forbidden. This was because they believed it was a place for the soul and not a place for living in - I guess they didn't get on with the heat! As a result its an early town people get up early and its difficult to find a place open later than 2am unless you like strip clubs! LA is also a seaside city. We took a trip to Santa Monica and Malibu and were amazed to see dolphins in the wild. I'm not sure if this happens to everyone who visits LA but we also saw some other beasts in their natural habitats (i.e. they were in the same hotel as us) namely Stevie Wonder, The Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Ryan Adams, Keane, James Morrison and my personal favourite Slayer! (They're not really my favourite). We also saw The Prodigy at Heathrow being stripped of their shoes, as were we I might add!

On our last day there, whilst we were at a bar in LAX waiting for our flight home there was an earthquake. It was a very surreal experience because we all looked at each other, you could see we all knew what was going on and we were all think 'ok is this really happening and how is it gonna turn out'. Fortunately it was nothing more than a minor event with not even so much as a broken glass to report. I think this was the best kind of earthquake to be involved in, if you're looking for earthquakes to get involved in, anything more and you start getting the ceiling falling down or whatever and thats a bit too serious for my liking! Yes I'm only an entry level earthquake tourist!

This is starting to get wierd so I'm off now. I look forward to returning to LA soon, who knows we may even play a show!

Oh PLEASE DO.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 4 August 2009 20:04 (eight years ago) Permalink

Ah, theory. From September of last year:

First of all I have to make a confession - I Love Pop Music. There I said it. I've come a long way since my early teens and my Metallica obsession (which by the way I'm not embarrassed about). However I've now grown up and part of that growing up process involved listening to the radio a lot. I mean loads. The radio has been a big thing in my life it's where some of my earliest memories of music came from and it's still where I find out about new bands/artists and great songs etc. I think here in Britain we're pretty lucky for having great radio too. Radio 1's new music policy has been one of the best things to happen in Britain cos we were nearly stuck in Status Quo hell at the end of the 80s. But not just Radio 1, XFM and others have been doing good stuff for new music for a while too.

However this year I have 1 big question - Where did all the good songs go? For the last few years we've had some great classic pop songs coming into our lives. It's been pretty special for a while I mean we had Outkast's Hey Ya, Strict Machine by Goldfrapp, Nelly Furtado's Maneater, Justice's D.A.N.C.E. , LCD Sound System's North American Scum, No Doubt's Hella Good and Muse's Supermassive Black Hole to name a few (Winehouse has been excluded from this list for pissing it up the wall). But where are the classics this year? What happened to pop? Maybe we've just been spoiled for the last few years. Or perhaps what's more likely is that whilst indie-schmindie was ruling the roost the only pop that was getting played was the cream and cos we liked what we were hearing so much we asked for more and so radio decided to focus on it. However it's pretty obvious there's not enough good stuff to fill the playlists. I think they call that binging so I guess this is the purge!

Don't worry though we'll be coming round the mountain to clear up the mess next year!

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 4 August 2009 20:08 (eight years ago) Permalink

and my personal favourite Slayer! (They're not really my favourite)

whew! i was worried there for a second

psychedelia smith (M@tt He1ges0n), Tuesday, 4 August 2009 20:10 (eight years ago) Permalink

Does this guy actually write for the Guardian too?

Ismael Klata, Tuesday, 4 August 2009 20:13 (eight years ago) Permalink

Why don't they just cover Babylon Zoo's Spaceman and have done with it?

Dorian (Dorianlynskey), Tuesday, 4 August 2009 20:14 (eight years ago) Permalink

Hahah

The pop theory post in question, with lovely accompanying image.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 4 August 2009 20:17 (eight years ago) Permalink

"If you stuck Iggy Pop, James Brown, David Bowie and Shirley Bassey in a lift... you'd probably have our band"

Matt DC, Tuesday, 4 August 2009 20:18 (eight years ago) Permalink

Also... the singer is called RAY GUN.

Matt DC, Tuesday, 4 August 2009 20:22 (eight years ago) Permalink

"If you stuck Iggy Pop, James Brown, David Bowie and Shirley Bassey in a lift... you'd probably have our band"

omg, funniest quote.

they've gotta be taking the piss here. they just gotta

rentboy, Tuesday, 4 August 2009 20:46 (eight years ago) Permalink

Something tells me that they take themselves all too seriously.

grocery groin (snoball), Tuesday, 4 August 2009 20:49 (eight years ago) Permalink

I don't mean to self-aggrandize and sound like I'm tooting my own horn here but count the parallels between the Raygun clip and this comedy video my friends and I did last year about an overhyped indie rock band doing a stupid promo.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o76xHGWolKU (It's long, so just skip to 5:51 if you want the gist of it)

I've got: Eyeliner guy, former boy bander now in an indie rock band, pretentious lead singer who thinks he's an intellectual, a ridiculous quote about what the band sounds like ("We sound like Wham going over to Joy Divisions' house for a game of Halo, so it's introspective and dark but then really pop, and there's still a sense of tragedy hanging over everything. But Wham wins the Halo match in the end btw")

Cunga, Wednesday, 5 August 2009 03:34 (eight years ago) Permalink

Watching the Raygun video a second time I started to pity them, if only because of the fallout over this.

Cunga, Wednesday, 5 August 2009 06:11 (eight years ago) Permalink

Yeah it's the sincerity that's kind of sad. Imagine waiting eight years to record your album and then immediately becoming some kind of internet joke.

Matt DC, Wednesday, 5 August 2009 08:33 (eight years ago) Permalink

No, sorry, I have no pity for anyone, in the year 2009, with all the knowledge and experience available, *still* is stupid enough to sell their soul to some major label for the price of a trip to LA and a few carchase videos thrown in.

I've never understood the comedy value of cruelty before (re: the Office, etc) but watching this lot, I suddenly *got* it. It's their utter sincerity that makes it so hilarious.

seni seviyorum / senden nefret ediyorum (Masonic Boom), Wednesday, 5 August 2009 08:49 (eight years ago) Permalink

if they're in on it then they're brilliant, if not then, well, british ppl are the worst tbh

heave imho (J0rdan S.), Wednesday, 5 August 2009 09:19 (eight years ago) Permalink

i almost think that "Adj" is worse than the lead singer

heave imho (J0rdan S.), Wednesday, 5 August 2009 09:19 (eight years ago) Permalink

usa gives the world attack! attack! & brokencyde

uk gives the world raygun

heave imho (J0rdan S.), Wednesday, 5 August 2009 09:20 (eight years ago) Permalink

RIP dom as well

heave imho (J0rdan S.), Wednesday, 5 August 2009 09:20 (eight years ago) Permalink

raygun vs. mexican food

BIG HOOS's wacky crack variety hour (BIG HOOS aka the steendriver), Wednesday, 5 August 2009 09:31 (eight years ago) Permalink

http://www.usdat.us/secretary/archives/US_flag_burning_2a.jpg

Raygun fans, yesterday.

Matt DC, Wednesday, 5 August 2009 09:35 (eight years ago) Permalink

"If you stuck Iggy Pop, James Brown, David Bowie and Shirley Bassey in a lift... they'd frantically press the DOOR CLOSE button when they saw us coming."

Dorian (Dorianlynskey), Wednesday, 5 August 2009 09:40 (eight years ago) Permalink

TS: Raygun vs Naked Raygun, anyone?

wronger than 100 geir posts (MacDara), Wednesday, 5 August 2009 10:39 (eight years ago) Permalink

I remember an interview in the local paper with the band World Leader Pretend where one of them said something along the lines of "We're like the Frank Lloyd Wright of music. Listening to one of our songs is like walking through different rooms of a modernist house"

Fetchboy, Wednesday, 5 August 2009 11:22 (eight years ago) Permalink

An alternate take from MJ Hibbett, who would know:

Raygun are actually quite sweet compared many of the MILLIONS of bands EXACTLY LIKE THEM I have played with over the years.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 5 August 2009 14:55 (eight years ago) Permalink

It's a fair point, pretty sure that Raygun interview is no more stupid than anything that's been posited by the Pigeon Detectives or whoever over the years. Think Raygun have been unfortunate enough to have done it all in one interview and at totally the wrong point in the decade.

Matt DC, Wednesday, 5 August 2009 15:06 (eight years ago) Permalink

RAYGUN vs. Gay Dad vs. GAYGUN vs. Ray Dad

I am moving on baby, I am moving on (Pancakes Hackman), Wednesday, 5 August 2009 15:35 (eight years ago) Permalink

(xpost) most indie bands don't have: a) 8 YEARS to come up with this stuff, b) the support of a major record label, c) 15 minutes on C4 to pontificate.

grocery groin (snoball), Wednesday, 5 August 2009 15:38 (eight years ago) Permalink

Gay Ray ftw

unban dictionary (blueski), Wednesday, 5 August 2009 15:40 (eight years ago) Permalink

tho Iggy may prefer Dad Gun (cf Sister Midnight)

unban dictionary (blueski), Wednesday, 5 August 2009 15:40 (eight years ago) Permalink

I'm sure one of these guys was in Rooster (srsly). eight years, my ass.

Background Zombie (CharlieNo4), Wednesday, 5 August 2009 16:43 (eight years ago) Permalink

Whenever I see this thread I immediately think of:

http://old.kak.ru/images/archive/8/raygun/01!.jpg

lol 90s.

Elvis Telecom, Wednesday, 5 August 2009 18:50 (eight years ago) Permalink

See I think this is the key to their comedy factor - dude is *remarkably* bad at conveying notions of struggle and hardship

It was very unusual. I was working in the distribution room of a record label called Tru Thoughts. I had one tape - an old, 1970s James Brown compilation

Why didn't you bring some different ones in then?

Status Quo hell at the end of the 80s (DJ Mencap), Wednesday, 5 August 2009 22:57 (eight years ago) Permalink

http://blogs.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendId=239610968&blogId=504211155

"August 6, 2009 - Thursday

An Apology
Category: Blogging
APOLOGY FROM RAYGUN

Since Monday my band have advised me not to speak out even though since the incident I wanted to publicly express my regret and accept full responsibility. I thought it was time for you to hear directly from me that I’m sorry.

When future generations look back on the events of the last few days, as they surely will, I ask that they think not of the singer in a band nobody has ever heard of saying some slightly ridiculous things about his music, but of the way those shameful events brought people together.

Admittedly people were brought together mainly on messageboards as they posted comments such as ‘LOL WHAT A DICKWAD’ but that is not really the point.
I owe some apologies.

I’m sorry to my band mates Adj, Sam and the other one. And I thank each one of you for standing by me during what has been a difficult time for all of us.

I apologise to Delia Smith and to the concept of psychedelia. What I did to you both was unforgivable.

I now fully accept that if you stuck Iggy Pop, James Brown, David Bowie and Shirley Bassey in a lift you would basically just have Iggy Pop, James Brown, David Bowie and Shirley Bassey in a lift. You would not have our music. You would have three famous singers and a dead one.

I also accept that I know very little about hedonism and that I am not an expert in the field of drug use simply because of the time I tried to get high from smoking a banana in the Argos car park.

I apologise for being somewhere in the region of 27% more of a twat than I usually am, and I apologise for any twatish parts of my nature, although I do urge you to consider the fact that I am a singer in a band. I am by definition someone who wants to stand on a stage and sing while people watch me and for that reason will always be a little bit of a twat because it is in my makeup.

On the subject of makeup, I apologise for sometimes overdoing the eyeliner. I apologise to those who have pushed forward the proud tradition of singing men in makeup: Robert Smith, Brian Molko, the ginger one from Pussycat Dolls.

I apologise to Ken at my label and ask that you do not drop this boy.

In future I shall look to, and take my cues from, the true masters of modesty, humility and understatement: Bono, Johnny Borrell, Kanye West.

I close by thanking you for your time and requesting that my band and I are now afforded some space, and some time, to consider these awful events and to rebuild our lives. This is now a band matter and I respectfully ask that we are permitted to move forward in private.

Thank you.

Ray"

Barnaby, Hardly, Thursday, 6 August 2009 20:22 (eight years ago) Permalink

what a dickwad

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Thursday, 6 August 2009 20:28 (eight years ago) Permalink

he really is, you know?

psychedelia smith (M@tt He1ges0n), Thursday, 6 August 2009 20:30 (eight years ago) Permalink

(xxpost) Regardless of whether that's a genuine statement or part of a continuing publicity strategy, their music is still generic 00's indie shash.

grocery groin (snoball), Thursday, 6 August 2009 20:31 (eight years ago) Permalink

and he's still a dickwad

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Thursday, 6 August 2009 20:43 (eight years ago) Permalink

That backpedalling apology reminds me of something.

Matt DC, Thursday, 6 August 2009 20:52 (eight years ago) Permalink

of a backpedalling dickwad?

pfunkboy (Herman G. Neuname), Thursday, 6 August 2009 20:52 (eight years ago) Permalink

Erm... "I’m sorry to my band mates Adj, Sam and the other one."

Kaliova, Thursday, 6 August 2009 21:14 (eight years ago) Permalink

That backpedalling apology reminds me of something.

lol something or someone

unban dictionary (blueski), Thursday, 6 August 2009 21:18 (eight years ago) Permalink

Has any band ever had this kind of hype and then gone on to blow us all away? Raygun could be breaking new ground here.

Ismael Klata, Thursday, 6 August 2009 21:31 (eight years ago) Permalink

TS: Jimmy Ray vs Raygun

your original display name is still visible (Display Name), Thursday, 6 August 2009 23:30 (eight years ago) Permalink

I think the first time anyone had heard of Raygun was when they made tits of themselves on TV. There doesn't seem to be a massive hype bandwagon rolling yet, although if you get your band on tour with Kasabian you've probably got a fair bit of financial heft behind you.

Matt DC, Thursday, 6 August 2009 23:32 (eight years ago) Permalink

There's a few decent gags in his "apology". He actually does a pretty good job of redeeming himself there.

everything, Thursday, 6 August 2009 23:34 (eight years ago) Permalink

yeah, the apology is lolsome in a good way. the "Ken"/"drop the boy" line is my fave.

more funny and original than, 'ow you say, a penis (sic), Friday, 7 August 2009 01:32 (eight years ago) Permalink

what percentage of potential raygun fans will get that bros-reffing line? it's purely for the old industry duffers, surely?

Background Zombie (CharlieNo4), Friday, 7 August 2009 09:26 (eight years ago) Permalink

It's mostly the old industry duffers that are doing the pointing and laughing, though.

Matt DC, Friday, 7 August 2009 09:29 (eight years ago) Permalink

the initial video reminds me of chris needham without *any* of the likeability

NI, Saturday, 8 August 2009 14:54 (eight years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

I think the mention of the 90s magazine Ray Gun over on ILE made me go 'whatever happened to...' -- and and the answer:

Demise/Break up

Early 2010 following a meeting with the label the band (along with others) were dropped by Sony which consequently lead to the band deciding to go their separate ways.
Sam Embery and Ben Lyonsmyth have now been snapped up by Amy Macdonald and are currently touring with her.

Ned Raggett, Thursday, 14 April 2011 04:39 (six years ago) Permalink

Did they ever release anything? Like, at all? Or did Sony realise their new band had become an internet joke and just cut their losses?

Matt DC, Thursday, 14 April 2011 11:23 (six years ago) Permalink

They released a single, accompanied by the car chase video discussed upthread.

Lack Of Self Awareness

lol

did you notice "you spin me round" was playing in the background? (snoball), Thursday, 14 April 2011 11:55 (six years ago) Permalink

six years pass...

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