Naked Raygun – Basement Screams
- Naked Raygun
- Quarterstick Records
Originally a vinyl only EP release, CDs weren’t ’round yet. Demo tapes of songs that were part of the early sets but never released were added to this CD version. Jim Colao, the band’s drummer at the time, created the cover art and did the drawing on the back.
At the time i worked at a textbook publisher so i came across lots of stock photography which of course i would ‘xerox’ and make copies. Hence there’s Emperor Tojo. The other art is somewhat relevant but is there mostly for compositional effect. The front art has ‘analog’ signal processing done to a B/W photo of lab rabbits in individual boxed cages. If all of them screamed at the same time, it would be a pitiful sound. – Jim Colao