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Naked Aggression is an American hardcore punk band started in Madison, WI in late 1990. Formed as a protest against the first Gulf War and the right-wing, the band espouse a strong message of libertarian socialism, feminism and anarchism. The band was formed by Kirsten Patches on vocals and Phil Suchomel on lead guitar. Naked Aggression have held benefit shows for various causes, including Food Not Bombs, AIDS research, pro-choice groups, women's clinics, rape crisis centers, political prisoners and school art departments. They were featured in Penelope Spheeris' 1998 gutter punk documentary 'The Decline of Western Civilization III.'Read More...
Shortly after formation, Kirsten and Phil moved the band to Oakland, CA, then later to Los Angeles.
1991 to 1998 saw the band release three full length records, three seven inches, one live record and several compilation exclusive songs. In support of their output they extensively toured the United States, Mexico, Canada and Europe.
Penelope Spheeris approached the band in 1996 and as a result they are featured in her documentary film "The Decline of Western Civilization: Part III", for which Phil recorded his first soundtrack.
In 1998, just as they were about to embark on a national tour in support of their newest album, The Gut-Wringing Machine, the band came to an abrupt end when Phil died from complications arising from his chronic asthma. Five years past. Five years of mourning. Kirsten participated in other projects, but nothing satisfied her intense anger and frustration with world politics like Naked Aggression.
Thus, in 2003, in light of the second George Bush's Gulf War, Kirsten thought it fitting to reform the band in order to continue carrying on the message started over a decade ago under astoundingly similar geopolitical circumstances. Since the reformation Naked Aggression has toured the U.S., and just returned from Europe with a new split Lp with, Die Schwarzen Schaffe, on Compary Records. Currently they are working on songs for a new full-length album.
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- LyricsSo much war, so much destruction, lives are wasted for production
So much anger, so much hate, if things don't change the human race will end
Will the 90's be another decade of apathy? are you just going
Sit by and watch things get worse and worse? no!
The rich will stop at nothing to control the world and keep their power
- LyricsReligious fools want to control our lives - Fuck them! Religious fools want to
control our lives - Fuck them! America is filled with God fearing Christians
that follow along Being brainwashed by leaders Since the day they were born
Don't listen to a god Don't listen to your rulers We don't need them All they
do is take our freedom away Religious fools want to control our lives - Fuck
- LyricsIt's not my fault that I'm fucked up
I'm just a product of a selfish world
My whole life I've been an outcast
Now I don't care, I don't want to fit in any more
People are so quick to judge me
- LyricsI hate greedy politicians I hate greedy corporations
I hate their manipulation, I hate all their exploitation
I hate their economy, I hate this whole society
I hate it all, I hate it all
Smash the state
- LyricsThere's this group around that calls themselves prolife
Well, instead they should call themselves pro-death
Because by taking away our freedom of choice
They're are going to force many women,
Who don't want to bear children, to the back alley
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