Never Been To California

by The Rayguns

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Public Alley Records 2015

Recorded at Mystic Valley Recording Studio.

Written and Performed by The Rayguns.


released October 19, 2015

The Rayguns:
Joey Disorder- Geetar/Growler
Nicky Vacation - Riff machine/Homophonic texture
Billy Quail- Anchor strings
Alec Animal - Slam box

Nice words from chill people:

"The form of punk created by The Rayguns is pretty traditional, making it a nice change from the legions of modern bands ruining the genre by aiming for a goofball approach (blame Green Day for that one), but that's not to say that their new EP 'Never Been To California' isn't fun though. It's a riot from start to finish, and doesn't try to be particularly political or pretentious." - The Sound of Confusion

" If you read enough of what I write about music you'll likely find a successful formula to becoming a rock n roll band. I've said on many occasions that if you go back to the 1950's and pull influences from then up until now, well, that would give you nearly seventy years of music to draw your comparisons from. The fact that so many artists want to be one singular artist or from one singular moment in time is crazy to me and The Rayguns show you that if you use this vast body of music to your advantage you can create an appealing sound which also sounds new." - Raised by Gypsies

"The title track is brilliant catchy punk-pop. No Time At All combines the fuzzier kind of 1980s indiepop with a punky kick. Break is super-melodic pop beefed up with a punky snarl and buzzy fuzzy guitar. Faded adds an angular rock touch and an angsty atmosphere to the band's usual punk-pop style. The Rayguns have an exciting sound that balances strong catchy melodies with an energetic kick." - Bliss/Aquamarine Zine

"Instantly addictive ass-shaking punk that drips with '80s SoCal influence. Adolescents, Vandals, Dickies fans rejoice, but the Rayguns definitely don't sound dated. Rhythms are dirty, leads are crisp, and the vocals harmonize just like they are supposed to when singers know how to sing." - Robert, Maximum Rocknroll



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Track Name: Never Been To California
As I've been writing down the list
Of everything I need
There's been a nervousness adrift
With everything I wrote

It's getting harder to lift myself out of bed
As I am trying to decide to head out west

I set my player to repeat
Track three on Combat Rock
And as I listen to the beat
I know that I'm all right
Track Name: No Time At All
Time is on my side
You never lied

Don't know why I stood here waiting
Took no time at all
Track Name: The Look
From day to day it drifts away
I have control that doesn't stay
I look at you in my own way
You look at me and think the same

Oh no, oh no, right through me

You're giving me all I can see

When I look up you're all I need
You seem to nod and I proceed
I might be lost within your stare
I like to think that I don't care
Track Name: Break
Can't deal with it anymore
Can't stand this awful war
Going my own way
Nothing keeps me in your place

You know it's all been said
That's how it's all been done
True words false confessions
Who else can I pretend to love?
Reworking past nonfictions
Till' my brain gets numb

Play the game
Or the game will play you
Break the chain
And live like you want to
Track Name: Faded
I've got another question
You've got another time
I've got another answer
You've got another lie

It's faded
Track Name: You're Gone
There goes another dead
I look and feel misled
Your eyes are gone and look naive
Your face is starting to deceive

I can feel it coming
It's coming, you're gone

I thrash and kick the bed
To get myself ahead
Your eyes are gone and look naive
Your face is starting to deceive

You give me nothing to remember
Track Name: Let It Out
Let it out
Oh, let it out

There is something here without a
Face that always seems to linger
Lying underneath the daily task
That I have set to focus

There is something here without a
Face that tends to look familiar
Lying somewhere in between the
Past and where I came to notice