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NRA

Period

1989 - current

Genre

hardcore

Online

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NRA

Hardcore punk band from Amsterdam that plays in the tradition of US bands Descendents, Black Flag and Articles Of Faith.
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Members

Dr. Feaver   drums
Aziz Badrane   zang
Jean Morreau   gitaar
Gwynn ten Boske   basgitaar

Former members

Tjeerd Broere   drums
Sven Korvemaker   gitaar
Pepijn Teunissen   drums

Mentioned in the biography of

1993   Human Alert
1994   The Obnoxious
1996   Human Alert
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Biography NRA

Hardcore punk band from Amsterdam that plays in the tradition of US bands Descendents, Black Flag and Articles Of Faith.

1989

NRA (National Rifle Association, or Not Really Anything) is formed by Aziz, Jean, Gwynn and Pepijn. Their demo Their First Session gets positive reviews.

Daan van der Elsken

1990

NRA performs mostly in clubs, youth centres and in squats.

1991

NRA comes to the attention of the German label Smash Hit Records. In September they record their debut Is This For Real? The album is produced by Bill Stevenson (Black Flag, Descendents, All) and Stephen Egerton (All) who happen to be in the same studio at the time.

1992

Is This For Real? is released and gets good reviews. NRA goes into the studio with former Articles Of Faith guitarist Vic Bondi to record three songs for an EP that is released on the GAP label.

1993

The Don't Know EP comes out. The band tours in the Netherlands and Germany with Alloy (Vic Bondi's band at that time). Guitarist Sven from Human Alert joins NRA. The band starts sessions to record Surf City Amsterdam, again with Bondi as producer. The album is released on the Dutch Ignition label. NRA also records a split single with Human Alert, which is released through WRF Recordings.

Human Alert

1994

A busy year for NRA, with gigs in the Netherlands, Belgium, France and Germany. They record tracks for the cover compilations Strange Notes! (Germ covers) and Case Closed? (Hüsker Dü covers). The new album Access Only (Bitzcore label) contains eight new tracks, tracks from the first two EP's and Case Closed?

Menno Bakker

1996

In March the single Fuel is released. NRA can be found on the compilation album Cheap Thrills, collaboration between Bitzcore and We Bite Records. Off Time Records releases Access To Surf City Amsterdam Only, a 'best of' album for the US market. The band tours the US with Horace Pinker and also releases the compilation EP Chicago Vs Amsterdam (Hopeless Records). Bitzcore re-releases Is This For Real?

1997

NRA signs to Virgin Records and records the album Leaded. The track Room For You is the first single taken from the album. The band tours the Netherlands, Germany and France.

Menno Bakker

1999

NRA NRA performs at the Tibetan Freedom Concert. Drummer Pepijn decides to leave the band. He is replaced by Tjeerd Broere. In October the album New Recovery comes out, and is released on vinyl by the Flight 13 label. With the band Blue Tip NRA tours the Netherlands, France, Belgium, Spain, Switzerland and Germany.

Copy Master! Hi-dramatic

2001

The album New Recovery is released in the US (Gearhead Records) and Brazil (Peculio Discos). The band tours through Switzerland. In France they tour with French punk rockers The Burning Heads. In December NRA starts recordings for a new album.

2002

By the end of August the band plays a show in Austin, Texas with US label mates the New Bomb Turks. In September they embark on an extensive US tour. In October they finish off the recordings of their new album Machine, which will be released in 2003.

2003

With its sixth album Machine, including the track Dr. Feaver, NRA returns to its punk rock roots.

2005

NRA Remastered and with new artwork designed by John Golden, Machine is released Stateside by Gearhead Records (The Hives, The Hellacopters and The Riverboat Gamblers) on January 18. The band is invited to play at the South By South West (SXSW) music conference in March, which is part of lengthy US tour in support of the new album. Machine comes out in France and Spain, followed by a tour in these countries in November.

2006

Once more the band embarks on a small French tour.

Discography NRA

In the discography you will find all recordings that have been released listed chronologically. We restrict ourselves to the title, the type of audio, year of publication or recording, label, list of guest musicians, plus any comments on the issue.

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Audio/Video NRA

Video NRA

NRA - "Knife"
NRA - "Knife"
NRA -"No Xcuse"+"Bunk"
NRA -"No Xcuse"+"Bunk"
NRA- "Amsterdamsurfsong" ...
NRA- "Amsterdamsurfsong" W.Herry(Yawp)
NRA - "She's Driving"
NRA - "She's Driving"
NRA -"Intro/Fuckface"
NRA -"Intro/Fuckface"
Rock Rock Rock 2 part 6
Rock Rock Rock 2 part 6
NRA Live in Spain!
NRA Live in Spain!

Audio NRA

12 - Nitrominds - NRA - Too Far Gone
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NRA - "She's Driving"

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