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John Zorn - Naked City FLAC album

naked city performing in new york with yamatsuka eye more than singing.

Naked City is an album by John Zorn, originally released on Nonesuch Records in 1990. The band which would become known under the same name included Zorn on alto saxophone with Bill Frisell on guitar, Wayne Horvitz on keyboards, Fred Frith on bass and Joey Baron on drums, and was established in 1988 as a "compositional workshop" to test the limitations of a rock band format. The album was rereleased as part of the box set Naked City: The Complete Studio Recordings on Zorn's Tzadik label in 2005.

John Zorn ‎– Naked City. Label: Elektra Nonesuch ‎– 7559-79238-2. Producer – John Zorn, Naked City. Recorded By, Mixed By – Roger Moutenot. Vocals – Yamatsuka Eye.

Absinthe is the final recording from the band Naked City. Unlike the band's other genre-mixing releases, the music on Absinthe is consistently in an ambient and noise style. The titles of many of its tracks refer to the works of Paul Verlaine, Charles Baudelaire and other figures in the fin de siècle Decadent movement, and to the drink after which the album is named. The album's cover and liner notes feature photographs by the German Surrealist Hans Bellmer.

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John Zorn (born September 2, 1953 in New York City, United States) is an American avant-garde composer, arranger, record producer, saxophonist and t. His work has touched on a wide range of musical genres, often within a single composition, but he is best-known for his avant-garde, jazz, improvised and contemporary classical music.

Saxophonist John Zorn, a man with ties to the free jazz community, cartoon and film buffs, developed a love for the revolution of Ornette Coleman and hard core music. His band Naked City defined an era in jazz, inviting a new generation of listeners to call themselves jazz fans and fueling the reactionary conservative response to his downtown sounds as anti-jazz and blasphemy. Why we had to choose between Marsalis and Zorn no one knows. Packaged together here are the 120 tracks from the album Naked City and the hard-to-find releases on Japan's Toy Factory and Avant labels: Torture Garden, Heretic, Grand Guignol, Leng Tch'e, Radio, and Absinthe.

John Zorn's Naked City is a jazz/hardcore group (or you can call the combination 'avant garde') with several studio discs and one live disc. This is from a 1989 show, the same year the self-titled "Naked City" CD came out. Unsurprisingly, a lot of the same songs are on both discs. Like the first Naked City studio disc, this is a good album.

Studio album by. Naked City.

It's noisy and insane yet catchy, and will appeal to those who wouldn't usually listen to jazz. You would only be party right. There is grindcore here, but there aren’t many genres Zorn doesn’t explore in ’Naked City’. Mostly the album is full of short, quirky and catchy jazz songs which twist and turn in unpredictable ways. Mike Patton himself once said ‘Naked City makes all other bands look fat and lazy’, which sums them up pretty well. It’s hardly a dark album either as the cover implies. Even when it’s at it’s noisiest it still keeps it’s humour.


A1 Batman 1:58
A2 The Sicilian Clan 3:27
A3 You Will Be Shot 1:29
A4 Latin Quarter 4:05
A5 A Shot In The Dark 3:09
A6 Reanimator 1:34
A7 Snagglepuss 2:14
A8 I Want To Live 2:08
A9 Lonely Woman 2:38
A10 Igneous Ejaculation 0:20
A11 Blood Duster 0:13
A12 Hammerhead 0:08
A13 Demon Sanctuary 0:38
A14 Obeah Man 0:17
A15 Ujaku 0:27
A16 Fuck The Facts 0:11
A17 Speedball 0:37
B1 Chinatown 4:23
B2 Punk China Doll 3:01
B3 N.Y. Flat Top Box 0:43
B4 Saigon Pickup 4:46
B5 The James Bond Theme 3:02
B6 Den Of Sins 1:14
B7 Contempt 2:53
B8 Graveyard Shift 3:32
B9 Inside Straight 4:10


  • Alto Saxophone – John Zorn
  • Bass – Fred Frith
  • Design – Tanaka Tomoyo*
  • Drums – Joey Baron
  • Executive-Producer – Bob Hurwitz*
  • Guitar – Bill Frisell
  • Illustration – Maruo Suehiro*
  • Keyboards – Wayne Horvitz
  • Mastered By – Bob Ludwig
  • Producer – John Zorn, Naked City
  • Recorded By, Mixed By – Roger Moutenot
  • Typography [Photo Type-setting] – Takahashi Yukihiro*
  • Vocals – Yamatsuka Eye

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 075597912841

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
9 79238-1 John Zorn Naked City ‎(LP, Album) Nonesuch 9 79238-1 US 1990
cm 0938 John Zorn Naked City ‎(CD, Album, Unofficial) Nonesuch cm 0938 China 1990
WPCP-3616 John Zorn Naked City ‎(CD, Album) Elektra WPCP-3616 Japan 1990
9 79238-2, 79238-2 John Zorn Naked City ‎(CD, Album, RE) Elektra Nonesuch, Elektra Nonesuch 9 79238-2, 79238-2 US Unknown
9 79238-2, 79238-2 John Zorn Naked City ‎(CD, Album, RE) Elektra Nonesuch, Elektra Nonesuch 9 79238-2, 79238-2 US Unknown

John Zorn - Naked City FLAC album
Naked City
FLAC size:
1790 mb
MP3 size:
1326 mb
WMA size:
1563 mb
Noise, Blues Rock, Avantgarde, Free Jazz, Art Rock, Thrash
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