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Friday, May 14, 2010

Naked City - Live in Carré 2003

"Naked City was an avant-garde music group led by saxophonist and composer John Zorn. Active primarily in New York City from 1988 to 1993, Naked City was initiated by Zorn as a 'composition workshop' to test the limits of composition (and improvisation) in a traditional rock band lineup. Their music incorporated recognizable elements of jazz, surf, classical, heavy metal, grindcore, country music, punk rock and other genres.

"Zorn discontinued Naked City after Absinthe when he felt '... the need to write music for other ensembles, in other contexts, with new ideas.' A brief reunion occurred in 2003 for a few shows at European jazz festivals."—Wikipedia

The recording presented here is a bootleg from the Holland Festival, Carré Theatre, Amsterdam June 17, 2003. Some of the tracks are extremely challenging and very avant-garde.

  • John Zorn - saxophone, vocals, composer
  • Bill Frisell - guitar
  • Fred Frith - bass guitar
  • Wayne Horvitz - synthesizer, piano
  • Joey Baron - drums
  • Mike Patton - Vocals
Track List:
  1. Batman
  2. Latin Quarter
  3. The James Bond Theme
  4. You Will Be Shot
  5. A Shot in the Dark
  6. Snagglepuss
  7. Sunset Surfer
  8. Blood is Thin
  9. Trash Jazz Assassin
  10. Ujaku
  11. Blood Duster
  12. N.Y. Flat Top Box
  13. Demon Sanctuary
  14. Numbskull
  15. Hammerhead
  16. Igneous Ejaculation
  17. Perfume of A Critics Burning Flesh
  18. The Sicilian Clan
  19. Saigon Pickup
  20. Lonely Woman
  21. Body Heat
  22. The Man form U.N.C.L.E.
  23. Tekufah
  24. Osaka Bondage
  25. Shangkuan Ling-Feng
  26. Dead Spot
  27. Blunt Instrument
  28. Speedball
  29. Piledriver
  30. Slan
  31. Gob of Spit
  32. Bonehead
Download Links: full album.

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