Naked City

John Zorn - Naked City
Critic Score
Based on 3 reviews
1990 Ratings: #24 / 308
User Score
Based on 59 ratings
1990 Ratings: #8
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February 16, 1990 / Release Date
LP / Format
Nonesuch / Elektra / Label
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Baby’s First Psychotic Break
My brain feels like it just got smashed around 50 times and thrown into an oven
After the insane in the brain game that Torture Garden smashed us with, Zorn does a 180° spin to an almost Noire-like musical experience that travels around a good amount of musical genres without losing its trail one minute. It even has a Torture Garden sessions... which is kind of cheap if you ask me. But really, give this a shot. You may find your new favorite movie.
Still relevant decades later... this showcase of creativity and controlled experimentalism, able to flow from the most pleasant sound to the most extreme at will, effortlessly, managing to keep the storytelling cohesive. Not sure if it celebrates or insults contemporary music.
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Track List

  1. Batman
  2. The Sicilian Clan
  3. You Will Be Shot
  4. Latin Quarter
  5. A Shot in the Dark
  6. Reanimator
  7. Snagglepuss
  8. I Want to Live
  9. Lonely Woman
  10. Igneous Ejaculation
  11. Blood Duster
  12. Hammerhead
  13. Demon Sanctuary
  14. Obeah Man
  15. Ujaku
  16. Fuck the Facts
  17. Speedball
  18. Chinatown
  19. Punk China Doll
  20. N.Y. Flat Top Box
  21. Saigon Pickup
  22. The James Bond Theme
  23. Den of Sins
  24. Contempt
  25. Graveyard Shift
  26. Inside Straight
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Added on: April 14, 2013