Naked City

~ Group


see also John Zorn: Naked City for the original S/T.

Annotation last modified on 2006-08-30 06:36 UTC.


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 elements of jazz, surf, progressive rock, classical, heavy metal, grindcore, country, punk rock, and other genres.

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Year Title RatingReleases
1990 Torture Garden 3 4
1992 Heretic, Jeux des Dames Cruelles 1
1992 Grand Guignol 1
1992 Leng Tch'e 2
1993 Absinthe 5 1
1993 Radio 4 1
2005 The Complete Studio Recordings 1

Album + Compilation

Year Title RatingReleases
Torture Garden/Leng Tch'e - Black Box 1

Album + Live

Year Title RatingReleases
2002 Naked City Live, Volume 1: Knitting Factory 1989 1

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