Naked City

Profile:
This is John Zorn's infamous turn-on-a-dime band. Although they can play any style of music, the majority of their songs are noisy and complex. At any moment, a beautiful melody can degenerate into a hurricane of white noise — and then suddenly switch to something else. They've taken everything aggressive about jazz and heavy metal, blended it together, and tightened it. They look like a rock band: drums, electric guitar, bass, keyboards, and saxophone.
The band formed in 1988, playing live before they recorded their first album. They recorded their final album in December of 1992.
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Albums

shimmy 039 Torture Garden — Naked City Naked City Torture Garden (Album) Shimmy Disc shimmy 039 US 1990 Sell This Version
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AVANT 001, AVANT-001 Heretic: Jeux Des Dames Cruelles — Naked City Naked City Heretic: Jeux Des Dames Cruelles (Album) Avant, Avant AVANT 001, AVANT-001 Japan 1992 Sell This Version
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AVAN 002 Grand Guignol — Naked City Naked City Grand Guignol (Album) Avant AVAN 002 Japan 1992 Sell This Version
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TFCK-88604 Leng Tch'e — Naked City Naked City Leng Tch'e(CD, Album) Toy's Factory TFCK-88604 Japan 1992 Sell This Version
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AVAN 003, AVANT 003 Radio — Naked City Naked City Radio (Album) Avant, Avant AVAN 003, AVANT 003 Japan 1993 Sell This Version
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AVAN 004 Absinthe — Naked City Naked City Absinthe (Album) Avant, Avant AVAN 004 Japan 1993 Sell This Version
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TZ 7312-2 BlackBox (Torture Garden / Leng Tch'e) — Naked City Naked City BlackBox (Torture Garden / Leng Tch'e) (Album, Comp) Tzadik TZ 7312-2 US 1997 Sell This Version
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TZ 7336 Live Volume 1: Knitting Factory 1989 — Naked City Naked City Live Volume 1: Knitting Factory 1989(CD, Album) Tzadik TZ 7336 US 2002 Sell This Version
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Compilations

PRCD 8195-2 The John Zorn Radio Hour — Naked City Various, John Zorn, Naked City Various, John Zorn, Naked City - The John Zorn Radio Hour(CD, Comp, Promo) Nonesuch PRCD 8195-2 US 1990 Sell This Version
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TZ 7344 Complete Studio Recordings — Naked City Naked City Complete Studio Recordings(5xCD, Album, RE, RM + Box, Comp) Tzadik TZ 7344 US 2005 Sell This Version