Naked City

Naked City

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 1989, playing live before they recorded their first album. They recorded their final album in December of 1992.

Naked City Discography


Naked City Torture Garden (Album) Shimmy Disc US 1990 Sell This Version
AVAN 002 Naked City Grand Guignol(CD, Album) Avant AVAN 002 Japan 1992 Sell This Version
AVANT-001, AVANT 001 Naked City Heretic: Jeux Des Dames Cruelles(CD, Album) Avant, Avant AVANT-001, AVANT 001 Japan 1992 Sell This Version
TFCK-88604 Naked City Leng Tch'e(CD, Album) Toy's Factory TFCK-88604 Japan 1992 Sell This Version
AVAN 004, AVAN004 Naked City Absinthe(CD, Album) Avant, Avant AVAN 004, AVAN004 Japan 1993 Sell This Version
AVAN 003, AVANT 003 Naked City Radio(CD, Album) Avant, Avant AVAN 003, AVANT 003 Japan 1993 Sell This Version
TZ 7336 Naked City Live Volume 1: Knitting Factory 1989(CD, Album) Tzadik TZ 7336 US 2002 Sell This Version


PRCD 8195-2 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
Naked City BlackBox (Comp, Album) Tzadik US 1997 Sell This Version
TZ 7344 Naked City Complete Studio Recordings(5xCD, Album, RE, RM + Box, Comp) Tzadik TZ 7344 US 2005 Sell This Version