NAKED CITY

Avant-garde Metal / Metal Related / Drone Metal • United States
MetalMusicArchives.com — the ultimate metal music online community, from the creators of progarchives.com
NAKED CITY picture
Naked City was formed in 1988 by NYC Downtown sax player John Zorn as a vehicle to explore the boundaries of compositional & improvisational music with a traditional rock set up. Joining him in this endeavor was Fred Frith (Henry Cow, Massacre), Bill Frisell, Wayne Horvitz, Joey Baron, & occasionally Yamatsuka Eye (Boredoms) & Mike Patton (Mr. Bungle), the latter only contributing for live performances during the Grand Guignol & reunion eras.

Naked City released their self-titled debut on Elektra Nonesuch Records in 1989 which featured a photo of a dead gangster borrowed from Weegee's book Naked City. After running into trouble with Elektra on account of the controversial S&M bondage pictures Zorn intended to use as the cover for their sophomore effort Torture Garden, Zorn turned to Shimmy Disc & his own labels Tzadik & Avant to harbor Naked City.

Naked City continued to be prolific up until 1993 when Zorn
read more...
Thanks to triceratopsoil for the addition and xaxaar for the updates

NAKED CITY Online Videos

See all NAKED CITY videos

Buy NAKED CITY music

Amazon (logo)
Black Box - 20th Anniversary Edition: Torture Garden / Leng Tch'eBlack Box - 20th Anniversary Edition: Torture Garden / Leng Tch'e
Reissued
TZADIK RECORDS 1997
$14.48
$9.95 (used)
Complete Studio RecordingsComplete Studio Recordings
Box set
TZADIK RECORDS 2005
$70.10
$64.99 (used)
Live In Quebec 88Live In Quebec 88
CODE 7 - AIR CUTS 2017
$14.89
$17.02 (used)
AbsintheAbsinthe
Avant Japan 1997
$32.72 (used)
Naked City Live 1: Knitting Factory 1989Naked City Live 1: Knitting Factory 1989
TZADIK RECORDS 2002
$12.98
$9.99 (used)
Grand GuignolGrand Guignol
Avant Records 1998
$19.97 (used)
Torture GardenTorture Garden
Shimmy Disc 1993
$20.00
$18.50 (used)
HereticHeretic
Soundtrack
Avant Japan 1993
$49.99
$37.48 (used)
Showing 8 items | Cache expiring in 48h | Keyword-based search | Best seller rank | More results on Amazon.com
Right Now on Ebay (logo)
Naked City Complete Studio Recordings (Box) 7 CD NEW sealed Naked City Complete Studio Recordings (Box) 7 CD NEW sealed USD $111.51 Buy It Now 7h
AHMAD JAMAL - AHMAD JAMAL - "NAKED CITY THEME" / ARGO / '65 USD $17.99 Buy It Now 14h
N/SOUL.JACKIE WILSON.NO PITY (IN THE NAKED CITY) / I'M SO LONELY.U.S.ORIG.EX N/SOUL.JACKIE WILSON.NO PITY (IN THE NAKED CITY) / I'M SO LONELY.U.S.ORIG.EX USD $15.39 Buy It Now 14h
Teri Thornton 45 SOMEWHERE IN THE NIGHT Naked City theme bw HEART VG++ mod dance Teri Thornton 45 SOMEWHERE IN THE NIGHT Naked City theme bw HEART VG++ mod dance USD $19.99 Buy It Now 15h
JOHN ZORN Naked City CD JAPAN / GERMANY 1990 1ST PRESS WPCP-3616 s5985 JOHN ZORN Naked City CD JAPAN / GERMANY 1990 1ST PRESS WPCP-3616 s5985 USD $125.00 Buy It Now 22h
Avenue Blue feat. Jeff Golub - Naked City (CD, 1996, Blue Moon) - Jazz, Smooth Avenue Blue feat. Jeff Golub - Naked City (CD, 1996, Blue Moon) - Jazz, Smooth USD $3.88 Buy It Now 1 day
Naked City by John Zorn (CD, Feb-1990, Nonesuch (USA)) Naked City by John Zorn (CD, Feb-1990, Nonesuch (USA)) USD $5.00 (0 bids)
1 day
John Zorn Naked City Vinyl LP Record Wayne Horvitz/Yamatsuka Eye/Bill Frisell!!! John Zorn Naked City Vinyl LP Record Wayne Horvitz/Yamatsuka Eye/Bill Frisell!!! USD $29.99 Buy It Now 1 day
MR. BUNGLE Disco Volante LP REISSUE Faith No More Naked City Secret Chiefs 3 NEW MR. BUNGLE Disco Volante LP REISSUE Faith No More Naked City Secret Chiefs 3 NEW USD $24.98 Buy It Now 1 day
DUNING,GEORGE / WASHINGTON,NED-NAKED CITY  (UK IMPORT)  VINYL LP NEW DUNING,GEORGE / WASHINGTON,NED-NAKED CITY (UK IMPORT) VINYL LP NEW USD $7.07 Buy It Now 1 day
JOHN ZORN NAKED CITY Japan CD with OBI, RADIO JOHN ZORN NAKED CITY Japan CD with OBI, RADIO USD $34.99 Buy It Now 1 day
AVENUE BLUE - Naked City (CD 1996) Jeff Golub AVENUE BLUE - Naked City (CD 1996) Jeff Golub USD $5.99 Buy It Now 1 day
John Zorn Black Box: Torture Garden/Leng Tch'e by Naked City (2 X CD, Mar-1997) John Zorn Black Box: Torture Garden/Leng Tch'e by Naked City (2 X CD, Mar-1997) USD $20.00 (0 bids)
USD $30.00 Buy It Now
1 day
PSYCHOFAGIST Unique Negligible Forms 7 PSYCHOFAGIST Unique Negligible Forms 7" avant-grind gorguts Naked City antigama USD $8.98 Buy It Now 1 day
GLAMOROUS HOOLIGAN Naked City Soundtrax CD Germany Coalition 1998 10 Track GLAMOROUS HOOLIGAN Naked City Soundtrax CD Germany Coalition 1998 10 Track USD $6.54 Buy It Now 2 days
 TERI THORNTON: Somewhere in the Night NAKED CITY vinyl lp NM- JAZZ TERI THORNTON: Somewhere in the Night NAKED CITY vinyl lp NM- JAZZ USD $24.50 Buy It Now 2 days
33 RPM Vinyl Naked City Weakness SureSound Records SS5109 Stereo PROMO 040715SM 33 RPM Vinyl Naked City Weakness SureSound Records SS5109 Stereo PROMO 040715SM USD $10.04 Buy It Now 2 days
PAINKILLER Execution Ground 2xLP/John Zorn/Naked City/Napalm Death/Bill Laswell PAINKILLER Execution Ground 2xLP/John Zorn/Naked City/Napalm Death/Bill Laswell USD $39.98 Buy It Now 2 days
Avenue Blue : Naked City CD (1999) Avenue Blue : Naked City CD (1999) USD $5.99 Buy It Now 2 days
Ahmad Jamal - Naked City Theme * Argo 733 DG Stereo Jazz LP Ahmad Jamal - Naked City Theme * Argo 733 DG Stereo Jazz LP USD $25.00 Buy It Now 3 days
(CD) Avenue Blue featuring Jeff Golub - Naked City  LIKE NEW FREE SHIPPING (CD) Avenue Blue featuring Jeff Golub - Naked City LIKE NEW FREE SHIPPING USD $8.75 Buy It Now 3 days
John Zorn, Naked City - Black Box [New CD] John Zorn, Naked City - Black Box [New CD] USD $18.62 Buy It Now 3 days
JACKIE WILSON~BRUNSWICK 55280~NO PITY(IN THE NAKED CITY)I'M SO LONELY~PROMO JACKIE WILSON~BRUNSWICK 55280~NO PITY(IN THE NAKED CITY)I'M SO LONELY~PROMO USD $12.50 Buy It Now 3 days
IMPACT TV Soundtracks Compilation LP Buddy Morrow Rawhide Perry Mason Naked City IMPACT TV Soundtracks Compilation LP Buddy Morrow Rawhide Perry Mason Naked City USD $32.75 Buy It Now 3 days
The Groups Of Wrath: Songs Of The Naked City (LP, Comp)  Label:Dancete The Groups Of Wrath: Songs Of The Naked City (LP, Comp) Label:Dancete USD $15.72 Buy It Now 3 days
JOHN ZORN Naked City (LP) JOHN ZORN Naked City (LP) USD $29.00 Buy It Now 4 days
NELSON RIDDLE The Defenders Theme / Naked City Theme 45 RPM Capitol 4843 Record NELSON RIDDLE The Defenders Theme / Naked City Theme 45 RPM Capitol 4843 Record USD $4.95 Buy It Now 4 days
Naked City - Naked City CD ORG ELEKTRA john zorn painkiller boredoms Naked City - Naked City CD ORG ELEKTRA john zorn painkiller boredoms USD $14.99 Buy It Now 4 days
JOHN ZORN Naked City - Torture Garden CD banned artwork NEW sealed JOHN ZORN Naked City - Torture Garden CD banned artwork NEW sealed USD $12.99 Buy It Now 4 days
Avenue Blue / Jeff Golub - Naked City [New CD] Avenue Blue / Jeff Golub - Naked City [New CD] USD $15.67 Buy It Now 4 days
Avenue Blue / Jeff Golub - Naked City [New CD] Avenue Blue / Jeff Golub - Naked City [New CD] USD $14.05 Buy It Now 4 days
Naked City - Avenue Blue (CD Used Very Good) Naked City - Avenue Blue (CD Used Very Good) USD $13.67 Buy It Now 4 days
NAKED CITY (JAZZ) - THE COMPLETE STUDIO RECORDINGS USED - VERY GOOD CD NAKED CITY (JAZZ) - THE COMPLETE STUDIO RECORDINGS USED - VERY GOOD CD USD $91.83 Buy It Now 4 days
NAKED CITY Absinthe JAPAN CD AVAN-004 1993 OBI NAKED CITY Absinthe JAPAN CD AVAN-004 1993 OBI USD $82.53 Buy It Now 4 days
John Zorn - Naked City (CD) Sealed! Brand New John Zorn - Naked City (CD) Sealed! Brand New USD $27.96 Buy It Now 5 days
FUCK THE FACTS 'Disgorge Mexico' CD Naked City Pig Destroyer Dillinger Escape FUCK THE FACTS 'Disgorge Mexico' CD Naked City Pig Destroyer Dillinger Escape USD $6.54 (0 bids)
5 days
AVENUE BLUE / GOLUB,JEFF-NAKED CITY  CD NEW AVENUE BLUE / GOLUB,JEFF-NAKED CITY CD NEW USD $18.06 Buy It Now 5 days
AVENGING DISCO GODFATHERS OF SOUL The Ultimate In Authenticty LP naked city NEW AVENGING DISCO GODFATHERS OF SOUL The Ultimate In Authenticty LP naked city NEW USD $7.99 Buy It Now 5 days
Naked City - Grand Guignol CD USED John Zorn Naked City - Grand Guignol CD USED John Zorn USD $20.00 Buy It Now 6 days
Glamorous Hooligan-Naked City Soundtrax CD   Excellent Glamorous Hooligan-Naked City Soundtrax CD Excellent USD $2.96 Buy It Now 6 days
NAKED CITY (JAZZ) - NAKED CITY LIVE, VOL. 1: KNITTING FACTORY 1989 NEW CD NAKED CITY (JAZZ) - NAKED CITY LIVE, VOL. 1: KNITTING FACTORY 1989 NEW CD USD $17.32 Buy It Now 6 days
NAKED CITY (JAZZ) - NAKED CITY LIVE, VOL. 1: KNITTING FACTORY 1989 USED - VERY G NAKED CITY (JAZZ) - NAKED CITY LIVE, VOL. 1: KNITTING FACTORY 1989 USED - VERY G USD $15.88 Buy It Now 6 days
DUNING/NED WASHINGTON , GEORGE - THE NAKED CITY NEW VINYL RECORD DUNING/NED WASHINGTON , GEORGE - THE NAKED CITY NEW VINYL RECORD USD $20.94 Buy It Now 6 days
T.T. Tucker & the Bu - True Stories in the Naked City [New CD] T.T. Tucker & the Bu - True Stories in the Naked City [New CD] USD $9.94 Buy It Now 6 days
KISS - TALK TO ME / NAKED CITY Ultrarare 1980 Aussie Single Release! EX+ KISS - TALK TO ME / NAKED CITY Ultrarare 1980 Aussie Single Release! EX+ USD $13.12 Buy It Now 6 days
NAKED CITY   TORTURE GARDEN/ LENG TCHE    2CD BOX  1997 EDITION NAKED CITY TORTURE GARDEN/ LENG TCHE 2CD BOX 1997 EDITION USD $26.29 Buy It Now 6 days
Kiss What Makes The World Go Round UK 45 7 Kiss What Makes The World Go Round UK 45 7" single +Naked City USD $5.23 (0 bids)
6 days
KISS-TALK TO ME/NAKED CITY (WEST GERMAN PRESS) KISS-TALK TO ME/NAKED CITY (WEST GERMAN PRESS) USD $8.84 (0 bids)
6 days
John Zorn - Naked City - CD - New John Zorn - Naked City - CD - New USD $16.24 Buy It Now 6 days
Ahmad Jamal 45 Haitian Marketplace bw Naked City Theme - Argo VG++ Ahmad Jamal 45 Haitian Marketplace bw Naked City Theme - Argo VG++ USD $5.00 Buy It Now 6 days
Glamorous Hooligan  ‎- UK 12 Glamorous Hooligan ‎- UK 12" Acetate / Naked City Soundtrax Side A USD $34.99 Buy It Now 6 days
Naked City - Black Box: Torture Garden/Leng Tch'e (CD, 1997, 2 Discs, Tzadik) Naked City - Black Box: Torture Garden/Leng Tch'e (CD, 1997, 2 Discs, Tzadik) USD $25.54 Buy It Now 6 days
Naked City by John Zorn (CD, Feb-1990, Nonesuch (USA)) Naked City by John Zorn (CD, Feb-1990, Nonesuch (USA)) USD $6.99 Buy It Now 6 days
2 Records '65 2 Records '65 "Naked City Theme" Ahmad Jamal USA Stereo & London Mono Eds Jazz B USD $44.99 Buy It Now 6 days
Ahmad Jamal Naked City Theme Argo 733 LP-733  LP record VG Ahmad Jamal Naked City Theme Argo 733 LP-733 LP record VG USD $7.99 Buy It Now 6 days
Songs Of Naked City (2 Set) - 2 CD - **Excellent Condition** Songs Of Naked City (2 Set) - 2 CD - **Excellent Condition** USD $39.75 Buy It Now 7 days
THE GROUPS OF WRATH: SONGS OF THE NAKED CITY - RAMONES, BLONDIE, MORE! THE GROUPS OF WRATH: SONGS OF THE NAKED CITY - RAMONES, BLONDIE, MORE! USD $5.99 Buy It Now 7 days
Miklos Rozsa Conducts His Great Film Music LP Soundtracks Young Bess Naked City Miklos Rozsa Conducts His Great Film Music LP Soundtracks Young Bess Naked City USD $32.75 Buy It Now 7 days
NAKED CITY NAKED CITY USD $14.31 Buy It Now 7 days
Seth Connors 45 Why Concern Yourself bw In The Naked City   VG pop rock Seth Connors 45 Why Concern Yourself bw In The Naked City VG pop rock USD $3.00 Buy It Now 7 days
* Ahmad Jamal . Naked City Theme . Jazz . Chess 733 . LP * Ahmad Jamal . Naked City Theme . Jazz . Chess 733 . LP USD $23.22 Buy It Now 7 days
50'S & 60'S 45 Maynard Ferguson - Theme From 50'S & 60'S 45 Maynard Ferguson - Theme From "Naked City" / Anthony And Cleopatr USD $5.00 Buy It Now 7 days
THE NAKED CITY: A MUSICAL PORTRAIT - MUSIC FROM THE TV PROGRAM BY GEORGE DUNING THE NAKED CITY: A MUSICAL PORTRAIT - MUSIC FROM THE TV PROGRAM BY GEORGE DUNING USD $16.95 Buy It Now 8 days
NELSON RIDDLE The Defenders Theme/Naked City Theme 45 Rpm Record NELSON RIDDLE The Defenders Theme/Naked City Theme 45 Rpm Record USD $6.99 Buy It Now 8 days
PAUL PHILLIPS BAND - SOUND OF MIDNIGHT NAKED CITY LP EX+ VINYL Rare 1961 UK Mono PAUL PHILLIPS BAND - SOUND OF MIDNIGHT NAKED CITY LP EX+ VINYL Rare 1961 UK Mono USD $14.13 Buy It Now 8 days
(CD) Avenue Blue featuring Jeff Golub - Naked City [1996, Bluemoon] (CD) Avenue Blue featuring Jeff Golub - Naked City [1996, Bluemoon] USD $6.99 Buy It Now 8 days
CIBO Ignorante CD cult Italian jazz-grind naked city le scrawl zu hardcore punk CIBO Ignorante CD cult Italian jazz-grind naked city le scrawl zu hardcore punk USD $11.98 Buy It Now 8 days
CARNIVAL IN COAL Collection Prestige CD weird french metal naked city mr bungle CARNIVAL IN COAL Collection Prestige CD weird french metal naked city mr bungle USD $9.98 Buy It Now 8 days
THE NAKED CITY TV SOUNDTRACK ~GEORGE DUNING  (1959) ORIG LP ~ COLPIX CP 505 THE NAKED CITY TV SOUNDTRACK ~GEORGE DUNING (1959) ORIG LP ~ COLPIX CP 505 USD $10.00 Buy It Now 8 days
NEW Naked City Live 1: Knitting Factory 1989 (Audio CD) NEW Naked City Live 1: Knitting Factory 1989 (Audio CD) USD $25.47 Buy It Now 9 days
AHMAD JAMAL Naked City Theme ARGO LP Mono AHMAD JAMAL Naked City Theme ARGO LP Mono USD $9.77 Buy It Now 9 days
6/8/83pg13 Vintage Article & Picture, Naked City 6/8/83pg13 Vintage Article & Picture, Naked City USD $9.16 Buy It Now 9 days
Kiss Talk To Me/Naked City Square Button! Kiss Talk To Me/Naked City Square Button! USD $12.99 Buy It Now 9 days
John Zorn Naked City Electra Nonesuch records 1990 VINYL lp w/ Fred Frith John Zorn Naked City Electra Nonesuch records 1990 VINYL lp w/ Fred Frith USD $155.00 Buy It Now 9 days
Naked City Weakness 12 Naked City Weakness 12" Record Single Sure Sound SS-5109 Piranha Records USD $3.00 Buy It Now 9 days
ESTRADASPHERE Palace Of Mirrors CD naked city Secret Chiefs 3 mr bungle zorn NEW ESTRADASPHERE Palace Of Mirrors CD naked city Secret Chiefs 3 mr bungle zorn NEW USD $13.98 Buy It Now 10 days
FETUS EATERS Manticore CASSETTE avant grindcore naked city painkiller infest NEW FETUS EATERS Manticore CASSETTE avant grindcore naked city painkiller infest NEW USD $5.98 Buy It Now 10 days
FETUS EATERS / MEGATRON Cybertron / Praise Of Fetus 5 FETUS EATERS / MEGATRON Cybertron / Praise Of Fetus 5" EP avant grind naked city USD $5.50 Buy It Now 10 days
FETUS EATERS / DIORRHEA split CD avant-grindcore naked city spazztic blurr NEW FETUS EATERS / DIORRHEA split CD avant-grindcore naked city spazztic blurr NEW USD $11.98 Buy It Now 10 days
John Zorn - Naked City [CD] John Zorn - Naked City [CD] USD $14.15 Buy It Now 10 days
Ost: the Naked City [VINYL] Ost: the Naked City [VINYL] USD $23.71 Buy It Now 10 days
NAKED CITY - LIVE IN QUEBEC '88  2 CD NEW+ NAKED CITY - LIVE IN QUEBEC '88 2 CD NEW+ USD $26.62 Buy It Now 10 days
Nelson Riddle ORIG OZ 45 Naked city theme EX ’62 Capitol CP1498 Jazz Lounge Nelson Riddle ORIG OZ 45 Naked city theme EX ’62 Capitol CP1498 Jazz Lounge USD $10.17 Buy It Now 10 days
John Zorn - Naked City [CD] John Zorn - Naked City [CD] USD $15.13 Buy It Now 11 days
NAKED CITY (JAZZ) - THE COMPLETE STUDIO RECORDINGS NEW CD NAKED CITY (JAZZ) - THE COMPLETE STUDIO RECORDINGS NEW CD USD $91.52 Buy It Now 11 days
The Naked City - Music By George Duning - US 1959 Colpix CP 505 LP [Sealed] NOS The Naked City - Music By George Duning - US 1959 Colpix CP 505 LP [Sealed] NOS USD $19.95 Buy It Now 11 days
AVENUE BLUE - Naked City (CD 1996) Jeff Golub AVENUE BLUE - Naked City (CD 1996) Jeff Golub USD $5.00 Buy It Now 11 days
Naked City Naked City USD $6.71 Buy It Now 12 days
NAKED CITY Torture Garden JAPAN CD TFCK-88557 1991 OBI NAKED CITY Torture Garden JAPAN CD TFCK-88557 1991 OBI USD $94.41 Buy It Now 12 days
Naked City, Zorn, John, Good Naked City, Zorn, John, Good USD $9.40 Buy It Now 12 days
The Groups of Wrath - Songs Of The Naked City Compilation CD (New The Groups of Wrath - Songs Of The Naked City Compilation CD (New USD $6.54 Buy It Now 12 days
Avenue Blue featuring Jeff Golub Naked City CD Auction Finds 702 Avenue Blue featuring Jeff Golub Naked City CD Auction Finds 702 USD $8.95 Buy It Now 12 days
TURBOLENZ NAKED CITY    12 INCH SINGLE        396 TURBOLENZ NAKED CITY 12 INCH SINGLE 396 USD $8.99 Buy It Now 12 days
Naked City [1989] John Zorn (CD, Feb-1990, Nonesuch (USA)) Naked City [1989] John Zorn (CD, Feb-1990, Nonesuch (USA)) USD $11.25 Buy It Now 13 days
NAKED CITY Grand Guignol JAPAN CD AVAN-002 1992 OBI NAKED CITY Grand Guignol JAPAN CD AVAN-002 1992 OBI USD $128.07 Buy It Now 13 days
AHMAD JAMAL AHMAD JAMAL "NAKED CITY THEME" ARGO 733 1964 12" LP JAZZ PIANIST i combine ship USD $6.97 Buy It Now 13 days
NAKED CITY - JOHN ZORN - Heretic: Jeux Des Dames Cruelles JAPAN IMPORT CD NO OBI NAKED CITY - JOHN ZORN - Heretic: Jeux Des Dames Cruelles JAPAN IMPORT CD NO OBI USD $11.25 Buy It Now 13 days
KISS WHAT MAKES THE WORLD GO ROUND / NAKED CITY mercury kiss 1........ 45rpm KISS WHAT MAKES THE WORLD GO ROUND / NAKED CITY mercury kiss 1........ 45rpm USD $8.51 Buy It Now 13 days
Showing all 100 items | Price may be different, data is cached every 1h | Keyword-based search | Ordered by ending time | See results on eBay.com

More places to buy metal & NAKED CITY music

NAKED CITY Discography

NAKED CITY albums / top albums

NAKED CITY Naked City album cover 3.41 | 7 ratings
Naked City
Avant-garde Metal 1989
NAKED CITY Torture Garden album cover 3.75 | 2 ratings
Torture Garden
Avant-garde Metal 1989
NAKED CITY Grand Guignol album cover 4.00 | 4 ratings
Grand Guignol
Avant-garde Metal 1992
NAKED CITY Leng Tch'e album cover 4.36 | 5 ratings
Leng Tch'e
Drone Metal 1992
NAKED CITY Heretic album cover 3.00 | 1 ratings
Heretic
Metal Related 1992
NAKED CITY Radio album cover 3.25 | 2 ratings
Radio
Avant-garde Metal 1993
NAKED CITY Absinthe album cover 2.75 | 2 ratings
Absinthe
Metal Related 1993

NAKED CITY EPs & splits

NAKED CITY live albums

NAKED CITY Naked City Live, Vol. 1: The Knitting Factory album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Naked City Live, Vol. 1: The Knitting Factory
Avant-garde Metal 2002

NAKED CITY demos, promos, fans club and other releases (no bootlegs)

NAKED CITY re-issues & compilations

NAKED CITY Black Box album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Black Box
Avant-garde Metal 1997
NAKED CITY Naked City: The Complete Studio Recordings album cover 0.00 | 0 ratings
Naked City: The Complete Studio Recordings
Avant-garde Metal 2005

NAKED CITY singles (0)

NAKED CITY movies (DVD, Blu-Ray or VHS)

NAKED CITY Reviews

NAKED CITY Naked City

Album · 1989 · Avant-garde Metal
Cover art Buy this album from MMA partners
Warthur
This is essentially what happens when a jazz band decides to play avant-garde rock and roll, with basically straight-ahead rockabilly numbers made weird with odd little solos and outbursts here and there. The overall sonic effect isn't too dissimilar from the wilder moments of Mr. Bungle - indeed, John Zorn and Trey Spruance would end up working together from time to time in future - though with a slightly more consistent "anchor" in early garage rock.

It's all very impressive, but I'd add a couple of caveats. The first is that if you are interested in this album because of thw participants' jazz work, you should keep in mind that this doesn't sound even slightly like jazz. The second is that I sneakily kind of think the garage rock side of the band is just fine and all that weird soloing just makes the album odd for odd's sake. This is a sentiment which, if course, is entirely antithetical to the experiment here, but I just feel like the experiment just isn't quite my cup of tea.

NAKED CITY Leng Tch'e

Album · 1992 · Drone Metal
Cover art Buy this album from MMA partners
renkls
Painful, abrasive stuff here. A musical companion to the torture by a thousand knives that is a notorious blemish on Chinese history, and the pain that Naked City associates with it in this 'song' is extreme. Beginning as a drone doom piece that evolves with some dynamic drum work, with feedback driven guitar and bass lines - which run through the whole 31 minute piece, then leading at its exact middle point to screams, of pain and agony, which depending on how solid your appreciations for avant-grade are, are either in a league of their own, or the reason to turn the song off right then and there and abandon the CD to the dusty corner. It's first and foremost an endurance test, which for some, myself partially included makes it lose some of its potential. It's also quite a simplistic idea, and indeed if it had been any longer I doubt I would treat it with the positivity I do. But be warned, it is not enjoyable, but it is original. So if you're looking for something extreme that you don't intend to play often, but occasionally will indulge in the challenge, this may be for you. If not, stay away.

NAKED CITY Movies Reviews

No NAKED CITY movie reviews posted yet.

NAKED CITY Shouts

Please login to post a shout
No shouts posted yet. Be the first member to do so above!

NAKED CITY Index

Member Zone

Username:
Password:
Stay signed in

Metal Subgenres

Artists Alpha-index

MMA TOP 5 Metal ALBUMS

Rating by members, ranked by custom algorithm
Albums with 30 ratings and more
Master of Puppets Thrash Metal
METALLICA
Buy this album from our partners
Moving Pictures Hard Rock
RUSH
Buy this album from our partners
Powerslave NWoBHM
IRON MAIDEN
Buy this album from our partners
Keeper of the Seven Keys Part II Power Metal
HELLOWEEN
Buy this album from our partners
Rust in Peace Thrash Metal
MEGADETH
Buy this album from our partners

New Metal Artists

New Metal Releases

IV Power Metal
SINBREED
Buy this album from MMA partners
Smutnice Folk Metal
SILENT STREAM OF GODLESS ELEGY
Buy this album from MMA partners
Kulkija Folk Metal
KORPIKLAANI
Buy this album from MMA partners
Wanderschaft Viking Metal
ALPHAYN
Buy this album from MMA partners
The Shores of Níðhöggr Viking Metal
NORNSAGA
Buy this album from MMA partners
More new releases

New Metal Online Videos

Avenged Sevenfold - The Stage
AVENGED SEVENFOLD
Tupan· 2 days ago
White Walls - Death Follows Me
WHITE WALLS
Tupan· 3 days ago
More videos

New MMA Metal Forum Topics

More in the forums

New Site interactions

More...

Latest Metal News

members-submitted

More in the forums

Social Media

Follow us

Buy Metal Music Online