Header

GRAND GUIGNOL

Naked City

RIO/Avant-Prog


From Progarchives.com, the ultimate progressive rock music website

Naked City Grand Guignol album cover
4.34 | 23 ratings | 4 reviews | 35% 5 stars

Write a review
Buy NAKED CITY Music
from Progarchives.com partners
Studio Album, released in 1992

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Grand Guignol (17:40)
2. La Cathédrale Engloutie (6:24)
3. Three Preludes Op. 74: Douloureus, Déchirant (1:17)
4. Three Preludes Op. 74: Très Lent, Contemplatif (1:42)
5. Three Preludes Op. 74: Allegro Drammatico (:48)
6. Prophetiae Sybillarum (1:46)
7. The Cage (2:00)
8. Louange Á l'Éternité de Jésus (7:07)
9. Blood Is Thin (1:00)
10. Thrash Jazz Assassin (:45)
11. Dead Spot (:31)
12. Bonehead (:51)
13. Piledriver (:33)
14. Shangkuan Ling-Feng (1:14)
15. Numbskull (:29)
16. Perfume of a Critic's Burning Flesh (:24)
17. Jazz Snob Eat Shit (:24)
18. The Prestidigitator (:43)
19. No Reason to Believe (:26)
20. Hellraiser (:39)
21. Torture Garden (:35)
22. Slan (:23)
23. The Ways of Pain (:31)
24. The Noose (:10)
25. Sack of Shit (:43)
26. Blunt Instrument (:53)
27. Osaka Bondage (1:14)
28. Shallow Grave (:40)
29. Kaoru (:50)
30. Dead Dread (:45)
31. Billy Liar (:10)
32. Victims of Torture (:20)
33. Speedfreaks (:48)
34. New Jersey Scum Swamp (:41)
35. S&M Sniper (:14)
36. Pig Fucker (:23)
37. Cairo Chop Shop (:22)
38. Facelifter (:54)
39. Whiplash (:19)
40. The Blade (:35)
41. Gob of Spit (:18)

Total Time: 58:31

Lyrics

Search NAKED CITY Grand Guignol lyrics

Music tabs (tablatures)

Search NAKED CITY Grand Guignol tabs

Line-up / Musicians

- Bill Frisell / guitars, keyboards
- Joey Baron / drums
- Bob Dorough / vocals
- Fred Frith / bass, guitars
- Yamatsuka Eye / vocals, bass
- John Zorn / alto saxophone, vocals
- Wayne Horvitz / keyboards

Releases information

CD Avant (Avan 002), 1992

Note: tracks 9-41 are also available on "Torture Garden" (1990).

Thanks to Faaip_De_Oiad for the addition
and to LiquidEternity for the last updates
Edit this entry

NAKED CITY MP3, Free Download (music stream)


Open extended player in a new pop-up window | Random Playlist (50) | How to submit new MP3s

Buy NAKED CITY Grand Guignol Music


Black Box - 20th Anniversary Edition: Torture Garden / Leng Tch'eBlack Box - 20th Anniversary Edition: Torture Garden / Leng Tch'e
Tzadik 1997
Audio CD$11.81
$9.95 (used)
Complete Studio RecordingsComplete Studio Recordings
Box set
Tzadik 2005
Audio CD$70.30
$68.99 (used)
Leng Tch'eLeng Tch'e
Import
Toys Factory
Audio CD$9.99 (used)
AbsintheAbsinthe
Import
Avant Japan 1997
Audio CD$29.97
$12.50 (used)
Naked City Live 1: Knitting Factory 1989Naked City Live 1: Knitting Factory 1989
Tzadik 2002
Audio CD$8.97
$5.00 (used)
HereticHeretic
Soundtrack · Import
Avant Japan 1993
Audio CD$26.99
$7.99 (used)
Torture GardenTorture Garden
Shimmy Disc 1993
Audio CD$19.99
$9.11 (used)
Naked City Live Vol.1,Knitting Fact.1989 Avantgarde/FreeNaked City Live Vol.1,Knitting Fact.1989 Avantgarde/Free
Records
Audio CD$31.51
Right Now on Ebay (logo)
THOMAS PETE - MIDNIGHT IN THE NAKED CITY - MMD104CD US $15.21 Buy It Now 5h 43m
Nelson Riddle: The Defenders Theme / Naked City Theme 7" 45 VG+ Canada Capitol US $14.99 Buy It Now 1 day
Absinthe - Naked City (CD 1994) IMPORT Japan JOHN ZORN US $19.99 Buy It Now 1 day
JOHN ZORN*NAKED CITY Radio FRED FRITH*BILL FRISELL*WAYNE HORVITZ Japanese CD! US $29.99 Buy It Now 1 day
JACK COSTANZO: Naked City LP (Mono, corner bends, rubber stamp on back cover) L US $20.00 Buy It Now 1 day
Naked City - Vol. 1-Live CD US $18.20 Buy It Now 1 day
IN THE NAKED CITY - VARIOUS ARTISTS New Northern Soul 60s Soul CD (KENT) R US $16.23 Buy It Now 1 day
MIKLOS ROZSA - BRUTE FORCE / THE NAKED CITY - US OST 33T LP SS US $14.99 Buy It Now 2 days
Naked City - Naked City Box Set [CD New] US $99.98 Buy It Now 2 days
HETERO SKELETON En La Sombra Del Pajaro Velludo CD free-jazz/thrash Naked City US $11.98 Buy It Now 2 days
NAKED CITY - COMPLETE STUDIO RECORDINGS NEW CD US $123.60 Buy It Now 2 days
MANNY ALBAM 45 record COLPIX Naked city theme US $10.00 Buy It Now 2 days
60s Jazz AHMAD JAMAL Naked City Theme NM- LP-733 2nd Press UJ22 US $13.99 Buy It Now 2 days
PRAXIS Profanation: Preparation For A Coming Darkness CD Painkiller Naked City US $14.98 Buy It Now 3 days
Jack Costanzo & his Orchestra Naked City vinyl LP 1961 MONO US $19.00 Buy It Now 3 days
LAST EXIT Headfirst Into The Flames: Live In Europe CD thrash-jazz naked city US $12.98 Buy It Now 3 days
KISS Talk To Me / Naked City 45 / 1980 US $14.07 Buy It Now 3 days
AHMAD JAMAL NAKED CITY THEME NASSER LAMPKIN JAZZ BEAT CD SPAIN US $19.99 Buy It Now 3 days
(NAKED CITY-S/T)-John Zorn/avant-rock/free jazz New York supergroup-D4-LP US $215.57 Buy It Now 3 days
Vintage 45: KEYES & KLEFF Piano Team - NOLA / This Is The Naked City COLPIX US $4.99 [0 bids]
4 days
NAKED CITY "Heretic - Jeux Des Dames Cruelles", SEALED CD, J. Zorn, F. Frith US $39.90 [0 bids]
4 days
NAKED CITY "Radio", SEALED CD, J. Zorn, F. Frith US $39.90 [0 bids]
4 days
NAKED CITY "Grand Guignol", SEALED CD, J. Zorn, F. Frith US $44.90 [0 bids]
4 days
Naked City by John Zorn (Composer)/Naked City (Jazz) (CD, Feb-1990, Nonesuch... US $8.42 Buy It Now 4 days
POWER TOOLS Strange Meeting - Orig UK LP - Bill Frisell Naked City Last Exit US $10.17 [0 bids]
5 days
AVENUE BLUE FEATURING JEFF GOLUB NAKED CITY BLUEMOON JAZZ CD US $3.00 [0 bids]
5 days
JOE HARNELL AND HIS BAND - Fever/Naked City Theme US $12.99 [0 bids]
5 days
RARE LP AHMAD JAMAL NAKED CITY THEME ON ARGO STEREO US $9.99 [0 bids]
5 days
Ahmad Jamal - Naked City Theme US $7.00 Buy It Now 5 days
EXC LP~TERI THORNTON~Somehwere~Theme From 'The Naked City'~[1963~DAUNTLESS~MONO] US $14.90 Buy It Now 5 days
KISS TALK TO ME / NAKED CITY 7" VINYL GERMAN SINGLE 6000463 US $14.99 [0 bids]
5 days
PETE THOMAS - MIDNIGHT IN THE NAKED CITY (UK) NEW CD US $29.46 Buy It Now 5 days
The Sound of Midnight Naked City / Paul Phillips and his Band / Jazz / LP / EUC US $5.99 [0 bids]
US $14.99 Buy It Now
6 days
Thomas,Pete - Midnight In The Naked City [CD New] US $14.32 Buy It Now 6 days
Naked City by Avenue Blue (CD, Jan-1996, Mesa/Bluemoon) US $4.99 Buy It Now 6 days
GLAMOROUS HOOLIGAN - Naked City Soundtrax - CD US $25.87 Buy It Now 6 days
PETE THOMAS - MIDNIGHT IN THE NAKED CITY (609132791970) - NEW CD US $21.02 Buy It Now 6 days
The Groups of Wrath: Songs of the Naked City by Various Artists (CD,... US $1.99 [0 bids]
US $3.99 Buy It Now
7 days
FETUS EATERS / DIORRHEA split CD avant-grindcore naked city spazztic blurr NEW US $11.98 Buy It Now 7 days
NAKED CITY ROMEOS cd BAD INK Punk DIRK VERMIN Shattered Faith M.I.A. Victims US $6.99 Buy It Now 7 days
Plaid Album by D'Tripp (CD, Apr-1997, Naked City) US $4.99 Buy It Now 7 days
HANATARASH 3 CDR boredoms noisecore hijokaidan naked city JAPANESE NOISE RRRecs US $7.99 Buy It Now 8 days
LP JOHN ZORN/NAKED CITY - self titled 1989 ELEKTRA NONESUCH OOP AVANT ROCK JAZZ US $75.99 Buy It Now 8 days
TURBOLENZ-naked city-RARE 1990 DEBUT RECORDS UK 12" US $23.90 Buy It Now 8 days
Nelson Riddle "The Defenders Theme" & "Naked City Theme" Capitol Records 45 LP US $0.99 [0 bids]
US $4.00 Buy It Now
8 days
ESTRADASPHERE Palace Of Mirrors CD naked city Secret Chiefs 3 mr bungle zorn NEW US $13.98 Buy It Now 8 days
The Naked City - 1958 TV Series Original Soundtrack LP US $94.09 Buy It Now 8 days
Plaid Album by D'Tripp (CD, Apr-1997, Naked City) US $10.00 Buy It Now 9 days
BUD POWELL - Live in Lausanne 1962 CD (NEW & SEALED Piano Jazz) Naked City Recs US $5.41 Buy It Now 9 days
Naked City by John Zorn (Composer) Jazz (CD, 1990 Nonesuch) Rare OOP (Disc Only) US $6.99 [0 bids]
US $9.09 Buy It Now
9 days
NAKED CITY & JOHN ZORN - BLACK BOX NEW CD US $25.23 Buy It Now 9 days
Black Box: Torture Garden/Leng Tch'e by Naked City (Jazz) (CD, Mar-1997, 2... US $13.22 Buy It Now 9 days
The Groups of Wrath: Songs of the Naked City (CD, Oct-1991, TVT (Dist.)) US $9.99 Buy It Now 10 days
The Tony Hatch Orchestra Theme from "The Naked City" UK 1962 7" Pye Recs US $12.73 Buy It Now 10 days
Naked City - Black Box [CD New] US $16.19 Buy It Now 10 days
Naked City - Radio (Jazz) (CD, Dec-1993, Avant (Japan)) AVAN 003 US $21.99 Buy It Now 10 days
Naked City John Zorn lp torture garden bill frisell henry cow boredoms rare '89! US $159.00 Buy It Now 10 days
Pete Thomas - Midnight In The Naked City CD US $24.03 Buy It Now 10 days
Teri Thornton (Somewhere In The Night Naked City Theme) Heart Dauntless 5-036 US $9.00 Buy It Now 10 days
Zorn John - Naked City CD Pop Jazz US $14.69 Buy It Now 10 days
Plaid Album by D'Tripp (CD, Apr-1997, Naked City) US $4.00 Buy It Now 11 days
MR. BUNGLE s/t LP REISSUE Faith No More Naked City john zorn secret chiefs 3 NEW US $22.00 Buy It Now 11 days
Ahmad Jamal Naked City Theme Cadet Stereo Unplayed Pristine Mint- US $39.99 Buy It Now 12 days
Naked City by Naked City (John Zorn) - Used US $7.79 Buy It Now 12 days
JOHN ZORN FRED FRITH original Vinyl LP Naked City (1989) US $129.99 Buy It Now 12 days
Ahmad Jamal Naked City Theme LP Argo 733 Jamil Sulieman Chuck Lampkin US $9.99 Buy It Now 12 days
JOHN ZORN Naked City - Torture Garden CD banned artwork NEW sealed US $15.99 Buy It Now 12 days
JACKIE WILSON-NO PITY(IN THE NAKED CITY)-BRUNSWICK 55280. VG++ US $20.37 Buy It Now 12 days
Naked City by Avenue Blue (CD, Jan-1996, Mesa/Bluemoon) US $2.99 Buy It Now 12 days
Ahmad Jamal Naked City Theme LP Original Argo Mono 733 US $10.47 Buy It Now 12 days
ahmad jamal lp naked city theme argo 733 MONO vg+/m- US $10.99 Buy It Now 13 days
PRYAPISME Hyperblast Super Collider CD french avant grind naked city mr bungle US $14.98 Buy It Now 13 days
Naked City by Avenue Blue US $4.98 Buy It Now 13 days
DEN SVARTA FANNAN s/t LP free jazz/grindcore painkiller naked city Weasel Walter US $18.98 Buy It Now 13 days
7" EP P/S 45 - ROUTE 66 / BONANZA / NAKED CITY - NELSON RIDDLE - BRAZIL US $12.99 Buy It Now 13 days
RCA ~ PROMO PICTURE CD EXPOSED Naked City ~ RARE Wannadies+ COPPER+ Olive+ JAI+ US $9.95 Buy It Now 14 days
45rpm~HARNELL,Joe & Band~Fever/Naked City Theme?Medallion MM-604?Vinyl Record?VG US $45.00 Buy It Now 14 days
NAKED CITY Live Vol. 1: Knitting Factory 1989 CD avant-jazz hardcore painkiller US $16.98 Buy It Now 15 days
GLAMOROUS HOOLIGAN naked city soundtrax CD 10 track (3984242012) german coalitio US $8.47 Buy It Now 15 days
PAINKILLER Talisman CD mike patton naked city free-jazz/avant thrash Last Exit US $16.98 Buy It Now 15 days
AVENGING DISCO GODFATHERS OF SOUL The Ultimate In Authenticty LP naked ci US $7.99 Buy It Now 15 days
Naked City - Torture Garden - 1990 John Zorn Fred Frith NEW US $9.99 Buy It Now 15 days
SPY VS SPY '89 vs. The Music of Ornette Coleman LP John Zorn naked city w/insert US $99.00 Buy It Now 15 days
"IMPACT" TV SERIES THEMES: M-SQUAD+NAKED CITY+SEA HUNT+OTHERS RCA VICTOR LP 1959 US $16.99 Buy It Now 16 days
IN THE NAKED CITY / VARIOUS NEW CD US $24.46 Buy It Now 16 days
Kuniyuki Takahashi - Walking In The Naked City [CD New] US $36.82 Buy It Now 16 days
Ahmad Jamal Naked City Theme LP Record Argo Mono 733 US $12.00 Buy It Now 16 days
KUNIYUKI TAKAHASHI - WALKING IN THE NAKED CITY (IMPORT) NEW CD US $44.89 Buy It Now 16 days
Miklos Rozsa BRUTE FORCE/THE NAKED CITY Mint/Sealed Private Issue LP US $31.99 Buy It Now 16 days
PSYCHOFAGIST Unique Negligible Forms 7" avant-grind gorguts Naked City antigama US $8.98 Buy It Now 16 days
Kuniyuki Takahashi - Walking In The Naked City CD US $36.83 Buy It Now 16 days
FETUS EATERS Manticore CASSETTE avant grindcore naked city painkiller infest NEW US $5.98 Buy It Now 17 days
SUN CHILDREN SUN s/t 7" EP Japanese avant jazz/ska / thrash Naked City le scrawl US $5.98 Buy It Now 17 days
SILENCIO Dead Kings CD hardcore prog Naked City Mr Bungle Secret Chiefs 3 *NEW* US $7.98 Buy It Now 17 days
Avenue Blue & Jeff Golub , Audio CD, Naked City US $8.07 Buy It Now 17 days
GENGHIS TRON Cloak Of Love CD EP electro-grind, blasting synthpop, naked city US $5.99 Buy It Now 17 days
THE MASS City Of Dis CD DIGIPACK jazz-core naked city painkiller yakuza thrash US $4.99 Buy It Now 17 days
THE MASS Perfect Picture Of Wisdom And Boldness CD naked city painkiller US $4.99 Buy It Now 17 days
Thomas Pete - Midnight In The Naked City NEW CD US $12.48 Buy It Now 18 days
FETUS EATERS Manticore LP experimental grindcore naked city painkiller infest US $12.98 Buy It Now 18 days

More places to buy NAKED CITY music online Buy NAKED CITY & Prog Rock Digital Music online:
  • AmazonMP3: Search for NAKED CITY DRM-Free MP3 Downloads @ AmazonMP3 (USA Only) | AmazonMP3 (UK Only)

NAKED CITY Grand Guignol ratings distribution


4.34
(23 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(35%)
35%
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(35%)
35%
Good, but non-essential (26%)
26%
Collectors/fans only (0%)
0%
Poor. Only for completionists (4%)
4%

NAKED CITY Grand Guignol reviews


Showing all collaborators reviews and last reviews preview | Show all reviews/ratings

Collaborators/Experts Reviews

Review by OpethGuitarist
PROG REVIEWER
4 stars Avant-grind jazz.

That's my best attempt at describing this mammoth of an album in 3 words, a creative force that's almost too weird to describe. Most of the singing comes in the form of incoherent babbling (tracks 9-41 do not contain any words for singing), a trait I showed much disdain to in listening to Tago Mago. However, I don't see how this bizarre form of expression could be done in many other ways here. The music is so off the wall that it fits.

This is no ordinary prog record. Then again most avant-RIO styled material never is. The opener is the longest and "most normal" track. It's an epic in terms of length, but stylistically there is little connection from one movement to the next, as with most of the album, it is very free-forming, allowing the mood of the musicians to change the pace or course of the music. There's so many references to different cultures or ideas that to list them is a bit ridiculous. Chances are, in one way or another, you will be peculiarly familiar with some of this material.

To compare this to other Zorn material is well, difficult given the scope of his discography and my admittedly limited knowledge of his music aside from Naked City and a few other albums. I do know that those looking for an intellectual and artistic challenge, Grand Guignol will give you all of this and much more. Any fan of the style of Kayo Dot, Lark's Tongue King Crimson, and various adaptations of metal will surely enjoy this. Highly recommended.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Send comments to OpethGuitarist (BETA) | Report this review (#112304) | Review Permalink
Posted Friday, February 16, 2007

Review by The Truth
COLLABORATOR Post/Math Rock Team
5 stars I feel no shame in giving this album that many will find unlistenable five stars because this is truly beautiful music. It's innovative, unique and (despite what some think) has an awesome effect on the ears.

This album is practically impossible to describe, but Naked City's "Grand Guignol" is a humongous and pompous mixture of jazz, classical, avant-garde, grindcore and straight-up metal. Each keeps my attention even though they range from seventeen minutes to thirty seconds, they all just have something that really makes me have this feeling that I don't want to miss any of this. It's so shrill and loud but never ceases to be hauntingly beautiful.

From Zorn torturing his sax, to Yamatzuka screaming his head off, somehow this record remains coherent the whole time. That's why this record is amazing. As far as I know, nothing like this has been accomplished before. Even though the influences are apparent, the mixture Naked City makes with them is something truly original and loveable.

This album is not for the casual listener, but for the adventurous music fan it is a total must have masterpiece.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Send comments to The Truth (BETA) | Report this review (#485488) | Review Permalink
Posted Monday, July 18, 2011

Latest members reviews

5 stars What you expect from a 40 seconds track with more than 25 tempo changes with weird time signatures? Now, this is ridiculous! Just the way I love, just the way it should be. Well, I had a lot of feedback and critics after my 5/5 review for the unknown masterpiece Plague Soundscapes from The ... (read more)

Report this review (#1024567) | Posted by VOTOMS | Tuesday, August 27, 2013 | Review Permanlink

4 stars Now with the addition of vocals as opposed to the previous instrumental album (naked city's self titled),this albums features more hardcore miniatures and takes naked city a step further.Its definitely a band you need to approach with an open mind and once the concept becomes clear you realise t ... (read more)

Report this review (#176568) | Posted by mrcozdude | Friday, July 11, 2008 | Review Permanlink

Post a review of NAKED CITY "Grand Guignol"

You must be a forum member to post a review, please register here if you are not.

MEMBERS LOGIN ZONE

As a registered member (register here if not), you can post rating/reviews (& edit later), comments reviews and submit new albums.

You are not logged, please complete authentication before continuing (use forum credentials).

Copyright Prog Archives, All rights reserved. | Legal Notice | Privacy Policy | Advertise | GeoIP Services by MaxMind | RSS + syndications

Other sites in the MAC network: JazzMusicArchives.com — the ultimate jazz music virtual community | MetalMusicArchives.com — the ultimate metal music virtual community


Server processing time: 0.42 seconds