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TORTURE GARDEN

Naked City

RIO/Avant-Prog


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4.03 | 16 ratings | 1 reviews | 38% 5 stars

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Boxset/Compilation, released in 1990

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Blood Is Thin (1:00)
2. Demon Sanctuary (0:38)
3. Thrash Jazz Assassin (0:45)
4. Dead Spot (0:31)
5. Bonehead (0:51)
6. Speedball (0:17)
7. Blood Duster (0:13)
8. Pile Driver (0:33)
9. Shangkuan Ling-Feng (1:14)
10. Numbskull (0:29
11. Perfume of a Critic's Burning Flesh (0:24)
12. Jazz Snob Eat Shit (0:24)
13. The Prestigitator (0:43)
14. No Reason To Believe (0:26)
15. Hellraiser (0:39)
16. Torture Garden (0:35)
17. Slan (0:23)
18. Hammerhead (0:08)
19. The Ways of Pain (0:31)
20. The Noose (0:10)
21. Sack of Shit (0:43)
22. Blunt Instrument (0:54)
23. Osaka Bondage (1:14)
24. Igneous Ejaculation (0:20)
25. Shallow Grave (0:40)
26. Ujaku (0:27)
27. Kaoru (0:50)
28. Dead Dread (0:45)
29. Billy Liar (0:10)
30. Victims of Torture (0:23)
31. Speedfreaks (0:29)
32. New Jersey Scum Swamp (0:41)
33. S & M Sniper (0:14)
34. Pigfucker (0:23)
35. Cairo Chop Shop (0:23)
36. Fuck the Facts (0:11)
37. Obeah Man (0:17)
38. Facelifter (0:34)
39. N.Y. Flat Top Box (0:43)
40. Whiplash (0:19)
41. The Blade (0:36)
42. Gob of Spit (0:18)

Line-up / Musicians

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

Releases information

Shimmy Disc

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Black Box - 20th Anniversary Edition: Torture Garden / Leng Tch'eBlack Box - 20th Anniversary Edition: Torture Garden / Leng Tch'e
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TZADIK RECORDS 1997
$15.93
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Shimmy Disc 1993
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NAKED CITY Torture Garden ratings distribution


4.03
(16 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(38%)
38%
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(44%)
44%
Good, but non-essential (6%)
6%
Collectors/fans only (12%)
12%
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)
0%

NAKED CITY Torture Garden reviews


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Review by snobb
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4 stars Torture Garden was recorded in 1989, and consists of some songs from Naked City album, so it's a kind of compilation.

If you listened Naked City first, I can say you will find similar mix of avant-jazz, proggy noises and some old fashioned movie soundtrack melodies there as well.

The main difference is atmosphere. Torture Garden isn't only longer ( 42 miniatures, Naked City has 26), but there are different order of miniatures, and there are no pauses between songs as well. Combined with more heavy, noisy, darker sound, Torture Garden is similar album, but with much more depressive atmosphere.

If Naked City has plenty of bright moments, especially in versions of old movie songs, or even Masada-style kletzmer melodies, Torture Garden is more downtown music. But generaly, both albums are stylisticaly similar. I prefer Naked City as masterpiece, but Torture Garden is absolutely attractive work.

Please, just note, that music (on both albums) are some mix of avant-jazz-metal-noise. So, it's not for every taste. But fans of that music will receive the gem!

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