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Editorial Reviews

Japan - John Zorn

1. Asylum
2. Sunset Surfer
3. Party Girl
4. The Outsider
5. Triggerfingers
6. Terkmani Teepee
7. Sex Fiend
8. Razorwire
9. The Bitter and the Sweet
10. Krazy Kat
11. The Vault
12. Metaltov
13. Poisonhead
14. Bone Orchard
15. I Die Screaming
16. Pistol Whipping
17. Skatekey
18. Shock Corridor
19. American Psycho

Product Details

  • Audio CD (June 17, 1997)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Avant Japan
  • ASIN: B0000058V6
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #457,374 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By my name on June 30, 2000
Format: Audio CD
simply put: songs getting more and more complex as time goes on (after the first, spaz jazz track), from easy surf to violence a la "torture garden", radio delves into all sorts of "genres" and twists them with classic zorn wit and prowess. it's a must for die-hards and newcomers, with every member contributing superbly. is that chuck d? sounds like him. track #4, "the outsider", alone, is worth the import price. if you buy no other zorn disc, other than the big gundown or masada 10, buy this one. you won't be let down.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 3, 1998
Format: Audio CD
another unbelievably engaging set from john zorn's late, much lamented ensemble -- and perhaps the best introduction to zorn's music one could ask for (though the import price might be a barrier). radio manages to be both more coherent and more adventurous than naked city's eponymous debut, the zorn album to which it's most closely related: where naked city seemed to be (and indeed was) less an album than a collection of songs, radio has a definite unity to it, though this in true zorn fashion is more a thematic than a stylistic thing. Individual highlights include zorn and bill frisell's demented blues solos on "triggerfingers" and the six-minute "american psycho," one of zorn's most accomplished compositions.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Michael Stack VINE VOICE on January 13, 2006
Format: Audio CD
"Radio" is yet another about-face in direction for Naked City. At once more accessible and yet more difficult than much of their previous work, "Radio" is a chance for John Zorn, after having honed a new form with "Heretic", to experiment with his musical loves, to reflect his influences (which he enumerates in the liner notes).

Each song is presented in a different style-- much of the material borders on commercially viable (well, by Zorn standards anyway). The amazing part of this album is that the musicians prove remarkably resilient-- everything is performed at a stunningly high level, regardless of style. There's a feeling of looseness and fun with these songs, unlike the self-titled debut, there's not as much jump cut feel to this-- each song holds its style for its length.

Some of my favorites on here are early on the record, almost a Morricone meets Brian Wilson filtered through Zorn-- "Sunset Surfers" and "Tekmani Teepee" are the clearest examples of this, and the opener is a great, wailing free-jazz with wailing sax and guitar piece. Probably most important to note is the presence of Bill Frisell on guitar-- this is really some of the best playing he's ever done-- track by track, any lead he plays is just brilliant (check "Asylum", "Triggerfingers", or "Terkmani Teepee" for good evidence). Its also nice to hear Wayne Horvitz using a clean piano sound for the first seven tracks rather than organ and synth sounds-- this helps with the more open feeling of the album and, I suspect as a result of this choice, a lot of this material swings pretty hard.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on March 9, 2003
Format: Audio CD
The jazz and the rock n' roll, the surf and the grindcore/metal weirdness....it's all here and presented in such a way that once you start listening you are hooked. If you are new to Naked City I would strongly suggest that you start your collection with either "Radio" or their first self titled release and work your way to their more abstract and hardcore material (e.g. Heretic, Absinthe, Torture Garden/Leng Tch'e). Enjoy the ride.
I thought it was kind of amusing that in the liner notes for "Radio" that Liberace and Conway Twitty were listed among Extreme Noise Terror and Napalm Death as "Inspirations and References". Just goes to show you how diverse these guys are.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Derek A Bales on December 18, 2002
Format: Audio CD
Every single musician I have ever played this CD for has been utterly amazed--every musician on this recording shows unbelievable talent and skill, and Zorn has arranged each track superbly. That said, the first half of this album has some of the best jazz I've ever heard, while the 2nd half of this album heads more into some form of "speed-metal" territory. Most people I've met seem put off by all the screaming on the latter half...while some find it hilarious (like I do). This was the first Naked City album I bought, and it remains my favorite. I would recommend it as a great introduction to the works of John Zorn.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 2, 1999
Format: Audio CD
This is a great album. Contains some of the best of Frisell's output- fast and furious in a way that he often isnt. I dont care for the last few cuts which invoke torture scenery and the like. The first ten cuts contain very interesting compositions, some serious guitar burning and wailing sax. An earful but accessible for the most part. Teekmani Teepee is my favorite. Don't be scared off by the cover. The pace is alternately heavy heavy and fast double fast.
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