John Zorn's Naked City - Live at the Berlin Jazz Festival, Berlin, Germany (11/8/88) Part 1
John Zorn's Naked City - Live at the Berlin Jazz Festival, Berlin, Germany (11/8/88) Part 2
It's confession time. Back in the 80s, like many of my peers, I experimented. Yeah, I was curious, I had a certain kind of itch, I wanted to know what the other side was like. I wasn't sure I'd like it, but I felt I had to try it. Just once, that's all, that'd be enough I was sure. Curiosity is healthy, right? Couldn't hurt, right? But I couldn't stop. Once I'd put my toe in the water, I had to dive in completely. I became...bi-musical!
C'mon, it's the 21st century - admit it! You love punk rock...and jazz! Wow - wasn't that liberating? You feel better now, right? I sure do. Weight off my shoulders, you know, coming out like this. Phew!
And what better way to come out than with a big honkin' screechin' blast of John Zorn and Naked City. Exactly the kind of punky-rockist-jazz-weirdo-crossover music that opened the door for so many of us. I mean, hey, yeah, some call it jazz, but ya know that Zorn, he's really just a punk like me, really...right? (Sometimes, the less we know, the better).
Throw on that black beret, snap those fingers, light a clove cigarette and dig the craziness, man, dig it! And buy shit!