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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
buy this cd now 1 July 2000
By my name - Published on Amazon.com
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.
6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
another classic 4 Oct. 1998
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
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.
3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Another stunning effort from Naked City. 13 Jan. 2006
By Michael Stack - Published on Amazon.com
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. Even the organ used on "Sex Fiend" gives it a on Big John Patton feel, not a haze that we had on earlier albums, ditto for the Tony Williams Lifetime inspired "Razorwire", which doesn't quite swing, but has that great fusiony feel.

The album starts changing a bit with "Krazy Kat", this one is actually in the jump cut style of the debut album, but it has an almost breezy feel to it, hard to describe really.

After this, the album moves into more of a metal direction-- its not really the sort of hardcore stuff that we saw on the debut, but rather more varied. One standout track ("Metaltov") is eastern European (proto-Masada?) feels layered with electric guitars, a lot of it is pretty noisy and chaotic, but again with a lot more space in the sound and longer idea development, plus concrete melodies. Its definitely a lot more intense and more difficult than the early part of the album but still very digestable. And we still get inspired work from Frisell.

Overall, its a great album-- it may be a better place to start with Naked City, but I don't think its one of their strongest records.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
It Doesn't Get Any Better Than This 9 Mar. 2003
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
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.
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Beautiful and Scary 18 Dec. 2002
By Derek A Bales - Published on Amazon.com
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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