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Friday, April 12, 2013

Painkiller - Guts Of A Virgin (USA 1991)

John Zorn Album Of The Week.

Many moons ago I read a review of this album in the NME and was intrigued enough to check it out once I finally got my hands on a copy. This is Zorn at his most hardcore. Imagine Jazzthrash, played mostly at breakneck speed, a very heavy wall of noise which John pulls off quite well. Another of Zorn's releases that ain't easy listening and although I am fascinated by this music and find it enjoyable enough, It is not something I revisit a lot. Like most Zorn music, focussed listening is essential to getting the most out of it and it is all over in about 30 minutes. Zorn's sax playing is awesome. Rating 3/5.

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