Great American Nude / Crash for Hi-Fi

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Great American Nude / Crash for Hi-Fi
Live album by Merzbow
Released November 25, 1991 (1991-11-25)
Recorded 1990 in USA and September 4, 1991 at ZSF Produkt Studio, Tokyo
Genre Noise
Length 77:13
Label Alchemy
Producer Masami Akita
Merzbow chronology
Live at Middle East Cafe Boston 21 Sep 1990
(1990)
Great American Nude / Crash for Hi-Fi
(1991)
Music for Bondage Performance
(1991)

Great American Nude / Crash for Hi-Fi is a live album by the Japanese noise musician Merzbow. It features excerpts from seven performances recorded during the 1990 tour of the United States, plus a studio track recorded 1991 in Tokyo, Japan.[1]

The full performance of track 3 was included in the Merzbox. The full performance of track 7 was released on VHS as Live at Middle East Cafe Boston 21 Sep 1990. Raw material for track 8 was included on Stacy Q, Hi-Fi Sweet Leaf in the Merzbox.

Track listing[edit]

Great American Nude – Live in U.S.A. 1990
No. Title Length
1. "RRR Loft, Lowell, MA" (19/9/90) 11:58
2. "Babylon a Go Go, Cleveland, Ohio" (29/9/90) 6:55
3. "WFMU, New York" (23/9/90) 3:59
4. "WJUL, Lowell, MA" (17/9/90) 8:40
5. "Lowell University, Lowell, MA" (18/9/90) 9:51
6. "Edge of the Looking Glass, Chicago, Illinois" (30/9/90) 4:45
7. "Middle East Cafe, Boston, MA" (21/9/90) 13:45
Crash for Hi-Fi
No. Title Length
8. "Crash for Hi-Fi" (4/9/91) 17:20

Personnel[edit]

  • Masami Akita – live electronics and found metals on tracks 1–7, electronics and tapes on track 8
  • Reiko Azuma – bowed instruments and metals on tracks 1–7
  • Abtechtonics – artwork
  • Toshiji Mikawa – liner notes

Notes[edit]

  • Good Alchemy Series Volume 2, Part 1
  • Thanks to: Ron Lessard, Due Process, Illusion of Safety, Fabio, Gen Ken, Ralph, other stuffs [sic] in US tour & Alchemy Records

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