Caution Radiation Area

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Caution Radiation Area
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Studio album by Area
Released 1974
Recorded Fono-Roma-Milano Sound Recording
Genre Jazz fusion, Italian progressive rock, experimental rock
Length 31:53
Label Cramps Records
Producer Area
Area chronology
Arbeit Macht Frei
Caution Radiation Area
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Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]

Caution Radiation Area is the second album of the Jazz fusion band Area and was released in 1974. This is the first album that contains the better known line up, with Ares Tavolazzi replacing Patrick Djivas on bass. This album is notable also for being the first one in which experimental music is introduced. For example, "MIRage? Mirage!" contains a part in which the whole band can be heard whispering readings (for example a negative review of "Arbeit Macht Frei", a TV guide...), and "Lobotomia" (which means "lobotomy") is constructed using loud synth noise, with the clear intention to disturb the listener (as pointed out on the booklet). Quotes of opening themes of Italian TV programs are heard during the track. The lyrics for "Cometa Rossa" are sung in Greek. "Brujo" means "wizard" in Spanish. In 2016, italian journalist Donato Zoppo had written 'Caution Radiation Area. Alle fonti della musica radioattiva', an essay about the making of this album.

Track listing[edit]

Side one[edit]

  1. "Cometa rossa" – 4:00
  2. "ZYG (Crescita Zero)" – 5:27
  3. "Brujo" – 8:02

Side two[edit]

  1. "MIRage? Mirage!" – 10:27
  2. "Lobotomia" – 3:57


  • Giulio Capiozzo - Drums, Percussions
  • Patrizio Fariselli - Electric Piano, Piano, Clarinet, Synthesizer
  • Demetrio Stratos - Vocals, Organ, Harpsichord, Steel Drums, Percussions
  • Ares Tavolazzi - Bass, Trombone
  • Giampaolo Tofani - Guitar, Synthesizer, Flute
  • Piero Bravin - Engineering
  • Ambrogio Ferrario - Engineering


  1. ^ Unterberger, Richie (2011). "Caution Radiation Area - Area | AllMusic". Retrieved 27 August 2011.