Frank Zappa ‎– Jazz From Hell

Barking Pumpkin Records ‎– ST 74205
Vinyl, LP, Album


A1 Night School 4:48
A2 The Beltway Bandits 3:23
A3 While You Were Art II 7:16
A4 Jazz From Hell 3:00
B1 G-Spot Tornado 3:16
B2 Damp Ankles 3:45
B3 St. Etienne 6:05
B4 Massaggio Galore 2:32

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"All compositions executed on the Synclavier DMS with the exception of 'St. Etienne'."

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A label matrix no.): ST-1-74205
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B label matrix no.): ST-2-74205
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched, Side A runout): ST-1-74205-Z1 B-25795-Z1 FZ HOTLINE 818-PUMPKIN AL-SP 1̶-̶Z̶ SP 0-1 Δ14731
  • Matrix / Runout (Etched, Side B runout): ST-2-74205-Z1 B-25796-Z1 FZ HOTLINE 818-PUMPKIN SP 1̶-̶2̶ SP 0-1 Δ14731-X AL-SP
  • Matrix / Runout (Machine-stamped, Side A & B runout): Q [Allied Record Co. 'balloon' logo]
  • Barcode: 0 1334-74205-1 6
  • Rights Society: ASCAP

Other Versions (5 of 37) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
31 C 064 240673 Frank Zappa Jazz From Hell(LP, Album) EMI 31 C 064 240673 Brazil 1987 Sell This Version
EMC 3521 Frank Zappa Jazz From Hell(LP, Album) EMI EMC 3521 UK 1986 Sell This Version
RCD 10549 Frank Zappa Jazz From Hell(CD, Album, RE, RM) Rykodisc RCD 10549 US 1995 Sell This Version
968045 Frank Zappa Jazz From Hell(CD, Album, RE, RM) Eldorado, Rykodisc 968045 Brazil 1995 Sell This Version
58980 Frank Zappa Jazz Desde El Infierno(LP, Album) EMI 58980 Argentina 1986 Sell This Version


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April 30, 2017

How are people giving this 1* reviews?
This may not be Franks most popular works, nor one of his absolute best but it is a unique album for the synclavier! G-spot tornado is a fantastic track along with the others. Sure, it's not the easiest of Zappa albums and doesnt really sound like the 70s or 60s Zappa (excluding the composition style) but again, its a unique and a very wonderful experience.
I think if not for his 70s and 60s rock-jazz influenced works, people would rate it 4* or 5*. Same thing with Dylans blood on the tracks when it came out.


December 13, 2016
edited about 1 year ago
just the opposite..i love this album..and the ryko re-issue sounds really good.. # 10549 a nice way to pick up a good at a OK price


February 12, 2014
edited over 4 years ago
Tasteless "compositions". Chaotic, restless sequences from a restless soul. This "music" is strictly not for the soul. Interesting as a Synclavier production but the sound is typical tasteless Synclavier and very much outdated at the time + typical FZ pointles poses.