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Frank ZappaJazz From Hell

Genre:Jazz, Rock
Style:Avantgarde, Jazz-Rock
Year:

Tracklist

Night School4:48
The Beltway Bandits3:23
While You Were Art II7:16
Jazz From Hell3:00
G-Spot Tornado3:16
Damp Ankles3:45
St. Etienne6:05
Massaggio Galore2:32

Credits (14)

Notes

Official Release #47

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    Cover of Jazz From Hell, 1986, VinylJazz From Hell
    LP, Album, Allied
    Barking Pumpkin Records – ST 74205US1986US1986
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    Cover of Jazz From Hell, 1986, VinylJazz From Hell
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    EMI – 064 24 0673 1, EMI – 24 0673 1, EMI – 1A 064-24 0673 1Europe1986Europe1986
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    Cover of Jazz From Hell, 1986-12-00, VinylJazz From Hell
    LP, Album
    EMI – EMC 3521UK1986UK1986
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    Cover of Jazz From Hell, 1986, VinylJazz From Hell
    LP, Album
    EMI – EMC 3521New Zealand1986New Zealand1986
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    Cover of Jazz From Hell, 1986, CassetteJazz From Hell
    Cassette, Album
    Barking Pumpkin Records – 4XT 74205, Barking Pumpkin Records – 4XT-74205US1986US1986
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    Cover of Jazz From Hell, 1986, VinylJazz From Hell
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    Capitol Records – ST-6553Canada1986Canada1986
    Cover of Jazz From Hell, 1986, VinylJazz From Hell
    LP, Album
    EMI – 064-2406731Spain1986Spain1986
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    Cover of Jazz From Hell, 1986, VinylJazz From Hell
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    EMI – EMC 240673Australia1986Australia1986
    New Submission
    Cover of Jazz From Hell, 1986, VinylJazz From Hell
    LP, Album, Promo
    EMI – EMC.240673Australia1986Australia1986
    New Submission
    Cover of Jazz Desde El Infierno, 1986, CassetteJazz Desde El Infierno
    Cassette, Album
    EMI – SCE 501630Uruguay1986Uruguay1986
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    Cover of Jazz From Hell, 1986, CassetteJazz From Hell
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    EMI – TCEMC 3521UK1986UK1986
    Cover of Jazz Desde El Infierno, 1986, VinylJazz Desde El Infierno
    LP, Album
    EMI – 58980Argentina1986Argentina1986
    New Submission
    Cover of Jazz Desde El Infierno, 1986, VinylJazz Desde El Infierno
    LP, Album, Promo
    EMI – 58980Argentina1986Argentina1986
    New Submission
    Cover of Jazz From Hell, 1986, VinylJazz From Hell
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    EMI – 064 24 0673 1, EMI – 24 0673 1, EMI – 1A 064-24 0673 1Europe1986Europe1986
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    Cover of Jazz Desde El Infierno, 1986, CassetteJazz Desde El Infierno
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    EMI – 68980Argentina1986Argentina1986
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    Cover of Jazz From Hell, 1986, CassetteJazz From Hell
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    Odeon – 31C 264 240673, Barking Pumpkin Records – 31C 264 240673Brazil1986Brazil1986
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    Cover of Jazz From Hell, 1986, VinylJazz From Hell
    LP, Album, Stereo, Specialty
    Barking Pumpkin Records – ST 74205US1986US1986
    Cover of Jazz From Hell, 1986, VinylJazz From Hell
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    CBS – EMC 3521-1Israel1986Israel1986
    New Submission
    Cover of Jazz From Hell, 1986, CassetteJazz From Hell
    Cassette, Album
    EMI – TCEMC 3521New Zealand1986New Zealand1986
    New Submission
    Cover of Jazz From Hell, 1986, CassetteJazz From Hell
    Cassette, Album, Stereo
    Barking Pumpkin Records – 4XT-6553Canada1986Canada1986
    New Submission
    Cover of Jazz From Hell, 1986, CassetteJazz From Hell
    Cassette, Album, Stereo
    EMI – 26 0673 4Europe1986Europe1986
    New Submission
    Cover of Jazz From Hell, 1986, CassetteJazz From Hell
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    EMI – TC EMC 3521Malaysia1986Malaysia1986
    New Submission
    Cover of Jazz From Hell, 1986, CassetteJazz From Hell
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    EMI – 264-240.6734Spain1986Spain1986
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    Cover of Jazz From Hell, 1986, CassetteJazz From Hell
    Cassette, Album, Promo
    Barking Pumpkin Records – noneUS1986US1986
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    Cover of Jazz From Hell, 1987-04-00, CDJazz From Hell
    CD, Album, Reissue, PDO
    Rykodisc – RCD 10030US1987US1987
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    Cover of Jazz From Hell, 1987, CDJazz From Hell
    CD, Album, Reissue, Green Label
    Rykodisc – RCD 10030US1987US1987
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    Cover of Jazz From Hell, 1987, CDJazz From Hell
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    Rykodisc – RCD 10030US1987US1987
    New Submission
    Cover of Jazz From Hell, 1987, VinylJazz From Hell
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    EMI – 31C 064 240673Brazil1987Brazil1987
    New Submission
    Cover of Jazz From Hell, 1987, CDJazz From Hell
    CD, Album, Reissue
    Rykodisc – RCD 10030US1987US1987
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    Cover of Jazz From Hell, 1990, CDJazz From Hell
    CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered
    Zappa Records – CD ZAP 32Europe1990Europe1990
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    Cover of Jazz From Hell, 1990, CassetteJazz From Hell
    Cassette, Album, Reissue, Stereo
    EMI – 2 40673 4, EMI – TCP 2472Turkey1990Turkey1990
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    Cover of Jazz From Hell, 1993, CassetteJazz From Hell
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    EMI – 2 40673 4, EMI – TCP 2472Turkey1993Turkey1993
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    Cover of Jazz From Hell, 1994, CDJazz From Hell
    CD, Album, Reissue
    Rykodisc – VACK 5050Japan1994Japan1994
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    Cover of Jazz From Hell, 1995-05-02, CDJazz From Hell
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    Rykodisc – RCD 10549US1995US1995
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    Cover of Jazz From Hell, 1995, CDJazz From Hell
    CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered
    Eldorado – 968045, Rykodisc – 968045Brazil1995Brazil1995
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    Cover of Jazz From Hell , 1995, CDJazz From Hell
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    Rykodisc – RCD 10549US1995US1995
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    Cover of Jazz From Hell, 1995-10-25, CDJazz From Hell
    CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered
    Rykodisc – VACK 5269Japan1995Japan1995
    New Submission
    Cover of Jazz From Hell, 1995-10-25, CDJazz From Hell
    CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered
    Rykodisc – VACK 5134, Rykodisc – RCD 10549Japan1995Japan1995
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    Cover of Jazz From Hell, 1997, CDJazz From Hell
    CD, Album, Reissue, Unofficial Release
    ООО "ДОРА" – JPCD 9712657Russia1997Russia1997
    New Submission
    Cover of Jazz From Hell, 1998, CDJazz From Hell
    CD, Album, Reissue, Unofficial Release
    ООО "ДОРА" – JPCD 9712657Russia1998Russia1998
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    Reviews

    • spiderfriend's avatar
      spiderfriend
      Edited 5 months ago
      Stunning full digital recording and wild musicianship make this a must own, but not on vinyl... analog, digital, analog, digital, what am I missing here?!
      • scaramousche's avatar
        scaramousche
        Edited 8 months ago
        My copy has the horizontal/reversed vertical CVI markings in the runout like in variants 2-3, but the extra stamped numbers in other random places look like 1, 2, and 4 (they aren't very distinct). The label, however, looks exactly bang on like https://www.discogs.com/release/12196472-Frank-Zappa-Jazz-From-Hell. So I don't know which of these releases my copy comes from.
        • lpfrenzy80s's avatar
          lpfrenzy80s
          Proof positive that Frank Zappa's music is 'Acid Jazz'. The 'rock' title is just bullshit.
          • Adam_A's avatar
            Adam_A
            It's too bad this is the only good synclavier album that Zappa would release. (There was another one covering obscure baroque music from (unrelated) Francesco Zappa. Funny concept, but that's all.) Jazz From Hell is absolutely fascinating, and gives us a glimpse into Zappa's mind at its most unencumbered. He was a musician who felt was always struggling to translate what was in his head to the musicians in his various bands. Finally he could create the music he heard in his mind directly. Yes, it's done on a programmable synthesizer that obviously sounds dated now. But it's so _Zappaesque_ that it's easy to overlook. G-Spot Tornado is still - in my mind - one of his greatest creations. I actually enjoy the whole album. Imagine the Zappa fans who saw the line-up on the back cover and didn't realize that was only for one track! The whole thing is basically Zappa's insane synth jazz. He either brought you over with that one, or you probably burned this album in the trash. What he could have done with modern technology today!
            • BoBedre's avatar
              BoBedre
              My copy has "MADE IN EEC" written on Side 1 after the German rim text and on Side 2 after the English rim text. It seems this is no exact distinvtive feature for the two European vinyl releases.
              • zappa01_de's avatar
                zappa01_de
                There is no Belgium version of this record existing. The photo is from the EMI CD version - please delete
                • That_guy_'s avatar
                  That_guy_
                  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.
                  • longliverock's avatar
                    longliverock
                    Edited 7 years 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
                    • ttooyyss's avatar
                      ttooyyss
                      Edited 10 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.
                      • Kater_Murr's avatar
                        Kater_Murr
                        In spite of its title, Jazz from Hell is anything but jazz. It rather presents melodies, harmonies and polyrhythmic complexity that are typical for Zappa's music. It's not an electronic work in today's sense, but all tracks (except track 7) are made exclusively with a Synclavier, one of the first computer drived synth.
                        I'd like to add that Zappa composed in the sixties some (parodic?) electroacoustic works, which are to listen in his first albums.

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