Back from Hell

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Back from Hell
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Studio album by Run–D.M.C.
Released October 16, 1990
Recorded 1989-1990
Genre
Length 59:12
Label Profile Records
Producer Run–D.M.C.
Run–D.M.C. chronology
Tougher Than Leather
(1988)
Back from Hell
(1990)
Together Forever: Greatest Hits 1983–1991
(1991)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars [1]
Robert Christgau (dud) [2]
Rolling Stone 2/5 stars [3]
The Source 3.5/5 stars [4]

Back from Hell is the fifth album from American rap group Run–D.M.C., released in 1990. This album features Jam Master Jay singing. Tracks like "Faces" and "Pause" introduce a new musical style: new jack swing. The track "What's It All About" contains a sample of "Fools Gold" by Manchester group The Stone Roses.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Sucker D.J.'s" – 0:51
  2. "The Ave." – 4:06
  3. "What's It All About" – 3:23
  4. "Bob Your Head" – 3:47
  5. "Faces" – 4:12
  6. "Kick The Frama Lama Lama" – 3:10
  7. "Pause" – 4:38
  8. "Word Is Born" – 2:54
  9. "Back from Hell" – 2:59
  10. "Don't Stop" – 4:37
  11. "Groove to the Sound" – 3:34
  12. "P Upon a Tree" – 0:45
  13. "Naughty" – 4:09
  14. "Livin' in the City" – 1:04
  15. "Not Just Another Groove" – 4:17
  16. "Party Time" – 4:35

Samples[edit]

Back From Hell

Bob Your Head

Not Just Another Groove

Pause

The Ave.

What's It All About

Word Is Born

Naughty

Chart positions[edit]

Album[edit]

Chart (1990) Peak
position
US Billboard 200[5] 81
US Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums[5] 16

Singles[edit]

Year Single Chart positions
US R&B
[5]
US Rap
[5]
US Dance Sales
[5]
AUS
[6]
NZ
[7]
UK
[8]
1989 "Pause"1 51 11 50 78 34 65
1990 "What's It All About" 24 4 48
1991 "Faces" 57 13

Notes:

  • 1 - "Pause" charted as a Double A-side with "Ghostbusters"

References[edit]

  1. ^ Back from Hell at AllMusic
  2. ^ Robert Christgau Review
  3. ^ Rolling Stone Review
  4. ^ Original The Source Magazine Review
  5. ^ a b c d e "Run-D.M.C. Chart Positions". AllMusic. Retrieved November 19, 2010. 
  6. ^ "Discography Run DMC". australian-charts.com. Hung Medien. Retrieved May 22, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Discography Run DMC". charts.org.nz. Hung Medien. Retrieved May 22, 2012. 
  8. ^ "The Official Charts Company - Run–D.M.C. discography". The Official Charts Company. 6 May 2013.