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Artist: Zebra

Title: Zebra

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Zebra Zebra Album Cover


Category: Hard Rock

Year: 1983

Label: Atlantic

Catalog Number: 7 80054-2


Randy Jackson lead vocals, guitars, piano, mellotron, synthesizers, percussion
Felix Hanemann bass, keyboards, strings, synthesizers, backing vocals
Guy Gelso drums, percussion, backing vocals


1.  Tell Me What You Want  3:51
2.  One More Chance  3:16
3.  Slow Down  3:25
4.  As I Said Before  2:56
5.  Who's Behind the Door?  5:09
6.  When You Get There  2:56
7.  Take Your Fingers From My Hair  7:20
8.  Don't Walk Away  3:35
9.  The La La Song  6:12
Total Running Time:  38:40

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Existing comments about this CD

From: WADE-LINK Date: March 14, 2001 at 10:37

From: Matthew Date: April 30, 2001 at 23:17
Classic material and the best Zebra ever.

From: Walt Cosgrove Date: May 1, 2001 at 20:49
Excellent! Saw them open for Loverboy right after this album was released and they were fabulous. Not a bad track on this one. A good one all the way.

From: Amy Redding Date: May 17, 2001 at 19:05
This is such a good CD. I saw them live several times in the '80's and they were great. It's a shame they never got more recognition--they surely deserved it. Great songs on this CD--every one is good.

From: Don Garrett Date: May 19, 2001 at 11:46

From: RockDude Date: May 22, 2001 at 11:36
SUPERB! One listen and you'll fall in love with it--if you don't, then you should be forced to listen to Opera the rest of your life.

From: Ray Date: June 2, 2001 at 11:07
Randy Jackson is such a great singer! His range is awesome, and the songs on this CD are too cool. One of the best debut albums ever!

From: Pavarotti Zebra Date: August 30, 2001 at 22:34
Hey, RockDude, something wrong in listen to Opera? Opera is very melodic and if you like AOR, than you never can say that Opera is a bad music. Bad bad choice....Didn't you could say....grunge rock or someshit like that??

From: Ronnie Date: September 30, 2001 at 1:43
My band used to open for them way back in the early 80's...Randy Jackson was my hero...."Tell me what you want".......One of there best songs....A masterpiece!

From: Larry Date: October 14, 2001 at 1:09
Criminally overlooked album. Just about every song on this album is excellent. Favorite song: Take Your Fingers From My Hair.

From: music man Date: October 22, 2001 at 13:01
I could'nt agree more with everyone here on this one. If you don't have it. It's time to go get it.

From: Date: June 6, 2002 at 15:37
Are these guys gay??

From: B. CASARIN (MEX Date: August 16, 2002 at 22:14
el disco clasico de zebra, sin comentarios DONT MISS IT!!! 9/10

From: ROCKAS VIVAS!! Date: August 16, 2002 at 22:21
ROCK DUDE!!! SI HABLAMOS DE LA OPERA NO HAY NADA MAS HERMOSO QUE LA OPERA rock tommy de the who una de las obras musicales mas grandes de todos los tiempos!!!

From: Metal Man Date: October 9, 2002 at 17:09
A must own for any rock fan. This album ruled my college dorm when it came out. Tell me what you want was my floor's theme song. Top to bottom, this album is a keeper.

From: Todd Date: December 4, 2002 at 20:36
I still luv this LP today. I first heard "Whose Behind the Door" on I-95 fm...Southern Connecticuts best rock... and I bought then (1983) I'm on my 3rd cassette...wore out the other 2.

From: Fog-hat Date: December 19, 2002 at 15:55
This album isn't worth the powder and shot it would take to blow it to Hell! First song is O.K. but the rest SUCK! BORING!!!!!!

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From: Dan Date: December 20, 2002 at 3:01
Damn. I gotta disagree, Fog-hat. This is an all-time classic, IMHO. Zebra never really got their due. I think their timing was wrong in that when this album came out, the music world was a bit burned out on the whole Zeppelinesque sound. I remember seeing Zebra on some late-night TV show on a UHF channel out of Philadelphia back in 1983 or so (damned if I can remember the name of the show; it was kind of a live-in-the-round performance at a club; I also remember an episode that showcased Night Ranger pre-Dawn Patrol). Randy Jackson playing that double-necked guitar. They had a rather unique sound, but very well done, almost "proggy" at times.

From: byrdman Date: January 8, 2003 at 14:01
honestly,this is a very weak effort. the band is fair, but the music is flat and stale.....

From: SNOW MAN Date: January 8, 2003 at 21:59

From: ZEBRAMANIA!!! Date: February 13, 2003 at 2:05

From: Scott Date: February 13, 2003 at 13:54
gotta agree with the above post, "THIS ALBUM IS AWESOME ...AND THE OTHER 2 TOO!!" Great band, vastly underrated. http://www.nolifetilmetal.com/zebra.htm

From: Rycheage Date: March 8, 2003 at 17:16
Every song on this CD is awesome!! My favorite is "Who's Behind The Door?". "Tell Me What You Want" and "One More Chance" are also great. Worth getting your hands on.

From: MT Thunder Date: April 15, 2003 at 16:37
Good god Zebra Rocks. This album is a must have.Who's behind the door is a sleeper song. You know...It starts kind of shabby then just pick up like a strong gust of riff and KAboom enters into a sonic boom of guitar picking that utterly produces ear listening ecstacy. If you get over the initial falsetto of Randy Jackson or is it his real voice...I hope not. This is one CD you can listen back to back...imagine that.

From: NewOrleans Date: May 1, 2003 at 1:51
The best band from the Big Easy. You must get it. Kings of the Crescent City in the early '80's rock scene.

From: Knuckles Date: June 13, 2003 at 12:31
This is a pretty good release.Who's behind the door is a classic

From: Impaler Date: February 22, 2004 at 0:01
Nice album but not one of the greats. Kinda Zepplin meets Triumph. If you Zebra appologists want to listen to Led Zepplin sound-a-likes then listen to the real thing, not this. Zebra is good straigh ahead rock, good musicians, and while Randy has an awsome range, damn if it doesn't get irritating listening to him screatch all the time.

From: Propane Date: December 1, 2004 at 22:06
Most excellent band at a time of music industry turbulance. These dudes were another band who took it back to basics and didn't compromise for the execs. Rock on!!!

From: Lance Date: December 5, 2004 at 0:57
This IS a great album. Reading the comments, I'm surprised the rating isn't higher. I'll have to do something about that! Saw these guys open for Sammy and thoroughly loved them. That whole first side of my LP is top notch!! Interesting voice that Randy has. I see he's busy with other projects since IV, but deserves to be.

From: Puckster Date: January 19, 2005 at 12:50
This is the BEST CD by far in the history of rock and roll! How these guy's never became superstars is a mystrey to me. Zebra Rules!

From: Date: January 21, 2005 at 1:40
this band sucks really bad. Why? because Randy Jackson has a shitty vocal range compared to mercyful fate/king diamond and Fastway's Dave King so combining those two make all of their album hard to listen to and they also sound alot like Led Zep so if they had a more original sound to them well they would have made it bigger

From: Puckster Date: January 21, 2005 at 14:44
Dave King of mercyful fate/king diamond and Fastway could not carry the jock strap of Randy Jackson. Dave King is a horrible vocalist and that is the reason why he has been with 3 bands. He sucks so bad he get's kicked out of all of them. Randy Jackson has been with Zebra his entire musical career, and was asked to perform the songs of Led Zeppelin as a vocalist with vaious orchestra's throught the USA. Dave King could not perform Zeppelin songs in a cover band.

From: Charlie Date: February 20, 2005 at 15:51
You've got your wires crossed Puckster. Dave King was the singer in the classic Fastway line-up, nothing to do with King Diamond or Mercyful Fate. For what it's worth i think Randy Jackson and Dave King are both good singers. Oh, and this is a pretty good album too!

From: Swriter Date: February 20, 2005 at 16:25
wowowow, forgot about this one!!!!! what a great album featuring a mix of acoustic, hard rock, cool keys and great high vocals with a Rush/Zep Influence, what great keys and bass pedals(some prog elements) on this one. From rocking out with Tell me to the acoustic Who's behind the Door, a definite top 80's release!!!

From: poproxx2007 Date: December 23, 2005 at 3:47
Besides Whos Behind The Door And Tell Me it kind of peters out.

From: ProphetSword Date: February 28, 2006 at 11:58
One of the best rock albums of all time! From start to finish a pure classic. So, even though there are already 1,000 positive reviews, figure I'll add another one!

From: Rambo Rockerman Date: January 20, 2008 at 12:58
This is a must have,totally great.

From: Leafsfan97 Date: June 2, 2009 at 15:39
I like it, nowhere near metal or anything but very good on it's own right. The musicianship is amazing and the vocals are very good. One of those CD's to put on during a rainy day and remember more innocent times

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From: Jez Date: April 19, 2011 at 12:56
Pretty much a classic this one, especially for a debut album. 'Tell Me What You Want', 'Who's Behind The Door', Take You Fingers From My Hair' and the superb 'La La Song', make up the bulk of the killer tracks on show, but apart from the rather weak cover of 'Slow Down' all of this damned fine. I still prefer the magnificent 3.V over this one, but this is still a pretty essential one to get if you like your hard rock with a little twist.

From: SteveDallas Date: May 15, 2011 at 19:34
One of the greatest debut cd's of all time. Saw them tons of times in Long Island, NY. How about a favor? The list for Randy Jackson's cd's he played on is mixed up with that American Idol never was hack. Can that get cleaned up?

From: rick kerch vzla Date: December 1, 2013 at 21:01
A decent debut of the Zebra boys!!!...Hard Rock release with some Pomp/Prog Rock dosage as well..."Tell Me What You Want" is my fave and some other good tracks are "One More Chance","Who's Behind The Door"(strongly reminded me of the band Angel)& "Take Your Fingers From My Hair"...80/100

From: hair metal again Date: November 22, 2020 at 8:55
Excellent debut for ZEBRA with songs that were written in the late 70 s and that shows! their sound is between LED ZEPPELIN,TRIUMPH & RUSH with fine musicianship and those great vocals by Randy creating a certain atmosphere!"tell me what you want","one more chance" and " who s behind the door" are great songs indeed! Great debut from a great act

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