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Description: Hot Rats is the second solo album by Frank Zappa. It was released in October 1969. Five of the six songs are instrumental (the song "Willie the Pimp" features a short vocal by Captain Beefheart). It was Zappa's first recording project after the dissolution of the original Mothers of Invention. In his original sleeve notes Zappa described the album as "a movie for your ears." Because Hot Rats focuses on instrumental jazz-like compositions with extensive soloing, the music sounds very different from earlier Zappa albums, which featured satirical vocal performances with extensive use of Musique concrete and e ... (more)
Manufacturer: Bizarre Records
Release date: 10 October 1969
Number of discs: 1
EAN: 0014431050824 UPC: 014431050824
Tags: 1969 (3), Jazz (2), 1960s (2), Frank Zappa (2), Jazz Fusion (2), Progressive (1), Usa (1), Dweezil Zappa (1), Cd (1), Sting (1), John Lennon (1), Progressive Rock (1), Fusion (1), Chris (1), Jazz-rock (1), Jimi Hendrix (1), Maryland (1), Tina Turner (1), Eric Clapton (1), Captain Beefheart (1)
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"This is basically a record full of soloing, not just with a guitar but violin, saxophone, drums, bass... And not just that, but it's also ridiculously enjoyable and groovy jazz rock album that has truly stood the test of time."

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"HOT RATS (1969) FRANK ZAPPA Review coming soon... FAV TRACKS: "Willie the Pimp"; "The Gumbo Variations"; "Peaches en Regalia"; "Son of Mr. Green Genes"; "It Must Be a Camel"; "Little Umbrellas" "