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Hot Rats is the second solo album by Frank Zappa. It was released in October 1969. The album consists of six songs, five of which 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. Because it focuses on long instrumental jazz-like compositions with extensive soloing, the music sounds very different than earlier Zappa albums which featured short songs with satirical… read more



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  • <3
  • Sick.
  • It sounds very jazzy and progressive - masterpiece!
  • Can't decide if I like the 2012 (which is the original vinyl mix) reissue or the remix more
  • They nailed it
  • I have no clue how the hell to define this, but I love it.
  • so much drive in here!
  • The original '69 vinyl mix is a great work of music, far superior than the CD reissue.
  • This album is timeless and must be Zappa's most important legacy.
  • needs moar Captain Beefheart

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