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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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  • Avatar for Angel_Blue-
    All kinds of awesome.
  • Avatar for Pepexepex
    This album is a masterpiece!! One of the best progressive albums of all time.
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  • Avatar for Sad_florenthine
    It sounds very jazzy and progressive - masterpiece!
  • Avatar for RubberSalad
    Can't decide if I like the 2012 (which is the original vinyl mix) reissue or the remix more
  • Avatar for petross85
    They nailed it
  • Avatar for DonDonald
    I have no clue how the hell to define this, but I love it.
  • Avatar for Brenutka
    so much drive in here!
  • Avatar for TweezTweezer
    The original '69 vinyl mix is a great work of music, far superior than the CD reissue.

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