Willie the Pimp (2:06)

Cover of Hot Rats

From Hot Rats and 9 other releases

One of Zappa’s most instantly recognisable riffs kicks off this track from Hot Rats, the first album of his to mark a shift away from the vocal-heavy satirical style of the Mothers Of Invention and focus on his guitar soloing.

On this cut he’s joined by drummer John Guerin, Max Benet on bass, Sugar Cane Harris (violin), and Ian Underwood (keyboards). Old schoolmate Captain Beefheart offers a few lines of vocals sung on the guitar riff, but really this is all about Frank’s epic solo, and the dialogue between guitar and drums.

Tags

Everyone’s tags

More tags

Play with Spotify

Albums featuring this track (10)

Similar Tracks

  Track   Duration Listeners
Frank Zappa - Little Umbrellas 3:09 56,935
Frank Zappa - The Gumbo Variations 12:56 51,717
King Crimson - 21st Century Schizoid Man 7:21 133,067
King Crimson - Fallen Angel 6:04 73,688
Camel - Supertwister 3:19 50,534
Can - Paperhouse 7:25 88,654

Listening Trend

78,901listeners all time
349,695scrobbles all time
Recent listeners trend:

Explore more

Listen to, buy or share

Buy

Send Ringtones to Cell

Frank Zappa:Willie the pimp
I'm a little pimp with my hair gassed back
Pair a khacki pants with my shoes shined black
Got a little lady...walk the street

MetroLyrics Full lyrics at MetroLyrics

Shoutbox

Leave a comment. Log in to Last.fm or sign up.

Top Listeners