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1. Best known as one half of Britain’s much loved pop rock combo Supergrass - Gaz Coombes and Danny Goffey have now teamed up with world reknowned producer Nigel Godrich to bring you The HotRats.

The HotRats are set to release an album of cover songs from some of their favourite artists. The Beatles song Drive My Car was used in a fragrance advert featuring Sienna Miller.

2. The Hot Rats were a short-lived five piece rock band formed in Tokyo, Japan in 2008 by former Les Incompétents bassist Olli Rose and Japanese-born vocalist Taishiro Fujita.

Fujita and Rose wrote songs in a combination of Japanese and English, with influences ranging from UK indie rock to American urban music, with a bit of traditional Japanese Enka thrown in.

The band split when Rose returned to England the same year but the possibility of reforming has not been ruled-out.

All of the band’s recordings, produced by Olli Rose, can be streamed or downloaded for free at the official website,


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  • okrebecca

    hot damn, nigel godrich and supergrass had a baby?i regret having been asleep for the last three years

    22 May 2013 Reply
  • Costelongue

    Rocked on and on my into-the-wild-and-no-one-to-talk-to-mission in obscure mountains. May them be blessed for that. Such a fantastic production :-)

    26 Oct 2011 Reply


    21 Jul 2011 Reply
  • DeucesAreWild

    interesting choice of songs, they changed some lyrics in can't stand it if i'm not mistaken

    15 Jan 2011 Reply
  • cs81

    Okay so apparently they are... Now I'm wondering if 'In It For The Money' was a sort of homage name to Zappa's 'We're Only In It For The Money'

    11 Jan 2011 Reply
  • cs81

    Anyone know if they're named after the Zappa album?

    8 Jan 2011 Reply
  • Milkman519

    Hotrats should be one word...

    7 Jan 2011 Reply
  • Candlewhack

    Also people who dismiss this album/group as a simple cash-in are morons that haven't listened hard enough.

    16 Dec 2010 Reply
  • Candlewhack

    What are you talking about? (You Gotta) Fight For Your Right (To Party!) is worth buying the cd for alone. Great production and great covers that work excellent together as an album.

    16 Dec 2010 Reply
  • Therapies

    There is also a folk group by this name.

    9 Oct 2010 Reply
  • porch2

    :OOOOOOO Damaged Goods .... *-*

    7 Oct 2010 Reply
  • jcjohnson63

    good album. supergrass are no more. sad. and so is the cover of the beastie boys song. sorry. it's the only one that does not work.

    4 Sep 2010 Reply
  • realRemox

    and new album please :D

    4 Jun 2010 Reply
  • realRemox

    I'm happy that i found this band :]

    2 Jun 2010 Reply
  • ownconfusion

    turn ons, addiction!

    5 Apr 2010 Reply
  • TheDevilsTuna

    Have to disagree with Atitlan the cover of Damaged Goods is amazing and if you think that the cover of You Gotta Fight For The Right to Party sounds like the Beastie Boys original then you need your ears syringing. Check out the Devil's blog for a more comprehensive and fair review

    15 Mar 2010 Reply
  • The-UnCool

    Take a look at our album post on Turn Ons by HotRats. Love to know what you think.

    11 Mar 2010 Reply
  • Atitlan

    One of the most pointless cover albums I've ever heard. In most cases they even copy the original artists' vocal phrasings - that puts The Hot Rats version only a step away from karaoke. Considering these are member of the excellent Supergrass this is hugely disappointing. For anyone who doesn't really know the originals - check them out - every single one is a vast improvement on the Hot Rats cover.

    7 Mar 2010 Reply
  • PFGrifter

    "Frank Zappa reference anyone?" you think?

    19 Feb 2010 Reply

    Straightforward versions of other peoples songs with no attempt to do anything new with them??? Cheap shoddy cash-in. Didnt think they'd been reduced to this

    13 Feb 2010 Reply
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