Frank Zappa Hot Rats 180g LP
180g Vinyl Cut Directly from the Original 1969 1/4" Analog Stereo Edit Master by Bernie Grundman at Bernie Grundman Mastering!
Hot Rats cemented Frank Zappa as a musical force to be reckoned with. The album,
recorded on a prototype 16-track recorder, sounds as fresh and sonically
superior on this 180g audiophile edition as it did when first released in 1969.
This was the first album Zappa recorded as a solo artist since leaving behind
the Mothers. Hot Rats is also Zappa's first time focusing on one genre of music
- namely jazz rock.
Blending rock and jazz stylings with top call studio musicians, the album opened
the door to “Fusion Music” while putting Zappa on the guitar player map. Captain
Beefheart makes a special guest appearance. It truly is a “Movie For Your Ears.”
"Hot Rats' genius lies in the way it fuses the compositional sophistication
of jazz with rock's down-and-dirty attitude -- there's a real looseness and grit
to the three lengthy jams, and a surprising, wry elegance to the three shorter,
tightly arranged numbers (particularly the sumptuous 'Peaches en Regalia').
Perhaps the biggest revelation isn't the straightforward presentation, or the
intricately shifting instrumental voices in Zappa's arrangements -- it's his own
virtuosity on the electric guitar, recorded during extended improvisational
workouts for the first time here. His wonderfully scuzzy, distorted tone is an
especially good fit on 'Willie the Pimp,' with its greasy blues riffs and guest
vocalist Captain Beefheart's Howlin' Wolf theatrics." - Steve Huey,
• 180g vinyl
• Gatefold jacket
• Cut directly from the original 1969 1/4" Analog Stereo Edit Master
• Mastered by Bernie Grundman at Bernie Grundman Mastering!
• Pressed in Germany
1. Peaches En Regalia
2. Willie The Pimp
3. Son of Mr. Green Genes
4. Little Umbrellas
5. The Gumbo Variations
6. It Must Be A Camel