Frank Zappa Hot Rats Vinyl Album #FrankZappa #Rock #vinylrecords

FRANK ZAPPA HOT RATS GATEFOLD GERMAN RELEASE 12″ LP VINYL ALBUM

Album Info:  “Hot Rats” is the second solo album by Frank Zappa. It was released in October 1969. Five of the six songs are instrumental (“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. In his original sleeve notes Zappa described the album as “a movie for your ears.”

FRANK ZAPPA - Hot Rats Gatefold German Release 12" LP VINYL ALBUM album front cover
Collectors information & Description: Because Hot Rats focuses on instrumental jazz-like compositions with extensive soloing, the music sounds very different from earlier Zappa albums, which featured satirical vocal performances with extensive use of musique concrète and editing. Multi-instrumentalist Ian Underwood is the only member of the Mothers to appear on the album and was the primary musical collaborator. Other featured musicians were Max Bennett and Shuggie Otis on bass, drummers Aynsley Dunbar and John Guerin and electric violinists Don “Sugarcane” Harris and Jean-Luc Ponty.

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