Hot Rats

Frank Zappa - Hot Rats
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Based on 177 ratings
1969 Ratings: #5
October 10, 1969 / Release Date
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Bizarre/Reprise / Label
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CRITIC REVIEWS

90
AllMusic

Hot Rats still sizzles; few albums originating on the rock side of jazz-rock fusion flowed so freely between both sides of the equation, or achieved such unwavering excitement and energy.

fakeplasticrose
91
Stan aaron / 100
Muhammed
100
every millisecond on this album is enjoyable
EMR
98
While Uncle Meat is the most experimental and genre-bending album, Hot Rats is probably his most straight-forward in the style of music that Zappa really excels at, and probably his best work too. The six tracks here are simply an excelent display of jazz-fusion at its best, with Zappa expertly orchestrating the whole number of great musicians and the sonic elements to his will (and to perfection). There are some few moments where his usual comedian-persona shows up for some short apparitions ... read more
Strangelightsyd
83
(I know this joke has been made before but...)
YA LIKE JAZZ?-rock
amw100
98
this album is one of the greatest pieces of art ive ever listened to. i have never listened to anything like this and probably never will... its a experience to behold as Zappa blends two different genres of music so successfully. its so innovative and inspiring that i feel like it could become one of my all time favorites.

Edit (mini review): Disregarding the immense innovation and how this album still holds so strong to this day, it's also dazzling how this jumpy album on the rock side of ... read more
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Track List

  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  
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