FRANK ZAPPA HOT RATS GATEFOLD 12" LP VINYL

 

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FRANK ZAPPA HOT RATS GATEFOLD 12" LP VINYL

FRANK ZAPPA HOT RATS GATEFOLD 12" LP VINYL

FRANK ZAPPA HOT RATS GATEFOLD 12" LP VINYL

FRANK ZAPPA HOT RATS GATEFOLD 12" LP VINYL

FRANK ZAPPA HOT RATS GATEFOLD 12" LP VINYL

FRANK ZAPPA HOT RATS GATEFOLD 12" LP VINYL 

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Collectors information & Description: 

Gatefold (FOC) cover design with artwork / photos on the inside cover pages

"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."

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.
Music Genre:  Acid Psych Prog Jazz Fusion-rock 
Album 
Production information:

The album: "FRANK ZAPPA - Hot Rats Gatefold" was produced by: Frank Zappa

Record Label:  Reprise Records 44 078 RS 6356 30,936
Record Format 12" LP Vinyl Stereo Gramophone Record
Total Album (Cover+Record) weight: 280 gram  
Year & Country  1969 Made in Germany

Personnel/Band Members and Musicians on: FRANK ZAPPA - Hot Rats Gatefold

    Band-members, Musicians and Performers
  • Frank Zappa – electric guitar, percussion, octave bass
  • Ian Underwood – organ, clarinet, flute, piano, saxophone
  • also featuring
  • Max Bennett – bass on all tracks except "Peaches en Regalia"
  • Captain Beefheart – vocals on "Willie the Pimp"
  • John Guerin – drums on "Willie the Pimp", "Little Umbrellas" and "It Must Be a Camel"
  • Don "Sugarcane" Harris – violin on "Willie the Pimp" and "The Gumbo Variations"
  • Paul Humphrey – drums on "Son of Mr. Green Genes" and "The Gumbo Variations"
  • Shuggie Otis – bass on "Peaches en Regalia"
  • Jean-Luc Ponty – violin on "It Must Be a Camel"
  • Ron Selico – drums on "Peaches en Regalia"
  • Lowell George - guitar (uncredited)[8]
  • Harvey Shantz – Snorks

Complete Track-listing of the album "FRANK ZAPPA - Hot Rats Gatefold"

The detailed tracklist of this record "FRANK ZAPPA - Hot Rats Gatefold" is:

    Track-listing Side One:
  1. 1. "Peaches en Regalia" 3:38
  2. 2. "Willie the Pimp" 9:25
  3. 3. "Son of Mr. Green Genes" 8:58
    Side Two:
  1. 4. "Little Umbrellas" 3:09
  2. 5. "The Gumbo Variations" 12:55
  3. 6. "It Must Be a Camel" 5:15


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