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Frank Zappa - Hot Rats Album

Frank Zappa - Hot Rats Album
  • Performer: Frank Zappa
  • Title: Hot Rats
  • Genre: Rock
  • Cat #: ZR 3841-1
  • Label: Zappa Records
  • Country: US
  • Date of release: 26 Aug 2016
  • Style: Fusion, Jazz-Rock, Avantgarde
  • FLAC size 1733 mb
  • MP3 size: 1012 mb
  • Record From Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Gatefold, 180g

Tracklist

1Peaches En Regalia
Drums – Ron SelicoElectric Bass – Shuggy Otis
3:58
2Little Umbrellas
Drums – John GuerinElectric Bass – Max Bennett
3:09
3Son Of Mr. Green Genes
Drums – Paul HumphreyElectric Bass – Max Bennett
8:58
4Willie The Pimp
Drums – John GuerinElectric Bass – Max BennettLyrics By – Frank ZappaViolin [Electric] – Sugar Cane HarrisVocals – Captain Beefheart
9:25
5The Gumbo Variations
Drums – Paul HumphreyElectric Bass – Max BennettViolin [Electric] – Sugar Cane Harris
12:55
6It Must Be A Camel
Drums – John GuerinElectric Bass – Max BennettViolin [Electric] – Jean-Luc Ponty
5:15

Versions

CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
RS 6356Frank Zappa Hot Rats ‎(LP, Album, Gat)Bizarre Records, Reprise RecordsRS 6356US1969
208744 Frank Zappa Hot Rats ‎(LP, Album, RE, Gat)Reprise Records208744 Argentina1979
968008Frank Zappa Hot Rats ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM)Eldorado, Rykodisc968008Brazil1998
RSLP 6356Frank Zappa Hot Rats ‎(LP, Album)Bizarre Records, Reprise RecordsRSLP 6356UK1970
44 078, RS 6356Frank Zappa Hot Rats ‎(LP, Album, RE, Gat)Bizarre Records, Reprise Records44 078, RS 6356Germany1978

Credits

  • Design, CoverCal Schenkel
  • Guitar, Bass [Octave], PercussionFrank Zappa
  • Piano, Organ [Organus Maximus], Flute, Clarinet, SaxophoneIan Underwood
  • Producer, Arranged By, Composed By, Directed ByFrank Zappa
  • Remastered ByBernie Grundman
  • Design, CoverCal Schenkel
  • Guitar, Bass [Octave], PercussionFrank Zappa
  • Piano, Organ [Organus Maximus], Flute, Clarinet, SaxophoneIan Underwood
  • Producer, Arranged By, Composed By, Directed ByFrank Zappa
  • Remastered ByBernie Grundman
  • Artwork [Cd Package]Ferenc Dobronyi
  • Design [Cd Design Consultant], Photography [Inner Tray Sleeve]Cal Schenkel
  • Design [Original Cover Design]Cal Schenkel
  • Design [Original Inner Cover Design]John Williams
  • Engineer [Digital Remixes]Bob Stone
  • Engineer [Sunset Sound]Brian Ingoldsby
  • Engineer [T. T. G.]Cliff Goldstein, Jack Hunt
  • Engineer [Whitney Studios]Dick Kunc
  • Guitar, Bass [Octave], Percussion, Composed By, Arranged By, Producer [This Movie For Your Ears Was Produced And Directed By]Frank Zappa
  • Photography By [Insert Zappa Portrait]Bruce Linton
  • Piano, Flute, Clarinet [All], Saxophone [All], Performer [Organus Maximus]Ian Underwood

Barcodes

  • Barcode (Text): 0 14431 05082 4
  • Barcode (Scan): 014431050824
  • Matrix / Runout (Mirrored - Version 1, 3 & 4): DISCTRONICS S RCD 10508 01
  • Matrix / Runout (Mirrored - Version 2): DISCTRONICS RCD 10508 03
  • Mastering SID Code (Mirrored): IFPI L501
  • Mould SID Code (Outermost ring - Version 1): IFPI 8717
  • Mould SID Code (Outermost ring - Version 2): IFPI 8733
  • Mould SID Code (Outermost ring - Version 3): IFPI 8711
  • Mould SID Code (Outermost ring - Version 4): IFPI 8730
  • Barcode (Printed): 8 24302 38411 4
  • Barcode (Scanned): 824302384114
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A): FVZ 2016-1-A -39672- P.USA [Stamped] BG RS-6356-A [Etched]
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B): FVZ 2016-1-B -39672- P.USA [Stamped] BG RS-6356-B [Etched]

Companies

  • Pressed By – Pallas – 39672
  • Manufactured By – Pallas USA
  • Licensed To – Universal Music Enterprises
  • Licensed Through – UMG Recordings, Inc.
  • Distributed By – Universal Music Distribution
  • Remastered At – Bernie Grundman Mastering
  • Published By – Zappa Family Trust
  • Published By – Munchkin Music
  • Copyright (c) – Zappa Family Trust
  • Recorded At – T.T.G. Studios
  • Recorded At – Whitney Recording Studios
  • Recorded At – Sunset Sound
  • Engineered At – T.T.G. Studios
  • Engineered At – Whitney Recording Studios
  • Engineered At – Sunset Sound
  • Pressed By – Disctronics S
  • Engineered At – UMRK

Album

Hot Rats is the second solo album by Frank Zappa, released in October 1969. Hot Rats is the second solo album by Frank Zappa. Frank Zappa - Peaches En Regalia - Hot Rats October,1969 Frank's Second Solo album after the Mothers of Invention Frank Zappa - guitar, octave 2019 67 Songs. It was Zappa's first recording project after the dissolution of the original Mothers of Invention. It was Zappa's first recording project after the dissolution of the Mothers of Invention. One of the best-selling albums of his career, the six-song record is made up of five instrumentals, including one of his most beloved works, Peaches En Regalia. It was Zappa's first recording project after the dissolution of the Mothers of Invention. It was Zappa's first recording project after the dissolution of the original Mothers of Invention. Frank Zappa - The Gumbo Variations Unavailable. It features the work of several artists in addition to Zappa, including one former member of the Mothers of Invention, Captain Beefheart, and Don Sugarcane Harris. Frank Zappa - Willie The Pimp Unavailable. Rock 2019. The fifth and sixth discs of the set presents the original Hot Rats album with Zappas 1987 digital re-mix along with an assortment of extras such as vintage promotional audio ads for the album, the mono singles of Peaches En Regalia and Little Umbrellas and rare mixes of more than a dozen tracks. Frank Zappa - Peaches En Regalia Unavailable. The Hot Rats Sessions. Frank Zappa - Son Of Genes Unavailable. Frank Zappa. Frank Zappa - Peaches En Regalia - Hot Rats October,1969 Frank's Second Solo album after the Mothers of Invention Frank Zappa - guitar, octave Zappas second solo album and first album following the breakup of The Mothers Of Invention is a swirling showcase of complete mastery over psychedelic music. Album 2019 67 Songs. Frank Zappas second solo album and first album following the breakup of The Mothers Of Invention is a swirling showcase of complete mastery over psychedelic music. To favorites 22 Download album. It was released in October 1969. With only one track featuring vocals Willie The Pimp , Hot Rats proved to be more a successful experiment rather an album. Hot Rats Q&A. Формируйте собственную коллекцию записей Frank Zappa - Hot Rats 1969. The Hot Rats Sessions - Frank Zappa. Лента с персональными рекомендациями и музыкальными новинками, радио, подборки на любой вкус, удобное управление своей. Frank Zappa - Little Umbrellas Unavailable. The album consists of six songs, five of which are instrumental the song Willie the Pimp features a short vocal by Captain Beefheart. Frank Zappa - Hot Rats 1969. While much of it consists of eery instrumental transitions and searing guitar solos, songs like It Must Be A Camel are on the jazzier side, showing Zappas consistent strength in versatility, and his chameleon-like ability to blend into any musical landscape. Формируйте собственную коллекцию записей Frank Hot Rats Sessions - Frank Zappa. Listen album. Five of the six songs are instrumental the other, Willie the Pimp, features vocals by Beefheart. Songs in album Frank Zappa - Hot Rats 1969. Hot Rats was composed, arranged, and produced by Zappa who played guitar on all tracks and delivered extraordinary solos throughout. Frank Zappa - Peaches En Regalia - Hot Rats October,1969 Frank's Second Solo album after the Mothers of Invention Frank Zappa - guitar, octave 2019 67 Songs. In his original sleeve notes, Zappa described the album as a movie for. Frank Zappa - It Must Be A Camel Unavailable

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Comments: (30)
Jerdodov
Easily one of the best sounding records I own, from the mastering to the near non existant surface noise.
Felolak
Great channel separation and sonic detail o plenty. Thick ol slab of flat plastic too. All around excellent job on this one.
Qumenalu
So, so many of today's vinyl reissues are not worth the plastic that they're pressed on. Fortunately, this is not another example of that! This sounds absolutely fantastic and, in my opinion, makes a more than suitable substitute for the much more expensive first pressing. This brings me much hope for the future of our most recent "vinyl revival"!
Monn
I've always loved FZ, but this album I never got to truly appreciate until my exposure to the original 1969 mix. WOW - what a world of a difference from the Rykodisc CD I grew up with. Drums and percussion more upfront and puncher, nothing is soaked in soggy reverb, the attack of EVERYTHING feels a whole lot more intense and direct... what a beautiful, well-balanced mix.While the 80's remix does have the advantage of placing some more instrumental details at the forefront, I've come to far prefer the original version because its superior immediacy has taught me to appreciate the compositional genius of Hot Rats than ever before. All of a sudden, every melody becomes far more memorable. Everything becomes more danceable. And "Peaches en Regalia".... DAAAAAANNNG!!!!!! Absolutely worth it for the fact that those tubby, tight, gargantuan, steady, throbbing hip-hop-like drum beats just drive everything home.So FZ called this album 'a movie for your ears'. I reckon that the sheer clarity of the original mix much more easily induces a desire to picture vintage cinematic scenes in one's mind in time to the music - which is saying a lot.This fully-analogue remaster is really nice as well. There's some real decent price-performance ratio here because it seems only natural that the Zappa estate would mass-produce a new run of records from metalwork originally designed for the now-expensive Classic Records version, given their well-established working partnership with Bernie Grundman.It's warm, melodic and detailed, and the highs are ultra-crisp yet very airy, controlled and natural-sounding at the same time. [EDIT: I forgot to mention the W-I-D-E stereo image as others have alluded to. Probably some of the best stereo separation I have ever heard on vinyl - period.] Granted, if there are a few little quibbles I have, then one would be that the bass guitar in "Son of Mr. Green Genes" is rather woolly, hollow and resonant, although I doubt that's Mr. Grundman's fault since it feels as if it was originally recorded and mixed that way.Now I have to admit - if there *is* anything that's BG's fault, the snare drums in almost every track other than "Peaches en Regalia" are a little lacking in 'thump factor' - clicky and not as meaty in comparison to many other vintage analogue recordings I own. I believe it's for that reason some people tend to prefer the original US pressings for sound (and maybe also for nostalgic reasons), but those are getting hard to find and a little pricey. Even then, setting aside that relatively minor and possibly unnecessary cynicism of mine, which is easily overshadowed anyway by the major advantages (because after all, if you consciously try to find something wrong with anything no matter how flawless it is, you WILL find it guaranteed and your attention will be drawn away from the positives), this is a fantastic fully-analogue remaster with lots of intricate little sonic details and it'll easily satisfy the vast majority of record buyers out there. Well above average, and as far as I'm concerned, this is THE way nowadays to (re)discover this sonically innovative classic album in its original incarnation.Overall, I give this pressing a solid 9/10.
Reggy
Anyone knows how to identify US vs EU version ? US one lacks a lot of informations atm I write this comment.
inform
warsperfume Aren't these all technically "European"? Pallas USA records are still pressed in Germany. I suppose the record jackets are printed different places...maybe. Regarding where the sleeves are printed - not necessarily. The records are only 'European' in the sense that they're made in Germany by Pallas, regardless of country of release - the US release is only designated as a US release because that would be considered the *country of release* as opposed to the country of manufacture. There are two Discogs release listings for pretty much every Zappa vinyl release of late - one for EU and the other for US - and while for both regions the records are the same pressing, the difference lies in the fine print of the cover, i.e. only copies distributed to the EU would boast the 'made in the EU' text.TL;DR the country of release is not always the same as the country of manufacture in this day and age. Even if it's made in Germany it could still be primarily an American release on account of the print on the cover.
Cogelv
Aren't these all technically "European"? Pallas USA records are still pressed in Germany. I suppose the record jackets are printed different places...maybe.
Yozshubei
Indeed, didn't see this mention first time, thanks for the help !
Dead Samurai
I think the highest valuable information is "Made in the E.U". Back cover, left bottom corner, near ZAPPA RECORDS logo.
breakingthesystem
Good press. As compared with my beat to hell copy from 1976 it's an absolute winner. Stereo separation is better but almost over the top at points (crank sound in Willie the Pimp comes to mind). Overall the record plays dead silent and with great clarity.
Marinara
Absolutely incredible release! I couldn't imagine this record sounding any better than this. The drums sound outstanding. Absolutely dead silent too!
BroWelm
Is this the original vinyl mix from 60's or zappa 80's digital remix that has been keeping to appearing on CD usually through out 80's, 90, s and later? I like the original mix more but would be nice to compare analog and digital mixes on vinyl if this new 2016 reissue/remastering is from the digital transfering and reworking by zappa in the 80's . Any info anyone wich mix this is?
Shistus
In the liner notes it says that it was mastered in 2008 by Bernie Grundman "from FZ's original edited master". Compare to the notes listed on the 1987 CD remaster (taken from this website): "Digital remixes engineered at the Utility Muffin Research Kitchen [UMRK]." So I'm guessing it's from the original version, but I haven't heard the remix myself so I'm not 100% sure. This sounds absolutely fantastic though, I really highly recommend it to anybody who enjoys Hot Rats at all!
Ƀ⁞₳⁞Ð Ƀ⁞Ǿ⁞Ɏ
I don't think Bernie would put his name on anything digital.
Nkeiy
This is the original 1969 mix, sourced from a recent remaster from original tapes. The differences in the details of the songs (and lengths as well) are quite notable once you compare the original press to the 80s remaster, which was used well into the 90s (example, the 80s remaster used an alternate take, or an extended cut, of The Gumbo Variations, running around 16 minutes. Also, the intro to Willie the Pimp has next to no percussion, with Don "Sugarcane" Harris' violin in the forefront, and so on...)
Araath
Easily one of the best sounding records I own, from the mastering to the near non existant surface noise.
Tori Texer
Great channel separation and sonic detail o plenty. Thick ol slab of flat plastic too. All around excellent job on this one.
Visonima
So, so many of today's vinyl reissues are not worth the plastic that they're pressed on. Fortunately, this is not another example of that! This sounds absolutely fantastic and, in my opinion, makes a more than suitable substitute for the much more expensive first pressing. This brings me much hope for the future of our most recent "vinyl revival"!
Vivaral
I've always loved FZ, but this album I never got to truly appreciate until my exposure to the original 1969 mix. WOW - what a world of a difference from the Rykodisc CD I grew up with. Drums and percussion more upfront and puncher, nothing is soaked in soggy reverb, the attack of EVERYTHING feels a whole lot more intense and direct... what a beautiful, well-balanced mix.While the 80's remix does have the advantage of placing some more instrumental details at the forefront, I've come to far prefer the original version because its superior immediacy has taught me to appreciate the compositional genius of Hot Rats than ever before. All of a sudden, every melody becomes far more memorable. Everything becomes more danceable. And "Peaches en Regalia".... DAAAAAANNNG!!!!!! Absolutely worth it for the fact that those tubby, tight, gargantuan, steady, throbbing hip-hop-like drum beats just drive everything home.So FZ called this album 'a movie for your ears'. I reckon that the sheer clarity of the original mix much more easily induces a desire to picture vintage cinematic scenes in one's mind in time to the music - which is saying a lot.This fully-analogue remaster is really nice as well. There's some real decent price-performance ratio here because it seems only natural that the Zappa estate would mass-produce a new run of records from metalwork originally designed for the now-expensive Classic Records version, given their well-established working partnership with Bernie Grundman.It's warm, melodic and detailed, and the highs are ultra-crisp yet very airy, controlled and natural-sounding at the same time. [EDIT: I forgot to mention the W-I-D-E stereo image as others have alluded to. Probably some of the best stereo separation I have ever heard on vinyl - period.] Granted, if there are a few little quibbles I have, then one would be that the bass guitar in "Son of Mr. Green Genes" is rather woolly, hollow and resonant, although I doubt that's Mr. Grundman's fault since it feels as if it was originally recorded and mixed that way.Now I have to admit - if there *is* anything that's BG's fault, the snare drums in almost every track other than "Peaches en Regalia" are a little lacking in 'thump factor' - clicky and not as meaty in comparison to many other vintage analogue recordings I own. I believe it's for that reason some people tend to prefer the original US pressings for sound (and maybe also for nostalgic reasons), but those are getting hard to find and a little pricey. Even then, setting aside that relatively minor and possibly unnecessary cynicism of mine, which is easily overshadowed anyway by the major advantages (because after all, if you consciously try to find something wrong with anything no matter how flawless it is, you WILL find it guaranteed and your attention will be drawn away from the positives), this is a fantastic fully-analogue remaster with lots of intricate little sonic details and it'll easily satisfy the vast majority of record buyers out there. Well above average, and as far as I'm concerned, this is THE way nowadays to (re)discover this sonically innovative classic album in its original incarnation.Overall, I give this pressing a solid 9/10.
Kriau
Anyone knows how to identify US vs EU version ? US one lacks a lot of informations atm I write this comment.
Bumand
warsperfume Aren't these all technically "European"? Pallas USA records are still pressed in Germany. I suppose the record jackets are printed different places...maybe. Regarding where the sleeves are printed - not necessarily. The records are only 'European' in the sense that they're made in Germany by Pallas, regardless of country of release - the US release is only designated as a US release because that would be considered the *country of release* as opposed to the country of manufacture. There are two Discogs release listings for pretty much every Zappa vinyl release of late - one for EU and the other for US - and while for both regions the records are the same pressing, the difference lies in the fine print of the cover, i.e. only copies distributed to the EU would boast the 'made in the EU' text.TL;DR the country of release is not always the same as the country of manufacture in this day and age. Even if it's made in Germany it could still be primarily an American release on account of the print on the cover.
Najinn
Aren't these all technically "European"? Pallas USA records are still pressed in Germany. I suppose the record jackets are printed different places...maybe.
Shakagul
Indeed, didn't see this mention first time, thanks for the help !
Zymbl
I think the highest valuable information is "Made in the E.U". Back cover, left bottom corner, near ZAPPA RECORDS logo.
snowball
Good press. As compared with my beat to hell copy from 1976 it's an absolute winner. Stereo separation is better but almost over the top at points (crank sound in Willie the Pimp comes to mind). Overall the record plays dead silent and with great clarity.
Gavigamand
Absolutely incredible release! I couldn't imagine this record sounding any better than this. The drums sound outstanding. Absolutely dead silent too!
sunrise bird
Is this the original vinyl mix from 60's or zappa 80's digital remix that has been keeping to appearing on CD usually through out 80's, 90, s and later? I like the original mix more but would be nice to compare analog and digital mixes on vinyl if this new 2016 reissue/remastering is from the digital transfering and reworking by zappa in the 80's . Any info anyone wich mix this is?
Jan
In the liner notes it says that it was mastered in 2008 by Bernie Grundman "from FZ's original edited master". Compare to the notes listed on the 1987 CD remaster (taken from this website): "Digital remixes engineered at the Utility Muffin Research Kitchen [UMRK]." So I'm guessing it's from the original version, but I haven't heard the remix myself so I'm not 100% sure. This sounds absolutely fantastic though, I really highly recommend it to anybody who enjoys Hot Rats at all!
Ttexav
I don't think Bernie would put his name on anything digital.
Malara
This is the original 1969 mix, sourced from a recent remaster from original tapes. The differences in the details of the songs (and lengths as well) are quite notable once you compare the original press to the 80s remaster, which was used well into the 90s (example, the 80s remaster used an alternate take, or an extended cut, of The Gumbo Variations, running around 16 minutes. Also, the intro to Willie the Pimp has next to no percussion, with Don "Sugarcane" Harris' violin in the forefront, and so on...)
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