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Hot Rats (album) by Frank Zappa

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Hot Rats
Hot Rats by Frank Zappa (1969)
Overall rank: 241st   Overall chart historyOverall chart history
Average Rating: 
83/100 (from 749 votes)
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Accolades: Award Top 20 albums of 1969 (12th)
Award Top 50 albums of the 1960s (40th)
Award Top 500 albums of all time (241st)

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Hot Rats track list

Overall chart historyOverall chart history The tracks on this album have an average rating of 85 out of 100 (all tracks have been rated).

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1.Track pickPeaches En Regalia
 89/100 (201 votes)
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2.Track pickWillie The Pimp
 89/100 (191 votes)
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3.Track pickSon Of Mr. Green Genes
 86/100 (140 votes)
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4.Little Umbrellas
 82/100 (115 votes)
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5.The Gumbo Variations
 84/100 (131 votes)
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6.It Must Be A Camel
 82/100 (107 votes)
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83/100 (from 749 votes)
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80/100
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From wenny
Quite strange, yet very welcoming and digestible at the same time. Incredibly impressive instrumentation, and surely an influencer on many contemporary artists.
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90/100
From Graeme2
I'm seeing comments about jazz, rock, psych, prog. Fair enough but am I the only one hearing a funk record?
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The rhythms and melodies are not as random and interesting as he thinks they are.
I feel like he’s not really good at making rock ‘n’ roll or jazz, so he decided to fuse them in the hope that the whole would be more than the sum of the parts. He succeeded to a very small extent, such that I still think this album can be skipped by anyone and that person would not really miss an important part of music history.
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90/100
This is a great album filled with great melodies. I especially love the guitar solo on Willie the pump.
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85/100
Amazingly weirdly. Everything on this album (and with a lot of Zappa's work) sound so satirical and I love it.
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75/100
From JulianR
Aside from Little Umbrellas, I wouldn't classify much of this as jazz-rock so much as blues-rock with avante garde leanings. I don't think that improvisation should be mistaken for jazz, even if that improvisation is in the form of overblowing a saxophone. Yet again, if Brubecks blues based jazz is still jazz, then I'm not exactly sure where this lies. Aside from that categorizational nitpick, this album is pretty awesome. Lots of cool blues jamming. The drumming really stands out to me, personally. I dont really see what others see in Peaches En Regalia, but I'll listen more for sure.
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Esiste il free jazz; se esistesse il free rock per me sarebbe questo.
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90/100
Generally awesome and an obvious influence on some of my favorite musicians.
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Jazz like never made before or after, exotic and weird, only instrumental, and mind-blowing all the listen.
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The invention of jazz rock? Masterpiece of this genre? Crazy tunes and noizes? Yes, yes and yes. Love it!
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