Frank Zappa ‎– Hot Rats

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Official Release #8. For sessions & outtakes, see also Frank Zappa - The Hot Rats Sessions (2019).

This is the first Zappa album on which Dweezil has a credit. Both (he and the album) pretty much came into the world together. Also check out "The Story Of Willie The Pimp" on Zappa - Mystery Disc

For UK issues: First UK issues have the Reprise Tri-color labels (Pop Series) RSLP 6356, with the Pye distribution data eradicated by a black over-stamp [Feb 1970]. The 2nd issue has tan Reprise labels RSLP 6356 [Late 1970/71]. The 3rd issue has tan Reprise labels K 44078 [circa 1972]. The 4th has tan Reprise labels K 44078 [circa 1973], but now with a 'W' logo in radius text. (These are the 'key' changes, other variations may apply. The 'K' changes relate to Kinney acquisition but, under Law, were not applied in USA)

Many early USA (and international) vinyl releases continued to use 'legacy' artwork, irrespective of a history of Warner company changes and often continuing to bear the Reprise/WSeven Arts logo. Initial issues were on the Bizarre label (distributed by Warner/Reprise) and then phased into the (various) Reprise labels.

On the Zappa One Size Fits All back cover star map, there is a minor star titled "Hotratz" (situated above the major star "Pixies")

The uncredited cover photography was taken by Andee Nathanson. The uncredited cover model is Christine Frka.

Tracklist

Peaches En Regalia 3:58
Willie The Pimp 9:25
Son Of Mr. Green Genes 8:58
Little Umbrellas 3:09
The Gumbo Variations 12:55
It Must Be A Camel 5:15

Versions (207)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
RS 6356 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album, Gat) Bizarre Records, Reprise Records RS 6356 US 1969 Sell This Version
GX 01-366 Frank Zappa Hot Rats, Progressive Rock(LP, Album) Reprise Records GX 01-366 Mexico 1969 Sell This Version
4RA-6356 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(4-Trk, Album) Reprise Records 4RA-6356 US 1969 Sell This Version
8RM 6356 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(8-Trk, Album) Bizarre Records 8RM 6356 US 1969 Sell This Version
8RM 6356 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(8-Trk, Album) Reprise Records 8RM 6356 Canada 1969 Sell This Version
SRV. 6108, RS. 6356 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album) Reprise Records, Reprise Records SRV. 6108, RS. 6356 France 1969 Sell This Version
RRC 6356 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album) Reprise Records RRC 6356 South Africa 1969 Sell This Version
RS 6356 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album) Reprise Records RS 6356 Israel 1969 Sell This Version
RS 6356 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album) Bizarre Records, Reprise Records RS 6356 Colombia 1969 Sell This Version
GX 01-366 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album) Reprise Records GX 01-366 Mexico 1969 Sell This Version
RS 6356 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album, CSM) Bizarre Records, Reprise Records, Warner Bros. - Seven Arts Records RS 6356 US 1969 Sell This Version
SVR.6108, RS.6356 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album, Fli) Reprise Records, Reprise Records SVR.6108, RS.6356 France 1969 Sell This Version
RS 6356 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album, Gat) Reprise Records RS 6356 Venezuela 1969 Sell This Version
RS 6356 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album, Gat) Reprise Records, Bizarre Records RS 6356 Germany 1969 Sell This Version
RS 6356 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album, Pit) Bizarre Records, Reprise Records RS 6356 US 1969 Sell This Version
RS 6356 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album, Promo, Gat) Bizarre Records, Reprise Records RS 6356 US 1969 Sell This Version
SRV. 6108, RS. 6356 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album, RP, Fli) Reprise Records, Reprise Records SRV. 6108, RS. 6356 France 1969 Sell This Version
RS 6356 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album, Ter) Bizarre Records, Reprise Records RS 6356 US 1969 Sell This Version
RS 6356 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album, Ter) Bizarre Records, Reprise Records RS 6356 US 1969 Sell This Version
RS 6356 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album, Tri) Bizarre Records, Reprise Records RS 6356 Canada 1969 Sell This Version
RST 6356 B Frank Zappa Hot Rats(Reel, 4tr Stereo, 7" Reel, Album, Lar) Reprise Records, Bizarre Records RST 6356 B US 1969 Sell This Version
RS 6356 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album) Reprise Records RS 6356 New Zealand 1970 Sell This Version
SRI 6356 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album) Reprise Records SRI 6356 Italy 1970 Sell This Version
RS 6356 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album) Reprise Records, Bizarre Records RS 6356 Australia 1970 Sell This Version
RSLP 6356 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album) Bizarre Records, Reprise Records RSLP 6356 UK 1970 Sell This Version
RS 6356 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album, Fir) Reprise Records, Bizarre Records RS 6356 Australia 1970 Sell This Version
RSLP 6356 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album, RE) Bizarre Records, Reprise Records, Warner Bros. Records RSLP 6356 UK 1970 Sell This Version
RSLP 6356 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Bizarre Records, Reprise Records, Warner Bros. Records RSLP 6356 UK 1970 Sell This Version
RS 6356 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album, RP) Bizarre Records, Reprise Records RS 6356 Canada 1970 Sell This Version
RS 6356 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album, RP, Gat) Reprise Records RS 6356 Germany 1970 Sell This Version
RS 6356 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album, RP, Gat) Reprise Records, Bizarre Records RS 6356 Germany 1970 Sell This Version
HRES 291-35 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album) Reprise Records, Hispavox HRES 291-35 Spain 1971 Sell This Version
RS 6356 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album) Reprise Records RS 6356 New Zealand 1971 Sell This Version
HRES 291-35 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album) Reprise Records, Hispavox HRES 291-35 Spain 1971 Sell This Version
HRES 291-35 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album) Reprise Records, Hispavox HRES 291-35 Spain 1971 Sell This Version
HRES 291-35 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album) Reprise Records, Hispavox HRES 291-35 Spain 1971 Sell This Version
K44078 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album, Gat) Reprise Records K44078 UK 1971 Sell This Version
RS 6356, RS6356 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album, Gat) Bizarre Records, Reprise Records, Reprise Records, Bizarre Records RS 6356, RS6356 Italy 1971 Sell This Version
44078, N° 44078 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album, Gat) Bizarre Records, Reprise Records 44078, N° 44078 France 1971 Sell This Version
44 078, N° 44078 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album, Gat) Reprise Records, Bizarre Records 44 078, N° 44078 France 1971 Sell This Version
HRES 291-35 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album, Non) Reprise Records, Hispavox HRES 291-35 Spain 1971 Sell This Version
K44078, K 44078 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album, RE) Reprise Records, Reprise Records K44078, K 44078 UK 1971 Sell This Version
44 078, RS 6356 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Reprise Records, Bizarre Records 44 078, RS 6356 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
44 078, RS 6356 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Reprise Records, Bizarre Records 44 078, RS 6356 Germany 1971 Sell This Version
RS 6356 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Reprise Records RS 6356 Canada 1971 Sell This Version
12927/112927 Frank Zappa Ratas Calientes(LP, Album) Reprise Records, Music Hall 12927/112927 Argentina 1971 Sell This Version
12.927 Frank Zappa Ratas Calientes(LP, Album, Mono, Promo, Gat) Reprise Records, Music Hall 12.927 Argentina 1971 Sell This Version
8RM-6356 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(8-Trk, Album, RE) Reprise Records 8RM-6356 Canada 1972 Sell This Version
RS 6356 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album) Reprise Records RS 6356 Israel 1972 Sell This Version
K 44078 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album) Reprise Records K 44078 UK 1972 Sell This Version
K 44078 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album, RE) Reprise Records K 44078 UK 1972 Sell This Version
K 44078 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album, RE) Reprise Records K 44078 UK 1972 Sell This Version
RRC 6356 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album, RE) Reprise Records RRC 6356 South Africa 1972 Sell This Version
RS6356, RS 6356 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Bizarre Records, Bizarre Records, Reprise Records, Reprise Records RS6356, RS 6356 US 1972 Sell This Version
K44078 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Reprise Records K44078 UK 1972 Sell This Version
REP 444 078 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(Cass, Album, Ora) Reprise Records REP 444 078 Germany 1973 Sell This Version
130019 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album, Gat) Reprise Records 130019 US 1973 Sell This Version
RS 6356 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album, RE) Reprise Records RS 6356 Canada 1973 Sell This Version
RS 6356 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Reprise Records RS 6356 Canada 1973 Sell This Version
RS 6356 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Reprise Records RS 6356 Canada 1973 Sell This Version
44078, N° 44078 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album, RP, Gat) Reprise Records, Reprise Records 44078, N° 44078 France 1973 Sell This Version
44078, N° 44078 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album, RP, Gat) Reprise Records, Reprise Records 44078, N° 44078 France 1973 Sell This Version
W 444078 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(Cass, Album) Bizarre Records W 444078 Italy 1975 Sell This Version
0339, RS 0339 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album, RE) Reprise Records, Reprise Records 0339, RS 0339 Greece 1975 Sell This Version
W 44078 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Reprise Records, Bizarre Records W 44078 Italy 1975 Sell This Version
W 44078 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Bizarre Records, Discreet W 44078 Italy 1975 Sell This Version
REP 59021 Frank Zappa Hot Rats (Art & Music Collection 2)(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Reprise Records REP 59021 Germany 1976 Sell This Version
REP 59021, REP 59021 (P) Frank Zappa Hot Rats (Art & Music Collection 2)(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Reprise Records, Reprise Records REP 59021, REP 59021 (P) Germany 1976 Sell This Version
REP 59021 Frank Zappa Hot Rats (Art & Music Collection 2)(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Reprise Records REP 59021 Germany 1976 Sell This Version
REP 44078, RS 6356 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album, Gat) Reprise Records, Reprise Records REP 44078, RS 6356 France 1976 Sell This Version
RS 6356 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album, Gat) Reprise Records RS 6356 US 1976 Sell This Version
RS 6356 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album, RE) Bizarre Records, Reprise Records RS 6356 Canada 1976 Sell This Version
RS 6356 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album, RE) Bizarre Records, Reprise Records RS 6356 Canada 1976 Sell This Version
44 078, REP 44 078, RS 6356 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Reprise Records, Reprise Records, Bizarre Records 44 078, REP 44 078, RS 6356 Germany 1976 Sell This Version
REP 59021, REP 59021 (P) Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Reprise Records, Reprise Records REP 59021, REP 59021 (P) Germany 1976 Sell This Version
RS 6356, REP 44078 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Bizarre Records, Reprise Records, Reprise Records RS 6356, REP 44078 Netherlands 1976 Sell This Version
44 078, REP 44 078, RS 6356 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Reprise Records, Reprise Records, Bizarre Records 44 078, REP 44 078, RS 6356 Germany 1976 Sell This Version
44 078, RS 6356, REP 44 078 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album, RE, RP, Gat) Reprise Records, Bizarre Records, Reprise Records 44 078, RS 6356, REP 44 078 Germany 1976 Sell This Version
RS 6356 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album, RP, Gat) Bizarre Records, Reprise Records RS 6356 US 1976 Sell This Version
RS 6356 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Reprise Records RS 6356 US 1977 Sell This Version
K 44078 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Reprise Records K 44078 UK 1977 Sell This Version
44078 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album, M/Print, RE) Reprise Records, Bizarre Records, Warner Bros. Records 44078 Greece 1979 Sell This Version
44078 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album, RE) Reprise Records, Warner Bros. Records, Bizarre Records 44078 Greece 1979 Sell This Version
84.002 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album, RE) Reprise Records, Bizarre Records 84.002 Brazil 1979 Sell This Version
44 078, REP 44078, RS 6356 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Reprise Records, Reprise Records, Bizarre Records 44 078, REP 44078, RS 6356 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
208744 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Reprise Records 208744 Argentina 1979 Sell This Version
44 078, REP 44078, RS 6356 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Reprise Records, Reprise Records, Bizarre Records 44 078, REP 44078, RS 6356 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
44 078, REP 44078, RS 6356 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Reprise Records, Reprise Records, Bizarre Records 44 078, REP 44078, RS 6356 Germany 1979 Sell This Version
K 44078 Frank Zappa Hot Rats (LP, Album, RE) Reprise Records K 44078 UK 1980 Sell This Version
K 44078 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album, RE) Reprise Records K 44078 UK 1980 Sell This Version
K 44078 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Reprise Records K 44078 UK 1980 Sell This Version
84.002 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album, RE) Reprise Records, Bizarre Records 84.002 Brazil 1982 Sell This Version
RS 6356 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album, RP, Gat) Bizarre Records, Reprise Records, Barking Pumpkin Records RS 6356 US 1984 Sell This Version
BPR888-2 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Barking Pumpkin Records BPR888-2 US 1986 Sell This Version
RCD 40503/1 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(CD, Album) Rykodisc RCD 40503/1 1987 Sell This Version
RCD 10066 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(CD, Album, Club, RE, RM) Rykodisc RCD 10066 US 1987 Sell This Version
RCD 10066 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(CD, Album, Club, RE, RM) Rykodisc RCD 10066 Canada 1987 Sell This Version
RCD 10066 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, Gol) Rykodisc RCD 10066 US 1987 Sell This Version
RCD 10066 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(CD, Album, RE) Rykodisc RCD 10066 Canada 1987 Sell This Version
RCD 10066 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(CD, Album, RE) Rykodisc RCD 10066 US 1987 Sell This Version
RCD 10066 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(CD, Album, RE) Rykodisc RCD 10066 US 1987 Sell This Version
RCD 10066 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(CD, Album, RE) Rykodisc RCD 10066 US 1987 Sell This Version
CD ZAP 2, CDZAP 2 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(CD, Album, RE, RM) Zappa Records, Zappa Records CD ZAP 2, CDZAP 2 Europe 1987 Sell This Version
RCD 10066, DIDY 008779 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(CD, Album, RE, RM) Rykodisc, Rykodisc RCD 10066, DIDY 008779 US 1987 Sell This Version
RCD 10066 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(CD, Album, RE, RM) Rykodisc RCD 10066 US 1987 Sell This Version
CD ZAP 2, CDZAP 2 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(CD, Album, RE, RM) Zappa Records, Zappa Records CD ZAP 2, CDZAP 2 UK 1987 Sell This Version
TZAPPA 2 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(Cass, Album, RE) Zappa Records TZAPPA 2 UK 1987 Sell This Version
D4 74211 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(Cass, Album, RE) Barking Pumpkin Records D4 74211 US 1987 Sell This Version
RAC 10508 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(Cass, Album, RE, Dol) Ryko Analogue RAC 10508 Canada 1987 Sell This Version
VACK 5027, RCD 10066 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(CD, Album, RE) Rykodisc, Rykodisc VACK 5027, RCD 10066 Japan 1994 Sell This Version
RCD 10508 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(CD, Album, Club, RE, RM) Rykodisc RCD 10508 US 1995 Sell This Version
RCD 10508 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(CD, Album, Club, RE, RM) Rykodisc RCD 10508 Canada 1995 Sell This Version
RCD 10508 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(CD, Album, RE, RM) Rykodisc RCD 10508 US 1995 Sell This Version
RCD 10508 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(CD, Album, RE, RM) Rykodisc RCD 10508 USA, Canada & UK 1995 Sell This Version
RCD 10508, VACK 5102 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(CD, Album, RE, RM) Rykodisc, Rykodisc RCD 10508, VACK 5102 Japan 1995 Sell This Version
D31403 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(CD, Album, RE, RM) Rykodisc D31403 Australia 1995 Sell This Version
RCD 10508 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(CD, Album, RE, RM) Rykodisc RCD 10508 Argentina 1995 Sell This Version
RCD 10508 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(CD, Album, RE, RM) Rykodisc RCD 10508 US 1995 Sell This Version
RCD 10508 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(CD, Album, RE, RM) Rykodisc RCD 10508 Europe 1995 Sell This Version
RCD 40583/1, RCD 10508 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(CD, Album, RM, RP) Rykodisc, Rykodisc RCD 40583/1, RCD 10508 UK, Europe & US 1995 Sell This Version
RAC 10508 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(Cass, Album, Club, RE) Ryko Analogue RAC 10508 Canada 1995 Sell This Version
RAC 10508 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(Cass, Album, RE) Rykodisc RAC 10508 Poland 1995 Sell This Version
968008 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(CD, Album, RE, RM) Eldorado, Rykodisc 968008 Brazil 1998 Sell This Version
UL 98212 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(CD, Album, Unofficial) Спюрк UL 98212 Russia 1998 Sell This Version
UL 98212 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(CD, Album, Unofficial) Спюрк UL 98212 Russia 1998 Sell This Version
UL 98212 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(CD, Album, Unofficial) Спюрк UL 98212 Russia 1998 Sell This Version
JPCD 2000114 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(CD, Album, Unofficial) ООО "ДОРА" JPCD 2000114 Russia 2000 Sell This Version
JPCD 2000114 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(CD, Album, Unofficial) Grammy JPCD 2000114 Russia 2000 Sell This Version
VACK-1209 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Pap) Rykodisc VACK-1209 Japan 2001 Sell This Version
VACK-1209 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(CD, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Pap) Rykodisc VACK-1209 Japan 2001 Sell This Version
GR05 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(CD, Album, RE) Rykodisc GR05 Italy 2004 Sell This Version
K 44078-5 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album, Pic, Unofficial) Reprise Records (2) K 44078-5 France 2005 Sell This Version
0238412 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(CD, Album, RE, RM) Zappa Records 0238412 Europe 2008 Sell This Version
VACK-1321 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(CD, Album, RE, RM, Pap) Videoarts Music, Rykodisc VACK-1321 Japan 2008 Sell This Version
K 44078-5, RS6356 Frank Zappa Hot Rats - The Black Edition(LP, Pic, Unofficial + LP, Album, RE, RM, 200 + Box) Reprise Records (2), Classic Records, Barking Pumpkin Records K 44078-5, RS6356 USA & Europe 2009 Sell This Version
RS 6356 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album, 140) Classic Records, Barking Pumpkin Records RS 6356 US 2009 Sell This Version
RS6356 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album, RE, RM, 150) Classic Records, Barking Pumpkin Records RS6356 US 2009 Sell This Version
RS6356 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album, RE, RM, 200) Classic Records, Barking Pumpkin Records RS6356 US 2009 Sell This Version
RS6356 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album, RE, RM, Gat) Barking Pumpkin Records RS6356 US 2009 Sell This Version
none Frank Zappa Hot Rats(6xFile, MP3, Album, RE, RM, VBR) Zappa Records none US 2012
0238412 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(CD, Album, RE, RM) Zappa Records, Universal Music Group International 0238412 Europe 2012 Sell This Version
0238412 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(CD, Album, RE, RM) Zappa Records 0238412 Brazil 2012 Sell This Version
0238412 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(CD, Album, RE, RM) Zappa Records 0238412 Brazil 2012 Sell This Version
ZR 3841 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(CD, Album, RE, RM) Zappa Records ZR 3841 US 2012 Sell This Version
0238412 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(CD, Album, RE, RM) Zappa Records, Universal Music Group International 0238412 Europe 2012 Sell This Version
0238412 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(CD, Album, RE, RM, Son) Zappa Records, Universal Music Group International 0238412 UK & Europe 2012 Sell This Version
ZR 3841 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(CD, Album, Unofficial) Zappa Records (2) ZR 3841 Russia 2012 Sell This Version
ZR 3841-1 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album, RE, RM, Gat) Zappa Records, Barking Pumpkin Records ZR 3841-1 Europe 2016 Sell This Version
ZR 3841-1 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album, RE, RM, Gat) Zappa Records ZR 3841-1 US 2016 Sell This Version
ZR 3841-1 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Pin) Zappa Records, Universal Music Group International ZR 3841-1 US 2018 Sell This Version
ZR 3841Z-1, ZR 3841-1 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Hot) Zappa Records, Zappa Records ZR 3841Z-1, ZR 3841-1 Europe 2019 Sell This Version
ZR 3841-1 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, RP, Hot) Zappa Records ZR 3841-1 US 2019 Sell This Version
REP 59021 Frank Zappa Hot Rats (Art & Music Collection 2)(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Reprise Records REP 59021 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
REP M8 6356 0797 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(8-Trk, Album) Reprise Records REP M8 6356 0797 US Unknown Sell This Version
M8R 6356 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(8-Trk, Album, RE) Reprise Records M8R 6356 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
RCD 10066 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(CD, Album, RE) Rykodisc RCD 10066 Japan Unknown Sell This Version
RCD 10066 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(CD, Album, RE) Rykodisc RCD 10066 Japan Unknown Sell This Version
ZR 3841 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(CD, Album, RE) Zappa Records ZR 3841 US Unknown Sell This Version
RCD 10508 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(CD, Album, RE, RM) Rykodisc RCD 10508 USA, Canada & UK Unknown Sell This Version
RCD 10508 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(CD, Album, RE, RM) Rykodisc RCD 10508 US Unknown Sell This Version
RCD 10508 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(CD, Album, RE, RM, RP) Rykodisc RCD 10508 US Unknown Sell This Version
0238412 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(CD, Album, RE, RM, Son) Zappa Records, Universal Music Group International 0238412 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
RCD 10508, RCD10508 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(CD, Album, RM, RP) Rykodisc, Rykodisc RCD 10508, RCD10508 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
RCD 10508 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(CD, Album, RM, RP) Rykodisc RCD 10508 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
RCD 10066 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(CD, Album, Unofficial) Rykodisc (2) RCD 10066 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
X 6356, none Frank Zappa Hot Rats(Cass, Album) Reprise Records, Bizarre Records X 6356, none US Unknown Sell This Version
M 56356 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(Cass, Album) Reprise Records M 56356 US Unknown Sell This Version
CRX 6356 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(Cass, Album) Reprise Records CRX 6356 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
CRX-6356 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(Cass, Album) Reprise Records CRX-6356 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
M5 6356 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(Cass, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records M5 6356 US Unknown Sell This Version
K444078 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(Cass, Album, RE) Reprise Records K444078 UK Unknown Sell This Version
F-08 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(Cass, Album, Unofficial) F&R F-08 Poland Unknown Sell This Version
MC-50-008 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(Cass, Album, Unofficial) MC (7) MC-50-008 Russia Unknown Sell This Version
Q 111 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(Cass, Album, Unofficial, Dol) Q (5) Q 111 Poland Unknown Sell This Version
RS 6356 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album) Bizarre Records RS 6356 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
RS6356 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album) Reprise Records RS6356 Uruguay Unknown Sell This Version
RSLP 6356 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album) Bizarre Records, Warner Bros. - Seven Arts Records, Reprise Records RSLP 6356 UK Unknown Sell This Version
RS 6356 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album, Gat) Reprise Records RS 6356 US Unknown Sell This Version
44 078, 44078 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album, Gat) Reprise Records, Bizarre Records, Warner Bros. Records 44 078, 44078 Greece Unknown Sell This Version
44 078, REP 44078, RS 6356 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album, Gat) Reprise Records, Reprise Records, Bizarre Records 44 078, REP 44078, RS 6356 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
REP 44 078 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album, RE) Reprise Records REP 44 078 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
MS 6356, RS 6356 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album, RE) Reprise Records, Reprise Records MS 6356, RS 6356 New Zealand Unknown Sell This Version
RS 6356 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album, RE) Reprise Records RS 6356 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
0339, RS 0339 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album, RE) Reprise Records, Reprise Records 0339, RS 0339 Greece Unknown Sell This Version
RS 6356 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album, RE) Reprise Records, Bizarre Records RS 6356 US Unknown Sell This Version
44078 , REP 44 078, RS 6356 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album, RE) Reprise Records, Reprise Records, Bizarre Records 44078 , REP 44 078, RS 6356 Belgium Unknown Sell This Version
RS 6356 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album, RE) Reprise Records RS 6356 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
REP 44078 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Reprise Records REP 44078 Portugal Unknown Sell This Version
REP 44078 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Reprise Records REP 44078 Portugal Unknown Sell This Version
W 44078 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Reprise Records, Bizarre Records W 44078 Italy Unknown Sell This Version
44078 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Warner Bros. Records, Bizarre Records, Reprise Records 44078 Greece Unknown Sell This Version
44 078, REP 44 078, RS 6356 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Bizarre Records, Reprise Records, Reprise Records 44 078, REP 44 078, RS 6356 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
RS 6356 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Reprise Records RS 6356 US Unknown Sell This Version
RS6356, RS 6356 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Bizarre Records, Reprise Records RS6356, RS 6356 US Unknown Sell This Version
RS 6356 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Bizarre Records, Reprise Records RS 6356 US Unknown Sell This Version
RSLP 6356 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Bizarre Records, Warner Bros. - Seven Arts Records, Reprise Records RSLP 6356 UK Unknown Sell This Version
44 078, RS 6356 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Reprise Records, Bizarre Records 44 078, RS 6356 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
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mongie35

mongie35

July 1, 2020
referencing Hot Rats, LP, Album, Gat, K44078
My runouts are RSLP 6356 A1 AND RSLP 6356 B1 and it as KINNEY RECORD GROUP LTD on the back. I think these runouts appear on another version but not for Kinney Records. Maybe mine as got mixed up at some stage in its life.
Amjac

Amjac

March 6, 2020
referencing Hot Rats, LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Hot, ZR 3841Z-1, ZR 3841-1
Fantastic reissue.

Gatefold quality is solid.

Disc is as vibrant in sound as it is in colour! VERY QUIET copy, can only hear the most minimal of noise at the end of the tracks. Probably one of the best sounding discs in my collection!

Somehow my discs label has a tiny rip in it's edge yet the actual grooves seems perfect, and that's what matters more of course! Just an interesting observation that i've not encountered from a mint copy before.

Also comes in an anti-static inner for the cherry on top!
MrShocktime

MrShocktime

February 3, 2020
referencing Hot Rats, LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, RP, Hot, ZR 3841-1

Went through two copies, both have a non-fill issue at the end of Little Umbrellas. Nothing major enough that I'd warrant less than 5 stars for this release though as it otherwise sounds incredible.
chill-philosopher

chill-philosopher

January 21, 2020
referencing Hot Rats, LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Hot, ZR 3841Z-1, ZR 3841-1
Excellent pressing. No surface noise whatsoever and all the instruments just seem to come alive. The pink color is very pleasing to the eye as well.
AbstractWax

AbstractWax

January 13, 2020
edited 9 months ago
referencing Hot Rats, LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Hot, ZR 3841Z-1, ZR 3841-1

Non-fill issues on the A-side of my brand new copy. It's difficult to spot visually but it's there and is definitely audible on the first two tracks. Returning for a replacement. Sounds and looks great otherwise.

UPDATE: Replacement copy plays with no issues.
JasonCarne

JasonCarne

January 9, 2020
referencing Hot Rats, LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Hot, ZR 3841Z-1, ZR 3841-1
Really good pressing, no surface noise whatsoever, super crisp sound.
mca

mca

December 22, 2019
referencing Hot Rats, LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Hot, ZR 3841Z-1, ZR 3841-1

Disappointing there is not even a download code celebrating FZ's legendary 1969 solo outing.. :-/
streetmouse

streetmouse

December 16, 2019
referencing Hot Rats, LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Pin, ZR 3841-1

Hot Rats is an album that’s forever been enticing to me, yet one that I’ve been on the fence about for the last fifty years. For the most part Hot Rats is an instrumental album, laced with vocal performances by Captain Beefheart, most notably on the song “Willie The Pimp.” Add to that, that this is the first time we hear Zappa featured as a guitarist extraordinaire, not that his playing was absent on The Mother’s previous albums, it’s just that here he resounds and exudes a singular confidence and dare I say graciousness and objectivity. In addition, the record was recorded using a sixteen track tape machine, defining a singular dense orchestration, revealing a timbral clarity and a most desirable placement within the stereophonic field that is both expressive, visionary and lively.

That said, many were turned off by his aggressive time signatures and heavily distorted guitars, moving Zappa from a crazed rock musician to that of the avant grade, marching headlong into uncharted territory. These pieces of music were extremely long and nearly demandingly focused, taking aspects of free-form jazz from the likes of Ayler and Coltrane, yet bending them to suit his needs and aspirations, building this outing around a solid rock based background that incorporated the environment of free form and improv, where if I could, I might suggest, he brought the dirt and aggression found in rock n’ roll into the complex improvised style of jazz, bringing to light his own personal version of fusion, making it not an easy album to love, though impossible not to appreciate.

The super deluxe box set is staggering, featuring every song Zappa laid down during a hot July in 1969 on compact disc. Also included is Frank’s 1987 digital re-mix, along with a host of other unexpected rarities, that frankly (no pun intended) is far too much for anyone to consume or assimilate in one lifetime, where with the addition of hefty, actual 180 gram hot pink records, simply makes this collection nothing less than yummy musical mind candy perched on the edge of destiny.

There are those who are going to argue over these remasters versus the original pressing, not original re-pressings mind you, though methinks far too many listeners have gotten locked into the sonic shortcomings of that original album to allow themselves to appreciate what’s being handed to them here. I for one was very excited to hear this record again, where it actually does sound as if one is hearing Hot Rats for the first time again in all of it’s demented glory.

*** The Fun Facts: Although Mr. Zappa (and I’ve no idea why, because the psychedelic 60’s were as colorful and as absurd as Zappa himself) held great dislike, even disdain for the hippies, with the graphic design of this album’s artwork, certainly reflected the psychedelic era as none other. The striking dynamic photo was achieved though a new infrared photography system that allowed for brilliant colour manifestations, with the image of a woman (Christine Frka, also known as Miss Christine was originally hired by Zappa as a nanny for his two children, was one of the notorious Sunset Strip groupies, a member of the all girl band as The GTOs, and died two years later of a heroin overdose) ghoulishly easing out of a neglected Hollywood Hills swimming pool, captured the spirit of 1969 as no other album cover ever has. The actual location was the former estate of Errol Flynn, though the pool seems to have been lost to time, though perhaps that’s a good thing, as the property would have certainly become an Abbey Road crosswalk Mecca for Zappa fans.

Yet the artwork doesn’t end there, the gatefold houses a ton of images and if one holds the album in a certain way, in a certain light, it magically turns black right before your eyes.

Review by Jenell Kesler
mcwlod

mcwlod

December 11, 2019
referencing Hot Rats, LP, Album, RE, RM, Gat, ZR 3841-1

What a stunning piece of vinyl. Music is fantastic, but this pressing is simply perfect and Bernie Grundman mastering just lets this great music shine. Perfect
drzoze

drzoze

October 17, 2019
referencing Hot Rats, LP, Album, Gat, 44 078, 44078
αφού το έχεις σε Reprise Records ‎– 44 078 και Bizarre Records γιατί δεν έβαλες και τις άλλες φωτογραφίες?