Frank Zappa ‎– Hot Rats

Zappa Records ‎– ZR 3841Z-1, Zappa Records ‎– ZR 3841-1
Zappa – 8
Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, Remastered, Hot Pink, 180G, Gatefold


A1 Peaches En Regalia 3:58
A2 Willie The Pimp 9:25
A3 Son Of Mr. Green Genes 8:58
B1 Little Umbrellas 3:09
B2 The Gumbo Variations 12:55
B3 It Must Be A Camel 5:15

Companies, etc.



As per sticker on shrink-wrap:
"50th Anniversary Translucent Hot Pink 180G Pressing.
Limited Edition celebrating FZ's legendary 1969 solo outing.
Pressed at Pallas.

This album originally released 1969. All Compositions Controlled Worldwide by the Zappa Family Trust, dba Munchkin Music. © 1969/℗ mmviii ZFT. All rights reserved. Re-Mastered by Bernie Grundman, Bernie Grundman Mastering, 2008. Under exclusive license to Universal Music Enterprises, a Division of UMG Recording. Unauthorized performing/reproduction/sampling/distribution/filesharing/streaming/rental/recording/arrangements of any content herein/on is subject to all applicable laws (including cosmic). All rights of the Artist deserved & conserved, Heirs preserved & Copyrights Holders reserved. Zappa, Frank Zappa, FZ, Grand Rights, Dweezil & [zappa beard logo] are ZFT registered Marks. All rights reserved. Universal International Music B.V. Gerrit Van Der Veenlaan 4, 3743 Dn, Baarn, Netherlands.
Made in the EU. BIEM/SDRM. LC 01846. 00824302384114. This is Zappa Family Archival Matter In Living Yelm. Source: Original 1969 analog Master. This is Official Release #8. Participate in Democracy. Register & Vote.

Recorded 16 track August through September 1969
Mastered 2008 from FZ's original edited master [originally released with Classic Records].

[Comes in protected plain white inner sleeve]

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 824302384114
  • Matrix / Runout (Side One): FVZ-2016-1-A RS-6356-A -39672- P.USA BG
  • Matrix / Runout (Side Two): FVZ-2016-1-B RS-6356-B P.USA BG
  • Rights Society: BIEM/SDRM
  • Label Code: LC 01846
  • Barcode (On Shrink-Wrap): 824302384190
  • Other (Cat# on sticker): ZR 3841Z-1
  • Other (Cat # on spine): ZR 3841-1

Other Versions (5 of 192) View All

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
208744 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Reprise Records 208744 Argentina 1979 Sell This Version
968008 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(CD, Album, RE, RM) Eldorado, Rykodisc 968008 Brazil 1998 Sell This Version
RSLP 6356 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album) Bizarre Records, Reprise Records RSLP 6356 UK 1970 Sell This Version
44 078, RS 6356 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Bizarre Records, Reprise Records 44 078, RS 6356 Germany 1978 Sell This Version


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January 21, 2020
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.


January 13, 2020
edited 10 days ago
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.


January 9, 2020
Really good pressing, no surface noise whatsoever, super crisp sound.


December 22, 2019

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