Frank Zappa ‎– Hot Rats

Rykodisc ‎– RCD 10508
CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered

Tracklist Hide Credits

1 Peaches En Regalia
Bass – Shuggy Otis*Drums – Ron Selico
2 Willie The Pimp
Bass – Max BennettDrums – John GuerinViolin – Sugar Cane Harris*Vocals – Captain Beefheart
3 Son Of Mr. Green Genes
Bass – Max BennettDrums – Paul Humphrey
4 Little Umbrellas
Bass – Max BennettDrums – John Guerin
5 The Gumbo Variations
Bass – Max BennettDrums – Paul HumphreyViolin – Sugar Cane Harris*
6 It Must Be A Camel
Bass – Max BennettDrums – John GuerinViolin – Jean Luc Ponty*

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Original LP released in 1969.
Originally recorded 16 track August through September 1969.
Engineered at Whitney Studios, T.T.G. and Sunset Sound.

Digitally remastered 1986.
Digitally remixed 1987 at the Utility Muffin Research Kitchen.

On 3-fold, 8-page, insert center spread;
"This movie for your ears..."
"Dedicated to Dweezil, Bub & Gil"

Issued shrink-wrapped with horizontal obi strip in green-tint jewelcase with clear inlay tray*.
(*View to Zappa & Miss Christine/Frka [photo taken at the Log Cabin in the summer of 1968] on 2-sided back insert)

All compositions controlled worldwide by The Zappa Family Trust d/b/a Frank Zappa Music (BMI).

Artwork copyright ©1995 The Zappa Family Trust. F.Z. Zappa, and Frank Zappa are marks belonging to the Zappa Family Trust.

℗1987 Rykodisc. All rights reserved. ©1969, 1995 The Zappa Family Trust. Reproduced under license.

Rykodisc, Shetland Park, 27 Congress Street, Salem, MA 01970 / Rykodisc Europe, Unit 3, Linen House, 253 Kilburn Lane, London W10 4BQ.
The green-tinted jewel box is a registered trademark of Rykodisc.
Printed in USA. Manufactured in Canada.

(CD manufactured by AmericDisc DADR)

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (scan): 014431050824
  • Barcode (text): 0 14431 05082 4
  • Matrix / Runout (mirrored): DADR OUW71<910>RCD10508
  • Mastering SID Code (mirrored): IFPI L481
  • Mould SID Code (variant 1): IFPI 8119
  • Mould SID Code (variant 2): IFPI 8134
  • Mould SID Code (variant 3): IFPI 8115
  • Mould SID Code (variant 4): IFPI 8141

Other Versions (5 of 164) 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, Gat) Reprise Records 208744 Argentina 1979 Sell This Version
968008 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(CD, Album, RM) Eldorado, Rykodisc 968008 Brazil 1995 Sell This Version
RSLP 6356 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album) Bizarre Records, Warner Bros. - Seven Arts Records, Reprise Records RSLP 6356 UK 1970 Sell This Version
44 078, RS 6356 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album, Gat) Bizarre Records, Reprise Records 44 078, RS 6356 Germany 1978 Sell This Version



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January 29, 2017
Within the rock gold Frank Zappa as a diverse talent. He was a brilliant guitarist, an unbeatable band leader and an incomparable social satirist. He began in the 1960s as the leader of the wacky avant-rock pioneers The Mothers. His subsequent solo work included everything from jazz rock to orchestral pieces, always with the humor that Zappa's trademark was. He succumbed to cancer in 1993 but the mind boggling fertile workaholic left a immense oeuvre. Genius is a word too often used in pop music, but it has decided deals with Zappa.