Frank Zappa ‎– Hot Rats

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Official Release #8

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")

Versions (166)

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, 1º ) Reprise Records GX 01-366 Mexico 1969 Sell This Version
RS 6356 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album) Bizarre Records, Reprise Records RS 6356 Colombia 1969 Sell This Version
RS 6356 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album) Reprise Records RS 6356 Israel 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, CP,) Bizarre Records, Reprise Records RS 6356 US 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 & Benelux 1969 Sell This Version
6356 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album, Gat) Reprise Records 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, Gat) 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
RS 6356 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album, Ter) Bizarre Records, Reprise Records, Warner Bros. - Seven Arts 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
RSLP 6356 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album) Bizarre Records, Warner Bros. - Seven Arts Records, Reprise Records RSLP 6356 UK 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 RS 6356 New Zealand 1970 Sell This Version
RS 6356 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album) Bizarre Records, Reprise Records RS 6356 Canada 1970 Sell This Version
RS 6356 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album) Reprise Records, Bizarre Records RS 6356 Australia 1970 Sell This Version
RS 0339 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album) Reprise Records RS 0339 Greece 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, 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, Gat) Reprise Records, Bizarre Records RS 6356 Germany 1970 Sell This Version
RS 6356 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album, RP, Gat) Reprise 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
44 078, N° 44078 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album) Reprise Records, Reprise Records 44 078, N° 44078 France 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
44 078, 44078 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album, Gat) Reprise Records, Bizarre Records, Warner Bros. Records 44 078, 44078 Greece 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
K44078 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album, Gat) Reprise Records K44078 UK 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
HRES 291-35 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album, Non) Reprise Records, Hispavox HRES 291-35 Spain 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
RS 6356 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Reprise Records RS 6356 Canada 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
12297/112927, 12927/112927 Frank Zappa Ratas Calientes(LP, Album, Gat) Reprise Records, Music Hall 12297/112927, 12927/112927 Argentina 1971 Sell This Version
12927/112927, 12.927 Frank Zappa Ratas Calientes(LP, Album, Promo, Gat) Reprise Records, Reprise Records 12927/112927, 12.927 Argentina 1971 Sell This Version
K 44078 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album) Reprise Records K 44078 UK 1972 Sell This Version
RS 6356 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album) Reprise Records RS 6356 Israel 1972 Sell This Version
RRC 6356 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album, RE) Reprise Records RRC 6356 South Africa 1972 Sell This Version
K 44078 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album, RE) Reprise Records K 44078 UK 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, Gat) Reprise Records RS 6356 Canada 1973 Sell This Version
REP 44 078, RS 6356 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Reprise Records, Reprise Records REP 44 078, RS 6356 Germany 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 44078 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album, RE) Bizarre Records, Discreet W 44078 Italy 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
REP 59021 Frank Zappa Hot Rats (Art & Music Collection 2)(LP, Album, Gat) Reprise Records REP 59021 Germany 1976 Sell This Version
REP 59021 Frank Zappa Hot Rats (Art & Music Collection 2)(LP, Album, Gat) Reprise Records REP 59021 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
RS 6356, REP 44078 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album, Gat) Bizarre Records, Reprise Records, Reprise Records RS 6356, REP 44078 Netherlands 1976 Sell This Version
RS 6356 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album, Gat) Reprise Records RS 6356 US 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, 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, RS 6356, REP 44 078 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album, 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
K 44078 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Reprise Records K 44078 UK 1977 Sell This Version
11707 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(2xLP, RE) Reprise Records 11707 South Africa 1978 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
208744 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album, Gat) Reprise Records 208744 Argentina 1979 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
84.002 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album, RE) Reprise Records, Bizarre Records 84.002 Brazil 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
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) 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, RM) Rykodisc RCD 10066 Canada 1987 Sell This Version
RCD 10066 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(CD, Album, Ltd, Gol) 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
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 & Europe 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
RCD 10066, DIDY 008779 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(CD, Album, RE, RM) Rykodisc, Rykodisc RCD 10066, DIDY 008779 US 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
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 10066 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(CD, Album, RE) Rykodisc RCD 10066 US 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
968008 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(CD, Album, RM) Eldorado, Rykodisc 968008 Brazil 1995 Sell This Version
D31403 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(CD, Album, RM) Rykodisc D31403 Australia 1995 Sell This Version
RCD 10508 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(CD, Album, RM) Rykodisc RCD 10508 Europe 1995 Sell This Version
none Frank Zappa Hot Rats(CD, Album, RM) Rykodisc, Gruppo Editoriale L'Espresso S.p.A. none 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
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) ООО "ДОРА" 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) 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
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
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
0238412 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(CD, Album, RE, RM) Zappa Records, Universal Music Group International 0238412 Europe 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, 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 ZR 3841-1 US 2016 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, Ltd, RE, RM, Pin) Zappa Records, Universal Music Group International ZR 3841-1 US 2018 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
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, RP) Rykodisc RCD 10508 US 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
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
X 6356, none Frank Zappa Hot Rats(Cass, Album) Reprise Records, Bizarre Records X 6356, none US Unknown Sell This Version
W 444078 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(Cass, Album) Bizarre Records W 444078 Italy Unknown Sell This Version
M 56356 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(Cass, Album) Reprise Records M 56356 US Unknown Sell This Version
K444078 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(Cass, Album) Reprise Records K444078 UK Unknown Sell This Version
M5 6356 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(Cass, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records M5 6356 US 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
RS 6356, 44078 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album, Gat) Bizarre Records, Reprise Records RS 6356, 44078 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
RS 6356 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album, RE) Reprise Records RS 6356 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
REP 44 078 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album, RE) Reprise Records REP 44 078 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
RS 6356 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album, RE) Reprise Records, Bizarre Records RS 6356 US 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
44078 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album, RE) Warner Bros. Records 44078 Greece Unknown Sell This Version
RS 6356 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album, RE) Reprise Records RS 6356 Australia Unknown 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 Unknown 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 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
44 078, RS 6356 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Reprise Records, Reprise Records 44 078, RS 6356 France 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
LP-S-68-15 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Reprise Records LP-S-68-15 Portugal 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
44 078, RS 6356, REP 44078 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Reprise Records, Reprise Records, Reprise Records 44 078, RS 6356, REP 44078 Austria 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
44078 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album, RE, Gat) Warner Bros. Records, Bizarre Records, Reprise Records 44078 Greece Unknown Sell This Version
RS 6356 Frank Zappa Hot Rats(LP, Album, RP) Reprise Records, Bizarre Records RS 6356 Australia Unknown Sell This Version
12927 Frank Zappa Ratas Calientes(LP, Album, Mono, Gat) Music Hall, Reprise Records 12927 Argentina Unknown Sell This Version

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SuttcliffeRecords

SuttcliffeRecords

October 12, 2018
referencing Hot Rats, LP, Album, Tri, RS 6356
I've got a copy with the mustard Reprise labels and the exact same Matrix/Runout as this release. Anyone know what year that could possibly be? Perhaps a 1969 repress from the same stamper as the original?
herve.berezowski

herve.berezowski

September 28, 2018
referencing Hot Rats, CD, Album, RE, RM, ZR 3841

The big project ! Frank zappa play guitar the musiciens is exel .
pilotfish693

pilotfish693

August 11, 2018
referencing Hot Rats, LP, Album, Gat, RS 6356
is there any LP version that uses Zappa's remixed version (1993 approved master)? the drums sounds like cardboard on the original mix
bpwlogan

bpwlogan

April 29, 2018
referencing Hot Rats, LP, Album, Gat, RS 6356

it's probably his best solo album. A movie for your ears for sure!
stuart.weston

stuart.weston

April 6, 2018
referencing Hot Rats, LP, Ltd, RE, RM, Pin, ZR 3841-1
As of April 2018, this is sold out. It also sounds fantastic. I detected next to no surface noise, a rare feat for splatter vinyl in my experience.
evertonis111

evertonis111

February 22, 2018
referencing Hot Rats, LP, Album, RS 6356
This first Canadian pressing genuinely sounds incredible if you can find a clean copy. I'm amazed by the warmth and clarity, and no audible distortions at all! Definitely reccomend
RyansGoldenRecords

RyansGoldenRecords

February 19, 2018
edited 8 months ago
referencing Hot Rats, LP, Album, RE, RM, Gat, ZR 3841-1
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.
zappa01_de

zappa01_de

January 5, 2018
referencing Hot Rats, LP, Album, Gat, 130019
The record number seems to be from the Uruguay version
tommyvercettigang

tommyvercettigang

December 29, 2017
edited 9 months ago
referencing Hot Rats, LP, Album, RE, RM, Gat, ZR 3841-1
i bought this because it often comes up as zappa's best album , for me this is no where near his best album .
it's mostly instrumental jazz that seems quite generic and at times a little boring ,suffice to say i feel no need to spin it again anytime soon.
onto the pressing and the mastering , my copy has no warps and minimal surface noise but to my ears the drum kit sounds like a beginners kit or perhaps the drummer didn't know how to tune .
also it doesn't sound like a studio album , it sounds like it was mostly recorded live with minimal if any overdubs which may or may not appeal.
perhaps i have been spoiled by dweezil zappa's version of "peaches en regalia" so when i heard this track which opens the album i was unimpressed.
overall i give the music 2/5 and the pressing/engineering a 9/10 so if you like this album this is a good one to collect.
zappa01_de

zappa01_de

November 29, 2017
referencing Hot Rats, LP, Album, Gat, RS 6356
gold range label have never been used in the USA for Hot rats. Please check, I think it is a mistake.