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Tracklist

Peaches En Regalia3:58
Willie The Pimp9:25
Son Of Mr. Green Genes8:58
Little Umbrellas3:09
The Gumbo Variations12:55
It Must Be A Camel5:15

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Notes

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 1974], but now with a 'W' logo in radius text. (These are the 'key' changes, other variations may apply. The 'K' changes relate to the Kinney acquisition but, under Law, were not applied in the 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 photo was taken by Andee Nathanson. The uncredited cover model is Christine Frka.

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    Cover of Hot Rats, 1969-10-10, VinylHot Rats
    LP, Album, Stereo, Gatefold Santa Maria Pressing
    Bizarre Records – RS 6356, Reprise Records – RS 6356US1969US1969
    Cover of Hot Rats, 1969, VinylHot Rats
    LP, Album, Reissue, Gatefold
    Reprise Records – REP 44078Portugal1969Portugal1969
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    Cover of Hot Rats, 1969-11-00, VinylHot Rats
    LP, Album
    Bizarre Records – RSLP 6356, Reprise Records – RSLP 6356UK1969UK1969
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    Cover of Hot Rats, 1969-11-00, VinylHot Rats
    LP, Album, Gatefold Santa Maria Pressing
    Bizarre Records – RS 6356, Reprise Records – RS 6356, Warner Bros. - Seven Arts Records – RS 6356US1969US1969
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    Cover of Hot Rats, 1969, VinylHot Rats
    LP, Album, Tri-Color Labels, Gatefold
    Bizarre Records – RS 6356, Reprise Records – RS 6356Canada1969Canada1969
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    Cover of Hot Rats, 1969, VinylHot Rats
    LP, Album, Stereo, Gatefold
    Reprise Records – RS 6356, Bizarre Records – RS 6356Germany1969Germany1969
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    Cover of Hot Rats, 1969, VinylHot Rats
    LP, Album, Flipback Sleeve
    Reprise Records – SRV.6108, Reprise Records – RS.6356France1969France1969
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    Cover of Hot Rats, 1969, Reel-To-ReelHot Rats
    Reel-To-Reel, 3 ¾ ips, ¼", 4-Track Stereo, 7" Cine Reel, Album, Large hub
    Reprise Records – RST 6356-B, Bizarre Records – RST 6356 B, Warner Bros. - Seven Arts Records – RST 6356 BUS1969US1969
    New Submission
    Cover of Hot Rats, 1969-10-00, VinylHot Rats
    LP, Album, Promo, Gatefold
    Bizarre Records – RS 6356, Reprise Records – RS 6356US1969US1969
    New Submission
    Cover of Hot Rats, 1969, CassetteHot Rats
    Cassette, Album, Stereo
    Reprise Records – X 6356, Bizarre Records – X 6356US1969US1969
    New Submission
    Cover of Hot Rats, 1969, VinylHot Rats
    LP, Album
    Reprise Records – RRC 6356South Africa1969South Africa1969
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    Cover of Hot Rats, Progressive Rock, 1969, VinylHot Rats, Progressive Rock
    LP, Album
    Reprise Records – GX 01-366Mexico1969Mexico1969
    New Submission
    Cover of Hot Rats, 1969-10-00, VinylHot Rats
    LP, Album
    Reprise Records – RS 6356Israel1969Israel1969
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    Cover of Hot Rats, 1969-10-00, VinylHot Rats
    LP, Album, Stereo, Pitman Pressing, Gatefold
    Bizarre Records – RS 6356, Reprise Records – RS 6356US1969US1969
    Cover of Hot Rats, 1969, VinylHot Rats
    LP, Album, Gatefold
    Reprise Records – RS 6356Venezuela1969Venezuela1969
    New Submission
    Cover of Hot Rats, 1969, VinylHot Rats
    LP, Album
    Bizarre Records – RS 6356, Reprise Records – RS 6356Colombia1969Colombia1969
    New Submission
    Cover of Hot Rats, 1969, VinylHot Rats
    LP, Album, Terre Haute Pressing, Gatefold
    Bizarre Records – RS 6356, Reprise Records – RS 6356US1969US1969
    Cover of Hot Rats, 1969, VinylHot Rats
    LP, Album, Flipback Sleeve
    Reprise Records – SRV. 6108, Reprise Records – RS. 6356France1969France1969
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    Cover of Hot Rats, 1969, VinylHot Rats
    LP, Album, Stereo
    Reprise Records – GX 01-366Mexico1969Mexico1969
    New Submission
    Cover of Hot Rats, 1969-10-10, 8-Track CartridgeHot Rats
    8-Track Cartridge, Album
    Bizarre Records – 8RM 6356US1969US1969
    New Submission
    Cover of Hot Rats, 1969, VinylHot Rats
    LP, Album
    Reprise Records – SRV. 6108, Reprise Records – RS. 6356France1969France1969
    New Submission
    Cover of Hot Rats, 1969, 4-Track CartridgeHot Rats
    4-Track Cartridge, Album
    Reprise Records – 4RA-6356US1969US1969
    New Submission
    Cover of Hot Rats, 1969, VinylHot Rats
    LP, Album, Reissue, Stereo, Pitman, Gatefold
    Bizarre Records – RS6356, Reprise Records – RS 6356US1969US1969
    New Submission
    Cover of Hot Rats, 1969, 8-Track CartridgeHot Rats
    8-Track Cartridge, Album, Stereo
    Reprise Records – M 86356, Bizarre Records – M 86356US1969US1969
    New Submission
    Cover of Hot Rats, 1970-09-00, VinylHot Rats
    LP, Album, Reissue, Gatefold
    Bizarre Records – RSLP 6356, Reprise Records – RSLP 6356, Warner Bros. Records – RSLP 6356UK1970UK1970
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    Cover of Hot Rats, 1970, VinylHot Rats
    LP, Album, Repress, Stereo, Gatefold
    Bizarre Records – RS 6356, Reprise Records – RS 6356Canada1970Canada1970
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    Cover of Hot Rats, 1970, VinylHot Rats
    LP, Album, Repress, Stereo, Gatefold
    Reprise Records – RS 6356, Bizarre Records – RS 6356Germany1970Germany1970
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    Cover of Hot Rats, 1970, VinylHot Rats
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    Reprise Records – RS 6356New Zealand1970New Zealand1970
    New Submission
    Cover of Hot Rats, 1970, VinylHot Rats
    LP, Album
    Reprise Records – SRI 6356Italy1970Italy1970
    New Submission
    Cover of Hot Rats, 1970, VinylHot Rats
    LP, Album, Reissue, Gatefold.RSLP AND K Matrix
    Bizarre Records – RSLP 6356, Reprise Records – RSLP 6356, Warner Bros. Records – RSLP 6356UK1970UK1970
    New Submission
    Cover of Hot Rats, 1970, VinylHot Rats
    LP, Album
    Reprise Records – RS 6356, Bizarre Records – RS 6356Australia1970Australia1970
    New Submission
    Cover of Hot Rats, 1970, VinylHot Rats
    LP, Album, Stereo, First pressing.
    Reprise Records – RS 6356, Bizarre Records – RS 6356Australia1970Australia1970
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    Cover of Hot Rats, 1970, VinylHot Rats
    LP, Album, Repress, Stereo, Gatefold
    Reprise Records – RS 6356, Bizarre Records – RS 6356Germany1970Germany1970
    Recently Edited
    Cover of Hot Rats, 1970, VinylHot Rats
    LP, Album
    Bizarre Records – RSLP 6356, Warner Bros. - Seven Arts Records – RSLP 6356, Reprise Records – RSLP 6356UK1970UK1970
    New Submission
    Cover of Hot Rats, 1970, 8-Track CartridgeHot Rats
    8-Track Cartridge, Album
    Reprise Records – 8RM 6356Canada1970Canada1970
    New Submission
    Cover of Hot Rats, 1971, VinylHot Rats
    LP, Album
    Reprise Records – HRES 291-35, Hispavox – HRES 291-35Spain1971Spain1971
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    Cover of Hot Rats, 1971, VinylHot Rats
    LP, Album, Gatefold
    Bizarre Records – RS 6356, Reprise Records – RS 6356, Reprise Records – RS6356, Bizarre Records – RS6356Italy1971Italy1971
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    Cover of Hot Rats, 1971, VinylHot Rats
    LP, Album, Stereo, Gatefold
    Reprise Records – 44 078, Bizarre Records – N° 44078France1971France1971
    New Submission
    Cover of Hot Rats, 1971, VinylHot Rats
    LP, Album, Reissue, Gatefold
    Reprise Records – RS 6356Canada1971Canada1971
    Cover of Hot Rats, 1971-11-00, VinylHot Rats
    LP, Album, Reissue, Stereo, Gatefold
    Reprise Records – 44 078, Bizarre Records – RS 6356Germany1971Germany1971
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    Reviews

    • Starman85's avatar
      Starman85
      great seperation on this pressing, live feeling, a bit shy on bass but i think that was just a mixing choice cause drums are just wonderfully mixed and presented, very dynamic indeed
      • Beachbeatle1's avatar
        Beachbeatle1
        Down n' dirty jazz-rock-fusion w/ excellent FZ guitar that sizzles w/ improvisational energy & excitement.
        Classic cover photo to! "...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 (belonging to the former estate of Errol Flynn), captured the spirit of 1969 as no other album cover ever has." [ref: RYM - Streetmouse]
        A Frank Zappa essential.
        • inmalove's avatar
          inmalove
          My beautiful original album always sounds much more strident. I am very amazed by Elemental's work. It is an excellent reissue of this majestic album. Everything sounds perfect without stridencies that bother the ear. It's not expensive at all and absolutely worth it.
          • i.miksanik's avatar
            i.miksanik
            In terms of sound, the pressing is quite high-quality, without distortion and flakes. Unfortunately, the 2nd side rattles unpleasantly, it's distracting in the gaps and quiet passages. Made in Germany. I've tried several squeezes and it's the same, I'm disappointed!💩
            • PhiloBedo's avatar
              PhiloBedo
              Pretty good pressing. Very few pops/crackles. Nice and clear. No compression.
              • willothomas's avatar
                willothomas
                Anyone need a spare OG jacket? I've got an extra with a totally chewed disc.
                • mckinnonj's avatar
                  mckinnonj
                  I have the original in pristine condition, I was a little unsure about a newly remastered version, but this sounds amazing! It's totally worth it!
                  • Doccus's avatar
                    Doccus
                    Edited 3 months ago
                    The pink stripes on the edge of the J-Card are *not* evidence of being a columbia record club issue. Allwarner cassettes had that style for a few years back from 1970- approx. 1973. If it were a CRC tape it would have a second 6 digit catalog number printed on it, and CRC labeling. This does not so it is a standard warner seven-arts cassette. Additionally, the two pink stripes on the spine are slightly further apart from each other on a CRC issue.
                    • jloper's avatar
                      jloper
                      own a us first pressing and this 1 here sounds just as good and better no surface noise dead quiet! perfect pressing 5 stars all the way!!!
                      • camabrillo's avatar
                        camabrillo
                        I have this version: 1st German edition on two-tone reprise; Matrix / Runout (Runout A, stamped): 0 30 926 Manufactured in Germany
                        Matrix / Runout (Runout B, stamped): 0 30 927 Manufactured in Germany), but a non-gatefold cover (with "Made in Germany TELDEC Telefunken-Decca Schallplatten-Ges. mbh" printed on the back side). Can somebody help?
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