Frank ZappaHot Rats

Label:Zappa Records – ZR 3841Z-1, Zappa Records – ZR 3841-1
Series:Zappa Official Release – #8
Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Reissue, Remastered, Repress, Hot Pink, 180G, Gatefold
Genre:Jazz, Rock
Style:Jazz-Rock, Fusion, Avantgarde, Experimental


A1Peaches En Regalia3:58
A2Willie The Pimp9:25
A3Son Of Mr. Green Genes8:58
B1Little Umbrellas3:09
B2The Gumbo Variations12:55
B3It Must Be A Camel5:15

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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 (On Sleeve): 824302384114
  • Barcode (On Shrink-Wrap): 824302384190
  • Rights Society: BIEM/SDRM
  • Label Code: LC 01846
  • Other (Cat # on sticker): ZR 3841Z-1
  • Other (Cat # on spine): ZR 3841-1
  • Other (Side One label): ZR3841-1-A
  • Other (Side Two label): ZR3841-1-B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side One runout): FVZ-2016-1-A RS-6356-A -39672- P.USA BG
  • Matrix / Runout (Side Two runout): FVZ-2016-1-B RS-6356-B -39672- P.USA BG

Other Versions (5 of 230)

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
Hot Rats (LP, Album, Stereo, Gatefold Santa Maria Pressing)Bizarre Records, Reprise RecordsRS 6356US1969
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Hot Rats (LP, Album, Reissue, Gatefold)Reprise RecordsREP 44078Portugal1969
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Hot Rats (LP, Album)Bizarre Records, Reprise RecordsRSLP 6356UK1969
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Hot Rats (LP, Album, Gatefold Santa Maria Pressing)Bizarre Records, Reprise Records, Warner Bros. - Seven Arts RecordsRS 6356US1969
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Hot Rats (LP, Album, Tri-Color Labels, Gatefold)Bizarre Records, Reprise RecordsRS 6356Canada1969



  • Lolacave's avatar
    Beautiful Package, labels and vinyl, Amazing pressing!! best version I've ever heard!!!
    • finalfreak234's avatar
      Love the pink! No complaints on this pressing. Sounds amazing!!!
      • danthemano's avatar
        How lucky am I? Hearing Zappa for the first time!! Reviews said I should start with this album. Pink translucent vinyl on this pressing sounds great. No issues. Amazing guitar
        • justin_barker's avatar
          I have a great first edition copy as well as this one. I actually think this one sounds better.
          • elliottpdavis's avatar
            Beautiful, perfect pressing. Sound is detailed and spacious. Zero distortions or noise.
            • okboognish's avatar
              Amazing press cut by Bernie Grundman. Nuff said. Sounds amazing
              • jan.lohde's avatar
                Why is there a different label on the Hype sticker on the Cover?
                I have the EU version and this one has the same labels like shown on the Hype sticker (the ones with FZ on side A - not the ones shown on the pictures here)...?
                • YourVinylSucks's avatar
                  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!
                  • chill-philosopher's avatar
                    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.
                    • JasonCarne's avatar
                      Really good pressing, no surface noise whatsoever, super crisp sound.


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