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HOT RATS

Frank Zappa

 

RIO/Avant-Prog

4.33 | 1053 ratings

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Peto
5 stars Zappa goes jazz rock and improvisational.

Peaches en regalia Marvelous instrumental track with tight playing, wonderful guitar work from Zappa and marvelous organ playing from Ian Underwood. 5 stars

Willie the pimp A heavier rocker ( the only non- instrumental on the album). with a violin added to enhance the sound and sung by Captain Beefhart. Zappa plays marvelous long guitar parts. The melody is not that great, but atmosphere is, and the whole band plays fine, tight and inspired. 5 stars

Son of Mr. Green Genes A melodic track with great work by al the violins and also Ian Underwood again. The band plays tight and Zappa plays fabulous leads again. Overall, there is more of band sound on this one. 5 stars

Little Umbrelas. The melody is good, mostly dominated by Underwood.Not as much as the previous tracks, but good. 3 stars

The gumbo variations Rocking, with a fine intro riff and wonderful bassplaying. The saxophone lead is nice as well, pretty soaring and energetic, although at times it reminds me of a singing elephant a bit. Then we get a violin solo, and then itīs Frankīs turn, after which there are some more solo parts. A powerful, tight improvisational track. 5

It must be a camel. Relaxed and very atmospheric. The melodies are fine, and the whole band is great.Some fine drumming and also undersatated keyboard work from Ian Underwood. 5 stars

Overall rating: 5 STARS

ESSENTIAL: A MASTERPIECE of PRGRESSIVE MUSIC

Peto | 5/5 |

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