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HOT RATS

Frank Zappa

 

RIO/Avant-Prog

4.33 | 986 ratings

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LSDisease
2 stars I was in high school when my friend from the same class played this album to me. In fact he had more Zappa albums (cassettes) but he said 'this one is the best and I have to hear it'. So I did with pain in my ears. This wasn't music for me. I was up to my neck in heavy metal and I didn't care for Frank Zappa and other freaks. Later when I was huge prog rock fan I thought I'd give mr. Zappa a chance. So natural choice was Hot Rats. It wasn't good idea. Now I like some Zappa albums but this is still giving me pain in my ears or even worse...in my teeth. Peaches En Regalia is interesting short piece of music and I thought I might like this record. Willie The Pimp gave me a little bit of trauma but I survived those sounds (somehow). The Gumbo Variations? Oh please don't even ask me. Ok if you are jazz fan you can take it as hmm very loose improvisation. I mean not typical improvisation that makes sense. Just kind of jazzy mess which isn't something I enjoy. I have nothing against jazz really. I still love elements of jazz in Van Der Graaf Generator's music. But Zappa? Not this time. Of course I can't say this release is total rubbish but it doesn't prove anything. A bit of jamming sometimes spiced with real ideas. Better listen to Apostrophe.
LSDisease | 2/5 |

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