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HOT RATS

Frank Zappa

 

RIO/Avant-Prog

4.32 | 1326 ratings

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JTP88
5 stars Like all geniuses, Frank Zappa had his good share of insanity, which is demonstrated all along this record, with strange experimentation and unorthodox composition. This record is absolutely fascinating, a true masterpiece.

"Peaches En Regalia" is a marvelous short introduction, carefully arranged, very diverse and really weird followed by the best track in here, "Willie The Pimp", Captain Beefheart's voice is really something, a cool and groovy voice which gives a fantastic tone to the song, although being the only vocal track in "Hot Rats" it is mostly instrumental, with a fantastic guitar solo.

"The Gumbo Variation", the seventeen minute composition has fantastic passages just as "Son Of Mr. Green Genes" which has killer wind sections with strange instruments all over.

This is absolutely essential, real innovation and lots of diversity with fantastic musicianship and very original.

JTP88 | 5/5 |

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