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HOT RATS

Frank Zappa

 

RIO/Avant-Prog

4.34 | 1660 ratings

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M. B. Zapelini
5 stars Let's put it in a simple way: Frank Zappa was a music genius, not only a rock'n'roll genius. His amazing body of work, his visions, his musicianship, his composition and arrangement skills allied to his sense of humour made him one of the dearest rockers of all time, although he was not a commercial success. And let's put it even simpler: this is one of his greatest recordings of all time. I don't have all his catalogue, but I know enough of his work to say that "Hot Rats" is the album you must have at your collection, if you want a piece of Zappa. I know that "We're Only in it..." is usually considered as his masterpiece, but "Hot Rats" is IMHO more enjoyable. Highlights: "Peaches in Regalia", "Willie the Pimp" (with bizarre vocals by Don Van Vliet, AKA Captain Beefheart and an amazing guitar solo), "Son of Mr. green Genes" and the extended "The Gumbo Variations". With a superb jazz-fusion taste, "Hot Rats" is essential not only to prog-rockers, but to eveybody interested in good music. Now, stop reading and buy your copy of "Hot Rats" NOW!!!!!!
M. B. Zapelini | 5/5 |

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