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HOT RATS

Frank Zappa

 

RIO/Avant-Prog

4.34 | 1551 ratings

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Jimsey
5 stars AMAZING.

I'd been putting off the acquiring of a Zappa album for so long. Always been on my list but there were always a dozen other 'more important' purchases also. After all, we're talking about some over-appreciated but presumably talented comedy musician, right? Boy, how wrong was I?

After receiving a coupon for free postages and with it being a sale at my usual internet music store, I decided to pick this one up. Hey, it's one of the most appreciated Zappa albums, how could I go wrong? ..And it blew my mind! I'd heard Willie The Pimp before and thought it was very good but this whole album, this.. This is superior musicianship. It plain out left me with my mouth open, I didn't know whether to laugh or cry because it was so beautiful, so incredible, so uncomprehensible. To me, just being able to play songs on a guitar is a thing that requires of talent. But I couldn't imagine ever creating something quite like this album.

I know some of you might think I'm overreacting. Maybe you are right. But this album definitely had an impact on me. I've heard a lot of music and I doubt I have ever (or atleast in a long while) heard something quite as intricate as some of the songs on 'Hot Rats'. Ok, I'm not a jazz expert and am still fairly young. So I suggest that you check it out for yourself. You shouldn't regret it.

I've said it before: I don't know much about 'prog' but this is a masterpiece.

Jimsey | 5/5 |

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