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Frank Zappa - Hot Rats Album

Frank Zappa - Hot Rats Album

Performer: Frank Zappa
Title: Hot Rats
Released: 26 Aug 2016
Cat#: ZR 3841-1
Label: Zappa Records
Country: US
Style: Fusion, Jazz-Rock, Avantgarde
Category: Rock
Size MP3: 2444 mb
Size FLAC: 2879 mb

Tracklist

1Little Umbrellas
Drums – John GuerinElectric Bass – Max Bennett
3:09
2The Gumbo Variations
Drums – Paul HumphreyElectric Bass – Max BennettViolin [Electric] – Sugar Cane Harris
12:55
3It Must Be A Camel
Drums – John GuerinElectric Bass – Max BennettViolin [Electric] – Jean-Luc Ponty
5:15
4Peaches En Regalia
Drums – Ron SelicoElectric Bass – Shuggy Otis
3:58
5Willie The Pimp
Drums – John GuerinElectric Bass – Max BennettLyrics By – Frank ZappaViolin [Electric] – Sugar Cane HarrisVocals – Captain Beefheart
9:25
6Son Of Mr. Green Genes
Drums – Paul HumphreyElectric Bass – Max Bennett
8:58

Versions

CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
RS 6356Frank Zappa Hot Rats ‎(LP, Album, Gat)Bizarre Records, Reprise RecordsRS 6356US1969
208744 Frank Zappa Hot Rats ‎(LP, Album, RE, Gat)Reprise Records208744 Argentina1979
968008Frank Zappa Hot Rats ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM)Eldorado, Rykodisc968008Brazil1998
RSLP 6356Frank Zappa Hot Rats ‎(LP, Album)Bizarre Records, Reprise RecordsRSLP 6356UK1970
44 078, RS 6356Frank Zappa Hot Rats ‎(LP, Album, RE, Gat)Bizarre Records, Reprise Records44 078, RS 6356Germany1978
CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
RS 6356Frank Zappa Hot Rats ‎(LP, Album, Gat)Bizarre Records, Reprise RecordsRS 6356US1969
208744 Frank Zappa Hot Rats ‎(LP, Album, RE, Gat)Reprise Records208744 Argentina1979
968008Frank Zappa Hot Rats ‎(CD, Album, RE, RM)Eldorado, Rykodisc968008Brazil1998
RSLP 6356Frank Zappa Hot Rats ‎(LP, Album)Bizarre Records, Reprise RecordsRSLP 6356UK1970
K 44078-5Frank Zappa Hot Rats ‎(LP, Pic, Unofficial)Reprise Records K 44078-5France2005

Credits

  • Design [Inside Spread]John Williams
  • Design, CoverCal Schenkel
  • Engineer [For Sunset]Brian Ingoldsby
  • Engineer [For T.T.G.]Cliff Goldstein, Jack Hunt
  • Engineer [For Whitney], Engineer [Engineering Director For Bizarre]Dick Kunc
  • Guitar, Bass [Octave], PercussionFrank Zappa
  • Lacquer Cut ByI
  • Photography By [Cover & Beefheart Inset]Ed Caraeff
  • Photography By [Zappa Inset]Bruce Linton
  • Piano, Organ [Organus Maximus], Flute, Clarinet, SaxophoneIan Underwood
  • Producer, Arranged By, Composed By, Directed ByFrank Zappa
  • Producer, Composed By, Arranged ByFrank Zappa
  • BassMax Bennett (tracks: 2 to 6)
  • Design [CD Package]J.E. Tully
  • Design [Cover]Cal Schenkel
  • DrumsJohn Guerin (tracks: 2, 4, 6), Paul Humphrey (tracks: 3, 5)
  • Engineer [Remix]Bob Stone
  • Engineer [Sunset Sound]Brian Ingoldsby
  • Engineer [T.T.G.]Cliff Goldstein, Jack Hunt
  • Engineer [Whitney Studios]Dick Kunc
  • Guitar, Bass [Octave], PercussionFrank Zappa
  • Piano, Organ [Organus Maximus], Clarinet [All], Saxophone [All]Ian Underwood
  • Producer, Composed By, Arranged ByFrank Zappa
  • BassMax Bennett (tracks: A2 to B3)
  • Composed ByFrank Zappa
  • DrumsJohn Guerin (tracks: A2, B1, B3)
  • Guitar, Bass [Octave], PercussionFrank Zappa
  • Piano, Organ, Flute, Clarinet, SaxophoneIan Underwood
  • Design, CoverCal Schenkel
  • Guitar, Bass [Octave], PercussionFrank Zappa
  • Piano, Organ [Organus Maximus], Flute, Clarinet, SaxophoneIan Underwood
  • Producer, Arranged By, Composed By, Directed ByFrank Zappa
  • Remastered ByBernie Grundman
  • Design [Inside Spread]John Williams
  • Design, CoverCal Schenkel
  • Engineer [For Sunset]Brian Ingoldsby
  • Engineer [For T.T.G.]Cliff Goldstein, Jack Hunt
  • Engineer [For Whitney], Engineer [Engineering Director For Bizarre]Dick Kunc
  • Guitar, Bass [Octave], PercussionFrank Zappa
  • Photography By [Cover & Beefheart Inset]Ed Caraeff
  • Photography By [Zappa Inset]Bruce Linton
  • Piano, Organ [Organus Maximus], Flute, Clarinet, SaxophoneIan Underwood
  • Producer, Arranged By, Composed By, Directed ByFrank Zappa
  • BassMax Bennett (tracks: A2 to B3), Shuggie Otis (tracks: A1)
  • DrumsJohn Guerin (tracks: A2, B1, B3), Paul Humphrey (tracks: A3, B2), Ron Selico (tracks: A1)
  • Guitar, Bass [Octave], Percussion, Written-ByFrank Zappa
  • Piano, Organ, Flute, Clarinet, SaxophoneIan Underwood
  • ViolinDon "Sugarcane" Harris (tracks: A2, B2), Jean-Luc Ponty (tracks: B3)
  • VocalsCaptain Beefheart (tracks: A2)

Barcodes

  • Matrix / Runout (A-Side run-out, etched): S RS 6356 A [17520 struck through] 30926-1B
  • Matrix / Runout (B-Side run-out, etched): RS 6356 B S [17520 struck through] 30927-1A
  • Matrix / Runout ((variant 1) B-Side run-out, etched): RS 6356 B S [17520 struck through] 30927-1B
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, A-side, stamped): STRAWBERRY (C)
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, A-side, stamped): R/S Alsdorf 44078 A3-59021 A3
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout, B-side, stamped): R/S Alsdorf 59021 B-44078 B
  • Label Code: LC 0322
  • Price Code (France): WE 341
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A etched (Variant 1)): RS 6356 A [17520 struck through] 30926
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B etched (Variant 1)): RS 6356 B [17521 struck through] 30927
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A etched (Variant 2)): RS-6356-A-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B etched (Variant 2)): RS 6356 B 30927
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A etched (Variant 3)): S RS-6356-A [17520 struck through] 30826-1B A 14
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B etched (Variant 3)): RS-6356-B S [17521 struck through] 30927-1A
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout: Side A, Etched): 84002.A X2 - WEA - 1-1-1-2
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout: Side A, Stamped): RS 6356-A 1S
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout: Side B, Etched): 84002.B 1-1-1-2 X1 - WEA -
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout: Side B, Stamped): RS 6356-B 1S
  • Price Code: Série Medium
  • Barcode (Printed): 8 24302 38411 4
  • Barcode (Scanned): 824302384114
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A): FVZ 2016-1-A -39672- P.USA [Stamped] BG RS-6356-A [Etched]
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B): FVZ 2016-1-B -39672- P.USA [Stamped] BG RS-6356-B [Etched]
  • Barcode: 8 24302 38412 1
  • Matrix / Runout: U 56341659/00824384121 21
  • Mastering SID Code: IFPI LQ57
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI 0721
  • Matrix / Runout (A): 30,926
  • Matrix / Runout (B): 30,927
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A run-out, etched [Variant A]): 30926-1B-2D
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A run-out, etched [Variant B]): 30926-1A 2-D
  • Matrix / Runout (Side b run-out, etched): 30927-1A 2-D
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A etched (17520 struck through) – Variant 1): RS 6356 A 1̶7̶5̶2̶0̶ 30926
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B etched (17521 struck through) – Variant 1): RS 6356 B 1̶7̶5̶2̶1̶ 30927
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A etched – Variant 2): RS-6356-A-1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B etched – Variant 2): RS 6356 B 30927
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A etched (17520 struck through) – Variant 3): S RS-6356-A 1̶7̶5̶2̶0̶ 30826-1B A 14
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B etched (17521 struck through) – Variant 3): RS-6356-B S 1̶7̶5̶2̶1̶ 30927-1A
  • Matrix / Runout: CD ZAP 2 · ·MASTERED· ·BY NIMBUS·
  • Other (SPARS Code): ADD
  • Other (Category on back cover, spine): CD ZAP 2
  • Other (Category on CD): CDZAP 2
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A etched, variant 1): WEA 030926 I
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B etched, variant 1): WEA 030927
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A stamped, variant 1): Manufactured in Germany
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B stamped, variant 1): Manufactured in Germany
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A stamped, variant 2): WEA 030926 I Manufactured in Germany
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B stamped, variant 2): WEA 030927 I Manufactured in Germany
  • Matrix / Runout (On label side A): (30.926)
  • Matrix / Runout (On label side B): (30.927)
  • Rights Society (Boxed on label): GEMA
  • Price Code (Circled): B

Companies

  • Pressed By – Columbia Records Pressing Plant, Santa Maria
  • Distributed By – Warner Bros. - Seven Arts Records
  • Engineered At – T.T.G. Studios
  • Engineered At – Whitney Recording Studios
  • Engineered At – Sunset Sound
  • Distributed By – WEA Musik GmbH
  • Engineered At – T.T.G. Studios
  • Engineered At – Whitney Recording Studios
  • Engineered At – Sunset Sound
  • Made By – WEA Musik GmbH
  • Pressed By – Teldec-Press GmbH
  • Lacquer Cut At – TELDEC-Studio, Hamburg
  • Pressed By – Pallas – 39672
  • Manufactured By – Pallas USA
  • Licensed To – Universal Music Enterprises
  • Licensed Through – UMG Recordings, Inc.
  • Distributed By – Universal Music Distribution
  • Remastered At – Bernie Grundman Mastering
  • Published By – Zappa Family Trust
  • Published By – Munchkin Music
  • Copyright (c) – Zappa Family Trust
  • Manufactured By – WEA Music Of Canada, Ltd.
  • Distributed By – WEA Music Of Canada, Ltd.
  • Licensed From – WEA Discos Ltda.
  • Manufactured By – EMI-Odeon Fonográfica, Industrial e Eletrônica Ltda.
  • Distributed By – EMI-Odeon Fonográfica, Industrial e Eletrônica Ltda.
  • Manufactured By – WEA Musik GmbH
  • Glass Mastered At – NIMBUS
  • Remixed At – UMRK
  • Manufactured By – Today Croydon Ltd.
  • Marketed By – Today Croydon Ltd.
  • Published By – Carlin Music Corp.
  • Licensed From – Barking Pumpkin Records
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Barking Pumpkin Records
  • Copyright (c) – Barking Pumpkin Records
  • Copyright (c) – Frank Zappa Music
  • Distributed By – Sonopress-Rimo Indústria e Comércio Fonográfica Ltda.
  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Zappa Family Trust
  • Copyright (c) – Zappa Family Trust
  • Licensed To – Universal Music Enterprises

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Comments:

Quttaro
Easily one of the best sounding records I own, from the mastering to the near non existant surface noise.
Iell
Great channel separation and sonic detail o plenty. Thick ol slab of flat plastic too. All around excellent job on this one.
Vojar
So, so many of today's vinyl reissues are not worth the plastic that they're pressed on. Fortunately, this is not another example of that! This sounds absolutely fantastic and, in my opinion, makes a more than suitable substitute for the much more expensive first pressing. This brings me much hope for the future of our most recent "vinyl revival"!
Ballalune
I've always loved FZ, but this album I never got to truly appreciate until my exposure to the original 1969 mix. WOW - what a world of a difference from the Rykodisc CD I grew up with. Drums and percussion more upfront and puncher, nothing is soaked in soggy reverb, the attack of EVERYTHING feels a whole lot more intense and direct... what a beautiful, well-balanced mix.While the 80's remix does have the advantage of placing some more instrumental details at the forefront, I've come to far prefer the original version because its superior immediacy has taught me to appreciate the compositional genius of Hot Rats than ever before. All of a sudden, every melody becomes far more memorable. Everything becomes more danceable. And "Peaches en Regalia".... DAAAAAANNNG!!!!!! Absolutely worth it for the fact that those tubby, tight, gargantuan, steady, throbbing hip-hop-like drum beats just drive everything home.So FZ called this album 'a movie for your ears'. I reckon that the sheer clarity of the original mix much more easily induces a desire to picture vintage cinematic scenes in one's mind in time to the music - which is saying a lot.This fully-analogue remaster is really nice as well. There's some real decent price-performance ratio here because it seems only natural that the Zappa estate would mass-produce a new run of records from metalwork originally designed for the now-expensive Classic Records version, given their well-established working partnership with Bernie Grundman.It's warm, melodic and detailed, and the highs are ultra-crisp yet very airy, controlled and natural-sounding at the same time. [EDIT: I forgot to mention the W-I-D-E stereo image as others have alluded to. Probably some of the best stereo separation I have ever heard on vinyl - period.] Granted, if there are a few little quibbles I have, then one would be that the bass guitar in "Son of Mr. Green Genes" is rather woolly, hollow and resonant, although I doubt that's Mr. Grundman's fault since it feels as if it was originally recorded and mixed that way.Now I have to admit - if there *is* anything that's BG's fault, the snare drums in almost every track other than "Peaches en Regalia" are a little lacking in 'thump factor' - clicky and not as meaty in comparison to many other vintage analogue recordings I own. I believe it's for that reason some people tend to prefer the original US pressings for sound (and maybe also for nostalgic reasons), but those are getting hard to find and a little pricey. Even then, setting aside that relatively minor and possibly unnecessary cynicism of mine, which is easily overshadowed anyway by the major advantages (because after all, if you consciously try to find something wrong with anything no matter how flawless it is, you WILL find it guaranteed and your attention will be drawn away from the positives), this is a fantastic fully-analogue remaster with lots of intricate little sonic details and it'll easily satisfy the vast majority of record buyers out there. Well above average, and as far as I'm concerned, this is THE way nowadays to (re)discover this sonically innovative classic album in its original incarnation.Overall, I give this pressing a solid 9/10.
Hanad
Anyone knows how to identify US vs EU version ? US one lacks a lot of informations atm I write this comment.
Vrion
warsperfume Aren't these all technically "European"? Pallas USA records are still pressed in Germany. I suppose the record jackets are printed different places...maybe. Regarding where the sleeves are printed - not necessarily. The records are only 'European' in the sense that they're made in Germany by Pallas, regardless of country of release - the US release is only designated as a US release because that would be considered the *country of release* as opposed to the country of manufacture. There are two Discogs release listings for pretty much every Zappa vinyl release of late - one for EU and the other for US - and while for both regions the records are the same pressing, the difference lies in the fine print of the cover, i.e. only copies distributed to the EU would boast the 'made in the EU' text.TL;DR the country of release is not always the same as the country of manufacture in this day and age. Even if it's made in Germany it could still be primarily an American release on account of the print on the cover.
Xarcondre
Aren't these all technically "European"? Pallas USA records are still pressed in Germany. I suppose the record jackets are printed different places...maybe.
Super P
Indeed, didn't see this mention first time, thanks for the help !
Anayalore
I think the highest valuable information is "Made in the E.U". Back cover, left bottom corner, near ZAPPA RECORDS logo.
adventure time
Good press. As compared with my beat to hell copy from 1976 it's an absolute winner. Stereo separation is better but almost over the top at points (crank sound in Willie the Pimp comes to mind). Overall the record plays dead silent and with great clarity.
Faell
Absolutely incredible release! I couldn't imagine this record sounding any better than this. The drums sound outstanding. Absolutely dead silent too!
Malaris
Is this the original vinyl mix from 60's or zappa 80's digital remix that has been keeping to appearing on CD usually through out 80's, 90, s and later? I like the original mix more but would be nice to compare analog and digital mixes on vinyl if this new 2016 reissue/remastering is from the digital transfering and reworking by zappa in the 80's . Any info anyone wich mix this is?
post_name
In the liner notes it says that it was mastered in 2008 by Bernie Grundman "from FZ's original edited master". Compare to the notes listed on the 1987 CD remaster (taken from this website): "Digital remixes engineered at the Utility Muffin Research Kitchen [UMRK]." So I'm guessing it's from the original version, but I haven't heard the remix myself so I'm not 100% sure. This sounds absolutely fantastic though, I really highly recommend it to anybody who enjoys Hot Rats at all!
Wafi
I don't think Bernie would put his name on anything digital.
GEL
This is the original 1969 mix, sourced from a recent remaster from original tapes. The differences in the details of the songs (and lengths as well) are quite notable once you compare the original press to the 80s remaster, which was used well into the 90s (example, the 80s remaster used an alternate take, or an extended cut, of The Gumbo Variations, running around 16 minutes. Also, the intro to Willie the Pimp has next to no percussion, with Don "Sugarcane" Harris' violin in the forefront, and so on...)

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