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Hot Rats is the second solo album by Frank Zappa, released in October 1969. It was Zappa's first recording project after the dissolution of the original version of the Mothers of Invention. Five of the six songs are instrumental; while "Willie the Pimp", features vocals by Captain Beefheart. In his original sleeve notes, Zappa described the album as "a movie for your ears".
|Studio album by|
|Released||October 10, 1969|
|Recorded||July 18 – August 30, 1969|
T.T.G., Los Angeles
Sunset Sound, Los Angeles
Whitney Studios, Glendale using 16-track
|Frank Zappa chronology|
|Frank Zappa (solo) chronology|
|Singles from Hot Rats|
|Encyclopedia of Popular Music|
|The Great Rock Discography||8/10|
|MusicHound Rock: The Essential Album Guide|
|The Rolling Stone Album Guide|
|The Village Voice||C|
Zappa dedicated the album to his newborn son, Dweezil. In February 2009, Dweezil's tribute band to his father, Zappa Plays Zappa, won a Grammy for Best Rock Instrumental Performance for their rendition of "Peaches en Regalia".