Hot Rats

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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".

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Hot Rats
Studio album by
ReleasedOctober 10, 1969
RecordedJuly 18 – August 30, 1969
T.T.G., Los Angeles
Sunset Sound, Los Angeles
Whitney Studios, Glendale using 16-track
ProducerFrank Zappa
Frank Zappa chronology
Uncle Meat
Hot Rats
Burnt Weeny Sandwich
Frank Zappa (solo) chronology
Lumpy Gravy
Hot Rats
Chunga's Revenge
Singles from Hot Rats
  1. "Peaches en Regalia"
    Released: 1970

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".[12]