Frank Zappa- Hot Rats ALBUM REVIEW

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A review of Frank Zappa’s seminal album Hot Rats. I’m reviewing some of my all-time favorites this week in celebration of the YouTube channel hitting the 50K subscribed benchmark. Woot!

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FRANK ZAPPA- HOT RATS / 1969 / REPRISE (WELL, NOW IT’S ON RYKODISC) / JAZZ-ROCK, JAZZ FUSION, JAM BAND, BLUES ROCK, EXPERIMENTAL ROCK, PROGRESSIVE ROCK

(THIS VIDEO IS A REUPLOAD. THE ORIGINAL HAD AN EDITING MISTAKE I WANTED TO FIX)

Comments

Bill Shire says:

“To those….’artists.’ (ha..ha…nailed it)

Ah Ha says:

Ya’ just say: “Plethora,” Needle.

Sausage Mahoney says:

Peaches en Regalia is the tastiest track

Nello says:

All world should hear zappa

beachcomber2008 says:

It’s been the same for fifty years now. It’s my desert island disk.

Anjin san Toranaga says:

it s not for your calibre.

J. Lahtinen says:

Peaches En Regalia is my ringtone. :)

Conor Lewis says:

he’sgonnamentionsoftmachinehe’sgonnamentionsoftmachinehe’sgonnamention…HEMENTIONEDSOFTMACHINE

Zach Harvey says:

Apostrophe(‘) is a great Zappa album. Bongo Fury is great too!

William L. says:

Dude…Hot Rats came out YEARS before any of those other musicians fusion records…even Bitches Brew, usually credited as the 1st actual fusion record, came out over a year after Hot Rats. Zappa don’t get the credit he deserves. Anyone reviewing Zappa should know wtf they’re talking about

Chris Serpicø says:

Can anyone give me a rundown on Zappa’s best albums?
I’m late to the Zappa party. I love Freak Out, but I’m trying to understand Zappa’s more eccentric stuff. It’s weird cuz I absolutely love Tom Waits, especially his eccentric stuff … But I’m having a little trouble getting into Zappa.

Thanks.

Matt T says:

HEY ZAPPA FANS!!! Please read this….

I recently have listened to and loved every single second of Hot Rats!! So much so it’s become one of my favorite albums already.

I wanted to know what other albums you would recommend that are similar to this. I suppose in short what are the best Jazz fusion albums?

I have already tried and loved Sleep Dirt, Grand Wahzoo and the other albums that are mentioned at the beginning of this video and have loved those too.

Please, can you recommend some others. Thanks so much in advance :)

Muffin Man says:

*WHY DOES IT HURT WHEN I PEE?*

jebb56 says:

Amazing album amazing artist great video

Beau Ridge says:

I’M A LITTLE PIMP WITH MY HAIR GASSED BACK
PAIR A KHAKI PANTS WITH MY SHOES SHINED BLACK

Joseph Hughes says:

you are wonderful

Stefan says:

As dirty as a whore house mattress.

Salvator seeno says:

yes I farted

Lethal says:

Frankthony zaptano here

AnonsCrossfader says:

Check out the album Roxy & Elsewhere if you haven’t already.

Kazimierz Garshin says:

If you really want to explore uncharted territory, review a This Heat album.

TediousMarty says:

More people need to see this and spread the Zappa love

Bilbo Baggins says:

I cant believe I didn’t discover this guy earlier when I started watching vinyl reviewers

Prog Rock says:

Frank Zappa’s Hot Rats luv this, man :-)

Johnny Shaman says:

Brilliant & Stellar Excellence! a Heavy 10/10

Sausage Mahoney says:

It makes its own sauce if you add water.

mfasis crack beats says:

just checking this out now but…yeah. found this from digging and haven’t looked back since. Zappa is The Man. #restinpower

TediousMarty says:

Okay, now that I see you are a Frank fan I am subbed forever

Crushenator500 says:

Willie the Pimp is my fucking jam.

4:3 Forever says:

This might be an unpopular opinion, but I prefer Frank’s Rykodisc remix of Hot Rats over his 1969 original mix. With other albums and artists I usually prefer the original mixes.

I have the 1995 Rykodisc CD with the remix and think it sounds great. The ’80s Rykodisc CD has the same remix, but I’ve never heard what the mastering sounds like. ’80s CDs often sound muffled. I’ve heard the 2012 UME/Zappa Records CD which restores the 1969 original mix.

Some differences that make me prefer the remix: 1. That high pitch sound on “Son of Mr Green Genes” that irritates me on the original is lower in the remix and sounds beautiful. 2. The piano can be heard on “Little Umbrellas” on the remix, whereas it’s barely audible on the original. 3. The “Little Umbrellas” flute solo that was left out of the original is heard on the remix. 4. I like that “Peaches En Regalia” is sped-up just a bit on the remix, making the drums snappier and the whole thing more cartoony.

Another exceptionally good thing about the remix is that it still sounds like a 1969 recording instead of making it sound modern like in the case of the remix of Cruising with Ruben and the Jets that took a 1968 album and made it sound like 1984, especially the drums.

Alexander Wang says:

Anthony Fantano the only YouTuber with something cool to talk about

Kyle says:

steve vai- passion and warfare review

Mark Bignell says:

Love Zappa, Beefheart, King Crimson. Another act you should check out is England’s Cardiacs 1976-2008. More recent ones you might also like are Field Music, Dutch Uncles and Wave Pictures.

Shlick Smit says:

Was that a Kids In The Hall reference at 3:46?

ZAPPAFREAK59 says:

Bahahaha!
Instead of reviewing the album, you should review what Frank said about rock journalists and critics.

Trevor Barre says:

Self-important, and rather narcissistic ‘insights’.

Eric Cartman says:

50k celebration yippee

Hills Of Eternity says:

I love how Anthony intensely stares at the camera lol

Le Grand Boche says:

I love this s album, but I prefer Bitches Brew by Miles Davis

Robert Becker Becker says:

WHORE HOUSE MATTRESS.

Joaquin Odriozola says:

dude PLEASE. do a review of either Mark of the Mole, Not Available or the Commercial Album by THE RESIDENTS.

Peter Cook says:

I would have believed this was shot in 2017. Does Anthony not age?

Erik Orcutt says:

I can take about an hour on the tower of power, as long as I gets a little golden shower!

Dead Airplanes says:

review were only in it for the money

KushyCrunch says:

“to celebrate 50k”

Look at you now. Millie Millie

Pat Gannon says:

4:14 Mondo mandolinic

James Frye says:

You should do an Uncle Meat review.

Viko says:

Review Tales from the Punchbowl by Primus

GT3 Shredz says:

This album is a fucking banger

Marc John says:

This album’s just a fuckin’ masterpiece.

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