Frank Zappa - Hot Rats

  Performer: Frank Zappa

  Title: Hot Rats

  Size: 1526 mb

  Genre: Jazz

  MP3 / FLAC

Label: Reprise Records ‎– K 44078
Type: Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, Gatefold
Country: UK
Date of released: 1977
Category: Jazz, Rock
Style: Fusion, Jazz-Rock, Prog Rock


A1 Peaches En Regalia 3:58
A2 Willie The Pimp 9:25
A3 Son Of Mr. Green Genes 8:58
B1 Little Umbrellas 3:09
B2 The Gumbo Variations 12:55
B3 It Must Be A Camel 5:15

Companies, etc.

  • Record Company – Warner Communications
  • Distributed By – WEA Records Ltd.
  • Printed By – MacNeill Press Ltd.
  • Copyright (c) – Frank Zappa Music, Inc.
  • Engineered At – Whitney Recording Studios
  • Engineered At – T.T.G. Studios
  • Engineered At – Sunset Sound


  • Bass – Max Bennett (tracks: A2 to B3), Shuggie Otis (tracks: A1)
  • Design [Cover] – Cal Schenkel
  • Design [Interior] – John Williams
  • Drums – John Guerin (tracks: A2, B1, B3), Paul Humphrey (tracks: A3, B2), Ron Selico (tracks: A1)
  • Engineer [Sunset Sound] – Brian Ingoldsby
  • Engineer [T.T.G.] – Cliff Goldstein, Jack Hunt
  • Engineer [Whitney Studios], Engineer [Director Of Engineering] – Dick Kunc
  • Guitar, Bass [Octave Bass], Percussion – Frank Zappa
  • Management [Master Of Bizarrer Business] – Herb Cohen
  • Piano, Organ [Organus Maximus], Flute, Clarinet [All Clarinets], Saxophone [All Saxes] – Ian Underwood
  • Producer, Composed By, Arranged By – Frank Zappa
  • Violin – Don "Sugarcane" Harris (tracks: A2, B2), Jean-Luc Ponty (tracks: B3)
  • Vocals – Captain Beefheart (tracks: A2)


Recorded 16 track August through September 1969.

This version has a square Reprise logo on the cover and tan Reprise Records labels.

Back cover:
A Reprise record, distributed by WEA Records Ltd.

Perimeter text with "A Warner Communications Company" and the "W" logo.
"Made in UK" centre left
℗ 1969 and "STEREO" centre right with "v" below that.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Label side A): K 44078 A
  • Matrix / Runout (Label side B): K 44078 B
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side A, stamped): RSLP 6356 A1 K 44078 A1
  • Matrix / Runout (Runout side B, stamped): RSLP 6356 B1 K 44078 B1
  • Rights Society: M.C.P.S.

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
RS 6356 Frank Zappa Hot Rats ‎(LP, Album, Gat) Bizarre Records, Reprise Records RS 6356 US 1969
RS 6356 Frank Zappa Hot Rats ‎(LP, Album, RP, TP) Classic Records RS 6356 US Unknown
GR05 Frank Zappa Hot Rats ‎(CD, Album, RE) Rykodisc GR05 Italy 2004
8RM 6356 Frank Zappa Hot Rats ‎(8-Trk, Album) Reprise Records 8RM 6356 Canada 1969
44078 , REP 44 078, RS 6356 Frank Zappa Hot Rats ‎(LP, Album, RE) Reprise Records, Reprise Records, Bizarre Records 44078 , REP 44 078, RS 6356 Belgium Unknown