Hot Rats

Hot Rats

(Frank Zappa, LP, Bizarre/Reprise RS 6356, October 15, 1969)

  1. Peaches En Regalia 3:37
  2. Willie The Pimp 9:16
  3. Son Of Mr. Green Genes 9:00
  4. Little Umbrellas 3:03
  5. The Gumbo Variations 16:57
  6. It Must Be A Camel 5:16

T.T.G., LA; Sunset Sound, LA; Whitney Studios, Glendale
July-August, 1969

Produced by Frank Zappa
Engineers:
Dick Kunc—Whitney Studios
Jack Hunt—T.T.G.
Cliff Goldstein—T.T.G.
Brian Ingoldsby—Sunset Sound

Photo: Andee Nathanson
Cover design: Cal Schenkel
Interior design: John Williams

FZ—guitar, octave bass, percussion
Ian Underwood—piano, organus maximus, all clarinets, all saxes
Lowell George—uncredited rhythm guitar?

 

1. Peaches En Regalia 3:37

Ron Selico—drums
Shuggy Otis—bass

 

2. Willie The Pimp 9:16

Captain Beefheart—vocal
Sugar Cane Harris—violin
John Guerin—drums
Max Bennett—bass

I'm a little pimp with my hair gassed back
Pair a khaki pants with my shoe shined black

Got a little lady . . . walk the street
Tellin' all the boys that she cain't be beat

Twenny dollah bill (I can set you straight)
Meet me onna corner boy 'n don't be late

Man in a suit with a bow-tie neck
Wanna buy a grunt with a third party check

Standin' onna porch of the Lido Hotel
Floozies in the lobby love the way I sell:
HOT MEAT
HOT RATS
HOT CATS
HOT RITZ
HOT ROOTS
HOT SOOTS

HOT MEAT
HOT RATS
HOT CATS
HOT ZITZ
HOT ROOTS
HOT SOOTS

3. Son Of Mr. Green Genes 9:00

Paul Humphrey—drums
Max Bennett—bass

 

4. Little Umbrellas 3:03

John Guerin—drums
Max Bennett—bass

 

5. The Gumbo Variations 16:57

Sugar Cane Harris—violin
Paul Humphrey—drums
Max Bennett—bass

FZ: Take two
How many bars?
FZ: Uh . . . Why don't you count it off?
Alright
FZ: You start . . . You three start together on this
Alright
One . . . Two . . . One, two . . .

6. It Must Be A Camel 5:16

Jean-Luc Ponty—violin
John Guerin—drums
Max Bennett—bass

 

 

All compositions by Frank Zappa except as noted
Site maintained by Román García Albertos
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Lyrics from the album booklet
with corrections and additions from St. Alphonzo's Pancake Homepage
Further corrections and additions by Román and Patrick Neve
The parts on the CD mix not on the original vinyl are printed this way
This page updated: 2014-03-18