• [174] Frank Zappa - Hot Rats (1969)

    4 oct. 2009, 19h11m par Llorenza

    Frank Zappa - Hot Rats

    This album comes as no surprise. Underneath the weird lyrics, the shouting/talking, the use of strange instruments, the mixing of different fragments and the total craziness, many songs by The Mothers Of Invention contained a catchy melody. So, in this progrock-album that talent is very obviously played out.

    Six tracks are presented, five purely instrumental and one exception (Willie the Pimp features Captain Beefheart talking in the beginning), and they're presented by Frank Zappa as "a movie for the ears". And that's true! Not one song sounds a bit the same like another one, they all differ a lot, and they all contain a lot of energy. It's music that activates, and (as is sometimes the case for jazz music) is much more than background music.

    As there are only six tracks on the album, I can actually take the trouble of saying something about each one:

    1. Peaches en Regalia: At first this sounds a bit cheesy and dated, but that's just a first impression. …