Record Label: Zappa
Hot Rats is the second solo album by Frank Zappa released in October of 1969. Five of the six songs are instrumental ("Willie the Pimp" features a short vocal by Captain Beefheart). It was Zappa's first recording project after the dissolution of the original Mothers of Invention. In his original sleeve notes, replicated in stunning detail here, Zappa described the album as "a movie for your ears."