Release Date: October 1969
Date Listened: 30 March 2017
Remarks: This. Is. The Best. Zappa. Yet. Hot Rats is ridiculously listenable (even my wife might like it), yet there's no dilution of Zappa's trademark complex arrangement style. The instrumentals are all so clean, easy on the ears, and well executed. Just a really, really great album. And is that Jean-Luc Ponty I hear? Hot Rats = Pure music.
Stand Out Tracks: Peaches en Regalia, Willie the Pimp, The Gumbo Variations, It Must Be a Camel