Lightning In a Bottle: A Book Series On the Most Important Rock Albums In Music History Album #69 Frank Zappa Hot Rats
Book #69 in the series, Frank Zappa, Hot Rats. Thought of as THE Jazz/Rock Fusion record, the album has become legendary on so many levels. The performances were absolutely stunning & it was Ian Underwood's time to shine. His work on the Sax, Clarinet, Flute & Keyboards was groundbreaking & brought him International notoriety. Max Bennett (bass), John Guerin, Paul Humphrey & Ron Selico (drums), Sugarcane Harris & Jean-Luc Ponty (violin) all gave career best performances & yet, this album was still dominated by Frank Zappa! His Production & Engineering demands for the album pushed forward the recording industry by a decade. Hot Rats was also the album where Zappa unleashed his guitar prowess to the world, stunning fans with his originality & fluidity, along with the sonic masterpieces he created. But more than anything, it was his songwriting. These pieces truly defied categorization, as Zappa merged the Blues, Jazz, R&B & Soul all into a collection of timeless Rock & Roll songs for the ages!
- Publication Date
- Nov 17, 2017
- All Rights Reserved - Standard Copyright License
- By (author): Charlie Freak