Hot Rats is Frank Zappa's second solo album after the dissolution of The Mothers of Invention in 1968.
Frank Zappa is known as the godfather of comedy rock and has produced over 60 albums with his band The Mothers of Invention. He is considered one of the most talented and diverse rock musicians to ever exist. Truly earning that title, Zappa could write, compose, and play almost any genre of music. In fact, he taught himself how to compose and wrote all of his songs into sheet music. Frank was a jack of all trades, he directed and filmed his own music videos while also designing all of his own album covers. He was so talented that he was a ghostwriter for many popular artists. After his debut album Freak Out in 1966, he became popular for his improv and satire-filled albums. Most of his commercial success was in Europe, but he was loved everywhere and he toured all around the world. Zappa was an avid advocate for freedom of speech and abolition of censorship, but surprisingly enough he was super against all forms of drugs. Although he passed away in 1993, his music still inspires many today.