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Frank Zappa: The Hot Rats Sessions

Tony Burke, Morning Star, 16 January 2020

FIFTY YEARS AGO, Frank Zappa declared (after Edgar Varese) that "the present-day composer refuses to die". How true, and half a century on from the release of his iconic Hot Rats album, the drum-roll intro on the album's opening track 'Peaches En Regalia' still makes the hairs on the back of the neck stand up.

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