Frank Zappa – Hot Rats at the Olympic colored vinyl TMOQ LP

A blue-green marbled vinyl copy of Hot Rats at the Olympic by Frank Zappa on the TMOQ label.



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Offered for sale is blue/green marbled vinyl pressing of Hot Rats at the Olympic by Frank Zappa on the Trademark of Quality label.

Hot Rats at the Olympic was the first live performance of material from the then-new Hot Rats LP.  Recorded at the Olympic Auditorium in Los Angeles on March 7, 1970, the recording featured the then-current members of Zappa’s band plus Don “Sugarcane” Harris, Ian Underwood and Ainsley Dunbar. gave Hot Rats at the Olympic 4 stars:

After Frank Zappa broke up the Mothers of Invention, he recorded and performed under his own name before re-forming the group. This release documents part of a concert at Olympic Auditorium in Los Angeles, with Zappa leading a sensational quintet.  Zappa’s guitar playing is superb, as is the blistering blues violin of Don “Sugar Cane” Harris, who was only with Zappa briefly and not featured with him on any other live recordings. Although this is a bootleg, it is one of the best unauthorized recordings of Frank Zappa.

About this copy: This copy of Hot Rats at the Olympic is a multicolored (blue/green marbled, but mostly green) vinyl pressing on the Trademark of Quality label.  The cover has a stamped cover and includes an insert.  There have been many pressings and repressings of this LP since its release in the early 1970s, and this appears to be a later pressing, as the insert says “150 copies” on it, which suggests that this particular colored vinyl pressing was quite limited in production.  We have no idea when this version of the album was pressed or released.  The label is yellow and features the “sideways pig” TMOQ logo.

Cover, insert and disc are M-, and the disc may be unplayed.  The marbled vinyl disc is quite attractive and looks a lot better in person than it does in photos.

A nice copy of a scarce Frank Zappa collectible.

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Circa 1970
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