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Frank Zappa's 200 Motels. Veröffentlicht am 1971. A Nun Suit Painted On Some Old Boxes.

Filming was abandoned partway through, and the music was issued as an album that made some sense of a rather random story. The story develops Zappa's own ambitions as a classical composer in the vein of Edgard Varèse, but also twits them, and the overall tone is satirical; Zappa (played here by Jeff Taylor) is himself a character in the story. Los Angeles Philharmonic Orchestra, Esa-Pekka Salonen. 2. 200 Motels: The Suites~Went on the Road.

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Frank Zappa's 200 Motels (Cut 4) 0:11. Frank Zappa – bass guitar, guitar, drums, producer, orchestration; George Duke – trombone, keyboards; Ian Underwood – keyboards, woodwinds; Big Jim Sullivan - guitar, orchestration; Martin Lickert – bass guitar; Aynsley Dunbar – drums; Ruth Underwood – percussion; Jimmy Carl Black – vocals; Howard Kaylan – vocals; Jim Pons – voices; Mark Volman – vocals, photography; Theodore Bikel – narrator. Recorded at United Artists Records, January 28–February 5, 1971 Released: October 4, 1971 Produced by Frank Zappa.

Hit the road again with 200 Motels – The Suites, American composer and musician Frank Zappa’s stage version of his 1971 musical surrealist document. Exploring experiences touring with his rock band The Mothers of Invention, Zappa and his original collaborator created a psychedelic flight of fancy of a film that scandalized and electrified audiences, and pushed the boundaries of symphonic music. Led by music director Léo Warynski and stage director Antoine Gindt, this new French staged version brings together actors, singers, a rock band (The Headshakers), the Percussions de Strasbourg, the choir Les Métaboles, and the Orchestre Philharmonique de Strasbourg.

200 Motels is a 1971 American-British musical surrealist film cowritten by Frank Zappa and Tony Palmer and starring The Mothers of Invention, Theodore Bikel and Ringo Starr. A soundtrack album was released in the same year, with a slightly different selection of music.

Frank Zappa's soundtrack to his 200 Motels, a surrealist music documentary about the crazy life on the road as a rock musician featuring Ringo Starr, Theodore Bikel and Keith Moon, was mostly composed in motel rooms while on tour with The Mothers of Invention, although some of it was later written. The album, like the film, covers a loose storyline about The Mothers of Invention going crazy in the small town Centerville ("a real nice place to raise your kids up"), with a slightly different selection of music.

200 Motels is a music studio album recording by FRANK ZAPPA (essive Rock) released in 1971 on cd, lp, vinyl and/or cassette. 200 Motels/Original Sound Track United Artists. Sort: Recent best-seller Results cached.


1 Frank Zappa's 200 Motels


  • Arranged By, Composed By, Directed By, Performer, Other [Story & Screenplay By], Other [Characterizations Directed By] – Frank Zappa
  • Art Direction – Leo Austin
  • Chorus – The Top Score Singers
  • Chorus [Director] – David Van Asch
  • Conductor [Orchestra] – ELGAR HOWARTH
  • Design [Production Design] – Cal Schenkel
  • Film Director [Visuals] – Tony Palmer
  • Film Producer – Herb Cohen, Jerry Good
  • Orchestra – The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra
  • Performer – Aynsley Dunbar, Dick Barber, Don Preston, Frank Zappa, George Duke, Howard Kaylan, Ian Underwood, Janet Ferguson, Jimmy Carl Black, Judy Gridley, Keith Moon, Lucy Offerall, Mark Volman, Martin Lickert, Pamela Miller, Ringo Starr, Ruth Underwood, The Mothers Of Invention*, Theodore Bikel


Motion Picture feature film
Originally issued in 1971 by United Artists
Runtime: 98 minutes
Rated: R
A Murakami Wolf / Bizarre Production

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
PES 99498 Frank Zappa 200 Motels ‎(VHS, PAL) Warner Home Video PES 99498 UK 1988
BVED0113 Frank Zappa, The Mothers of Invention* Frank Zappa, The Mothers of Invention* - 200 Motels ‎(DVD-V, NTSC, Reg) Boulevard Entertainment BVED0113 2013
MVD1312D Frank Zappa 200 Motels ‎(DVD) MVD Visual MVD1312D US 2018
PGV 99498 Frank Zappa 200 Motels ‎(VHS, PAL) Warner Home Video, United Artists Records PGV 99498 Germany 1984
S050423 Frank Zappa Frank Zappa's "200 Motels" ‎(VHS, RE, PAL) MGM/UA Home Video S050423 UK 1994

Frank Zappa - Frank Zappa's "200 Motels" mp3 play

Performer: Frank Zappa

Title: Frank Zappa's "200 Motels"

Country: UK

Date of release: 1994

Style: Musical, Avantgarde

Genre: Rock / TV music

Size MP3: 1157 mb

Size FLAC: 1513 mb

Rating: 4.2 / 5

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