What's All This Then

Why should I care what this guy has to say?

The correct answer is that you shouldn’t. We’re all entitled to our opinions. Develop your own. I try to be sane and rational, but that may change with the level of caffeine intake. I’m just telling my stories in the hopes they may amuse and/or inform others. And... I Confess... I'm showing off my bitchen collection a bit.

Saturday, October 1, 2016

200 Motels

In 1971, Frank Zappa was at a career high.  His current band featured Flo & Eddie from the Turtles, British blues drummer Aynsley Dunbar, and jazz keyboard player George Duke.
Zappa set out to make a movie - which of course begat a soundtrack album.

Frank Zappa  - 200 Motels (United Artists 1971)

This particular release also features The London Philharmonic.   The 'music' alternates to some pretty hot live tunes by The Mothers, Orchestral sections and comedy

The film starred Keith Moon as drug addled nun/groupie and Ringo Starr as Frank Zappa.

It was released on United Artists Records - probably in order to get some funding for the movie.

It came gatefold with a booklet and - a full size poster for the movie.

Here's where some things get fun.  Evidently Ringo's people didn't want him on the cover of the LP.  Since the cover of the LP was basically the poster for the movie, some adjustments had to be made.

From the Movie Poster
From the LP Cover - Some Sort of Puppet

From the Movie Poster

From the LP Cover - Poof - No Ringo