frank zappa

200 motels (13)

1971 2lp usa united artists
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recorded at the pinewood studios, london, uk, january 28 - february 5, 1971
overdubs at whitney studios, l.a., summer 1971

released october 1971

lyrics & extra info:

frank zappa
mark volman: vocals
howard kaylan: vocals
ian underwood: keyboards, woodwinds
aynsley dunbar: drums
george duke: keyboards, trombone
martin lickert: bass
jimmy carl black: vocal 9
ruth underwood: orchestra drum set
jim pons: vocals

the royal philharmonic orchestra conducted by elgar howarth
the top score singers conducted by david van asch
phillis bryn-julson: soprano
classical guitar ensemble
supervised by john williams
narrated by theodore bikel

live recording facilities: the mobile rolling stones
live recording engineer: bob auger
over-dub & re-mix engineer: barry keene
reduction facilities: whitney studios
road manager: dick barber
technicians: paul hof & dave o'neil

album package & book design: cal schenkel
cover / poster design & illustration: dave mcmacken

produced by frank zappa

  1. semi-fraudulent/direct-from-hollywood overture
  2. mystery roach
  3. dance of the rock & roll interviewers
  4. this town is a sealed tuna sandwich (prologue)
  5. tuna fish promenade
  6. dance of the just plain folks
  7. this town is a sealed tuna sandwich (reprise)
  8. the sealed tuna bolero
  9. lonesome cowboy burt
  10. touring can make you crazy
  11. would you like a snack?
  12. redneck eats
  13. centerville
  14. she painted up her face
  15. janet's big dance number
  16. half a dozen provocative squats
  17. mysterioso
  18. shove it right in
  19. lucy's seduction of a bored violinist & postlude
  20. i'm stealing the towels
  21. dental hygeine dilemma
  22. does this kind of life look interesting to you?
  23. daddy, daddy, daddy
  24. penis dimension
  25. what will this evening bring me this morning
  26. a nun suit painted on some old boxes
  27. magic fingers
  28. motorhead's midnight ranch
  29. dew on the newts we got
  30. the lad searches the night for his newts
  31. the girl wants to fix him some broth
  32. the girl's dream
  33. little green scratchy sweaters & courduroy ponce
  34. strictly genteel (the finale)