Frank Zappa 200 Motels

Frank Zappa - 200 Motels (1971) (24-96 2xLP French Vinyl)

Frank Zappa - 200 Motels (1971) (24-96 2xLP French Vinyl)
Vinyl rip @ 24/96 | FLAC(tracks) -> 1.7 Gb | Full Scans -> 24 Mb | Label: United Artists Records | French 1971 pressing
Genre: Rock, Experimental Rock | RAR 5% | Rec. CAT #UAS 29 218/19

The soundtrack to Frank Zappa's strange early-'70s film 200 Motels was always doomed to be a peripheral entry in his discography. The movie's story was not easy to follow, and neither is the record (not that plot was ever a big focus of the production). It's typically wacky Zappa of the era, with unpredictable sharp turns between crunchy rock bombast, orchestration, and jazz/classical influences, as well as interjections of wacky spoken dialogue. Those who like his late-'60s/early-'70s work – not as song-oriented as his first albums, in other words, but not as "serious" or as silly as his later records – will probably like this fine, although it's not up to the level of Uncle Meat.
Frank Zappa - 200 Motels - The Suites - Los Angeles Philharmonic (2015) {2CD Zappa Records ZR0019}

Frank Zappa - 200 Motels - The Suites - Los Angeles Philharmonic (2015) {2CD Zappa Records ZR0019}
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© 1971, 2015 Zappa Records / The Zappa Family Trust / Universal | ZR 20019 / 00824302001929
Classical / Rock / Experimental / Suite

Official Release #101. On the evening of October 23, 2013, Walt Disney Concert Hall was the place to be in Los Angeles, as Esa-Pekka Salonen conducted the Los Angeles Philharmonic and the Los Angeles Master Chorale in a spectacular, sold-out orchestral performance of Frank Zappa's 200 Motels (The Suites). Recorded for posterity, the acclaimed, one-night-only 13-suite performance of Zappa's 1971 masterwork will be released worldwide on November 20 by Zappa Records/UMe. This 2CD release's expertly recorded audio brings the listener back to Walt Disney Concert Hall to experience the exciting 200 Motels (The Suites) spectacle, complemented by photos from the evening and essays by the show and recording's producers, Gail Zappa and Frank Filipetti, the evening's director James Darrah, 'Scoremeister' Kurt Morgan, and performers including Diva Zappa, Michael Des Barres, special guest 'Rock' rhythm section drummer Joe Travers, and former Zappa band member Scott Thunes. Essays by some notable members of the audience, including Steve Vai and Peter Asher, are also included.
Frank Zappa - 200 Motels (1971) [DVD] {2010 Voiceprint Records Edition}

Frank Zappa - 200 Motels (1971) [DVD] {2010 Voiceprint Records Edition}
DVD9 -> 4.86 Gb | All Regions | PAL 16:9 | English Dolby AC3, 2 ch | ~ 98 m | ISO Image
Full Artwork @ 600 dpi (png) -> 218 Mb | 5% repair rar
© 2010 Voiceprint Records / United Artists | TPDVD127
Rock / Experimental Rock

Yes!! Finally, here it is: "200 Motels" in all its glory. We've all seen this movie as it got released on VHS video years and years ago. And now, here's the high quality DVD version. "200 Motels" got shot in 1971 and featured Zappa and The Mothers Of Invention plus Ringo Starr and Keith Moon, to drop just two names. Now that I think of it, Zappa always had this thing for drummers… Anyway, "200 Motels" is a milestone in Zappa's career. I'm not too big a fan of the vaudeville aspect and the on-the-road stories, as you cannot keep on laughing with it, but the music is fabulous. It's Zappa at his best.
Frank Zappa & The Mothers - Playground Psychotics (1992) [2CD] {1995 Ryko Remaster Complete Series}

Frank Zappa & The Mothers - Playground Psychotics (1992) [2CD] {1995 Ryko Remaster Complete Series}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 814 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 315 Mb
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© 1995 Rykodisc / The Zappa Family Trust | RCD 10557/58
Rock / Experimental Rock / Art Rock / Comedy Rock

Official Release #60. First of all, it must be understood that Playground Psychotics is intended for fans only: fans of Frank Zappa, of course, but most of all fans of the Flo & Eddie era of the Mothers of Invention (1970-1971); fans of the man's comedy rock; fans of his obsession with "life on the road" and its chronicling; and, finally, fans of the movie 200 Motels. This two-CD set contains live material and dialogues among band members (recorded with or without their knowledge). The "anthropological field recordings" (as Zappa liked to call them) get most of the attention. Each disc begins with a collage of dressing room and hotel room tapes.
Frank Zappa - Orchestral Favorites (1979) {1995 Ryko Remaster Complete Series}

Frank Zappa - Orchestral Favorites (1979) {1995 Ryko Remaster Complete Series}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 216 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 81 Mb
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© 1995 Rykodisc / The Zappa Family Trust | RCD 10529 | Rykodisc Zappa catalog
Rock / Experimental Rock / Modern Composition

ORCHESTRAL FAVORITES contains five symphonic works written by Frank Zappa, performed by Zappa himself and his mid-'70s rhythm section with a full orchestra. Recorded at the Royce Hall in Los Angeles in 1975, ORCHESTRAL FAVORITES is similar to Zappa's other symphonic works (parts of BURNT WEENY SANDWICH, 200 MOTELS, etc.). The album was not released until four years later however, due to a skirmish with Warner Bros. Zappa wanted to release a three-record set entitled LATHER, which was to include material from ORCHESTRAL FAVORITES plus the other late-'70s releases SLEEP DIRT and STUDIO TAN. But Warner Bros. forced him to release the complete work as separate albums (LATHER did finally appear as a three- disc set in 1996).
Frank Zappa & the Mothers Of Invention – Just Another Band From L.A. (1972) (16/44 Vinyl Rip)

Frank Zappa & the Mothers Of Invention – Just Another Band From L.A. (1972)
Max Flac 16Bit/44.1kHz = 282 MB | Mp3 VBR0 = 84 MB | No Scans | RAR
Vinyl LP | Bizarre K44179 | Psychedelic Rock | USA · L.A.

Just Another Band From L.A. was recorded live at the Pauley Pavillion, UCLA (Los Angeles), on August 7, 1971. Released in early 1972, it is the last album to document the Mothers of Invention lineup that included singers Mark Volman and Howard Kaylan (aka Flo & Eddie). The other bandmembers on this particular recording are: Ian Underwood, Aynsley Dunbar, Don Preston, and Jim Pons. A previous LP, Fillmore East, June 1971, focused on material related to life on the road that had to be dropped from the movie and album 200 Motels. …
Frank Zappa - Fillmore East, June 1971 (1971) + 200 Motels (1971) [2CD] {1995 Ryko Remaster Complete Series}

Frank Zappa - Fillmore East, June 1971 (1971) + 200 Motels (1971) [2CD] {1995 Ryko Remaster Complete Series}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC (tracks)+CUE+LOG -> 820 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 320 Mb
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© 1995, 1997 Rykodisc / The Zappa Family Trust / MGM | RCD 10512 / RCD 10513~14
Rock / Experimental Rock / Jazz Rock

This live record was recorded with the Flo & Eddie incarnation of the ever-changing Mothers line-up. The vocal duo, which had considerable chart success as the Turtles, parodied their success as "rock stars" here, and Zappa utilized their soul and doo-wop-style vocals for maximum comedic effect. The set works as a comedy record as much as anything else. They perform their huge hit "Happy Together," but it's done as a goof. Zappa and Flo & Eddie talk over the backbeat like standup comics.

200 Motels (1971)  

Posted by pgf000 at Nov. 17, 2013
200 Motels (1971)

200 Motels (1971)
MP4 (H264) 704x528 29.968fps 1200KBps | English AAC 48KHz stereo 64kbps | 01:41:59 | 925MB
Comedy/Fantasy/Rock Musical | Directors: Tony Palmer, Frank Zappa

"Touring makes you crazy," Frank Zappa says, explaining that the idea for this film came to him while the Mothers of Invention were touring. The story, interspersed with performances by the Mothers and the Royal Symphony Orchestra, is a tale of life on the road. The band members' main concerns are the search for groupies and the desire to get paid.
Frank Zappa - Orchestral Favorites (1978) {1995 Ryko Remaster}

Frank Zappa - Orchestral Favorites (1978) {1995 Ryko Remaster}
EAC rip (secure mode) | FLAC+CUE+LOG -> 208 Mb | MP3 @320 -> 77 Mb
Full Artwork @ 300 dpi (png) -> 30 Mb
© 1995 Rykodisc / The Zappa Family Trust | RCD 10529
Classical / Experimental Rock / Jazz Rock


Frank Zappa - Orchestral Favorites (1978) {1995 Ryko Remaster}

ORCHESTRAL FAVORITES contains five symphonic works written by Frank Zappa, performed by Zappa himself and his mid-'70s rhythm section with a full orchestra. Recorded at the Royce Hall in Los Angeles in 1975, ORCHESTRAL FAVORITES is similar to Zappa's other symphonic works (parts of BURNT WEENY SANDWICH, 200 MOTELS, etc.). The album was not released until four years later however, due to a skirmish with Warner Bros. Zappa wanted to release a three-record set entitled LATHER, which was to include material from ORCHESTRAL FAVORITES plus the other late-'70s releases SLEEP DIRT and STUDIO TAN. But Warner Bros. forced him to release the complete work as separate albums (LATHER did finally appear as a three- disc set in 1996).

Shell Shocked: My Life with the Turtles, Flo and Eddie, and Frank Zappa, etc.  eBooks & eLearning

Posted by franklee at Nov. 20, 2016
Shell Shocked: My Life with the Turtles, Flo and Eddie, and Frank Zappa, etc.

Shell Shocked: My Life with the Turtles, Flo and Eddie, and Frank Zappa, etc.
By: Howard Kaylan, Jeff Tamarkin
Backbeat Books | 2013 | English | ePUB | 304 pages | ISBN-10: 1480342939 | 4.7 MB

(Book). If Howard Kaylan had sung only one song, the Turtles' 1967 No. 1 smash hit "Happy Together," his place in rock-and-roll history would still be secure.