Baby Snakes (The Film)

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Baby Snakes, DVD
Released October 1987
See also:
Baby Snakes

Players


Tracks

  1. Baby Snakes Rehearsal (2:11)
  2. "This Is The Show They Never See" (5:52)
  3. Baby Snakes (2:05)
  4. Bruce Bickford/"Disco Outfreakage" (6:16)
  5. The Poodle Lecture (5:03)
  6. "She Said"/City Of Tiny Lites (10:28)
  7. New York's Finest Crazy Persons (1:55)
  8. "The Way The Air Smells..." (4:01)
  9. Pound - Bass & Kybds Solo (6:37)
  10. "In You" Rap/ Dedication (6:44)
  11. Managua/ Police Car/ Drum Solo (9:51)
  12. Disco Boy (4:00)
  13. "Give People Somewhere To Xscape Thru" (6:27)
  14. King Kong/Roy's Halloween Gas Mask (9:01)
  15. Bobby Brown Goes Down (3:44)
  16. Conehead/"All You Need To Know" (5:32)
  17. I'm So Cute/"Entertainment All The Way" (5:15)
  18. Titties 'N' Beer/"Audience Participation"/The Black Page #2 & "The Dance Contest" (15:47)
  19. Jones Crusher (2:58)
  20. Broken Hearts Are For Assholes (3:48)
  21. Punky's Whips (12:05)
  22. "Thank You"/ Dinah-Moe Humm (7:26)
  23. Camarillo Brillo/Muffin Man (8:25)
  24. San Ber'dino (5:02)
  25. Black Napkins (8:03)
  26. New York's Finest #2 & Credits (4:00)
  27. "Good Night" (1:27)

Bonus Track
"Peaches En Regalia" (VHS/beta release only)

Release Notes

Released in 1987, this video was recorded during the Halloween shows at the Palladium, NY in October 1977.

  • Produced by: Bennett Glotzer - associate producer, Frank Zappa - producer
  • Original Music by Frank Zappa
  • Cinematography by: Phil Parmet & Richard Pearce
  • Film Editing by: Klaus Hundsbichler & Frank Zappa
  • Sound Department: Steve Maslow - supervising sound mixer
  • Animation Department: Bruce Bickford - clay animation

Liner Notes

(additional cast to 'Players');

Background Information

"A movie about people who do stuff that is not normal...". FZ once said "Without deviation, progress is not possible. Normal People should see Baby Snakes so they can find out what they've been missing".

"Baby Snakes" is a concert film featuring Zappa's Halloween concert in 1977. Zappa's live performances are intercut with footage of Bruce Bickford's clay animation and backstage interviews and rehearsals. The film was released in the theaters on December 21, 1979, on home video in 1987 and on DVD in 2003.

Conceptual Continuity

Alternate Covers

Baby Snakes(The Film) VHS.jpg
VHS(MP 4000) Cover

Versions

ZFT # Version # # discs Format Catalog # Release
(YYYY-MM-DD)
EAN.UCC-13
(barcode)
Artwork Comment
n/a Stereo Hi-Fi
90minutes version
1 VHS CS Barking Pumpkin
VBBSNX
1985  ? Black Plastic Case VHS NTSC
Stereo Hi-Fi
167minutes Complete Edition
1 VHS CS MPI Home Video/Honker Home Video
MP4000
1987-10-28 0013347312033  ?  ?
DVD-Video
5.1 Dolby Digital
&
PCM 2.0 Stereo
1 DVD Universal / Eagle Vision
302 163 9
2003-12-09 3259130216394 French packaging / GZ & Tracy Veal DVD 9 Dual Layer, all regions, 4:3 PAL. Matrix # IFPI 9729 manufactured by optimal media production D391760-01 ifpi L573
1 DVD Eagle Vision
2058206?
 ? 0801213902897 US packaging DVD 9 Dual Layer, region 1, 4:3 NTSC.
1 DVD Eagle Eye Media
EE 19028
 ? 0801213902897 Hong Kong packaging DVD 9 Dual Layer, region 1, 4:3 NTSC.
1 DVD Eagle Vision
EREDV371
2003-12-08 5034504937178 UK packaging DVD 9 Dual Layer, all regions, 4:3 PAL.
1 DVD VideoArts
VABG-1180
2005-08-24 4988112307698 Japanese packaging DVD 9 Dual Layer, 4:3
1 DVD naïve vision: / Eagle Vision
EV 426109
2005-01-17 3298494261091 French packaging DVD 9 Dual Layer, all regions, 4:3 PAL.
1 DVD VideoArts
VABZ-1269
2008-05-21 4988112610934   Japanese edition.
1 DVD Yamaha Music & Visuals
YMBZ-10062
2009-12-23 4562256520917   Japanese edition.

See Also