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     Name          = 200 Motels|
 
     Name          = 200 Motels|
 
     Released      = October 1971 |
 
     Released      = October 1971 |
     Related        = See also:<br>{{IINKLink|lyrics/200_Motels.html}}, {{ZPLink|vinylvscds/200motels.html}}, {{KURLink|fz-discography/200-motels}}<br>[[200 Motels (The Film)]]<br>[[The True Story Of 200 Motels]]<br>[[Half A Dozen Provocative Squats (The Album)|Half A Dozen Provocative Squats]]<br>[[Sneak Preview - Frank Zappa's 200 Motels|Sneak Preview]] |
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     Related        = See also:<br>{{IINKLink|lyrics/200_Motels.html}}, {{ZPLink|vinylvscds/200motels.html}}, {{KURLink|fz-discography/200-motels}}<br>[[200 Motels (The Film)]]<br>[[The True Story Of 200 Motels]]<br>[[Half A Dozen Provocative Squats (The Album)|Half A Dozen Provocative Squats]]<br>[[Sneak Preview - Frank Zappa's 200 Motels|Sneak Preview]]<br>[[200 Motels 50th Anniversary Edition]]<br>[[200 Motels - The Suites]]
 
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*[[Biography|Frank Zappa]] (bass, guitar, producer, orchestration)
 
*[[Biography|Frank Zappa]] (bass, guitar, producer, orchestration)
*[[Mark Volman]] (vocals)
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*[[Flo & Eddie|Mark Volman]] (vocals)
*[[Howard Kaylan]] (vocals)
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*[[Flo & Eddie|Howard Kaylan]] (vocals)
 
*[[Jimmy Carl Black]] (vocals)
 
*[[Jimmy Carl Black]] (vocals)
 
*[[Jim Pons]] (vocals)
 
*[[Jim Pons]] (vocals)
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:200 MOTELS PROMOTIONAL RADIO SPOTS:
 
:200 MOTELS PROMOTIONAL RADIO SPOTS:
 
<ol start="16">
 
<ol start="16">
   <li>[[200 Motels Promotional Radio Spots|CUT 1 "Coming Soon!..."]] (0:55)
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   <li>[[CUT 1 "Coming Soon!..."]] (0:55)
   <li>[[200 Motels Promotional Radio Spots|CUT 2 "The Wide Screen Erupts..."]] (0:58)
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   <li>[[CUT 2 "The Wide Screen Erupts..."]] (0:58)
   <li>[[200 Motels Promotional Radio Spots|CUT 3 "Coming Soon!..."]] (0:31)
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   <li>[[CUT 3 "Coming Soon!..."]] (0:31)
   <li>[[200 Motels Promotional Radio Spots|CUT 4 "Frank Zappa's 200 Motels..."]] (0:13)
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   <li>[[CUT 4 "Frank Zappa's 200 Motels..."]] (0:13)
 
   <li>[[Magic Fingers|Magic Fingers (Single Edit)]] (2:56)
 
   <li>[[Magic Fingers|Magic Fingers (Single Edit)]] (2:56)
 
</ol>
 
</ol>
:ENHANCED TRACK: [http://www.duncanmoran.me.uk/ZWJ/200motels.mpg Original Theatrical Trailer] (31.3MB MPG file )
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:ENHANCED TRACK: [https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vnxizf3Lnos Original Theatrical Trailer] (YouTube)
  
 
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==Conceptual Continuity==
 
==Conceptual Continuity==
On the far right of the larger canvas of the 200 Motels (triptych)<ref>http://www.ratzandcompany.com/shop-online-1/frank-zappas-200-motels-triptych</ref> by Dave McMacken there is a floating disembodied hand apparently pointing at Jesus Christ and Adolf Hitler in bondage gear, he later re-used a similar disembodied hand motif on the Overnite Sensation sleeve <ref>http://www.ratzandcompany.com/shop-online-1/copy-of-frank-zappas-200-motels-2</ref>.
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==Versions==
 
==Versions==
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| align="center" | [[wikipedia:Long playing record|LP]]
 
| align="center" | [[wikipedia:Long playing record|LP]]
| [[United Artists]]<br>{{SUTCLink|pictures/200motels_US.jpg|UAS&nbsp;9956}}
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| [[Wikipedia:United Artists Records|United Artists]]
 
| 1971-10-04
 
| 1971-10-04
 
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| align="center" | 2
 
| align="center" | LP
 
| align="center" | LP
| United Artists<br>{{SUTCLink|pictures/200motels_UK_UDF_50003.jpg|UDF&nbsp;50003}}
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| United Artists
 
| 1971-10<ref name="MStrong">Martin C. Strong, 2004, ''The Great Rock Discography'', p. 1721.</ref>
 
| 1971-10<ref name="MStrong">Martin C. Strong, 2004, ''The Great Rock Discography'', p. 1721.</ref>
 
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| None
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| align="center" | 2
 
| align="center" | LP
 
| align="center" | LP
| United Artists<br>{{SUTCLink|pictures/200motels-germanpromo.jpg|UAS&nbsp;29&nbsp;218/9&nbsp;XD}}
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| United Artists
 
| 1971
 
| 1971
 
| None
 
| None
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| align="center" | LP
| Liberty Records<br>{{SUTCLink|pictures/200motels-italy.jpg|3C&nbsp;154-92854/55}}
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| Liberty Records
 
| 1971?
 
| 1971?
 
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| None
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| align="center" | LP
| United Artists, distribution United Artists/[[EMI]]<br>{{SUTCLink|pictures/200motels_france.jpg|UAS&nbsp;29.218/9}}
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| United Artists, distribution United Artists/[[EMI]]
 
| 1971
 
| 1971
 
| &nbsp;
 
| &nbsp;
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| align="center" | LP
 
| align="center" | LP
| Liberty<br>{{SUTCLink|pictures/200motels_french_UAS29218.jpg|UAS&nbsp;29.218/9}}
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| Liberty
 
| 1971?
 
| 1971?
 
| &nbsp;
 
| &nbsp;
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| French edition.  
 
| French edition.  
 
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| rowspan="3" align="center" | 1.2<br>Original<br>Stereo<br>Censored<br>Version<ref name="Saunders">For details on censorship, see [http://www.zappainaustralia.com/album_discography.htm#united dedicated page at Zappa In Australia] by Murry Saunders.</ref>
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| rowspan="3" align="center" | 1.2<br>Original<br>Stereo<br>Censored<br>Version
 
| align="center" | 2
 
| align="center" | 2
 
| align="center" | LP
 
| align="center" | LP
| United Artists/[https://www.discogs.com/label/108138-Festival-Records-Pty-Ltd Festival]<br>{{SUTCLink|pictures/200motels_OZ_SUAL_934326.jpg|SUAL&nbsp;93426}}
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| United Artists/[https://www.discogs.com/label/108138-Festival-Records-Pty-Ltd Festival]
| 1972<ref name="Saunders2">Murry Saunders, [http://www.zappainaustralia.com Zappa In Australia].</ref>
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| align="center" | [[wikipedia:Compact_audio_cassette|CS]]
 
| align="center" | [[wikipedia:Compact_audio_cassette|CS]]
 
| United Artists/Festival<br>?
 
| United Artists/Festival<br>?
| 1972<ref name="Saunders2"/>
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| align="center" | LP
 
| United Artists/Festival<br>LL&nbsp;65477788
 
| United Artists/Festival<br>LL&nbsp;65477788
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In 2008 a Dutch magazine Wah-Wah asked some people which record they would like to take to a desert island - for some unexplained reason. The Dutch poet Daniël Dee chose this one.
  
 
==See Also==
 
==See Also==

Latest revision as of 06:58, 25 October 2021

Album History
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200 Motels
Released October 1971
See also:
IINK, Patio, KUR
200 Motels (The Film)
The True Story Of 200 Motels
Half A Dozen Provocative Squats
Sneak Preview
200 Motels 50th Anniversary Edition
200 Motels - The Suites

Players

Tracks

LP

Side One

  1. Semi-Fraudulent/Direct-From-Hollywood Overture (1:59)
  2. Mystery Roach (2:33)
  3. Dance Of The Rock & Roll Interviewers (0:48)
  4. This Town Is A Sealed Tuna Sandwich (prologue) (0:56)
  5. Tuna Fish Promenade (2:30)
  6. Dance Of The Just Plain Folks (4:39)
  7. This Town Is A Sealed Tuna Sandwich (reprise) (0:59)
  8. The Sealed Tuna Bolero (1:40)
  9. Lonesome Cowboy Burt (3:51)

Side Two

  1. Touring Can Make You Crazy (2:53)
  2. Would You Like A Snack? (1:23)
  3. Redneck Eats (3:03)
  4. Centerville (2:31)
  5. She Painted Up Her Face (1:42)
  6. Janet's Big Dance Number (1:18)
  7. Half A Dozen Provocative Squats (1:57)
  8. Mysterioso (0:48)
  9. Shove It Right In (2:32)
  10. Lucy's Seduction Of A Bored Violinist & Postlude (4:00)

Side Three

  1. I'm Stealing The Towels (2:14)
  2. Dental Hygiene Dilemma (5:12)
  3. Does This Kind Of Life Look Interesting To You? (3:00)
  4. Daddy, Daddy, Daddy (3:11)
  5. Penis Dimension (4:35)
  6. What Will This Evening Bring Me This Morning (3:27)

Side Four

  1. A Nun Suit Painted On Some Old Boxes (1:09)
  2. Magic Fingers (3:55)
  3. Motorhead's Midnight Ranch (1:30)
  4. Dew On The Newts We Got (1:10)
  5. The Lad Searches The Night For His Newts (0:41)
  6. The Girl Wants To Fix Him Some Broth (1:10)
  7. The Girl's Dream (0:55)
  8. Little Green Scratchy Sweaters & Courduroy Ponce (1:01)
  9. Strictly Genteel (The Finale) (11:09) - related to Strictly Genteel
CD

Disc One

  1. Semi-Fraudulent/Direct-From-Hollywood Overture (1:59)
  2. Mystery Roach (2:32)
  3. Dance Of The Rock & Roll Interviewers (0:48)
  4. This Town Is A Sealed Tuna Sandwich (prologue) (0:56)
  5. Tuna Fish Promenade (2:30)
  6. Dance Of The Just Plain Folks (4:40)
  7. This Town Is A Sealed Tuna Sandwich (reprise) (0:59)
  8. The Sealed Tuna Bolero (1:41)
  9. Lonesome Cowboy Burt (3:57)
  10. Touring Can Make You Crazy (2:52)
  11. Would You Like A Snack? (1:23)
  12. Redneck Eats (3:02)
  13. Centerville (2:31)
  14. She Painted Up Her Face (1:42)
  15. Janet's Big Dance Number (1:18)
  16. Half A Dozen Provocative Squats (1:58)
  17. Mysterioso (0:48)
  18. Shove It Right In (2:33)
  19. Lucy's Seduction Of A Bored Violinist & Postlude (4:02)

Disc Two

  1. I'm Stealing The Towels (2:14)
  2. Dental Hygiene Dilemma (5:11)
  3. Does This Kind Of Life Look Interesting To You? (2:59)
  4. Daddy, Daddy, Daddy (3:12)
  5. Penis Dimension (4:37)
  6. What Will This Evening Bring Me This Morning (3:32)
  7. A Nun Suit Painted On Some Old Boxes (1:09)
  8. Magic Fingers (3:53)
  9. Motorhead's Midnight Ranch (1:29)
  10. Dew On The Newts We Got (1:09)
  11. The Lad Searches The Night For His Newts (0:41)
  12. The Girl Wants To Fix Him Some Broth (1:10)
  13. The Girl's Dream (0:54)
  14. Little Green Scratchy Sweaters & Courduroy Ponce (1:00)
  15. Strictly Genteel (The Finale) (11:11) - related to Strictly Genteel
Bonus Tracks
200 MOTELS PROMOTIONAL RADIO SPOTS:
  1. CUT 1 "Coming Soon!..." (0:55)
  2. CUT 2 "The Wide Screen Erupts..." (0:58)
  3. CUT 3 "Coming Soon!..." (0:31)
  4. CUT 4 "Frank Zappa's 200 Motels..." (0:13)
  5. Magic Fingers (Single Edit) (2:56)
ENHANCED TRACK: Original Theatrical Trailer (YouTube)

Release Notes

Recorded February - March 1971.
Cover illustration: David B. McMacken

Liner Notes

Background Information

Conceptual Continuity

Versions

ZFT # Version # # discs Format Catalog # Release
(YYYY-MM-DD)
EAN.UCC-13
(barcode)
Artwork Comment
12 1.1
Original
Stereo
2 LP United Artists 1971-10-04 None   US edition.
2 LP United Artists 1971-10[1] None   UK edition.
2 LP United Artists 1971 None   German edition. Sides 1/2/3/4 also have (UAS 9956 A/B/C/D)
2 LP Liberty Records 1971? None   Italian edition.
2 LP United Artists
UAS 29.218/9
1971?     French edition.
2 LP United Artists, distribution United Artists/EMI 1971     French edition.
2 LP Liberty 1971?     French edition.
1.2
Original
Stereo
Censored
Version
2 LP United Artists/Festival 1972     Australian edition, does not include Penis Dimension.
1? CS United Artists/Festival
?
1972     Australian edition, does not include Penis Dimension.
2 LP United Artists/Festival
LL 65477788
1975     Australian edition, does not include Penis Dimension.
1.1
Original
Stereo
2 LP MCA
MCA2-4183
1989-01[1]     US edition.
2 CD Rykodisc
RCD 10513/14 ADV
1997 None   US promotion, Sneak Preview.
2 CD Rykodisc
RCD 10513/14
1997-10-14 0014431051326   US edition, CD2 is an enhanced CD, sales stopped between 2002 and 2008.
Matrix #
CD1: IFPI L481 IFPI 8150 DADR 12UR1<0910>RCD10513
CD2: IFPI L481 IFPI 8117 CD-ROM DADR 12XP1<0910>RCD10514
1 CS Rykodisc
RAC 10513/14
1997-10-14 0014431051340   US edition.
2 CD VideoArts
VACK 5380/1
1997-10-29 4988112409743   Japanese edition, CD2 is an enhanced CD, sales stopped between 2002 and 2008.

Notes

  1. 1.0 1.1 Martin C. Strong, 2004, The Great Rock Discography, p. 1721.

In 2008 a Dutch magazine Wah-Wah asked some people which record they would like to take to a desert island - for some unexplained reason. The Dutch poet Daniël Dee chose this one.

See Also