200 Motels

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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

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 (31.3MB MPG file )

Release Notes

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

Liner Notes

Background Information

Conceptual Continuity

On the far right of the larger canvas of the 200 Motels (triptych)[1] 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 [2].

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
UAS 9956
1971-10-04 None   US edition.
2 LP United Artists
UDF 50003
1971-10[3] None   UK edition.
2 LP United Artists
UAS 29 218/9 XD
1971 None   German edition. Sides 1/2/3/4 also have (UAS 9956 A/B/C/D)
2 LP Liberty
3C 154-92854/55
1971? None   Italian edition.
2 LP United Artists
UAS 29.218/9
1971?     French edition.
2 LP United Artists, distribution Pathé Marconi/EMI
UAS 29.218/9
1971     French edition.
2 LP Liberty
UAS 29.218/9
1971?     French edition.
1.2
Original
Stereo
Censored
Version[4]
2 LP United Artists/Festival
SUAL 93426
1972[5]     Australian edition, does not include Penis Dimension.
1? CS United Artists/Festival
?
1972[5]     Australian edition, does not include Penis Dimension.
2 LP United Artists/Festival
LL 65477788
1975[5]     Australian edition, does not include Penis Dimension.
1.1
Original
Stereo
2 LP MCA
MCA2-4183
1989-01[3]     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

See Also