Saturday, December 22, 2012


This is the grand finale to the 2012 Celebration of Zappadan. There certainly was so much new material on YouTube this year, but here is the finale to Franks 1971 movie, 200 Motels. A surreal epic which in it's own way revolutionized the movie industry, because it was the first movie shot and digitally edited.
The cast included Keith Moon in drag...dressed as a nun, Ringo Starr as the alter Frank Zappa (Larry the Dwarf) the line up of the Mothers of Invention and Theodore Bikel. The Orchestral sequences feature the London Philharmonic and the Royal Philharmonic Orchestras. It cannot be described. This video is the grand finale of the film. Why do I participate in Zappadan? You might well ask. Next year I will republish the legend of my first Zappadan experience in 1966. As an added extra bonus free surprise, here is The Mothers 1967 record, Absolutely Free in entirety. A brilliant sarcastic nasty little oratorio, just as entertaining to me today as it was in 1967! 

1 comment:

bj said...

Thanks For Keeping The Zappadan Tradition, Microdot! This is the first time I've heard Absolutely Free. Best Zappa Quote ever "There is more stupidity than hydrogen in the universe, and it has a longer shelf life."
Dood was a multifaceted genius who was way ahead of his time. Thanks again for the posts!