200 Motels

October 4th 1971
200 Motels


  • Semi-Fraudulent/Direct-From-Hollywood Overture
  • Mystery Roach
  • Dance Of The Rock & Roll Interviewers
  • This Town Is A Sealed Tuna Sandwich (Prologue)
  • Tuna Fish Promenade
  • Dance Of The Just Plain Folks
  • This Town Is A Sealed Tuna Sandwich (Reprise)
  • The Sealed Tuna Bolero
  • Lonesome Cowboy Burt
  • Touring Can Make You Crazy
  • Would You Like A Snack?
  • Redneck Eats
  • Centerville
  • She Painted Up Her Face
  • Janet's Big Dance Number
  • Half A Dozen Provocative Squats
  • Mysterioso
  • Shove It Right In
  • Lucy's Seduction of A Bored Violinist & Postlude
  • I'm Stealing The Towels
  • Dental Hygiene Dilemma
  • Does This Kind of Life Look Interesting To You?
  • Daddy, Daddy, Daddy
  • Penis Dimension
  • What Will This Evening Bring Me This Morning
  • A Nun Suit Painted On Some Old Boxes
  • Magic Fingers
  • Motorhead's Midnight Ranch
  • Dew On The Newts We Got
  • The Lad Searches The Night For His Newts
  • The Girl Wants To Fix Him Some Broth
  • The Girl's Dream
  • Little Green Scratchy Sweaters & Courduroy Ponce
  • Strictly Genteel (The Finale)

Official Release #13
Originally Released: October 1971
Produced by Frank Zappa

The Mothers on this particular occasion:

FZ: guitar & bass
Mark Volman: vocals & special material
Howrd Kaylan: vocals & special material
Ian Underwood: keyboards & winds
Aynsley Dunbar: drums
George Duke: keyboards & trombone
Martin Lickert: bass
Jimmy Carl Black: vocal on “Lonesome Cowboy Burt”
Ruth Underwood: orchestra drum set
Jim Pons: voice of the “Bad Conscience”

The Top Score Singers conducted by: David Van Asch
Soprano: Phyllis Bryn-Julson
Classical Guitar Ensemble supervised by: John Williams
Narrated by: Theodore Bikel

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra conducted by: Elgar Howarth


Pinewood Studios, London, UK
January 28-February 5, 1971

Overdubs at Whitney Studios, L.A.
Summer 1971


Live recording facilities: The Mobile Rolling Stones
Live recording engineer: Bob Auger
Overdub & re-mix engineer: Barry Keene
Reduction facilities: Whitney Studios
Road manager: Dick Barber
Technicians: Paul Hoff & Dave O'Neil

Album package & book design: Cal Schenkel
Cover/poster design & illustration: Dave McMacken