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200 Motels: Original MGM Motion Picture Soundtrack [Enhanced CD]

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Description: Searching for this missing piece of the Frank Zappa catalog helped Rykodisc secure the rights to the United Artists and post-1985 MGM film libraries. But 200 Motels also serves as a good introduction to the late rock icon/avant-garde composer's absurd view of his world; i.e., the pop music business. Essentially a filmed dadaist opera (the bulk of the music is performed live as the video cameras rolled, 200 Motels incorporates sporadic patches of Mothers of Inventions rock into the atonal, largely European, musical framework that Zappa was clearly more interested in. He shrewdly used contemporary pop merely as a marketing shill ... (more)
Manufacturer: Rykodisc
Release date: 14 October 1997
Number of discs: 2
EAN: 0014431051326 UPC: 014431051326
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