Warner Home Video
"Should excite, interest and amuse pop music fans" Variety. "Touring can make you crazy", announces ex-Beatle Ringo Starr at the start of the movie, "And that's what 200 Motels is all about". So prepare yourself for an explosion of outrageous, fast and furious humour, zany satire and extraordinary visual invention in a riveting musical fantasy of the Seventies which makes most of today's pop videos look tame by comparison. The movie is a 'surrealistic documentary' about what happens when the performers on a rock tour begin to feel that every motel, every auditorium and all the groupies start to look alike. Set in the mythical town of Centerville, USA, 200 Motels stars Frank Zappa, the leader of one of the greatest rock bands The Mothers of Invention, along with Ringo Starr, Theodore Bikel and the legendary Keith Moon. They come together in a consistently fascinating and freewheeling movie that is a treat for all fans of Frank Zappa and his group, and a not-to-be-missed eye and ear-opener for every addict of great pop music. Said Time: "The craziness climaxes, fittingly enough, with a full cast and chorus raising their voices in an irreverent anthem: "Lord, have mercy on the fate of this movie/and God bless the mind of the man in the street". Mothers' fans will be ecstatic. Don't miss it.
Director: Tony Palmer
Cast: Frank Zappa, Howard Kaylan, Aynsley Dunbar, Keith Moon, George Dale, Mark Volman, Ian Underwood
Genre: Music and Performing Arts, Drama
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