Frank Zappa

February 11, 1971
VPRO
60 min.

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Notes & Comments

Jon Naurin

A Dutch documentary mixed with concert footage from [November 6,] 1970. First aired sometime in 1971.

VPRO 1971, version 1 (55 min)

0:00-1:00 ìntroduction
1:00-3:40 Soft Cell Conclusions
3:40-8:10 FZ at home composing, Gail, Dweezil, Moon, Miss Lucy and Miss Pamela.
8:10-9:10 The Sanzini Brothers (live)
9:10-12:30 FZ at home again, composing and talking about his career.
12:30-14:20 Call Any Vegetable (live)
14:20-16:00 FZ, Gail + kids at home
16.00-20:00 Interview with Miss Lucy & Pamela
20:00-23:00 FZ in the neighbourhood, buying burritos.
23:00-27:00 The Misses dancing to WPLJ, Would You Like A Snack? (live), on-the-road footage
27:00-29:20 FZ on groupies and VDs
29:20-31:10 Various footage of "real-life" FZ.
31:10-35:40 FZ on politics
35:40-40:40 Penis Dimension (live)
40:40-43:30 interview, FZ playing w/ Wild Man Fischer
43:30-47:30 FZ on filmmaking, 200 Motels
47:30-48:50 FZ demonstrates the vacuum cleaner on Miss Lucy.
48:50-55:00 Do You Like My New Car?, Happy Together (live)

The live footage is from the Fillmore West, Nov 6 1970.

Brian Lagerman

Shows FZ at home intercut with Fillmore West footage.

Corné van Hooijdonk, April 20, 2007

"Frank Zappa", by Rudolf Kiers, VPRO. originally aired 1971, february 11th.

 

Locations, Cast & Music

Time Location Cast Music
00:00-00:20 (Credits)    
00:20-00:31 Zappa house (blue room) FZ (orange/white shirt) (Star-Spangled Banner)
00:31-00:34 Fillmore East? FZ—guitar  
00:34-00:35 Zappa house (blue room) FZ (orange/white shirt)  
00:35-00:36 Zappa house (piano room) FZ (shirtless)  
00:36-00:37 Zappa house (blue room) FZ (orange/white shirt)  
00:37-00:39 Editing room FZ (print shirt)  
00:39-00:48 Zappa house (blue room) FZ (orange/white)  
00:48-00:50 Recording studio FZ (shirtless)  
00:50-01:11 Zappa house (blue room) FZ (orange/white)  
01:11-03:47 Fillmore West FZ—guitar, vocals
Howard Kaylan—vocals
Mark Volman—vocals, maraccas, tambourine
Ian Underwood—keyboards
George Duke—keyboards
Jeff Simmons—bass, vocals
Aynsley Dunbar—drums
Call Any Vegetable
03:47-03:49 Zappa house (outside)    
03:49-04:17 Zappa house (piano room) FZ (shirtless)  
04:17-04:44 Zappa house (pink room)    
04:44-05:23 Zappa house (kitchen) Gail, Dweezil, Miss Lucy, Moon, Miss Connie  
05:23-08:13 Zappa house (piano room) FZ (shirtless)  
08:13-08:15 Fillmore West MOI The Sanzini Brothers
08:15-08:17 Zappa house (piano room) FZ (shirtless)  
08:17-08:18 Fillmore West MOI The Sanzini Brothers
08:18-08:20 Zappa house (piano room) FZ (shirtless)  
08:20-09:21 Fillmore West MOI The Sanzini Brothers
09:21-12:43 Zappa house (piano room) FZ (shirtless)  
12:43-14:32 Fillmore West MOI Call Any Vegetable
14:32-14:33 Zappa house (outside)    
14:33-15:04 Zappa house (living room) FZ, Gail, Moon, Dweezil  
15:04-16:08 Zappa house (pool) Miss Lucy, Dweezil, Miss Connie Little House I Used To Live In (BWS)
16:08-17:04 Zappa house (pink room) Miss Lucy, Dweezil, Miss Connie Little House I Used To Live In (BWS)
17:04-17:19 Zappa house (blue room) FZ (orange/white), Moon  
17:19-17:38 Zappa house (pink room) Miss Lucy, Dweezil, Miss Connie  
17:38-18:01 Zappa house (blue room) FZ (orange/white)  
18:01-20:08 Zappa house (pink room) Miss Lucy, Dweezil, Miss Connie  
20:08-23:12 Car, Los Angeles, El Taco FZ (print), Gail, attendants, customers WPLJ (BWS)
23:12-24:04 Zappa house Miss Lucy, Dweezil, Miss Connie WPLJ (BWS)
24:04-24:22 Zappa house (blue room) FZ (orange/white)  
24:22-24:44 Fillmore West MOI Holiday In Berlin
24:44-24:59 Airport? Howard Kaylan, Mark Volman, Jeff Simmons, Brena, ?; FZ, Aynsley Dunbar  
24:59-25:03 Fillmore West MOI Holiday In Berlin
25:03-25:22 Fillmore East (dressing room) FZ, Howard Kaylan, Mark Volman, Jeff Simmons, Joni Mitchell, and some unidentified girls and boys  
25:22-25:26 Fillmore West MOI Holiday In Berlin
25:26-25:40 Plane FZ, Jeff Simmons  
25:40-25:43 Fillmore West MOI Holiday In Berlin
25:43-26:00 Dressing room Howard Kaylan, Jeff Simmons  
26:00-26:04 Fillmore West MOI Holiday In Berlin
26:04-26:23 Dressing room Aynslay Dunbar, FZ, some unidentified girls  
26:23-26:31 Fillmore West MOI Holiday In Berlin
26:31-26:47 Airport FZ (RISD red jacket)  
26:47-27:01 Fillmore West MOI Holiday In Berlin
27:01-27:08 NYC Park FZ (green shirt, fur coat)  
27:08-27:18 Dressing room George Duke, FZ, girl with a tattoo  
27:18-29:33 NYC park FZ (green shirt, fur coat), girl who is not a groupie and her friend  
29:33-30:00 Hotel living room Jeff Simmons, Mark Volman, Howard Kaylan, FZ (green shirt), two girls and two boys  
30:00-31:27 NYC streets FZ (green shirt, fur coat), a cab driver, a girl, a boy (Roelof?), a boy with a hat Road Ladies (Chunga's Revenge)
31:27-31:28 Zappa house (blue room) FZ (orange/white)  
31:28-31:29 Hotel living room FZ (green)  
31:29-31:30 Zappa house (piano room) FZ (shirtless)  
31:30-35:56 Hotel living room FZ (green)  
35:56-40:44 Fillmore West MOI Penis Dimension
40:44-40:44 Zappa house (blue room) FZ (orange/white)  
40:44-40:46 Fillmore West MOI Penis Dimension
40:46-40:47 Zappa house (blue room) FZ (orange/white)  
40:47-40:49 Fillmore West MOI Penis Dimension
40:49-40:49 Zappa house (blue room) FZ (orange/white)  
40:49-40:50 Fillmore West MOI Penis Dimension
40:50-41:13 Zappa house (blue room) FZ (orange/white)  
41:13-41:43 Zappa house (blue room) FZ (white shirt), Wild Man Fischer  
41:43-41:56 Zappa house (blue room) FZ (orange/white)  
41:56-42:30 Zappa house (blue room) FZ (white shirt), Wild Man Fischer  
42:30-43:19 Zappa house (blue room) FZ (orange/white)  
43:19-43:43 Zappa house (blue room) FZ (white shirt), Wild Man Fischer  
43:43-46:14 Editing room FZ (print shirt)  
46:14-46:40 Zappa house (piano room) FZ (shirtless)  
46:40-47:08 Zappa house (piano room) FZ (white shirt), Ian Underwood Tuna Fish Promenade
47:08-47:46 Zappa house (piano room) FZ (shirtless)  
47:46-49:01 Zappa house FZ (shirtless), Miss Lucy, Moon  
49:01-54:23 Fillmore West MOI Do You Like My New Car?/Happy Together
54:23-54:31 Zappa house (blue room) FZ (orange/white)  

 

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