[ Kaleidoscope Film & DVD / Shock Entertainment Group / DVD ]
Release Date: Monday 6 April 2009
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M - Contains offensive language and sexual references.
Region 4 - Regular 1.33:1 / 4:3 - Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround / Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo - Colour - 164 Minutes - PAL
Frank Zappa was one of the most accomplished composers of the rock era; his music combines an understanding of and appreciation for such contemporary classical figures as Stravinsky & Varese; affection for late-'50s doo wop rock & roll; and a facility for the guitar-heavy rock that dominated pop in the '70s. But Zappa was also a satirist whose reserves of scorn seemed bottomless and whose wicked sense of humour & absurdity have delighted his numerous fans, even when his lyrics crossed over the broadest bounds of taste.
On 21 December 1979, 'Baby Snakes' premiered in New York City in Dolby Stereo. Later that year it won First Prize in a French Animation Film Competition. This DVD features over three hours of outrageous Zappa musical performances and unique & bizarre Claymation from Bruce Bickford. The Band line-up includes the amazing talents of Terry Bozzio; Roy Estrada; Adrian Belew; Ed Mann; Patrick O'Hearn; Tommy Mars; Peter Wolf; and John Smothers. The live footage is from a '78 Halloween Frank Zappa concert in NYC, and contains backstage footage, and a lot of goofing off.
'Baby Snakes' was written & directed by Frank Zappa and contains tons of on-stage footage, off-stage footage, and animation.
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