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BABY SNAKES

Frank Zappa

 

RIO/Avant-Prog

3.98 | 64 ratings

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Slartibartfast
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4 stars "A movie about people who do stuff thais not normal"?

How about a film where a musician who doesn't use drugs hooks up with a clay animator who most certainly does? The film drags on a little bit sometimes, but Bruce Bickord certainly has a talent for claymation. This was the age before computer graphic capabilities really had developed so it was hard work for him to pull off the visuals.

What you get is a nice assortment of live concert footage, backstage hijinks, and bizarre clay animation. Also a few segments with the fans waiting in line for a show. Be afraid, very afraid. Actually, that goes for the band as well.

I first saw thin in VHS format. Can't imagine why it didn't make it to the local theater. The DVD package, released posthumously, is done up nice and includes a little manila folder with "documents" some real, some jokes, some reviews. There's also a nice set of No-D Glasses (cardboard) that comes with it's own Zappa nose (also cardboard). No, I have not punched them out and put them on, but it is tempting.

If you want to stick to just the music of this Zappa period, go straight to Yerbouti, but if you want to see Zappa and company creatively in action, this is a lot of fun. And, Frank's not with us anymore.

Slartibartfast | 4/5 |

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