"Playground Psychotics" by Frank Zappa Is Released
Playground Psychotics is a two-CD live album by Frank Zappa and The Mothers of Invention.
It was originally released in 1992 through his mail order label, Barking Pumpkin, and was re-released in 1995 through Rykodisc. The album features recordings of Zappa and his band, the Mothers of Invention, in their 'Flo & Eddie era' of 1970–71, around the period of the film, 200 Motels. The live material on Playground Psychotics is interspersed with excerpts from taped conversations among band members whilst on tour, and the release includes three conceptual sections: A Typical Day on the Road, Part 1, a collage of dialogue which opens the first disc; A Typical Day on the Road, Part 2, which opens the second disc and The True Story of 200 Motels, which appears at the end of disc two. The album also includes a live session with John Lennon and Yoko Ono — an alternate mix of which appears on Lennon's Some Time in New York City (1972).