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Cruisin' for Burgers

By chief hack Ignatius Rake

Posted November 29, 2017
Cruisin' for Burgers
Frank Zappa: The dude's a dude, dude. Check bottom for credit

The following fan vid is a must-watch for anyone who likes Zappa, stop-motion animation and, well, driving around on your arse, really.

Stop Look and Listen is a 1967 stop-motion live-action film written and directed by Len Janson and Chuck Menville who, over the course of 10 minutes, embark on a roadway feud while driving around the San Fernando Valley on their arses.

Contrasting the two characters' differing approaches to driving – one steady and safe, the other a flash hog in, presumably, an invisible sports car – the film must have taken a lot of time, effort and trouser seats to make, with the result generally accepted as a classic of stop-motion, or pixilate, animation.

While the original version can be viewed online here, what follows below has been tweaked somewhat by YouTuber PLASTICDADA II.

In addition to a few cuts here and there, the original colour has been changed to a sepia tint.

Moreover, the original soundtrack has been replaced by Cruisin' for Burgers from the 1991 Frank Zappa album Make a Jazz Noise Here.

Admittedly, while all this might be anathema to die-hard devotees of the original, the result, I reckon, is pretty smart, working both aurally and visually, and a damned-sight better than the typical mind-numbing crap passed off as music videos by the MSM and Big Entertainment these days.

Which, I suppose, is why I've chosen to shove it up on the Rake & Herald.

Anyway, enjoy.

Just don't drive around on your arse too much.

No matter how good the music.

See also Happy birthday, Frank!, posted 21/12/13.

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Ignatius Rake is a journalist, geographer, artist, lyricist and life-long fortean who blew the lid on the 2017 Eden UFO hoax. His hobbies include sitting, eating and drinking. He has so far visited more than 70 countries on six continents. You can view some of his Dada-inspired art here.

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Picture credit

Frank Zappa by Mark Estabrook – transferred from en.wikipedia to Commons. Attribution link.

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