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BURNT WEENIE SANDWICH 1969 FRANK ZAPPA AND THE MOTHERS OF INVENTION PUBLIC TV SPECIAL ARTHOUSE FILM DVD-R!

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An avant garde film by Frank Zappa made for the Dilexi Foundation on KQED!

Burnt Weeny Sandwich

April 30, 1969
The Dilexi Series
KQED TV, San Francisco, CA
18 min. B&W and color

Includes (footage in order of appearance):

BWS BWS

Music:
The credits on screen:

INTERCONTINENTAL ABSURDITIES
PREVENTS:

A FILM BY:
FRANK ZAPPA

BURNT
WEENY
SANDWICH

A BUNCH OF LITTLE PICTURES OF
THE MOTHERS OF INVENTION
GIRLS TOGETHER OUTRAGEOUSLY
WITH SPECIAL GUEST STAR
CAPTAIN BEEFHEART
& HIS MAGIC BAND

PHOTOGRAPHED BY:
FRANK ZAPPA
ED SEEMAN
RAY FAVATA
CAL SCHENKEL
BRUCE CLARK
HERMAN JAUK
LAURIE LEWIS

SPECIAL OPTICAL EFFECTS:
BURTON C. GERSHFIELD

PRODUCTION ASSISTANTS:
PETER MAYS
&
DAVE DAWDY

EXECUTIVE PRODUCER
HERB COHEN

MUSIC
COMPOSED
BY:
FRANK ZAPPA

MOSTLY
FROM THE
BIZARRE
REPRISE
ALBUM
UNCLE MEAT

PERFORMED BY
THE
MOTHERS
OF INVENTION

[7:33]

MEANWHILE IN ANOTHER PART OF THE MOVIE . . .

[18:03]

MASKING TAPE

Burnt Weeny Sandwich screen shots

Burnt Weeny Sandwich screen shots


Aired on KQED TV in 1969, the Dilexi Series represents a pioneering effort to present works created by artists specifically for broadcast. The 12-part weekly series was conceived and commissioned by the Dilexi Foundation, an off-shoot of the influential San Francisco art gallery founded by James Newman. Newman, who operated the Dilexi Gallery from 1958 until 1970, saw this innovative series as an opportunity to extend the influence of the contemporary arts far beyond the closeted environment of the commercial gallery.

Formal agreement was reached with KQED in 1968 with the station’s own John Coney designated as series producer. No restrictions, regarding length, form or content, were imposed upon the works, except for Newman’s stipulation that they be aired weekly within the same time-slot. Upon their completion, the 12 works were broadcast during the spring and summer of 1969.

Of the 12 artists invited to participate in the Dilexi Series, ten of them completed new works, and two, Andy Warhol and Frank Zappa, submitted extant works. The tapes and films are far-reaching in their approaches to the medium and the circumstance of the broadcast series. Some of the artists chose to intervene in the relationship of broadcaster and audience by broaching the subject of communications. […]

Burnt Weeny Sandwich is another rarity. Created by Frank Zappa, the film, in one form or another, found its way into a larger work, Uncle Meat. Something of a high-speed home movie, Burnt Weeny Sandwich features the original Mothers of Invention, along with Captain Beefheart. This is one of the works that exists only within the Dilexi Series.

Once broadcast, the Dilexi Series was stored on the original 2″ videotape masters, a now archaic video format. Some masters were transferred to a contemporary format in 1982 and presented at the S.F. Video Festival. Through the generosity of KQED, the last of the Dilexi Series was just transferred to an exhibition format. This marks the first time in 22 years that all the Dilexi tapes are available. […]

BURNT WEENY SANDWICH
by Frank Zappa
broadcast: 4/30/69

Antics of the Mothers of Invention are further accelerated by heavily processed film footage. Zappa is seen performing music from the “Uncle Meat” LP. This work was completed about 10 years before MTV went on the air.

Music by Zappa, “mostly from Uncle Meat.” Photographed by Zappa and others. Special Optical Effects by Burton C. Gershfield. Produced by Herb Cohen. With the Mothers of Invention, Captain Beefheart.

18:00 B&W and Color 16mm

 

Time (approx.)SceneCastMusic
00:07-00:21London Underground
00:21-00:24night; streetIan?
00:24-00:50London Underground
00:49-01:30night; street; bananaJCB, Gail, Don (monster)
01:30-01:32interior; close-up; footunidentified girl #1
01:32-01:34Royal Festival Hall, 1968Don (monster)
01:34-01:44showerDick Barber, Don?
01:44-04:00The Omens/The Bug (c. 1958-62)Motorhead, Terry Wimberly, etc.
04:00-05:11MOI & GTO’s, Whisky à Go-Go, July, 1968FZ, GTO’s, Ray Collins, MOI
05:10-07:32Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band, c. 1969Captain Beefheart & The Magic Band
07:36-08:13pubMotorhead, Don (monster), Art, JCB
08:13-09:06MOI & GTO’s, Whisky à Go-Go, July, 1968FZ, GTO’s, Ray Collins, MOI
09:06-09:19MOI live at TV show (The Steve Allen Show?), c. 1968FZ (guitar), MOI
09:19-09:21“Give us this Day”
09:21-09:42unidentified couple at home (home movie)
09:42-09:43Young Don Van Vliet (c. 1959-1963)Don Van Vliet
09:43-09:54FZ, Herb Cohen, MOI pictures (slide show)
09:53-09:55unidentified venue; seated audience
09:55-09:59Garrick Theatre, 1967Ray
09:59-10:02Roy
10:02-10:03unidentified venue; seated audience
10:03-11:54Sportpalast, Berlin, 1968MOI, Herb Cohen, Fritz Rau
11:47-11:55eye, ear, nose
11:55-12:00Kitchen B&W Footage, c. 1968FZ
12:00-12:18Mayfair Studios, NYC, 1967Roy (bass), FZ
12:17-12:19Recording studio, c. 1967 (B&W)Don
12:19-12:21Mayfair Studios, NYC, 1967FZ
12:21-12:23Recording studio, c. 1967 (B&W)Billy Mundi, FZ, Don
12:23-12:34Mayfair Studios, NYC, 1967FZ, Billy Mundi
12:33-14:00Recording studio, c. 1967 (B&W)Don, Billy Mundi, photographer #1 (clean shaved), JCB, Calvin, Roy, Ian, Motorhead, FZ, Bunk, photographer #2 (bearded)
14:00-14:03Mayfair Studios, NYC, 1967FZ
14:03-14:05Recording studio, c. 1967 (B&W)Motorhead, Don, FZ, Billy Mundi
14:05-14:06Studio? (color)Motorhead
14:06-14:11Recording studio, c. 1967 (B&W)Billy Mundi, FZ, Don, Roy
14:07-14:10Studio? (color)Art Tripp
14:11…15:04Berlin Hotel Room, 1968Motorhead, JCB, Manfred
14:12…15:17Kitchen B&W Footage, c. 1968Calvin, Ray, FZ
14:14…14:46Recording studio, c. 1967 (B&W)Don, Roy, JCB, Calvin, Ian
15:04-15:15airport?Don (monster), Roy, JCB, Bunk, Art
15:17-15:27Royal Festival Hall, 1968Don (monster)
15:26-18:05Vienna Woods, 1968Don, MOI

 

color, mono, fullscreen, 18 minutes. also includes THE MOTHERS live at the BEAT CLUB in 1968. DVD-R comes packaged as shown in color DVD case, wrapped in plastic!

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