Was idly looking at the cable company’s thin menu of free On Demand movies last night, and what did I see? Frank Zappa’s 200 Motels, which I actually saw in a theater when it was released in 1971. Here’s the 1971-vintage Mothers of Invention from the flick, performing “Mystery Roach.”

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Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore is a political columnist for New York and managing editor at the Democratic Strategist website. He was a contributing writer at the Washington Monthly from January 2012 until November 2015, and was the principal contributor to the Political Animal blog.