By the time of this hotel room interview, Zappa had already released 11 albums in his prolific career. A few months prior, he formed a new version of his band The Mothers and made the film 200 Motels. The interview ranges over a variety of topics: the film, his band’s rehearsal regimen, and the nuts and bolts of managing The Mothers. The conversation turns to his dislike of the audiences at the Fillmore East.
Near the end of the interview, we hear John Lennon and Yoko Ono chime in. Howard had brought them along to meet Zappa, and they’d been sitting on the couch the entire time.