|Watermelon In Easter Hay|
|instrumental by Frank Zappa|
|Released||19 November 1979|
|performed at the New York '94 show|
About the instrumentalEdit
Written and produced by Frank Zappa, the instrumental is part of a rock opera that tells the story of what could possibly happen if music was made illegal.
The track begins with a spoken word introduction and features a guitar solo that runs to 9 minutes, 9 seconds. This is the penultimate track on the Joe's Garage concept album.
Warren Cuccurullo performed the instrument as a tribute to Frank Zappa at some of Duran Duran's Dilate Your Mind Tour shows after Zappa died on 4 December 1993. Performances included the Manchester 22.01.94 concert.
Frank Zappa band are:
- Frank Zappa - lead guitar, vocals
- Warren Cuccurullo - rhythm guitar, vocals
- Denny Walley - slide guitar, vocals
- Ike Willis - vocals
- Peter Wolf - keyboards
- Arthur Barrow - bass, vocals
- Ed Mann - percussion
- Vinnie Colaiuta - drums
CENTRAL SCRUTINIZER: This is the CENTRAL SCRUTINIZER...Joe has just worked himself into an imaginary frenzy during the fade-out of his imaginary song... He begins to feel depressed now. He knows the end is near. He has realized at last that imaginary guitar notes and imaginary vocals exist only in the mind of The Imaginer ...and ... ultimately, who gives a fuck anyway... Who gives a fuck anyway? So he goes back to his ugly little room and quietly dreams his last maginary guitar solo...