Watermelon In Easter Hay
Zappa Joe's Garage
instrumental by Frank Zappa
Released 19 November 1979
Recorded 1979
Genre Guitar solo
Length 9:09 minutes
Label Zappa Records
Producer Frank Zappa
performed at the New York '94 show
Duran Duran - Warren - Watermelon in Easter Hay NY 199404:32

Duran Duran - Warren - Watermelon in Easter Hay NY 1994

cover song

"Watermelon In Easter Hay" is an instrumental by Frank Zappa with a spoken word introduction, released on the Joe's Garage album by Zappa Records in 1979.

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.

Other appearancesEdit



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


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...

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