Watermelon In Easter Hay

Album: Joe's Garage, Act III (1979)
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  • 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? (laugh)...Excuse me...so who gives a fuck anyway? So he goes back to his ugly little room and quietly dreams his last imaginary guitar solo... Writer/s: Frank Vincent Zappa
    Publisher: Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
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Comments: 6

  • AnonymousHey Sorin, I too want this song to be played at my send-off, including the intro! My wife says it's the sexiest solo she's ever heard.
  • Sorin from Toronto, CanadaOne of the best guitar solo ever, and I mean it. So much depth, sound out of this world, tempo is perfect. One of the very few songs I'd would like to be sent off on, when that time comes.
  • Dan Burnette from Chicago, IlAt first I didn't care for part two, but as times passed I pretty much only listen to acts II & III and once you get it the latter LPs the better.
  • Jeff B from Boston, MaFor me, this is the only worthwhile track of all of Joe's Garage Parts 2 and 3. Part 1 started off very strongly (until it petered out into filler with "Lucille"), but these two albums are nothing but puerile, typical Zappa sex mongering with the occasional guitar solo. This pieces works beautifully by itself, but it's spoiled by Zappa's amateurish introduction, where he lapses into a laughing fit and keeps it as a take. Clearly, by the time he was at this point recording the album he didn't care anymore.
  • Miles from Vancouver, CanadaAlso, Act III of Joe's Garage is based on Zappa's personal experiences. He had been arrested for unauthorizedly recording pornographic sounds, and without his guitar in jail, he could only imagine the guitar notes he'd want to play during his incarceration.
  • Miles from Vancouver, CanadaThe complete title of the guitar solo is actually "Trying To Play A Solo With These Guys Is Like Trying To Grow A Watermelon In Easter Hay." That would have been too long...
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