Dinah-Moe Humm

FZ album(s) in which song has appeared


Tour(s) on which song is known to have been performed (main source: FZShows, v. 7.1)



Foggy G, "The Songs That Were Played," We're Only In It For The Touring

1974: The first half of this song is performed as it was always played, with the only difference being a slow, dramatic reading of the "I can't get into it." section. Then, after Frank's spoken interlude about the sisters, Frank would have a little "audience participation". He would encourage the audience to make their own Sex Noises, and would lead the band in a VERY LOUD funk vamp while the audience did so. You may not like this song, but the VERY LOUD vamp was always interesting, and in my opinion, is worth sitting through the song for.

1975-76: Essentially performed as always, with the standard deviation coming in, no, wait, this is "Dinah-Moe Humm". Sorry.

1976-77: Essentially played as on "Overnite Sensation", accounting for obvious differences in instrumentation.

1977-78: Essentially performed as on "Baby Snakes". Thankfully, though, we do not get a "Frank Zappa sing alike Contest" in the majority of the performances, thus shortening the length of time we have to spend listening to this tune.

1978: Essentially performed as on "Baby Snakes", accounting for obvious differences in instrumentaion, and played a litttle bit faster. Although the audience does sing along, there is no official audience participation section, and once Frank's spoken lines are finished, he simply tells the audience that they will now return to the beginning of the song, and that they should clap along. Even as "Dinah-Moe Humm's" go, this is a rather inconsequential version.

1980: Essentially performed as always, though this time around the lyrics are a lot funnier. No, just kidding.

1981: Thanks to some fools in the audience, Frank decided to play this time-honored classic one time only this tour—on 11/19. Essentially performed as always (and probably just as funny), accounting for obvious differences in instrumentation.

1984: Essentially played as on YCDTOSA Volume VI, which is quickly and without hesitation. A very good thing by this point in this song's history.

Dave Parker

Dinah-Moe Humm was also performed on 10/6/81.

Conceptual Continuity

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