"A Historical Event"

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Frank Zappa:Happy Halloween everybody!

Ah, nice record.

Well, in case you didn't know, this is being broadcast live via satellite on MTV with a simulcast on Starfleet Radio! Hello, there. A historical event. That means that you and your lovely costumes in your radiant splendor are being photographed and shipped out across the airwaves to the less fortunate parts of the world.

Now, since this is a live television show, there's something I want you to do for me to make sure that everything goes smoothly—please do not throw things on the stage, do not get in the way of the cameras, and they'll try not to block the show for you. And other than that, let's get down to business. I'll introduce you to everybody. This is Ray White on guitar and vocals. Tommy Mars on keyboards. Scott Thunes on bass. Chad Wackerman on drums. Ed Mann on percussion. Bobby Martin on keyboards, sax and vocals. And our little Italian virtuoso, Steve Vai on guitar.

Alright, ya ready? Okay. Watch it. Sit down. Relax.