Intro

 Finland

 
Popular Finnish monthly youth magazine, published 1968-1976. Later transformed into magazine Help.

1973 October

No. 10

 

Zappa rakastui suomalaisen yleisöön
(Zappa fell in love with Finnish audience)
By Matti Laipio, 2 pp

Frank Zappa and The Mothers: Over-Nite Sensation (review)
By ?, 1 p

 

The concerts reviewed here were finally released in October 2013 as Road Tapes, Venue #2.

Ogo @ zappateers:

I don't feel like translating the whole article (there may be a translation already floating around somewhere), but I'll pick a couple of interesting things. The concerts were held at Finlandia Hall on two consecutive dates and there was an afterparty jam without Frank at N-Klubi. The article is from a magazine called Intro.

"A future release called Live In Finlandia by The Mothers Of Invention wouldn't be a surprise because Frank recorded all of his performances and was quite pleased with them."

Ian Underwood had caught a cold in Sweden and didn't attend the N-Klubi jam, but I take it he played at the actual concerts. The article also mentions a 3-hour soundcheck on first day and a rehearsal on second. Also in the end there's a mention of the Mothers' 10-year anniversary and plans for a "several-LP box" for the occasion.

Source: slime.oofytv.set

 

1974 November

No. 11

 

Tulin, näin, soitin ja voitin (I came, I saw, I played, I won)
By Lauri Sipilä, pp 2-4

Zappa/Mothers: Roxy & Elsewhere (review)
By ?, p 58

 

Article and interview with Zappa visiting Helsinki in September 21-24, 1974. Read more Frank Zappa in Finland.

The interview is interesting and contains some unique info. Zappa met (again, first time it was a year ago) with Finnish bass player Pekka Pohjola, was very impressed by him and they planned to meet again in Christmas time to record new Zappa solo album.

 

 

1976 April

No. 4

 

Zappa pettyi Suomeen ... (Zappa disappointed in Finland ...)
By Matti Laipio, pp 64-65

 

All previous Zappa concerts in Helsinki were very successful. 1976 concert was a big disappointment, by both sides, Zappa and audionce.

Source: slime.oofytv.set