Uncut

 UK

 
Uncut magazine is a popular monthly publication based in London, which is available across the English speaking world, and focuses on films, music and books. It contains, amongst other things, lengthy features on old albums, interviews with film directors, music and film news, and reviews of all major new book, album, film and DVD releases. Its music features tend to focus on genres such as Americana, rock and alt.country. (wikipedia)

2004 February

No. 81

 

Free CD – Sin City – 14 L.A. Rock Classics
Track 12: Frank Zappa & The Mothers Of Invention – Son Of Suzy Creamcheese


No other Zappa content inside.

 

2006 February

No. 105

 

1966 The Year Of Rock Revolution
pp 37-55, including
The 20 best albums of 1966

Re-revieved by Barney Hoskins and Mick Houghton, 2 pp 52-53


#6 Freak Out! The Mothers Of Invention

A statement of freedom from Frank Zappa, LA's ringmaster of satirical mischief, Freak Out! brings West Coast Dadaism to bear on the exploding plasticity of '60s counterculture. Trashing the LA scene, Zappa guides us through mondo Sunset Strip, while dipping into his treasured doo-wop ("Go Cry On Somebody Else's Shoulder") and chronicling the city's 1965 Watts riots ("Trouble Every Day") en passant. (BH)

 

2010 April

No. 155

 

My Life In Music: John Cale
p 11


John Cale included Thing-Fish as "The Record That Made Me Hate Frank Zappa".

I have a healthy resentment for him. He had a great, acid sense of humour, but this guy, with all his technique and ability, never did anything that made me love music. I think he trained himself in his expertise to spite his parents: he had contempt for the rock music he played. And self-contempt. Fear, loathing and self-hatred. Thing-Fish just postured at nihilism.

Source: Vitay Zaremba

 

2010 May

No. 156

 

The 50 Greatest Lost Albums
pp 47-62
#2 Captain Beefheart Lick My Decals Off
#43 Frank Zappa & The Mothers 200 Motels


The feature article is on albums out of print, not officially available as a new CD or as a legal download. 

On page 23 is Herb Cohen obituary.

 

2010 November

No. 162

 

Frank Zappa: Album By Album
Interview by John Lewis, pp 68-70


Album reviews compiled from interviews with different musicians:
   Freak Out! - Ray Collins
   Hot Rats - Ian Underwood
   We're Only In It For The Money - Ian Underwood, Don Preston
   Chunga's Revenge - Ian Underwood, George Duke
   Waka/Jawaka - George Duke
   Apostrophe (') - Napoleon Murphy Brock
   One Size Fits All - Napoleon Murphy Brock
   Bongo Fury - George Duke
   Ship Arriving Too Late To Save A Drowning Witch - Scott Thunes

Source: Nikolai Zaharov

 

2011 March

No. 166

 

Captain Beefheart, American Visionary, 1941-2010
By David Cavanagh, Ian McDonald, John 'Drumbo' French, Michael Bonner, Anton Corbijn, pp 30-37


"Our tribute to rock's wild genius: a full obituary; John 'Drumbo' French recalls his mentor and a classic interview from '73." 

 

 

2012 March

No. 178

Jim Sherwood (obituary)
By Uncut, p 21

From Straight To Bizarre (DVD review)
By Mick Houghton, p 109


Source: Vitaly Zaremba

 

2012 September

No. 184

 

Dropouts Boogie
By John Robinson, pp 18-23


"Forty-five years on from Beefheart's debut, Safe As Milk, Uncut rounds up Magic Band survivors to remember a man who 'used human beings like machines, without much conscience'..." 

  

 

 

2012 October

No. 185

 

The Zappa Motherlode: 12 albums reissued this month and 48 more by the end of the year
By David Cavanagh, pp 89-91


As it was expected the highest ratings (9 out of 10) got Freak Out! and Hot Rats.  

To this review is added an interview with Don Preston (p 91). 

 

 

2013 December

No. 199

 

Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band: Trout Mask Replica (review)
By John Robinson, p 90


Next to the review is also short interview with Zappa Records' vaultmeister Joe Travers.

Source: Vitaly Zaremba

 

2014 April

No. 203

 

Feat Don't Fail Me Now
By Jon Dale, pp 42-47


This article on Lowell George contains several Zappa references and nice short story "Who was Neon Park?" on page 46.

Source: Vitaly Zaremba

 

2014 December

No. 211

 

Captain Beefheart and The Magic Band
Sun Zoom Spark: 1970 to 1972

By John Robinson, pp 85-87


The article includes interview with Art Tripp.

  

Source: Vitaly Zaremba

 

2015 November

No. 222

 

Zig Zag Wanderer
By Laura Snapes, p 6


This autumn sees the opening of two major Van Vliet exhibitions by the Michael Werner Gallery ā€“ only the second and third since his death in December 2010. Both feature work that lays bare his growing disenchantment with human kind.

Body Shop is at the Michael Werner Gallery in London, September 30 to December 5; Don Van Vliet: Beatle Bones Nā€™ Smokin Stones is at Michael Werner Kunsthande in Cologne, September 5 until October 24.

Source: Vitaly Zaremba